Golfing at Turtle Bay

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The North Shore of Oahu is most known for the 7 mile stretch of world class surfing beaches. And while the winter is a great time of year to catch (or most likely watch) big waves breaking along the coast, it is also a great time of year to play a few rounds of golf. There are not many places you can golf in great weather in the middle of the winter.

Turtle Bay Resort is located only 55 minutes from Honolulu at the far end of Oahu's North Shore before you enter into Kahuku. The first thing you notice are the beautiful golf courses on either side of the road lining the property. The two courses on the property are the Fazio course and the Palmer course.

Fazio was the original golf course on the property and opened in 1972. This course is "more forgiving" with wider fairways and a few less-inviting bunkers. If you are able to book multiple rounds, I suggest starting with Fazio for your first round and saving Palmer for the second. I did start my day on Fazio by landing one in the water but found the rest of the round played great. The holes take you along ocean, horse stables, and some secluded hiking areas. I really enjoyed each hole along this course.

Palmer Course was the second golf course on the property and opened in 1992. Since it opened, this course has gained accolades in the golfing world from publications such as Golf Digest and Travel & Leisure. This course is really spectacular and is a bit more challenging for the average and even more seasoned golfer. The holes play longer and the fairways a bit more unforgiving. It is really a great course to challenge yourself and see how good your game is. I highly recommend getting to Turtle Bay and taking on the Palmer course if you love golfing.

Here is a link to more information on Tee times: http://www.turtlebayresort.com/hawaii_golf/book_tee_times. Hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. And yes, even in the middle of January, you can get perfect golfing weather like we did on Friday here in Hawaii.

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