Waialae Golf Course – Waialae Country Club

Waialae Golf Course

Opened February 1st 1927 the Waialae Golf Course was built as part of a promotional programme to develop luxury travel trade to Hawaii.

Mr. Seth Raynor, world famous golf architect, and his associate, Mr. Charles Banks, designed and supervised the building of Waialae. The course has taken inspiration from around the world:

  • The 8th hole is patterned after the famous Redan hole on the North Berwick Course in Scotland.
  • The 10th Hole introduces features of the 17th or Road hole at St. Andrews in Scotland.
  • The par three 13th is designed from one on the Biarritz Course in France.
  • The 16th hole is similar to the 6th hole of the National Course at Southhampton, Long Island.

Take a look at the stunning course and surroundings here:

How Long is the Waialae Golf Course?

The Waialae Golf Course in Hawaii is 7,200 yards long (6584m) from the back “Tour Tees”.

⭐️ Tour Tees: 7,200 Yards – Par 70

🔵 Blue Tees: 7,048 Yards – Par 72

⚪️ White Tees: 6,456 Yards – Par 72

🌕 Gold Tees: 5,968 Yards – Par 72

🔴 Red Tees: 5,657 Yards – Par 72

Waialae Golf Club Contact Details

📍 Address: 4997 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 – USA

🖥️ Website: www.waialaecc.com/

☎️ Tel: 808-734-2151

Opening Hours

6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Waialae Golf Course Scorecard:

Waialae Golf Course Scorecard
Waialae Golf Course Layout

Each year since 1965 the top golfers from around the world assemble at the Waialae Country Club to play what is now known as the Sony Open. Previously it has also been known as the United Airlines Hawaiian Open, United Hawaiian Open and the Hawaiian Open. The Sony Open forms part of the FedEx Cup Series on the PGA Tour. Originally played in mid autumn the competition moved to the start of the year in February 1971 (hence the lack of a tournament in 1970).

Sony Open in Hawaaii – Winners at The Waialae Country Club

2024 Grayson Murray
2023 Si Woo Kim
2022 Hideki Matsuyama
2021  Kevin Na
2020  Cameron Smith
2019  Matt Kuchar
2018  Patton Kizzire
2017  Justin Thomas
2016  Fabián Gómez
2015  Jimmy Walker
2014  Jimmy Walker
2013  Russell Henley
2012  Johnson Wagner
2011  Mark Wilson
2010  Ryan Palmer
2009  Zach Johnson
2008  K. J. Choi
2007  Paul Goydos
2006  David Toms
2005  Vijay Singh
2004  Ernie Els (2)
2003  Ernie Els
2002  Jerry Kelly
2001  Brad Faxon
2000  Paul Azinger
1999  Jeff Sluman

United Airlines Hawaiian Open – Winners at The Waialae Country Club

1998  John Huston
1997  Paul Stankowski
1996  Jim Furyk
1995  John Morse
1994  Brett Ogle
1993  Howard Twitty
1992  John Cook

United Hawaiian Open – Winners at The Waialae Country Club

1991  Lanny Wadkins

Hawaiian Open – Winners at The Waialae Country Club

1990  David Ishii
1989  Gene Sauers
1988  Lanny Wadkins
1987  Corey Pavin
1986  Corey Pavin
1985  Mark O’Meara
1984  Jack Renner
1983  Isao Aoki
1982  Wayne Levi
1981  Hale Irwin
1980  Andy Bean
1979  Hubert Green
1978  Hubert Green
1977  Bruce Lietzke
1976  Ben Crenshaw
1975  Gary Groh
1974  Jack Nicklaus
1973  John Schlee
1972  Grier Jones
1971  Tom Shaw
1970 No tournament
1969  Bruce Crampton
1968  Lee Trevino
1967  Dudley Wysong
1966  Ted Makalena
1965  Gay Brewer

There’s some seriously big names on that list over the years, Trevino, Nicklaus, Crenshaw & Els would be a good fourball to watch!

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Last Updated on 31/01/2024 by StripeyGreenTV

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Rob is the founder and creator of Stripey Green TV. Having played the game for more than 25 years, he has shared a lot of similar experiences to the readers of SGTV, made plenty of mistakes, and picked up a LOT of hints and tips along the way. It was Rob's desire to share his golf experiences that were the primary reason for starting the SGTV website. He is passionate about helping fellow amateur golfers to NOT make mistakes, whether it be in their play, the equipment they purchase, or the golf that they watch.

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