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Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Kaneohe Bay, HI  96863
United States
P: (808) 254-2107
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Kaneohe Klipper Marine Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,559 yards | 130 slope

71.0 rating | Bermuda grass

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Kaneohe Klipper Marine Golf Course Description


The 18-hole "Kaneohe Klipper Marine" course at the Kaneohe Klipper Marine Golf Course facility in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii features 6,559 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 71.0 and it has a slope rating of 130 on Bermuda grass.  Designed by William P. Bell, ASGCA, the Kaneohe Klipper Marine golf course opened in 1939. MCCS - SemperFit & Exchange Services Division manages this facility, with Todd Murata as the General Manager.

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The thirteenth hole is touted as "home of the Best Hole according to the DOD"... well, it doesn't matter how great a hole is if it takes forever to get to it! No course is beautiful enough to survive playing a 9 hour round. At the pace we were playing, that's how long our round would have taken. A more appropriate description of this course is "SLOWEST COURSE IN THE DOD"... maybe they could even go for the world title.

This is the kind of place that makes me think reviews should offer the option of 0, or negative stars. This place is truly THAT bad. In terms of management, this is easily the worst golf course anyone in our group has ever played at, and two people in our group have been playing golf for twenty years.

While the other reviewers have commented on how beautiful the course is, I wouldn't really know as I only played 4 holes after an hour and forty five minutes.

We should have known at the 1st tee when two other groups pulled up at the same time we did, and said they were given the same tee time as we had. By the time we approached the 4th hole,a par three, there was a group on the green, a group on the tee, two other groups waiting and then US. Yes. You read that right. FIVE GROUPS surrounding a hole. Not to mention the fact that as far as we could see, there were 2 groups on the 5th hole and 3 on the 6th hole. I have never seen a course so poorly managed. We called the pro shop to find out if we could go off the back 9, and they advised that we should drive through to the next open hole. we drove through, only to find disgruntled golfers at each turn, all complaining that the course was too full, SO slow, and downright awful. The group at the 10th hole complained that their round was taking forever and the 1st hole was probably the best place to be (if there was one).

We decided to go back to the pro shop and asked for a refund. The "best" that "Kevin", the poor excuse for a pro shop manager, could offer was a gift certificate for a future round. WHY on earth would I want to come back and play such a poorly managed golf course I asked him? He whimpered that it was the best he could offer, so instead of wasting any more of my time at this hell hole, we took it and left.

I think the worst part was that Kevin wasn't willing to admit that he was wrong and that a 9 hour round wasn't over the top. The pro shop let too many people on the course at once and didn't have a starter or ranger managing course play. I don't know what the staff there are doing, but they aren't working, that's for sure.

So- if you don't know any better, are a beginner or don't mind slow golf, I'm sure this place is beautiful and you'll have a blast. But for everyone else-- save your time and money for one of the many other courses on Oahu that have proper management and a pro shop staff that actually knows how to run a golf course.

If you have the opportunity to go to the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, make sure you go. The course is restricted to the public so you need to be military, retired military or sponsored in some way by a member of the military to play.

If you've got connections, you'll find a beautiful course, friendly people - both the staff and fellow golfers and the most breathtakingly beautiful course. It wasn't nearly as crowded as nearby public courses -- we got in there and out of there on a Sunday in about 4 1/2 hours.

The other thing that I like about course is that that if you are polite to others, they will return with politeness. There was a foursome of young Marines ahead of us who took like six shots to even get on the green and they were taking forever. By the fourth hole we approached them and asked them if they would mind if we played through (there were only two of us) and they were more than happy to let us go ahead. I think it also helped to communicate to them because I don't think they knew that we were being held up. Other than that -- we never had to wait.

It went too fast in fact -- and that was a Sunday!

I played the Klipper Course Sat. 3 Jan 09 on a very windy day from the back tees with Leland and the boys. Super bunch of players with the exception of the "silver-spoon" Canadian. The clubhouse, putting green and the driving range areas were under construction/improvement/expansion, and the sprinkler heads are not marked but the course is still the best DOD Course I've ever played. A yardage book would have helped. The scenery on the back nine is nothing short of amazing. To think that this is a military course and can be played for a very reasonable fee is outstanding. I shot an ugly 83 (my worst round this year, ha) in the 40 mph winds but I will be back ASAP. Send the wife and kids to the beach, get in the game with the better players and enjoy! If you are connected to the military- a must play, if not... find a way to play it.

Watch out! My team and I travel the Island trying to hit every course. We brought my teamates son to Klipper so we made a later tee time(2:30pm). We were charged full price instead of twilight. We purchace two large buckets of range balls and the machine only gave us one small bucket for four tokens. The front nine was great but when we made it to the back nine(only 2hrs later), we had to wait 45 minutes to tee off on the 10th. They let twilight paying golfers start on the 10th hole in front of us. We did finally make to the oh so beautiful 13th and 14th hole but as one of my teamates were tied for the lead going into the 18th hole, the grounds keeper pulled the pin as we were lining up to tee off. Excellent course, poor management. Very unconsistent range ball dispenser. Good luck on the 12th hole.

One of the better courses on the Island. Proshop also offers some of the best prices anywere. Grass driving range, even during the week. I have never had an issue with the staff and always very helpful. Some are slow be heck they are retired military guys doing it to get free golf(just saying). The course is always well maintained even after heavy rains. the greens are always nice and run true. No complaints at all here.

Try to play on a calm day (shot low mid 80's ) then try to play on a windy day. Shot in the mid high 90's.

this course is awesome. You can't beat beachfront property. Very windy course though, sometimes even your putts need to take the wind into account. Other htan that it is very nice. Although i would like to see the yardage markers sitting a little higher out of the ground.

Great Course

My name is Derek McQuain and i play this course about 4 times a week. I love this course it is a great course for scenery. I am a golfer who loves to play, and this course you just have to play.
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The clubhouse is being renovated. The course is in nice shape. The front is boring but it is all worth it for the 3 holes on the back nine- like Pebble Beach. May be the best golf course view on the island. One of the best in the Military.

I got to give it to the Marine Corps. I have played Army Navy Airforce and Marine Corps courses here in Hawaii, and they have the Best Scenery you've got to see it to believe it

A very good course, however, the front nine I think falls short compared to the back. The back is some of prettiest on Oahu.

The back 9 is amazing with the 12th - 15th very scenic and challenging. Club rentals a bit on teh high side.

The front nine sets you up for the back nine. Great scenery. Windy course but a lot of fun.

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About Kaneohe Klipper Marine

Kaneohe Klipper Marine Golf Course

Military facility

Managed by MCCS - SemperFit & Exchange Services Division

20 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Kaneohe Klipper Marine

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Kaneohe Klipper Marine

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

Todd Murata, General Manager
Ryan Wood, Superintendent
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