M C B H Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course
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Manning St Bldg 3088|
M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863
This course is located on Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station; guests may need to be accompanied by a golfer with a valid military ID -- check ahead with the course.
FROM THE COURSE WEB SITE:
The Kaneohe Klipper is an 18-hole championship golf course with separate driving range, chipping green and putting green. Experience this golfers' paradise where the Ko'olau Mountains frame the front nine and the Pacific coastline spans the back nine. Enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze as it caresses beautifully-manicured fairways.
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MaluhiaM - 10/4/11
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!
Aileen Conway - 9/26/11
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.
cathornton - 8/25/12
petedelacruz - 5/31/12
clinares - 4/24/11
cbvenne32 - 4/12/11
Nick.Browne - 4/12/11
ebkruger - 10/1/10
aputtaway - 7/4/10
jg11ig8 - 12/3/09
Best Score: 72