The Coral Creek Golf Course is one of the last courses designed in Hawai’i by Robin Nelson, and it opened its doors for play in 1999. It features a natural landscape with creeks throughout that flow into Lake Maile to provide an environmentally friendly golf course experience. Coral Creek Golf Course was the first course in the state to use Seashore Paspalum grass throughout its layout. Considered a luxury turfgrass, it is able to withstand harsh temperatures and drought conditions because of its thick leaf blades that have an impressive root system that can reportedly grow up to 3 feet deep underground! The putting surfaces are so smooth that it’s hard to lose a putt. Unlike most golf courses, you can calculate the line and speed of every shot without having any rough or grain get in your way.
The course meanders through a wonderful series of holes that are reminiscent of the relatively level terrain and wind conditions on leeward Oahu. The occasional two- or even three-club winds can be mitigated by ingenious design, which is evident in this wonderfully successful course.
A delicate, natural beauty awaits golfers on the other side of a deep coral base. Four lakes provide both scenic views and challenging play for players as they make their way through this course’s 18 holes. The largest lake acts as a fore-buffer to the 12th hole that is considered one of Georgia’s most creative short par 4 courses from any angle while providing plenty of challenges such as two waterfalls at frame 10 with its 3-par layout.
The golf course at Coral Creek is not just a place to tee off and shoot 18 holes. It’s the perfect venue for all occasions, from casual rounds with friends to high-stakes competitions in tournaments. For those looking to test their skills on the links, they offer 6,808 yards of challenging par 72 golf. With a wide range of hazards and bunkers waiting at every turn, this is sure to be an interesting course for any skill level from novice all the way up to pro!
Nelson’s trademark short par-4s are fun to play, but Coral Creek offers a challenge for those who want the whole package. Hole 14 on this course is one of three challenging holes with water hazards and difficult green slopes that demand precision shots.
The Coral Creek Golf Course is a true Hawaiian golf experience. The 636-yard hole will challenge the biggest of hitters and test their skills for accuracy to put out on this course with beautiful scenery that was once known as paradise!
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