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June 26, 2020 Honma Experience at Ko Olina Golf Club COVID-19 Safety Protocols

May 15, 2020 COVID-19 Golf Shop Guidelines

  • A maximum of 12 people are permitted in the Golf Shop at one time. Limit two persons per group. Others will be asked to wait outside.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 ft. must be maintained at all times.
  • Face masks must be worn in the Golf Shop at all times.
  • Dressing rooms are closed.
  • Returns will be extended an additional month to two months with receipt and item in sale-able condition.

May 12, 2020 TaylorMade DRIVING RELIEF


Sunday, May 17th marks the return of live televised golf. However, the players will not compete for FedEx Cup Points, trophies or world rankings. They’ll be playing for something far greater, the health and safety of our communities.

 Headlined by a foursome of Team TaylorMade athletes, “TaylorMade Driving Relief” is a $3 million charity skins match supported by UnitedHealth Group to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy will team with 20-time PGA Tour winner Dustin Johnson to take on Oklahoma State University alums Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at the famed Seminole Golf Club in Florida.

The four golfers have graciously donated their time, with each team playing for their respective charities. McIlroy/Johnson are playing for the American Nurses Foundation and Fowler/Wolff are playing for the CDC Foundation. The competition will follow strict CDC social distancing guidelines and will utilize appropriate testing measures to help protect the health and safety of the golfers, production crew and others on site. Tune in on Sunday, May 17th (2p-6p ET) and donate to COVID-19 relief

How to Watch: NBC, GOLF Channel, NBCSN, Sky Sports and unauthenticated streaming of the event via PGA TOUR LIVE (NBC Sports Gold and Amazon Prime), GOLFPASS, and GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR.”


We will be operating under all guidelines established by the Governor for Phase One for the safety of our guests and team members. These guidelines will be updated weekly based on new conditions as we move into Phase Two and Three. Please visit our “COVID-19” page for a full list of guidelines for Phase One.

  • New Golf Shop hours will be in effect. Golf Shop will open at 6 am and close at 5 pm, Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays with the exception of May 25).
  • All golfers must wear a facemask inside the golf shop.
  • Play is limited to groups of four, or less, and social distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained at all times including before and after play and in our parking lot.
  • One golf cart will be issued per person. Two riders per cart is allowed for immediate family (defined as spouses, children or grandparents of children). If the cart is shared with immediate family all golfers must handle their own equipment. Walking is also allowed.
  • Hole liners on the putting greens have been modified and raised to assist players in removing their ball.
  • The flagstick must not be removed from the hole for any reason by a golfer.
  • All rakes have been removed on the golf course.
  • Special Rules of Golf are in place: If the sand in a bunker is disturbed and affects the lie of a golf ball, golfers may pick up their golf ball and smooth the sand with their foot or hand. The golf ball should be replaced as near as possible to the original lie, in the bunker without penalty.
  • The last 18 hole tee time will be sold at 2:36 pm. The last 9 hole tee time will be sold at 4 pm.
  • Kama’aina twilight tee times are not being sold on the weekends (Sat & Sun) until further notice.
  • The practice range, practice putting green, chipping green and practice bunker will be open for warm-up and extended practice sessions. All practice areas are restricted to 10 or less people, with social distancing required.
  • Our Snack Bar will be open on weekends 6am - 5pm and on weekdays 7am – 3pm. Food and beverage services shall be limited to take away only.
  • Our Beverage Cart service will be available on weekends only. A friendly reminder that outside food and beverage is not permitted.


May 4, 2020 Temporary Schedule 

Please note: The following temporary schedule will be in effect for Ko Olina Golf Club. 

  • We will be closed on Mondays, effective Monday, May 11th.
  • The one exception is Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. We will be open Memorial Day.
  • We will then be closed the following day, on Tuesday, May 26.

Thanks for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.

April 10, 2020 A look at Ko Olina Golf Club’s current operations and outlook for the future

When Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell directed all golf courses to pause operations on April 1 in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Ko Olina Golf Club had already been closed for more than a week.

“Our first priority, as is everybody’s, is to the health and safety of our employees and our guests,” Greg Nichols, general manager and director of golf at Ko Olina Golf Club, told Pacific Business News.

“We joined our resort partners who also took that same stance in [closing]. We just felt like it was the right thing to do.”


March 20, 2020 Temporary Closing

To all of our valued guests and community,

With the further progression of COVID-19 and escalated measures by the Hawaii state government, we’ve made the difficult decision to temporarily close Ko Olina Golf Club, effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We are joining our resort ohana who are taking similar responsible, precautionary measures.

Golf is and always has been a fun and healthy outdoor sport that can be enjoyed by friends, family and folks of every age and ability. However, we feel we must continue to take every measure to protect the health and safety of our employees and guests.

Golfers are by nature a special and hardy group of people, used to dealing with adversity and ultimately finding a way to persevere through any challenges facing them. We encourage everyone to keep their heads steady and high and live aloha. We will get through these difficult times together by caring for and helping each other. In life as in golf, you can’t always control which way the ball bounces, but you can control how you react.  

Our Golf Club has set a tentative re-opening date set for May 1st, 2020. Our staff has already begun making calls to any individuals who have tee times booked with us between March 24 and April 30. Our phones will be shut down during our temporary closing, though you may continue to contact us via email at You can also continue to view updates on our website on this news page and on our social platforms.

For 30 years, Ko Olina Golf Club has been dedicated to providing an exceptional golf experience with aloha and outstanding customer service. On behalf of all of our staff, we’d like to extend a heart-felt mahalo to each of you for your loyalty, patronage and friendship to Ko Olina Golf Club. We wish for each of you and your families to stay well and be safe. We look forward to seeing you at Ko Olina Golf Club in the near-future.

Greg Nichols, PGA

General Manager,

Ko Olina Golf Club


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March 18, 2020  LOTTE 2020 Postponed

Today, the LPGA Tour is announcing updates to our schedule as we continue to navigate the global Coronavirus pandemic.

After previously announcing the postponement of our events through the ANA Inspiration and following broadened directives from the various health organizations, the LPGA Tour informed its players that three additional events on our schedule are now postponed: the LOTTE Championship in Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawaii (April 15-18), the HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open in Los Angeles, Calif. (April 23-26) and the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship in Daly City, Calif. (April 30-May 3).


March 16, 2020 COVID-19 Update


At Ko Olina Golf Club, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are executing recommendations from the State of Hawaii Department of Health at our clubhouse. The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority and we are recommending everyone follow the health and travel advice of relevant authorities.

Here are some of the measures we are taking to ensure the health and safety of guests, employees and community:

Increased Sanitation Measures

Ko Olina Golf Club cleans and sanitizes its facility including golf carts and clubs daily as part of normal business procedures. In response to COVID-19, we have increased the frequency and extent of cleanings. Some other measures we are taking include:

  • Regular disinfecting of high contact areas on all golf carts and other shared facility items
  • Golf carts are being staged in wider parking rows to allow for maximum distance between guests
  • Latex gloves made available and strongly recommended to all staff members
  • Educating and requiring all staff to follow CDC’s workplace hygiene practices
  • Ensuring all employees have access to ample supplies of soap, hand sanitizer and other necessary disinfectant surfaces

Decreased Social Contact

We are kindly asking our employees and guests to refrain from personal contact. We encourage everyone to show aloha by using the shaka to greet and say goodbye to one another. We are also limiting social events and encouraging employees to stay at home when sick.

Keeping Your Safety Top-Of-Mind

Ko Olina Golf Club will be posting updates and information on COVID-19 at our clubhouse. Please be aware of scams and mis-information. While COVID-19 public health information is constantly changing in a rapid manner, we are committed to keeping our valued guests informed and safe.  

Ko Olina Golf Club remains open and we are committed to providing our guests with an exceptional golf experience. If you have a reservation with us, we look forward to seeing you! If you need to cancel, please call our Golf Shop at 808.676.5300.

We will get through these challenging times together. Mahalo as always for choosing Ko Olina Golf Club.

With Aloha,

Ko Olina Golf Club

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March 12, 2020 How is Golf Responding To The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Unsettled. Fluid. Ever-changing. When it comes to discussion of how the global coronavirus pandemic is affecting every walk of life, these are oft-repeated descriptions.

Golf has been a welcome escape for some during uncertain times, providing an outlet where participants can get exercise outdoors while being able to avoid close interaction with others. With more golf courses throughout the U.S. than Starbucks stores and an appeal that that spans generations, the game has shown it can offer valuable physical and mental respite with safe operation and proper protocols.



March 6, 2020 How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting recreational golf?

There are lots of questions about the state of the world these days. While we can’t provide answers to some of the more important questions, we can answer some questions about how golf can exist in our current reality.

Here are a few common questions and our best answers on how recreational golf will be affected in the coming weeks and months.

Should I feel safe playing golf right now?

With the information we have available at the moment, yes. But there should be some extra precautions taken when out on the links.

According to one expert, “Being in a wide-open, outdoor space is the least at-risk scenario.” But there are still certain cautious measures to take when on the course. READ MORE

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Can you play golf amid coronavirus concerns? With proper precautions, yes

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Ko Olina Opens Exclusive “Honma Experience” Fitting Location

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Honma Golf, leaders in holistically-crafted premium golf equipment, is proud to announce the opening of the exclusive Honma Experience club-fitting destination at the acclaimed Ko Olina Golf Club in Oahu, Hawaii. Ko Olina’s Honma Experience fitting and retail location showcases Honma’s elevated approach to the equipment selection process in a refined, inviting setting.
At the Honma Experience at Ko Olina Golf Club, adjacent to Ko Olina’s manicured practice area, golfers can test a full matrix of Honma’s hand-crafted heads and proprietary shafts, as well as leading third-party OEM shafts during the 1:1 personalized fitting session. Golfers enjoy a private hitting space and precise data from the Foresight GC Quad launch monitor to optimize Honma equipment performance. Each fitting also includes a follow-up email with launch data and equipment recommendations.
“We are excited to partner with the famed Ko Olina Golf Club and introduce more golfers to the Honma Way of beautifully-crafted performance,” said Brad Holder, Honma Vice President, Marketing. “Ko Olina’s revered brand and unparalleled island resort experience aligns perfectly with our vision of presenting Honma’s expertly-crafted families of clubs to equipment-savvy golfers with discriminating taste.”
Ko Olina Golf Club, one of Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Resorts Courses in the U.S.,” is a stunning 18-hole course built in 1990 by golf course architect Ted Robinson and part of a quintessential Hawaiian luxury resort experience which includes world-class accommodations at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, the Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko OlinaMarriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club and the Beach Villas at Ko Olina.
The Honma Experience at Ko Olina Golf Club is just the latest way Ko Olina is providing exclusive, best-in-class recreational and lifestyle amenities for its guests. The 642-acre resort destination is renowned for sweeping ocean and mountain views and a string of jewel-like lagoons connected by more than a mile and a half of seaside pathways. The resort is edged to the north by the pristine nature preserve of Lanikuhonua (“where heaven meets the earth”) and to the south by four lovely beach coves.
“Honma might easily be the most fascinating equipment company in the business. They’re producing exceptionally-performing golf clubs that are a joy to look at and play. The Honma Experience at Ko Olina Golf Club is a tremendous opportunity for our guests to discover Honma’s greatness for themselves,” said Ko Olina Golf Club General Manager Greg Nichols. “We’re proud to be among the first Honma experience destinations.
The result of a Honma Experience Mobile Experience is an unparalleled fitting session in which individual golfers are fit into the perfect family of Honma clubs. “Making Honma more accessible to discerning golfers throughout North America with our mobile experience continues to fulfill our mission of bringing premium, unsurpassed equipment to the golfers who value quality and craftsmanship,” added Holder.
Renowned for creating the world’s highest quality and most beautiful golf clubs, HONMA offers equipment, including balls, apparel and accessories, to fit all golfers, with four families finely-tuned to meet the needs of various segments of golfers: The Tour-validated T//World, the new game improvement XP- 1 line, the world-renowned luxury BERES series and the new Tour-inspired TR20 line.

Honma Experience locations also recently opened at Reunion Resort & Golf Club in Orlando and The Golf Performance Project, Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The traveling Honma Mobile Experiencecomes to 13 new markets including Southern California, Northern California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and South Florida, with additional mobile markets coming soon.
Club Fitting at Honma Experience at Ko Olina Golf Club is available by reservation and range from 0 to 0. To book a fitting, visit or call 877-476-4653.



About Honma Golf 
HONMA is one of the most prestigious and iconic brands in the golf industry. Founded in 1959, the Company utilizes the latest innovative technologies and traditional Japanese craftsmanship to provide golfers across the globe with premium, high-tech and top-performing golf clubs with state-of-the-art heads and proprietary shafts built by master artisans to perform together holistically. Renowned for creating the world’s highest quality and most beautiful golf clubs, HONMA offers equipment, including balls, apparel and accessories, to fit all golfers, with four families aligned with different golfer segments: The Tour-validated T//World, the new game improvement XP- 1 line, the world-renowned luxury BERES series and the new Tour-inspired TR20 line.
The premium golf club manufacturer and lifestyle brand was founded inside a small Yokohama workshop six decades ago and now holistically designs all products in Sakata, Japan. HONMA operates as the only company that handles every step from design to final production in-house to create the highest-quality products on the market today. HONMA's products are sold in approximately 50 countries worldwide, primarily in Asia and across North America, Europe and other regions. To learn more, visit

About Ko Olina Golf Club
Ko Olina Golf Club, one of Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S.,” is a challenging 18-hole course built in 1990 by renowned golf course architect Ted Robinson. Typical of his designs, Ko Olina Golf Club features exceptional water features, multi-tiered greens, large landing areas, and a moderate length which makes it perfect for beginners and experts alike.
The clubhouse is also home to Roy’s Ko Olina, one of famous chef Roy Yamaguchi’s 31 iconic restaurants around the world featuring the Hawaiian Fusion cuisine he made famous and which earned him the coveted James Beard award. From 1990 – 1995, the Ko Olina Golf Club hosted the LPGA’s Hawaiian Ladies Open, the Ko Olina Senior PGA Invitational in 1992, and from 2006 – 2008, the Fields Open in Hawaii LPGA event. Most recently, Ko Olina Golf Club hosted the LPGA LOTTE Championship from 2012 – 2019. Noted LPGA star Michelle Wie, who grew up in Honolulu, developed her championship caliber game at Ko Olina Golf Club. Visit
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Ko Olina Golf Club
Jessica Miriga, Sales & Marketing Manager
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New Honma Experience at Ko Olina Golf Club Now Open

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