Aeration

In general, golf courses in Hawaii aerate their greens in April and September. Over time, the golf course’s grass and turf are compacted by golfers. Specialized machines called “aerators” puncture the soil and sprinkle new grass seeds and fertilizer, resulting in healthy new growth. During aeration, golf courses are closed for a day or more. However, it can take several weeks for aerated greens to return to perfect condition. If you are planning to play golf in Hawaii and are particular about the condition of the course, you may want to avoid traveling to Hawaii around April and September.

An aeration schedule for golf courses in Hawaii is provided below for your convenience.

Golf Course Aeration Date Recovery Period Reg. TEE TIME OK
Coral Creek Golf Course No aeration No aeration No aeration
Ewa Beach Golf Club

TBA

TBA

TBA

Hawaii Kai Championship Course TBA TBA TBA
Hawaii Prince Golf Club

1st: March 11 to 17, 2024

2nd: September 23 to 29, 2024

1st: March 18 to 31, 2024

2nd: September 30 to October 13, 2024

1st: April 1, 2024

2nd: October 14, 2024

Kapolei Golf Club

1st: May 20 to 22, 2024

2nd: September 9 to 11, 2024

1st: May 23 to June 6, 2024

2nd: September 12 to 25, 2024

1st: June 7, 2024

2nd: September 26, 2024

Ko Olina Golf Club

April 15, 2024

April 16 to 29, 2024

April 30, 2024

Mililani Golf Club

TBA

TBA TBA
Pearl Country Club TBA TBA TBA
Royal Hawaiian Golf Club TBA TBA TBA
Royal Kunia Country Club

1st: April 1, 2024

2nd: pending

1st: April 2 to 15, 2024

2nd: pending

1st: April 18 okay

2nd: pending

Turtle Bay Golf /Palmer Course

1st: March 12 to 13, 2024

2nd: September 3 to 4, 2024

1st: March 14 to 20, 2024

2nd: September 5 to 11, 2024

1st: March 21, 2024

2nd: September 12, 2024

Waikele Country Club

1st: March 11 to 12, 2024

2nd: TBA

1st: March 13 to 26, 2024

2nd: TBA

1st: March 27, 2024

2nd: TBA

Golf Course Aeration Date Recovery Period Reg. TEE TIME OK
Ka’anapali Royal Course TBA TBA TBA
Ka’anapali Kai Course TBA TBA TBA
Wailea Blue Course

1st: April 23 to 25, 2024

2nd: September 10 to 12, 2024

1st: April 26 to May 9, 2024

2nd: September 13 to 26, 2024

1st: May 10, 2024

2nd: September 27, 2024

Wailea Gold Course

1st: March 26 to 28, 2024

2nd: August 13 to 15, 2024

1st: March 29 to April 12, 2024

2nd: August 16 to 29, 2024

1st: April 13, 2024

2nd: August 30, 2024

Wailea Emerald Course

1st: April 9 to 11, 2024

2nd: August 27 to 29, 2024

1st: April 12 to 25, 2024

2nd: August 30 to September 12, 2024

1st: April 26, 2024

2nd: September 13, 2024

Kapalua Bay Course
* Recovery takes one month
April 9 to 15, 2024 Est. April 16 to May 16, 2024 Est. May 17, 2024
Kapalua Plantation Course
* Recovery takes one month

1st: May 7 to 10, 2024

2nd: September 5 to 8, 2024

1st: Est. May 11 to June 11, 2024

2nd: September 9 to October 8, 2024

1st: Est: June 12, 2024

2nd: Est: October 9, 2024

Golf Course Aeration Date Recovery Period Reg. TEE TIME OK
Mauna Kea Golf Course TBA TBA TBA
Makani Golf Club TBA TBA TBA
Mauna Lani Golf – The North Course

1st: May 27 to 31, 2024

2nd: September 30 to October 4, 2024

1st: June 1 to 14, 2024

2nd: October 5 to 18, 2024

1st: June 15, 2024

2nd: October 19, 2024

Mauna Lani Golf – The South Course

1st: May 6 to 10, 2024

2nd: September 4 to 8, 2024

1st: May 11 to 24,  2024

2nd: September 9 to 22, 2024

1st: May 25, 2024

2nd: September 23, 2024

Hapuna Golf Course TBA TBA TBA
Waikoloa Golf Course TBA TBA TBA
Kona Country Club

1st: April 9 to 10, 2024

2nd: September 10 to 12, 2024

1st: April 11 to 24, 2024

2nd: September 13 to 26, 2024

1st: April 25, 2024

2nd: September 27, 2024

Golf Course Aeration Date Recovery Period Reg. TEE TIME OK
Ocean Course at Hokuala

1st: April 1 to 2, 2024

2nd: August 12 to 13, 2024

1st: April 3 to 16, 2024

2nd: August 14 to 27, 2024

1st: April 17, 2024

2nd: August 28, 2024

Poipu Bay Golf Course TBA TBA TBA
Princeville Makai Golf Club

1st: April 16 to 18, 2024

2nd: August 13 to15, 2024

1st: April 19 to May 2, 2024

2nd: August 16 to 29, 2024

1st: May 3, 2024

2nd: August 30, 2024

Puakea Golf Course April 8 to 10, 2024 April 11 to 24, 2024 April 25, 2024

 The Aeration Process:

Turf compaction happens when players walk on turf, compacting the grass and limiting oxygen supply to the roots. In order to reverse this natural consequence of golfing, aeration is conducted. Using spikes to remove turf with soil promotes healthy oxygenation of the turf.  Aeration is essential to maintaining a well conditioned turf.