Aeration

In general, golf courses in Hawaii aerate their greens in April and September. Over time, 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 few days. 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. Coral Creek in the Ewa area has 19 holes and conducts aeration throughout the year without a set schedule. However, this is a unique case and most courses disclose their aeration schedules.  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 TBA TBA TBA
Hapuna Golf Course TBA TBA TBA
Ewa Beach Golf Club TBA TBA TBA
Hawaii Kai Championship Course April 6, 2020 April 07-20, 2020 April 21, 2020
Hawaii Kai Championship Course September 8, 2020 September 09-22, 2020 September 23, 2020
Hawaii Prince Golf Club-A Course (9 holes) March 9 – 15, 2020
*Reg. booking ok.
March 16 – 29, 2020 March 30, 2020
Hawaii Prince Golf Club-B Course (9 holes) March 16 – 22, 2020 March 23 – April 5, 2020 April 6, 2020
Hawaii Prince Golf Club-C Course (9 holes) March 23 – 29, 2020 March 30 – April 12, 2020 April 13, 2020
Hawaii Prince Golf Club-A Course (9 holes) September 21 – 27, 2020
*Reg. booking ok.
September 28 – October 11, 2020 October 12, 2020
Hawaii Prince Golf Club-B Course (9 holes) September 28 – October 4, 2020 October 5 – 18, 2020 October 19, 2020
Hawaii Prince Golf Club-C Course (9 holes) October 5 – 11, 2020 October 12 – 25, 2020 October 26, 2020
Kapolei Golf Club May 11(12:00) – 13, 2020 May 14 – 27, 2020 May 28, 2020
Kapolei Golf Club Sept 28 (12:00) – 30, 2020 October 1 – 14, 2020 October 15, 2020
Ko’olau Golf Club August 24 – 25, 2020 August 26 – September 8, 2020 September 9, 2020
Ko Olina Golf Club September 28, 2020 September 29 – October 12, 2020 October 13, 2020
Makaha Valley Country Club NO Aeration
Mililani Golf Club September 8, 2020 September 9 – 22, 2020 September 23, 2019
Pearl Country Club (until 10/18/2020) NO Aeration
Royal Hawaiian Golf Club April 13 – 14, 2020 April 15 – 28, 2020 April 29, 2020
Royal Kunia Country Club April 6, 2020 April 7 – 20, 2020 April 21, 2020
Turtle Bay Resort George Fazio Course May 12 – 14, 2020 May 15 – 28, 2020 May 29, 2020
Turtle Bay Resort Arnold Palmer Course September 8 – 10, 2020 September 11 – 24, 2020 September 25, 2020
Waikele Country Club TBA
Hoakalei Country Club April 1 – 2, 2020 April 3 – 16, 2020 April 17, 2020
Waikele Country Club TBA
Hoakalei Country Club September 1 – 2, 2020 September 3 – 16, 2020 September 17, 2020
Golf Course Aeration Date Recovery Period Reg. TEE TIME OK
Ka’anapali Royal Course May 5 – 9, 2020 May 10 – 16, 2020 May 17, 2020
Ka’anapali Kai Course April 7 – 10, 2020 April 11 – 17, 2020 April 18, 2020
Wailea Golf Club – The Blue Course May 19 – 21, 2020 May 22 – June 4, 2020 June 5, 2020
Wailea Golf Club – The Blue Course September 15 – 17, 2020 September 18 – October 1, 2020 October 2, 2020
Wailea Golf Club – Gold Course March 24 Close at 9am
March 25 – 27, 2020
March 28 – April 10, 2020 April 11, 2020
Wailea Golf Club – Gold Course July 14 Close at 9am
July 15 – 17, 2020
July 18 – 31, 2020 August 1, 2020
Wailea Golf Club – Gold Course
Green Maintenance
December 8 – 9, 2020 NONE December 10, 2020
Wailea Golf Club – Emerald Course April 28 close at 9am
April 29 – May 1, 2020
May 2 – 15, 2020 May 16, 2020
Wailea Golf Club – Emerald Course August 18 close at 9am
August 19 – 21, 2020
August 22 – September 4, 2020 September 5, 2020
Wailea Golf Club – Emerald Course
Green Maintenance
December 15 – 16, 2020 None December 17, 2020
Kapalua Golf – The Bay Golf Course May 5 – 8, 2020 May 9 – June 8, 2020 June 9, 2020
Kapalua Golf – The Bay Golf Course October 6 – 9, 2020 October 10 – November 9, 2020 November 10, 2020
Kapalua Golf – The Plantation Golf Course March 31 – April 3, 2020 April 4 – May 3, 2020 May 4, 2020
Kapalua Golf – The Plantation Golf Course September 8 – 11, 2020 September 12 – October 11, 2020 October 12, 2020
Golf Course Aeration Date Recovery Period Reg. TEE TIME OK
Mauna Lani Golf – The South Course May 05 – 08, 2020 May 09 – 22, 2020 May 23, 2020
Mauna Lani Golf – The South Course September 08 – 11, 2020 September 12 – 25, 2020 September 26, 2020
Mauna Lani Golf – The North Course May 22 – 25, 2020 May 26 – June 08, 2020 June 09, 2020
Mauna Lani Golf – The North Course September 25 – 28, 2020 September 29 – October 12, 2020 October 13, 2020
Mauna Kea Golf Course April 28 – 29, 2020 April 20 – May 13, 2020 May 14, 2020
Mauna Kea Golf Course September 8 – 9, 2020 September 10 – 23, 2020 September 24, 2020
Hapuna Golf Course September 22 – 23, 2020 September 24 – October 07, 2020 October 08, 2020
Makani Golf Club May 04 – 06, 2020 May 09 – 20, 2020 May 21, 2020
Makani Golf Club September 07 – 08, 2020 September 09 – 22, 2020 September 23, 2020
Waikoloa Beach-King Course May 12 – 13, 2020 May 14 – 27, 2020 May 28, 2020
Waikoloa Beach-Beach Course (Hawaii) March 24 – 25, 2020 March 25 – April 08, 2020 April 09, 2020
Kona Country Club (Hawaii) September 10 – 12, 2020 September 13 – 26, 2020 September 27, 2020
Golf Course Aeration Date Recovery Period Reg. TEE TIME OK
Ocean Course at Hokuala April 6 – 7, 2020 April 8 – 21, 2020 April 22, 2020
Ocean Course at Hokuala August 3 – 4, 2020 August 5 – 18, 2020 August 19, 2020
Poipu Bay Golf Course TBA TBA TBA
Princeville Makai Golf Club TBA TBA TBA

 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.

***Please note that aeration schedules are subject to change by each golf course.

REMARKS:

1) Hawaii Prince Golf Club has 3 courses (A,B&C), total is 27 holes.
My Golf Hawaii can accept  bookings when “A” course is under aeration.
For spring aeration, 3/9-15, 2020 regular booking is accepted because B&C courses are open.
For Fall aeration, 9/21-27, 2020 regular booking is accepted because  B&C courses are open.

2) Kapalua Golf: 2020 PROJECTED MAJOR TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
2020 PGA Tour’s Sentry Tournament of Champions The Plantation Course: January 1-5, 2020
39th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival Shootout at The Bay Course: Saturday, June 6, 2020
34th Annual Kapalua Clambake Pro-Am Plantation, Bay & King Kamehameha: June 19- 21, 2020
Aloha Section PGA Senior Professional Championship at The Bay & Plantation Courses: August 23-24, 2020
*Courses take approximately 30 days to fully recover from aeration.
Blackout dates apply for one calendar month starting from the day after aeration
e.g., the Bay Course undergoes aeration May 5-8, 2020, therefore, vouchering can be done starting from June 9, 2020
*Black out dates for Bay and Plantation Courses:1/1-1/10, 2020 and 12/20/2020- 1/10/2021