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 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. 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
Ewa Beach Golf Club

September 6, 2022

September 7 to 20, 2022

September 21, 2022

Hawaii Kai Championship Course No aeration No aeration No aeration
Hawaii Prince Golf Club TBA TBA TBA
Kapolei Golf Club

May 16 to 18, 2022

September 26 to 28, 2022

May 19 to June 1, 2022

September 29 to October
12, 2022

June 2, 2022

October 13, 2022

Ko Olina Golf Club

April 4, 2022

April 5 to 18, 2022

April 19, 2022

Makaha Valley Country Club No aeration No aeration No aeration
Mililani Golf Club

May 2 to 3, 2022

May 4 to 17, 2022 May 18, 2022
Pearl Country Club TBA TBA TBA
Royal Hawaiian Golf Club TBA TBA TBA
Royal Kunia Country Club

April 5, 2022

April 6 to 19, 2022

April 20, 2022

Turtle Bay Golf /Fazio Course (temporarily closed) TBA TBA TBA
Turtle Bay Golf /Palmer Course

September 6 to 8, 2022

September 9 to 22, 2022

September 23, 2022

Waikele Country Club

March 28, 2022

March 29 to April 11, 2022

April 12, 2022

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

May 17 to 19, 2022
August 23 to 25, 2022

May 20 to June 2, 2022
August 26 to September 9, 2022

June 3, 2022
September 10, 2022

Wailea Gold Course

March 22 to 25, 2022
August 2 to 5, 2022

March 26 to April 8, 2022
August 6 to 19 , 2022

April 9, 2022
August 20, 2022

Wailea Emerald Course

April 26 to 29, 2022
September 13 to 16, 2022

April 30 to May 13, 2022
September 17 to 30, 2022

May 14, 2022
October 1, 2022

Kapalua Bay Course

April 5 to 8, 2022
October 4 to 7, 2022

April 9 to 22, 2022
October 8 to 21, 2022

April 23, 2022
October 22, 2022

Kapalua Plantation Course

May 10 to 13, 2022
September 6 to 9, 2022

May 14 to 27, 2022
September 10 to 23, 2022

May 28, 2022
September 24, 2022

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

May 2 to 6, 2022
October 4 to 7, 2022

May 7 to 20, 2022
October 8 to 21, 2022

May 21, 2022
October 22, 2022

Mauna Lani Golf – The South Course

June 6 to 10, 2022
September 6 to 9, 2022

June 11 to 24, 2022
September 10 to 23, 2022

June 25, 2022
September, 24, 2022

Hapuna Golf Course TBA TBA TBA
Waikoloa Kings’ Course TBA TBA TBA
Waikoloa Beach Course TBA TBA TBA
Kona Country Club April 12 to 13, 2022 April 14 to 21, 2022 April 22, 2022
Golf Course Aeration Date Recovery Period Reg. TEE TIME OK
Ocean Course at Hokuala TBA TBA TBA
Poipu Bay Golf Course TBA TBA TBA
Princeville Makai Golf Club
Spring: April 19 to 21, 2022
Fall: August 16 to 18, 2022

Spring: April 22 to May 5, 2022
Fall: August 19 to September 1, 2022

Spring: May 6, 2022
Fall: September 2, 2022

 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 27 holes.
My Golf Hawaii can accept  bookings when either A, B or C course is under aeration because the other courses are open

2) Kapalua Golf: 2022 PROJECTED MAJOR TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE From April 2022: TBA

*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., if the Bay Course undergoes aeration April 5-8, vouchering can start from May 9
*Black out dates for Bay and Plantation Courses: TBA