HISTORY OF OLOMANA
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Legend says that Haumea, the Hawaiian goddess of childbirth, appointed five guardians to care for the Windward side of O'ahu – from Kaoio Point to Makapu'u Point. The five guardians were Olomana, Pakui, Ahiki, Makawao, and Hauli.
Olomana was famous for his strength and height, towering at about 36 feet high or twelve yards. He became known to be a dreadful chief, killing anyone who passed by Maunawili to Waimanalo. The King of O'ahu, 'Ahuapau, feared Olomana and never traveled to the Ko'olau. One day, the great supernatural warrior Palila from Kaua'i flew to O'ahu using his war club, Huli-a-mahi, to meet the Chief
Ahuapau from Waikele and destroy an evil kupua, or shape-shifter, that was killing fisherman and people who traveled near the ocean. Palila destroys this kupua and is given Ahuapau's daughter for marriage. Fearing Palila, Chief Ahuapau sends Palila to Waimanalo without warning him of Olomana. When Palila sees Olomana from the top of the Nu'uanu Cliff, he flies over and lands upon Olomana's shoulders, who is standing at Ka'elepulu. Olomana is surprised and says, "Where are you from, you most conceited boy? For my shoulder has never been stepped on by anybody, and here you have gone and done it." Palila tells him that he is a soldier from the sacred temple of Alanapo in Humu'ula, Kaua'i. When Olomana heard this, he became fearful and pleaded for his life. Palila refused the plea and cut Olomana in half. Half of his body landed as Olomana Peak and the other half ended up at Kawainui as Mahinui, the ridge separating Kane'ohe from Kawainui. (Sources: Ho'okuleana and Growing Pono Schools.)
The Olomana Golf links course was designed by architect Bob Baldock and first opened its doors in the late 1960's. It is an 18 hole, par 72 golf course boasting majestic views of the Ko'olau Mountain Range and Olomana Peak itself. The front nine is very open and will expose the golfer to the elements. The back nine winds its way through a large wooded forest. As golfers make their way over the finely manicured fairways, they will encounter an abundance of endangered wildlife and trees.
The clubhouse opened in the later part of 1993 and is widely considered one of the most beautiful in the state. Our Pro Shop is fully stocked with name brand apparel. Our dining facilities include a bar & grill type restaurant and banquet rooms that accommodate up to 200 guests.
SIP & SWING
Join us for refreshing beverages while you practice your swing at the driving range. Click below to find out more about our newly added beer garden!
TEE TIME ONLY
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, we have enacted temporary measures and guidelines.
RIDE ON US
We are currently working on pick-up times for shuttles to and from the golf course. Locations are to be determined.
HOME OF ENDANGERED SPECIES
With only aprox. 300 in existence, the gallinula galeata sandvicensis was once found throughout the Hawaiian archipelago, but can only now be found on the islands of O'ahu and Kaua'i. Legend says that the 'alae 'ula brought fire from the gods to the people. Its Hawaiian name actually means burnt forehead.