Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, site of this week’s Sony Open in Hawaii, originally was designed alongside Kāhala Beach by famed golden-era architect Seth Raynor and opened in 1927.
The private course has undergone multiple reconstructions, mostly in the 1960s as a hotel was added to the property. Architects Robert Trent Jones Sr., Desmond Muirhead and Rick Smith made changes to the course over the decades, and in recent years Tom Doak has worked to restore some of Raynor’s original design concepts.
The layout, which first hosted the PGA Tour in 1965, will play to 7,044 yards with a par of 70 this year. Of note: The nines are reversed for the Sony Open to better take advantage of the scenic sunsets.
Thanks to yardage books provided by StrackaLine – the maker of detailed yardage books for thousands of courses around the world – we can see exactly the challenges the pros face this week. Check out the maps of each hole below. Worth noting: The nines are presented below in the order in which they are played during the Tour event.
By: Jason Lusk
Title: Check the yardage book: Waialae Country Club for the 2022 Sony Open in Hawaii
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/lists/yardage-book-waialae-country-club-sony-open-hawaii/
Published Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 13:00:34 +0000
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