Sony Open at Hawaii Course Preview: All You Need to Know About the Waialae Country Club

Published 01/12/2022, 5:17 PM EST


As the PGA tour embarked on its new year tour, it is enjoying a relaxed beginning with a two-week swing on the picturesque island of Hawaii. After a riveting and historic weekend came to an end with the Sentry Tournament of Champions last week, its shifting base to the capital city of Honolulu, for the first full-field event of the season, the 2022 Sony Open in Hawaii.

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Beginning tomorrow, the Waialae Country Club will host the second event of the year, with a purse of $7,500,000. Some of the top professional golfers will be teeing it up, including defending champion Kevin Na, Kim Furyk, Abraham Ancer, Sungjae Im, and Hideki Matsuyama. A fun-filled week can be expected ahead, with hopefully a lot of history being created.

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Everything about the Sony Open venue

The Waialae Country Club is a par 70, 7044 yard Seth Raynor designed old course in Honolulu. It has been host to PGA Tour’s Sony Open since 1965. In 2017, Tim Doak restored the course that is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Koolau mountain range. The scenic beauty boasts of tailored and trimmed grass with majestic mountains and calm sea waters as the backdrop.

Wind poses the most challenges on the flat coastal course, providing one of the only, yet most difficult, natural obstacles. Moreover, 19-under is the average winning score across the previous ten editions of the event. Additionally, Justin Thomas holds both the records– the 18-hole and the 72-hole- with a score of 59 and 253, created in 2017.
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Thankfully, the weather is supposed to be mostly sunny throughout the week, with an exception of some clouds predicted on Friday. In addition, Thursday to Sunday expects a wind speed of between 6 mph to 10 mph. So hopefully, it will prove to be a challenging week for the players!

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Complete Yardage for the Waialae Country Club, Hawaii

Here is the complete break-down of the 7044 yard, 70-par course-

HoleParYardsHoleParYards
14488104353
24426113196
34423124446
43203134478
54466144433
64459154396
73167164417
84459173189
95510185551

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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