In 1898 Samuel M. Damon constructed an 18-hole course on his vast estate at Moanalua in the year of Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands by the United States, just a little over a decade after golf was introduced in America. Soon after Moanalua Golf Course was shortened to nine holes in 1901.
Moanalua Golf Club measures 2972 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 117 and a 33.9 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels. Greens and fairways are bermuda grass.