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Can I Break Par? | Part 2 | Golfing At Ko’olau Golf Club In Hawaii

Can I Break Par? | Part 2 | Golfing At Ko’olau Golf Club In Hawaii


what is up y’all welcome back to Ko’olau this is part two of a two-part series vlogging all 18 holes are on to
the back nine a little quick update from the front nine
how many lost balls so my goal was to I had a dozen balls I lost three I’ve got
nine left I’m feeling great I’m in good shape that’s great one ball whole lot
that’s all I can ask for and I ended up shooting two over on the front nine
three bogeys one birdie number 10 par four 420 yards our aiming point is going
to be that 150 marker gonna be going with four iron here it’s 280 to go
through the fairway Green sits off back in there that almost took down the 150 that was
right where we’re aiming it sets up really nicely for me to lose my ball
and then there were eight balls left alright in great shape right
there there’s the green kind of hiding on us down there 160 yards left full cen
9-iron we got a pin slammer look did shape
right there about 20 feet back up the hill let’s roll the rock birdie shirt
with the birds in harmony and you making a birdie I love it Oh once I thought it
was breakin it wasn’t gonna stop but it did not sure if that was English but
that’s a four here on ten look at this place where are we right now
the birds chirping for you listen carefully they’re saying welcome Zach to
Colo number 11 par 5 530 yards pretty much straight away aren’t targets gonna
be a tree somewhere in there full spin driver oh that’s ridiculous
pretty much how you draw it up I’ll take that one
I couldn’t really tell what’s over the hill there Jurassic Park I know that the
pterodactyls kind of spend their time up here okay
the t-rex kind of Nestle’s here and then you got to be careful when you get your
ball out here that’s where the Velociraptor is like leaning out if we
survive go a while so far too early to tell I’m in the jaws you’re kind of on
top riding the beast I’m in the jaws but I think we will survive we will survive
Oh am i singing today all right good shape right there middle of fairway 222
carry the bunker I’m gonna zoom in here so you can see a little better
– 41 – a very back pin location didn’t come here to lay up I’ve got full sin
for iron kids do not try this at home
Zac out there at what 2:40 about to carry this ravine shot is off and he’s
on the green of course is was there ever a doubt we are putting I know that
probably landed on the other side of the brush they’re not sure if you can see
that down but it is on the green let’s go
Eagle camera dropping putt ahead looks like about 30 feet right there this guy
Ryan throwing darts as well he’s got a pin slam and birdie look yeah buddy all right that didn’t really go right I
might have pulled it just a little bit but easy little tap-in for birdie
we have a pin slamming opportunity from Ryan right here oh this looks really
good let him in what I mean oh no how does
that stop I was gonna be a nun slammer no and that is a pin slam and birdie that
is our first birdie here on the back nine moves us to 1-under on the back
nine one over for the full 18 through 11 holes on number 12 par 4 this is very
tight 365 yards and there is nowhere to miss it here looks like an inch right of
the fairway is lost ball you might have a little slope on the left from here it
looks to be about 20 yards between lost ball and lost ball it’s like that the king of sting has
decreed upon the land that it only sting us should hit the fairway sweet spot
oh right down central just a little buzz cut on those trees I think I found my
horse hmm we’d love to have you come on down this is amazing you can hit
stingers on like every single hole and the backdrops are incredible however
this arguably might be the tightest tee shot I’ve ever seen I mean this is a
tough course it’s a beautiful course it is we’re getting our money’s worth yes
we are a little muddy because you get a little moisture here that’s okay very
humid very sticky it’s like we’re in a greenhouse right now but you could play
this course every day for the rest of your life and never get bored because
the writing is like just under eight that’s ridiculous
middle of the fairway right there that is the view 130 yards left
that’s a volcano is it really I think if you sting a heart into that mountain it
may just erupt so careful this course is truly one of the most
difficult courses I’ve ever played off to a solid start here on the back nine
have a chance to finish strong the fairways are tight the greens are
undulate the greens are tough the views are incredible and that’s actually what
makes it so difficult this is so much fun but wow what a test seventy eight
point two rating and 153 slope that’s crazy walking from the backside of the
green to the front we were hitting our approach shot from right up there ended
up about 20 feet just below the hole let’s roll the rock that was aggressive mountains the slopes of the greens can
get kind of crazy don’t like those a little bit uphill now that I’m here I
was definitely down no words you hate to see that that’s
when you look at the mountains and say I’m in a beautiful place and I will
bounce back I have definitely found that these greens can be a little tricky I
was a three-putt right there even par on the back nine to over for the day or on
to 13 a super cool par-3 206 yards full since 6-iron take that all day long right there and
that is how you bounce back with a good swing on the very next hole after an
unfortunate bogey all righty ended up right there about 12 feet left
for birdie let’s go oh that was in the heart all right that
is a three here on 13 the heels are alive with the sound of music I think
it’s a different country yeah quick update zach is – over on the day
even par on the back playing great I’ve only lost four balls that’s four and
it’s beautiful behind us there’s nowhere else we’d rather be no not at all
okay and it’s all I have to say about that I don’t think I mentioned what the
distance is that we’re playing from we’re playing it all the way back which
I did mention in the first video however total distance is like 7310 this is 13
par 4 420 yards not much room out there I
meant 13 take 3 I’m m14 hey guys the real Zack Radford here
about to send it right down the middle probably 400 yards no big deal and that
is exactly what happened bro that was smoked you know is amazing when I said I
was the real Zack Radford and I believed it I hit the best drive of my life thank
you I mean that tee shot was right down
central go I was a stinger yeah effective okay folks he’s at 127 gap
wedge back right pin appears to be a good shot are the bugs
eating your legs a little bit yes I thought I was bleeding a second ago but
it was just sweat that I was itching my legs so much that I thought it was
bloodshed well just as humans love Hawaii so do creatures and bugs I went
with the gap wedge right there I think we ended up a little short looks to be
about 30 feet just short but we’re putting see if we can troll the rock nice pot was big that was big I always
needed barn here on 14 look at this what are you serious on this view what I
mean that’s crazy that is in sane now that’s a golf hole Thank You Pete die
is this a Pete Dye course I’m pretty sure it is yes
either that or Steven Spielberg okay we still don’t know but legend has it that
Pete Dye did design this course and then ate a whole box of chocolate-covered
macadamia zhh and passed out kind of a random story but it’s true yeah
Spielberg just bill Burke design great ball right there 370 yards full
sent for iron thanks to Ryan for captioning this
awesome drone shot what an epic view put a
little shot tracer to this another fairway hit you know my motto here hi
drone it and let it fly lemonade that was so good club twirl 113 yards
left a little up the hill sand wedge in hand it’s a major excavation work I’d have
been the biggest David I’ve ever taken all right so that was a little long but
that’s okay about 30 feet left for birdie this is why this course is so
difficult I mean let’s talk about this real quick you were three feet off the
green here look at the weeds behind there yeah did you ever see Rambo yeah
yeah we go in there for a ball you’re not coming back no you’re done but that
is why this course is so difficult and yet so beautiful look at this wet shot
in here from Kellen oh great shot sir all right in with the for number 16 par
5 567 yards big dogleg to the right green sits off back there and hitting it
right about in there hopefully this is a video you guys look foolish nope still
video still looking goofy quick little update I am even par in the back to over
on the day what’s the ball count at I’ve lost 8 now thanks for reminding me that
means I have four balls left through two holes there you go
that’s my second boy empty half full absolutely all day long
come on positive thinking whoa I know this is a par 5 but it is super tight up
there I’m gonna go with 4 iron let’s sting it all right left side of the fairway
that’s why we stung it I do have to say this probably is the absolute tightest
course I’ve ever played ooh like almost no question about it yeah it’s tough
every single tee shot I mean if you miss the fairway you don’t have much room you
are in the jungle yes you’re in the fairway I still feel like I’m in the
jungle oh it’s uh everywhere say yeah beautiful course man it really is we’re
having a great time this has been amazing so thankful to be here all
righty we are right there that is the shot to
the green actually the green is like back here that’s why I didn’t hit driver
this is a free shot hole we’re just gonna be laying it up over there Zak has
managed to land right near the pig area yes there are wild pigs out here so he’s
gonna hit this ball before he get in gets into any major trouble very well done that’s kind of a layup
area over there typically layups are reserved for the
basketball court but on this hole it’s the only play all righty
in the fairway green is right there you can barely see the pin I’m gonna put the
camera behind have roughly 125 yards left alright guys got great cardio oh it’s so hot out here did you just down that whole bottle one
one go yeah but it’s kind of a mini there’s that view right there that’s
tasty that’s a tasty cake tasty is that what would you rather have that view or
a box of chocolate macadamia nuts comment below let us know easy answer
the answer is the chocolate macadamia nuts
I gotta go with that view kellen thank you so much for having me out here today
that’s been incredible the views out here are insane amazing make sure to
check out kelan he’s with the first tee he also has a player’s card so I’ll drop
those in the description down below thank you again so much for having me
out here coming out finish up strong last couple will do to over birdie look
here it’s like right there little deep little deep again wedge controlled
distance has not been great today but we’re okay got a chance to shoot under
par have a few holes left let’s go get to the choppa all right probably about
40 feet here this has to go to the right doesn’t you guys I think so what do you
think Cal there’s water there the only water on the course so it’s gonna go to
the water there is water right there and there is a mountain right there
this ball has to go that way the patented back forward he’s a pin
slammer I knew it had to go that way side door
let him in this course is incredible it is really distracting having that view
when you’re putting I mean seriously this place is insane
I’ve never played a course anywhere close to this view so I’m just thankful
to be here having fun to over to to play giddy up yeah
number 17 hole 230 so it’s gonna be a bit of a test way down there big
elevated tee box pin at the back right danger of the bunker so my money’s on me
to make a birdie and we’ll see if Zach can keep up plays a little downhill
probably playing about 220 I’ve got five iron in hand I was about pin-high just a little right
I think it’s shipping got a little work to do that needs to cut it is starting
to cut that’s actually looking pretty good the club twirl was a grade-a plus
it was alright little right of the grain pin-high not much green to work with
let’s get this up and down I know these Engels on some of these putts aren’t
quite than normal angles but I mean that’s the backdrop I’m not gonna pass
up an opportunity was huge on day team to over even on the back par
is a great score apparently according to golf serie hardest handicap hole we
didn’t come here to make par no of course not let me tell you what’s going
on here this is quite the hole so we’ve got to carry and land out there and then
carry back across and you could probably hit the green so I don’t think you can
cut it at 492 you can have to go there and then onto the green simple enough it
is it says 387 but on the card right there it says a 476 yeah I think is what
it says yes it does I mean what is the line if I were to go for the small
fairway on the right if you were to cut it you’d have to just basically just go
blind over the trees and carry 300 okay so I wouldn’t put it past you to do that
but as your caddy I want you to play it safe and manage the course yeah take par
even par on the back nine that still keeps you in the one percentile my
caddies telling me to lay up I can’t come here to lay up I have no idea what
the line is probably roughly somewhere in there we’re gonna take high and let
it fly are you kidding me high from there we’re gonna have to
get some elevation very quickly to get over these trees I’ve guessed the line
we’re gonna let it fly actually have no idea but it was hit
pretty good I don’t know if y’all can see it but there it is we made it across
are you serious yeah we made it we I that’s it right there all of that all of
that was carried for the mountain are we going into the filming of Jurassic Park
right here welcome to the jungle dude you’re singing you’re gonna kill me
on the copyright today this is crazy look at this this this is awesome we are
in the jungle where’s your jungle baby dude you frickin troubled that didn’t
say that was at least a 3/10 carry like a calendar he’s smiling let’s go there
it is right there only person in the world who tried and executed that shot I
honestly can’t believe it I hit it good but we were kind of guessing on the line
there and that’s that’s right maybe just a little long but we got a
birdie look are you my acting caddie here asshole
I am would you like these mud spots cleaned off I’ll be amazing this is this
is quite a service sir would you that would be incredible maybe some waffle
fries excellent and sign me up and he’s gonna
make it all the way to the hole this is for a pin slammer on the most difficult
hole on the course to go 1-under on the back for a total of 73 good effort there oh I was really happy
with that stroke really was he hit how he wanted it for the par and that’s a
great score at Colo I don’t care who you are all done here at Cole out this was
incredible thanks y’all so much for having me out good job man finished it
to over even on the back nine here to over for the total on the 18 what was
the ball count at oh did we we made it you made it I made it I made it all the
way through I lost less 10 balls 10 balls
it’s a that pains me to say that on your channel in front of all these wonderful
people but I lost 10 balls and I had a great experience I had a great
experience as well would come back here any time I mean these views truly are
incredible you got to check it out if you ever come to Oahu that is for sure
this is a must-play course hope you enjoy coming along if you did drop a
little like down below that’d be greatly appreciated make sure to check these
guys out I’ll put their links in the description below Kellan Ryan thank you
all so much for having me out good job dude and y’all until next time we’ll see
you when we see ya

Comments (100)

  1. This was hands down the craziest course I've ever played!

  2. Most beautiful vlog I've ever watched, minus the pterodactyl droppings on the greens 😀

  3. I hope you get a good stinger compilation out of this trip! Some Hawiann stingers!!

  4. I’m hiding under a table in history class to watch this part 1 was amazing so excited for this one

  5. This course is unreal

  6. well done, entertaining clip, nice footage.

  7. Awesome video again and what a course aswell ! Annoying how good you are 🙁 lol. Keep the great videos coming 👍🏼⛳️

  8. hey zac, again awesome golfcourse vlog and like the replay edditing🤤. by the way, how old where you when you started golf?

  9. Why is it so impossible to see you hit you 3 wood

  10. Nothing else to say but Wow.

  11. Swinging great Zac! Good playing. Curious as to what your all time low round is ?

  12. Hi Zac do you have any ID on your golf shoes? they are sick! and btw loved this course vlog! Such a beautiful course, great shots and lovely vibe you two had going!

  13. That tee shot on 18 was full Golden Tee.

  14. This has just become my favourite course vlog ever! Absolutely stunning course. 😎😎😎
    (And very well played sir. 😉)

  15. Awesome video. Absolutely love the course. The ball through that scenery was amazing

  16. Zac, your content is so consistent and enjoyable to watch. I see the effort that you put into these videos and the result is pure quality! Keep posting and I’ll keep watching!

  17. Tee shot on 18 was rediculous

  18. Amazing backdrops for viewing the ball trajectory. That course looked like a blast.

  19. Good lord that is a beautiful course

  20. Unreal course. Unreal editing. Unreal golf. Best in the biz Zac! Keep doin you brother

  21. Course looks great, awesome video

  22. They are called pitch marks… 🤷‍♂️

  23. Great round Zac, and that course was epic mate

  24. Is it possible to get a shirt mic? I have a hard time hearing your commentary after you hit a shot and are away from the camera. Bold move taking driver on 15 and 18, but I like your style!

  25. Well played mate and great camera work! Really enjoyed that.

  26. Thanks for such a great video Zach keep it up

  27. Amazing content as always subscribing simply due to your clear effort in interacting with your subscribers!

  28. Dude you gotta stop saying full send whatever

  29. Seeing you shoot that low of a score on this course makes me wonder what you would shoot on my home course. It's probably one of the easiest you will ever play.

  30. that hole 18 drive was a top shot I've seen from you

  31. Zac the place where I live is beautiful isn’t it?

  32. Now that brofive has come to an end will you be filming videos with the GM crew or Brodie?

  33. Hell of a round on an insanely difficult course!

  34. Chocolate mac nut candy or Koolau? I've done both, fortunately. When I first learned, that was my very first course I played…and we walked nine. Felt like mountain goats carrying our bags. I live on the big island and play the courses there when visiting family in Kaneohe. Would love for you to video playing Royal Hawaiian. I've played there as early as when it was called Luana Hills. Another jungle, tough course. Thanks for vid of your awesome game.

  35. Cool course but half decent greens would drop the rating 10 strokes haha

  36. I don't even golf but that looked awesome!

  37. Them tee shots against the mountains tho…just pure 👌

  38. Just found your channel love the vids so far! Just subscribed looking forward to viewing more content!! Keep up the great work

  39. The best part about this course vlog is that you can see the ball travel far through the air without a shot tracer on most whole.. it’s so satisfying to watch !

  40. What a solid course! Your angles are on point and with that scenery…priceless! Thanks for sharing your experience! We have a lot of courses in Florida but this one….! Where’s that ol nibsta( in my horrible Boston accent)

  41. The intro for this video is so sick

  42. Can We get a link to part 1 in the description? YT suggests part 2 but not part 1…

  43. Amazing Course and a great Course Vlog. You should play with this guy more often. He is content Gold! Eventually I'm gonna figure out how to hit a Stinger (yeah I've watched you instructional vid on it but still having trouble). Keep up the good work.

  44. Are the greens as slow and furry as they look?

  45. What a score, unreal!

  46. Could you get a 2 iron or 3 iron. I haven't ever seen you use a hybrid or 3 wood, and you practically only hit stingers. Just saying, but do whatever you want

  47. Sick course. Dudes are so lame tho lol. Good watch

  48. Best course I’ve seen on YouTube and Ryan made this video for me, that guy is a legend and plays my kinda golf!! 🤣🤪

    Great camera shots and amazing stingers as always Zac #stingerchamp

  49. Birdie to Bogie, the Three Putt and the meaning of God….

  50. Played here in November of 2018 – they got so much rain that they couldn't mow the fairways. Even if i hit it right down the middle i couldn't find my ball LOL…lost a dozen after 14 holes and called it quits. But seeing that it was at one point the most challenging course in the nation makes me feel a little bit better

  51. Ah must be nice to be in the warm. I live in Chicago and we got a couple inches of snow and are in the teens Fahrenheit

  52. This guy and his irons. 4 iron 230 to the pin. I would be crushing it with a wood and praying it stayed straight as I watch it slice into the woods wiping out a bird

  53. Those greens look really tough.. also a different type of grass that looks more scrungy than usual

  54. Up and down x 6
    Distracting view x 8

  55. zach is a good golfer. course view ,incredible. course itself ………bad conditions man. looks sucky. what's that stuff on all of the greens. and how much to play there anyway???

  56. As someone who plays this course once a month…from the middle tee…you played GREAT on this super tough course. GJ!

  57. I need that shirt baaaaad where could I locate one

  58. that was amazing to watch. thank you for the views. the scenery is absolutely one of my favorite parts of the game. can only imagine what it would be like to play there.

  59. Added to the bucket list. Wow.

  60. Queenstown, New Zealand would compete with the views. Thank me later

  61. I use to play Ko'olau every Friday mornings when it first opened, In fact I still live a couple of miles away from the course. Zac, to carry the 18th from the tips is insane…especially when this was your first time to play it.
    Awesome VLOG.

  62. best 2 course vlogs ive ever seen not even close.

  63. Totally enjoyed the vlog!! Awesome 👏

  64. I'll subscribe to your channel if you promise to put ryan on all your videos. He is a crack up

  65. Best part about living in Hawaii is the fact that every view looks fake!

  66. Beautiful course. “ lay ups are typically reserved for the basketball court” 🤣. That guy is the best. Loved this vlog

  67. That's has got to be the tallest fairway grass ive ever seen…

  68. Great round there Zac!! Ryan only losing 10, great shooting.
    Maybe you should’ve had the drone up for the 18th tee shot?
    Also that is one EPIC shirt!!

    Great vlog

  69. Unreal course, I wish you guys had a higher res camera. That said, great video!

  70. I agree with Kellan, I have played that course and no sane thinking golfer attempts that tee shot on 18.

  71. The fairways were really long but the course is soooooo noce

  72. A+ content. Best golf course youtuber in the game right now.

  73. carried that 18 once 20 years ago.
    they used to have something called the koolau challenge.
    pay in the clubhouse before teeing off, birdie or par, win a prize.
    (btw; trees were smaller)

  74. Are you sure hole 12's "fairway" you aimed for wasn't just a nice looking cart path? unbelievably narrow

  75. Amazing camera angles, earned yourself a subscriber. Keep it up.

  76. Designer: Dick Nugent, Jack Tuthill

  77. That was insanely impressive! Mahalo for showing us that this course IS actually scorable. Everytime I play, I just play for the view cause I already know I wont do well. I might just have to go back out and try to score. You definitely are the only one that was able to carry hole 18! Well done

  78. Nice video.. I played on Oahu once … Makaha Valley Country Club

  79. What a wonderful course, great views, really nice ball flights, amazing score and last but not least a real pleasure to watch how much fun you guy‘s had on this course. Looking forward to see more… (maybe in South Africa🤫)

  80. Well played Zac… you definitely have game… enjoyed watching!

  81. I played there a couple years ago – such a beautiful course. The day before I played, the course had 5 inches of rain…. I lost two balls that plugged in the fairway!

  82. Spoilt a good watch by talking 🤫

  83. What Label is the Polo of zac? That looks awesome!!!

  84. Bring shop vac for those greens next time

  85. Very gutsy tee shot on 18!

  86. Unreal, played here before and it’s tough. hard to think about being able to shoot that low, great video and beautiful track

  87. Awesome videos. The scenery there is stunning. You had a great round…including that monster drive on 18!
    The current package deal for Ko`olau Golf Club and Royal Hawaiian Golf Club is a steal ($165 for both courses). I hope they still have it when I go next year.

  88. what's all the stuff on the greens?

  89. That must have been Awesome. Great round guys.

  90. Amazing course and hell of a score. Wouldn't attempt that course without at least a bucket of balls. Incredible video thanks for the experience.

  91. I’m French but I love this vidéo (movie)

  92. One of the best golf videos I have ever watched. Can honestly say I felt like I was there. I would've needed two dozen balls.

  93. Love watching you hit a golf ball especially your stingers. However I found the other guy a little irritating. Ok I lie, a lot irritating and far from funny.

  94. Just found your channel Zac and subscribed! Out of all the youtube golfers I've seen, you hit the longest and straightest – awesome performance!

  95. This is my first time seeing these guys anyone know their hcaps please?? Course looks fantastic but my own course I play has better fairways and greens too

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