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Waialae Country Club is a private country club in Honolulu, Hawaii. Founded in 1927 and designed by Seth Raynor, it is a par 72 championship course with yardage of 7,125 from the Championship tees. The course rating is 72.1 from the Members tees, 6,627 yards. The Waialae golf course annually hosts the Sony Open in Hawaii, though the event has had several corporate sponsors. It was also featured in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game, True Golf Classics: Waialae Country Club, and a Nintendo 64 game Waialae Country Club: True Golf Classics, as well as in the most recent golf title from EA Sports, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, as well as a handful of earlier games in the franchise. The Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Waialae Golf Course were built by the Territorial Hotel Co. as part of a promotional program to develop luxury travel trade to Hawaii. Matson Navigation Co. built the luxury passenger liner Malolo as part of this program. The hotel and golf course lands were leased from the Bernice P. Bishop Estate. The Golf Course was opened for play on February 1, 1927.