Fore! Going Golfing in Hawaii
For many, Hawaii is a golfer’s nirvana:
Rolling green hills surrounded by crystal clear blue ocean, mountain ranges, miles of shoreline and lush tropical rainforest. From backdrop to design, Hawaii features some of the most stunning courses on the planet. These aren’t just pretty-boy golf courses, either: they’re seriously challenging layouts that will have even the most experienced golfer sweating a little bit. Of course, there are varying degrees of difficult throughout all the courses, all made popular for their distinguished views and panoramas. We challenge you to hit the links in Hawaii – good luck trying to concentrate on your game with such great views all around you!
There are more than 80 golf courses throughout Hawaii’s six islands. Enough options for you? Many of these have been named the top golf courses in North America, and indeed the world. If you’re a serious golfer, you’re probably want to pair your game with a stay at a golf resort. Golf vacation packages often represent the best value for you, especially if you plan to hit the links every day. You get the most play out of this option, plus you can bundle your lodging, dining and playing into one convenient package.
You’ll find such a package at Hawaii Prince Hotel in Waikiki, which has the distinction of being the only Oahu resort with its own golf course. It was designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay and features 27 holes with sweeping vista views over nearly 275 acres. It’s not cheap for a suite, but you can enjoy incredible oceanfront rooms highlighted by unlimited daily golf games. Sniff out the deals with three rounds of golf at your choice of Pali Municipal Golf Course, Ala Wai Golf Course or the Pearl Country Club.
Turtle Bay Arnold Palmer Golf Course on Oahu is widely popular for its gorgeous scenery, as it spans the North Shore, Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and Waimea Bay. Traveling along natural wetlands, waterways and dense jungle, the course is protected from the coastal winds. Stay at the Marriott Ihilani Resort and select three rounds at your choice of Turtle Bay Fazio course, the Turtle Bay Palmer Course or Ko Olina Golf Club.
There’s the Poipu Bay Golf Course, an award-winning course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. This place draws celebs and pros every year as part of the PGA Grand Slam. You can take advantage of several golf vacation packages, which include prepaid games, discounted rates for 2nd rounds, and discounts on carts, greens fees, GPS and unlimited use of the driving range.
In Maui, you’ve got the Sandalwood Golf Course designed by Robin Nelson and Rodney Wright. It blends seamlessly into the West Maui Mountain foothills and always has a refreshing breeze thanks to the Hawaiian trade winds.
No matter where you choose to play some golf, you’re in for the experience of a lifetime in Hawaii! Come to Hoku Hawaii Tours to tour the island. You’re sure to spot one of these great golf courses on one of our Circle Island Tours.