HAWAIIAN ISLANDS — There are more than 80 spectacular golf courses located on the six major Hawaiian Islands, ranging from award winning resort and public courses, to municipal layouts and private facilities. Hawai‘i offers a 365 day a year golf experience unlike any other place in the world. Hawai’i has long been a favorite place for pros to visit. And with good reason. According to a recent Golf Magazine poll, Hawai‘i is home to eight of “Golf’s Finest Properties” in the country. The most world renowned golf course designers have left their stamp in Hawai‘i. Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Jr., Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, and Ted Robinson, among others, found inspiration amidst Hawai‘i’s dramatic cliffs, sterling beaches, lava fields, and rolling hills.
Golfers also appreciate the modern infrastructure of the resorts and golf courses. Many of Hawai‘i’s courses have undergone significant renovations to enhance the overall golf experience. Accommodations surrounding these great courses range from luxurious resorts and moderate hotels, to family friendly condos and quaint bed and breakfast establishments. The only difficulty is choosing.
With its ideal temperate climate year round, the Hawaiian Islands offer the perfect venue for golf adventures. Temperatures hover around 80 degrees most days, give or take a few degrees during summer and winter months.
There are magnificent courses on Hawai‘i’s Big Island carved out of ancient lava flows, nestled among historical Hawaiian landmarks, and fronting some of the most beautiful coastline of the Pacific. The striking contrasts of lush green fairways, pure white bunkers, jet black lava flows, and turquoise blue Pacific waters make for some of the most scenic holes anywhere.
A golf vacation to Hawai‘i yields a host of activities and unique experiences. So even if someone in your family isn’t as avid a golfer as you, everyone will look forward to the vacation because of the wide range of activities offered on the islands. Those who make the effort to break away from these incredible courses can enjoy world class shopping, from top shelf internationally recognized brands to those unique, only in Hawai‘i brands found around the state in places like Kaläkaua Avenue in Waikïkï and the Shops at Wailea on Maui.
After a day of golfing, visitors can also look forward to the healing powers of Hawaiian spas, where masseuses practice ancient techniques to soothe and tone muscles. Water sports like snorkeling, surfing, and swimming add to the perfect complement of activities. And sumptuous meals of Hawai‘i’s famous Pacific Rim cuisine found at the multitude of gourmet restaurants on the islands cap off the incredible days.