Discover Over 80 Golf Courses in Hawaii
by Roy Witman © 2008
Anyone who plays golf understands the passion
involved with the game. Movies have been made
about it in every vein from the comedy of
to the drama of The Legend of Bagger Vance
action of The Greatest Game Ever Played.
names developed from the athletes who perfected the
game, including Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Jack
Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. The PGA, LPGA and
Champions tours all hit Hawaii courses repeatedly
every year. Playing Hawaii is the ultimate in beauty,
strategy and ego!
All six of the Hawaiian Islands deliver exceptional
golf to millions of tourists and pros. Thanks to the
mild climate, every season is golf season. The
question is, will you be able to play? One glimpse
across many a fairway and you'll come face to face
with some of the most show-stopping scenery you've
ever encountered. Peer across electric-blue water
edged by soot-black lava rock with palms swaying in
the breeze. Go ahead; take your shot- if you
Golf on Oahu
You'll have ample opportunities to play during your
visit regardless of the island on which you stay. Oahu
boasts nine courses including the famed Turtle Bay
Golf Club courses. The Arnold Palmer course is home
to the PGA Champions Tour. This par 72 has over
800 acres. The George Fazio course is the only Fazio
course in Hawaii and delivers stunning ocean views
on repeated holes.
Eight courses give you a diverse selection to
choose from. With two Jack Nicklaus courses, one
Robert Trent Jones, Jr. course, one course with the
most spectacular views in the world and one that was
used in the filming of Jurassic Park, you can
you've played the best. Situated between grandiose
mountains and crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean,
Kauai treats visitors to a magical golf kingdom.
Lanai & Molokai Golf
Lanai's two courses are must-plays for any golfer.
Golf legend Greg Norman and famed architect Ted
Robinson teamed to create Experience at Koele, a
Four Seasons property. With lush greens and
amazing mountain views that seem to stretch on
forever, this par 72 is as much a photo opp as it is a
golf course. You'll also want to take advantage of the
Jack Nicklaus signature links-style course - The
Challenge at Manele - while you're on Lanai. Ocean
views from every hole lend themselves to an exciting
afternoon surrounded by gorgeous scenery.
Molokai also offers two courses, one designed by
Ted Robinson and the other at a 1,200-foot elevation
with exceptional views.
Golf on Maui
The Royal Kaanapali Golf Course on Maui is
home to the 2008 Wendy's Champion Skins Game as
well as the three award-winning Wailea courses:
Blue, Emerald and Gold. With a total of eight courses
to choose from, you're guaranteed to find some of the
most outstanding holes in the world.
While each island offers golf packages on its own,
the best way to enjoy everything all six islands offer is
to tour Hawaii's golf courses via cruise ship.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) was recently named the
newest partner of the PGA TOUR and the Champions
Tour. NCL's Golf Hawaii program gives golfers
special amenities and packages that help them live
out their golf dreams in royal style.
Read more about Hawaii Cruises.