Hawaii is the home of world-class golf courses and events, including Golf Digest-rated Top-100 courses and professional tournaments from every major tour. Let Hawaii Golf Experience be your guide to unforgettable golf.
Mauna Lani South
Mauna Lani South Course is home to the prestigious Hawaii State Open, an official PGA Aloha Section tournament. It is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The course is set up to challenge an avid golfer, and yet be enjoyable for the high handicapper. The challenge is balanced across all skill levels.
The balance between land and sea is also evident when you play the South course, and no holes better illustrate this than the signature 7th and 15th holes. Number 7 is a picturesque par 3, wedged between the Pacific Ocean on the left, and a salt-and-pepper sand dune on the right. The par 3, 15 hole demands an accurate shot over the ocean to a peninsula green. It is no wonder that the 15th is one of the most photographed holes in all of golf.
Hualalai Golf Course
One of Hawaii’s most exclusive offerings, this Nicklaus designed semi-private course is a lush oasis among the daunting black lava landscape. True to the character of its designer, Hualalai Golf Course offers its patrons a journey through the natural setting of the Kona coast, while providing a unique Hawaii golf experience few are privileged to enjoy. Every detail of the course was meticulously planned and the crescendo of the ocean-front finishing holes is simply unforgettable.
*Requires overnight stay at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Mauna Kea Golf Club
One of the more well-known courses, Mauna Kea is a quintessential test of golf on the Big Island’s Kohala Coast. Ocean views from almost every hole, and a Southwest-facing coastline give golfers a spectacular evening light to finish an afternoon round. It is a true resort style course, and it is meant to be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels.
Mauna Kea is a leader on the Big Island in terms of environmental impact awareness. Ownership and management have installed a cutting edge irrigation system, special liners in the bunkers and upgraded the course drainage to improve the overall condition of the course while saving precious natural resources.
Kapalua Plantation Course
Perhaps the most well known golf course in Hawaii, Kapalua Plantation Course is consistently ranked as the best course in the state. Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, it is the host course of the PGA Tour’s Sentry Tournament of Champions. It provides a challenge to the world’s best golfers, yet the wide fairways and large greens make it very playable for the average golfer.
In the winter months, it is common to see humpback whales breaching just off the coast. Truly, this is an experience that should be on every golfer’s bucket list.
Wailea Gold Course
Yet another masterpiece designed by Robert Trent Jones, Wailea Gold is a course with its own unique set of characteristics. Sitting just above the south coast of Maui, Gold gives golfers multiple options for thinking their way around the course. With a wide variety of yardages from six different tees, this course gives the golfer the option to choose their level of challenge.
Stunning views of neighbor islands, Molokini and Kohoolawe provide both a beautiful backdrop, and a convenient distraction.
The Gold course is the most decorated course at Wailea, garnering many of prestigious honors. One of which was playing host to the Champions Skins Game. Come see what the South Maui beacon of golf has to offer.
King Kamehameha Golf Club
As Maui’s only private 18-hole golf course, Kamehameha Golf Club offers an exclusive round of golf that highlights vistas of Haleakala and the Pacific Ocean to the North and to the South. Perched at 750 feet above sea level and hugging the West Maui Mountains, this course offers patrons peace and tranquility throughout the round, which only its members are accustomed. Enjoy the Ted Robinson designed private course and see what it is like to be a member for the day.
The unique Frank Lloyd Wright designed 74,000 sq. ft. clubhouse is a pronounced landmark where golfers enjoy the 19th hole.
Poipu Bay Golf Course
Adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa on the sunny south shore of Kauai, this outstanding course is backed by lush emerald mountains and sculpted from a rolling plateau eight stories above the Pacific Ocean. Nestled among the gentle contours of Poipu Bay you’ll discover the remains of Hawaiian heiau (places of worship) and ancient stone walls. If this weren’t challenge enough, Mother Nature presents you with one distraction after another. From rare Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles, and humpback whales, you’ll have lots of wild excuses to back your scorecard. Plus, Poipu Bay is home to Nene Geese which are endemic to Hawaii, and not encountered anywhere else in the world outside of their native environment.
Makai Golf Club
A Robert Trent Jones Jr. masterpiece, the Prince Course should be on every golfer’s bucket list. Designed to be equally challenging and eye-catching, this course will stimulate your senses for all 18 holes. Vistas, jungle and the blue Pacific Ocean are just some of the incredible aspects which frame this truly unique test of golf. The layout is true to the signature of its designer R.T. Jones Jr., challenging both a player’s mental strategy and ability to execute quality golf shots.
A round at Princeville’s Makai Course is sure to top any golfer’s list of most memorable golf moments. A Hawaii Golf Experience you will take with you for a lifetime.
Hokuala Golf Club
The Kiele Course at Hokuala is a hidden gem among the top quality golf courses of Hawaii. The front nine is set amongst tropical forestry and the back nine hugs the coastline and boasts the longest continuous stretch of ocean-front holes in the state. When the Pacific Ocean doesn’t come into play, there are over forty acres of fresh water lagoons to consider. The Nicklaus design accentuates the natural surrounding beauty while providing an amazing experience for golfers of all skill levels.
The 5th hole is a daunting 219 yard par 3, and was dubbed by Jack Nicklaus as, “one of the best holes anywhere.”
Manele Golf Course
Manele Golf Course offers a unique and exclusive setting, with spanning views of Hulopo’e Bay and the island of Kaho’olawe. Designed by the great Jack Nicklaus, Manele is the perfect marriage of nature’s awe and world-class golf. The tee box at hole #17 was the sight of Billionaire, Bill Gate’s wedding and for golfers requires a 230 yard carry over the Pacific Ocean. It’s current owner, Billionaire Larry Ellison founder of Oracle Software, has elevated an already spectacular golf course.
Enjoy the dramatic sea-cliff views and ocean mist as you embark on this round of a lifetime.
*Required stay at the Four Seasons Manele
Turtle Bay Golf Club – Palmer Course
The Palmer designed course at Turtle Bay is the standard by which all other Oahu courses are measured. It boasts well manicured greens, fantastic ocean views on the famed North Shore, and a layout only a master designer such as Palmer could dream up.
The natural setting of the North Shore transports golfers away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, allowing for a peaceful yet challenging round of golf. As an homage to famed North Shore (the mecca of surfing) the Palmer Course offers golfers the unique experience of riding the new GolfBoard.
Ko Olina Golf Club
Ko Olina Golf Club, one of Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S.” is a challenging 18-hole Oahu golf course built in 1990 by renowned course architect Ted Robinson. Typical of his designs, Ko Olina Golf Club features exceptional water features, multi-tiered greens, large landing areas, and a moderate length which makes it perfect for beginners and experts alike. Located on the sunny West Coast of Oahu, just a short drive from Honolulu and Waikiki, Ko Olina Golf Club is also home to the 2012 – 2017 LOTTE Championship presented by Hershey.