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Ka'anapali Kai golf course

Hang on! Seven days of golf paradise on Maui

You have seven days in Maui and you're looking to get the most bang for your golf buck. Where to start? Well, we have you covered. Here's a seven-day golf explosion that will let you see and play some of the best courses in one of the world's great golf destinations. Load up the car, grab your map and let's go!
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Get blown away on 27 holes at Hawaii Prince Golf Club on Oahu

Enjoying the 27-hole Hawaii Prince Golf Club on Oahu is as simple as A-B-C. Each of the three nines -- named A, B and C -- are wonderfully playable and well conditioned. The sun shines on this leeward side of the island almost constantly, serving up perfect tropical weather for those mainlanders who come to escape their snow-bound homes. And it's one of the rare courses that's popular with locals and tourists, mainly because it's affordable and fun to play.
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Kai Course at Kaanapali on Maui really is women, kid friendly

The Royal is the more challenging of the two golf courses at Kaanapali, but many locals prefer to play the Kai Course. Why? They have more fun on the Kai. For less skilled players, families and certainly players who don't hit it as far, the Kai fits the bill. And in terms of views, the Kai Course holds its own, too. Mike Bailey has more from Maui.
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Hawaii Golf Destinations

  • Maui

    For many reasons, Maui is an ideal choice for golfers when planning a Hawaii golf vacation. In addition to being a favorite spot for honeymooners and romantic getaways, there are few better things to do than play some of the Pacific's most spectacular courses, including Wailea Golf Club, Makena Golf & Beach Resort, Royal Ka'anapali and more.

    Maui's only 18-hole private club, King Kamehameha Golf Club marries nature with classic design. The Ted Robinson Sr.-designed course, named in honor of Hawaii's greatest king, is located on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains.
    For visitors to the West Maui Mountains, Kahili Golf Course is a must-play. Visiting and local golfers alike are fond of Kahili, a picturesque course with views of the Pacific Ocean. The 6,560-yard, par-72 course is a challenge, with elevation changes, hilly par 3s and long par 5s.
    The classic design of Maui Nui Golf Club combines different elements including reachable holes that face each cardinal point with strong prevailing winds that reward smart play for a layout that is both fair and challenging. The layout wanders through the foothills of Haleakula, providing subtle elevation changes as well as views of the ocean.
  • Big Island

    When you're the big kid on the block, you better do it right, and the Big Island of Hawaii does just that when it comes to satisfying golfers.

    With Mauna Kea Golf Course, Robert Trent Jones Sr. transformed what was seemingly a barren lava field into what is now one of Hawaii's most popular courses. The challenging layout has holes that play right along the sea as well as over 300 feet above.
    Hapuna Golf Course stretches along the beautiful Kohala coastline before rising to over 700 feet above sea level. The snow-topped Mauna Kea volcano serves as a dramatic backdrop and there are seemingly endless views of the Pacific. Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay collaborated to create a visually stunning links course that utilizes the natural contours of the landscape and silky fescue grasses.
    Waikola Village Golf Club sprawls across the foothills of Mauna Kea, overlooking the beautiful Kohala Coast. Robert Trent Jones Jr., inspired by its location, sought to preserve the natural features of the course while creating additional challenges that were unique to the island landscape.
  • Kauai

    Known as the Garden Isle, Kauai is not only a golf paradise, but one of the special spots in the world for honeymooners, ecotourists and folks just looking to get away from it all. From the world-famous Princeville to Poipu Bay, Kauai is home to some of the world's most scenic and spectacular golf courses, but it's also a place where one can get lost in time and beauty.

    Makai Golf Club at Princeville is a 27-hole layout that was carved into a sloping hillside, perched high above the Pacific overlooking the beautiful Hanalei Bay. The course enjoys an unrivaled setting with both mountain and ocean views.
    Ranked the 13th Best Golf Course You Can Play in Hawaii by Golfweek Magazine in 2009, Puakea is a one of Hawaii's best kept golf secrets. Designed by Robin Nelson, Puakea is a fun golf experience for the recreational golfer while still a challenge for the better player when played from the back tees
    Kiahuna Golf Club is a challenging short course that has narrow fairways. The course is structured around many ancient remnants of authentic Hawaiian culture. A golfer will encounter unusual obstacles such as lava walls and stone structures. This course is called "the longest short course you will ever play."
  • Oahu

    While other Hawaiian islands give you golf that can be showy, Oahu keeps it real, offering diverse golf options, as well as great resorts and spas, that will keep them coming back for more.

    Hawaii Prince Golf Club offers three interchangeable nines, each with a variety of different challenges, which provide three unique 18-hole combinations. There are 90 sand bunkers and 10 ponds awaiting golfers throughout the 27 holes in addition to stunning views of the Waianae Mountains.
    Makaha Valley Country Club sprawls across scenic lowlands that look across stunning vistas. Nestled within its namesake valley, the golf course has a rolling terrain that is abundant with mature trees, ferns, and tropical plants. The course was designed by William F. Bell, who is perhaps best known for designing the Torrey Pines South Course.
    Royal Kunia Country Club boasts a reputation as one of the best and most scenic golf courses on Oahu. The course is perched high above the Ewa plain, offering panoramic views of the entire South Shore, stretching from Pearl Harbor to the downtown skyline of Honolulu to the famed Diamond Head.