Hokuala golf course

In pictures: A week soaking up the sun, surf and golf on Kauai

A week can go by fast on the island of Kauai with five rounds of golf, three meals a day, a few sunsets and beach time. Mike Bailey checks in after his recent trip, which included rounds on Princeville's Makai Course, Poipu Bay, Puakea and more.
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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel - Kohala Coast

50 years: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Kohala Coast celebrates great golf, solid resort

Fifty years after it opened, its scenic setting still causes guests to fall for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The 252-room hotel looks brand new all over again thanks to a multi-million-dollar renovation. And scenic Mauna Kea Golf Course -- a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design that Rees Jones restored in 2008 -- is among the best golf courses in Hawaii.
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Kona Country Club - Ocean golf course

Kona C.C. comeback: Renovated Ocean Course on the Big Island is scheduled to reopen this summer

The long process to renovate the Ocean Course at Kona Country Club on the Big Island appears to be nearing an end. The shuttered club should open no later than August now that a new irrigation system is in place on the Ocean Course, architect John Sanford said. Sanford's team has updated bunkers, repaved cart paths, leveled fairways, improved tee boxes and is in the process of planting new landscaping.
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Hawaii Golf Destinations

  • 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.

    The Ocean Course at Hokuala is known for having the longest stretch of continuous oceanfront holes in all of Hawaii. You'll find half a mile of stunning ocean vistas on what MSN Travel has called one of the world's most beautiful golf courses.
    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
  • 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.

    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.
    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 6,554-yard, par-72 course is a challenge, with elevation changes, hilly par 3s and long par 5s.
    Looking for great golf in Maui? Visit The Dunes at Maui Lani, the course Golf Digest called the "Best Kept Secret Golf Courses in America." Designed by Robin Nelson, the course features 18 challenging hole of links-style golf. You'll feel like you're in Ireland by way of Maui.
  • 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.

    The only George Fazio-designed golf course in Hawaii, the Fazio Course at Turtle Bay Resort, is popular with visitors and pros alike. The course features lengthy fairways, deep bunkers and sculpted greens. The Fazio is also home of the LPGA Tour's Hawaiian Open.
    Ko Olina is considered one of Hawaii's top courses. Opened in 1990, Ko Olina has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the "Top 75 Resort Courses in the U. S.
    Tropical splendor stars at Ko'olau Golf Club in eastern Oahu. The Dick Nugent-designed course encompasses three distinct climate zones and is carved out of a tropical rain forest. The course, located on the side of a mountain range, features winding ravines, elevation changes and picturesque views of waterfalls.
  • 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.

    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.
    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.