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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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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Hawaii Golf Destinations
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.
Lanai may not have a quantity of golf courses seen on other Hawaiian islands, but it offers amazing quality in its two 18-hole championship golf courses: The Challenge at Manele and The Experience at Koele.
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.
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.
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.