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Mauna Kea GC


"Mr. Rockefeller, if you will allow me to build a golf course here, this is the most beautiful hole in the world." Robert Trent Jones, Sr., was quoted as saying when he saw this piece of land and already had the 3rd hole in mind. With the Mauna Kea Golf course waiting
another top spot on being played by us. Here, between no less than 99 bunkers, players of every handicap class will find their challenge. Golfers looking for an oasis will find it on this course, one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Hawaiian archipelago.

 

18-hole course, par 72, 6,224 m
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
www.princeresortshawaii.com/mauna-kea-beach-hotel/golf

Mauna Lani Bay Resort GC


Mauna Lani's South Course is home to what is probably the most photographed golf hole in the world, Signature Hole No. 15, which can be played over the water. The course is also known for the annual Senior Skins Games. The fairways meander through the steep and rugged lava fields of the prehistoric Kaniku lava flow. The two challenging 18-hole courses are divided into North and
South Course offers golfers panoramic views of the two rugged mountains as well as the calming ocean. During the winter months, golfers can watch humpback whales lift only a few yards from the fairways. Most of the greens are flat,
but sometimes it is difficult to find the right putt speed. Many pitfalls cannot be seen with the naked eye. For every golfer who visits Maui it is a must to play these two courses at the Mauna Lani Resort.

18-hole course, par 72, 6,321 m
Designer: H. Flint, R. F. Cain & R. Nelson
www.maunalani.com/hawaii-golf

18-hole course, par 72, 6,345 m
Designer: H. Flint, R.F. Cain & R. Nelson
www.maunalani.com/hawaii-golf

Ko‘olau Golf Course


Ko‘olau Golf Course is ranked among the top 100 courses to play in the world and was voted the 7th best course in the United States. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and unique places in the USA. Designed by the renowned course architect Dick Nugent in 1992, the 18-hole golf course blends seamlessly into the landscape. The beauty of nature paired with the beauty of nature finds greens in ravines and large sand bunkers that defend them. Although Ko‘olau has earned its reputation as one of the most challenging courses in the USA, four different tee boxes offer an unforgettable round for every handicap. Golf in Hawaii wouldn't be complete without a visit to Ko‘olau Golf Club.

18-hole course, par 72, 6,685 m
Designer: Dick Nugent
www.koolaugolfclub.com

Kapolai Golf Course


On the Kapolai Golf Course we will tee off in the footsteps of great masters like Greg Norman and Annika Sorenstam. The course hosted the women's LPGA Tour "Hawaiian Open" from 1996 to 2001 and the PGA Champions Tour "Pacific Links Championship" from 2012 to 2014. Designed by architect Ted Robinson, also known as the designer of the Sahalee Country Club,
Kapolei Golf Club impresses with its flower gardens and golf courses that can be played strategically. Kapolei's elevated greens, 80 bunkers and five lakes meander over 190 hectares of a former sugar cane plantation and offer a very varied range
Golf day. Kapolei Golf Club was also named the best course on the island of Oahu in 2010 and 2014.

18-hole course, par 72, 6,402 m
Designer: Ted Robinson
www.kapoleigolf.com

Royal Hawaiian Golf Course


Located at the base of the Ko‘olau Mountains in Oahu, the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club enjoys a breathtaking tropical setting framed by ancient jungle trees that reach over 100 meters high. Pete and Perry Dye's father-and-son team designed the course. There are many typical signs that this is a dye course, the profile of the course often changing heights and being riddled with
a large variety of bunkers that are with us all the time. The round begins with a breathtaking view, with a fairway downhill into the Maunawili valley. The second nine line a lot of trees and narrow the fairways. The Royal Hawaiian Golf Club leads into the mouth of the valley with magnificent views of the mountains and the sparkling blue of the Pacific in the distance. It is not an overly difficult golf course, but locals and many visitors alike rated the course as the most scenic but also the most difficult course on the island of Oahu.

18-hole course, par 72, 6,044 m
Designer: Peter & Perry Dye
www.royalhawaiiangc.com

Wailea Emerald Course


A tropical playground! The Wailea Emerald Course has been voted the country's most women-friendly golf course seven times. In addition to this award, the course was designed to simply have fun playing golf. The carpet-like fairways, the fragrant green of the vegetation and the multitude of beautiful views combine just about everything that makes a good round of golf on Maui. Although the fairways are inviting and spacious, it is still no walk in the park. The holes demand precision and are
Challenging.

18-hole course, par 72, 5,860 m
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
www.waileagolf.com/wailea-emerald-maui-golf-course

Kapalua Plantation


The eternal number 1 of all golf courses in Hawaii is the Plantation Course in Kapalua. A golf course that you have to play when you travel to Hawaii. Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, the course is the model for many places in Hawaii. Perfectly in tune with the slopes of the West Maui Mountains, with dramatic ocean views from virtually every hole. The PAR 73 course with its 6776 meters in length offers the golf professional but also the handicap golfer the right level of difficulty on both sides. The fairways are wide and inviting to place the tee shot and the large greens also await the ball to the flag. In addition, the Plantation Course hosts the PGA Tour every January. An elite field meets here year after year. Golf greats like Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Justin Leonard, Ernie Els, Davis Love III and many more have already tied off here. Play the course and then rate the course record of 62 strokes played by K.J. Choi (2003), Graeme McDowell (2011), Chris Kirk (2015) and Jason Day (2015).

18-hole course, par 73, 6,441 m
Designer: Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore
www.golfatkapalua.com/plantation-course.html

Turtle Bay Golf Course


The course, designed by Arnold Palmer, opened in 1992 and was immediately ranked 4th on Golf Digest's "Best New Resort Courses in America". Palmer's layout offers two very different experiences. The Front Nine challenge golfers with a links style layout, while the Back Nine offer a more tropical backdrop. The course forms a horseshoe around the Punaho‘olapa swamp, a 100-acre pristine wetlands and bird sanctuary. The 17th hole is the \ "Signature Hole \" and offers a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean from the green. The par-72 Palmer Course measures 6,225 yards from the resort tees. If this course is played by the Palmer (black) tees, with 7,218 yards (approx. 6,500 meters) it is a tough challenge for the best players in the world. The more than 70 sand bunkers certainly do not make the game any easier. The place offers 5 different tee positions, which of course make it easier.