Hawaii Golf Makes The Dream Vacation For The Serious Golfer

Hawaii attracts thousands of golfers every year in search of challenging courses and amazing golf experiences in tropical beauty. With 70 courses spread across 8 islands of diverse geographic regions, there is no question that this is one of the world’s best golfing hot spots.

One such hot-spot is The Kapalua Golf Resort in Maui. This has to be one of the most beautiful courses and first class golf experiences in the world. Set amongst the pineapple fields on the south coast of Maui, it boasts three 18 hole championship courses and the luxury “Kapalua Bay” Ritz Carlton hotel.


The Plantation Course hosts the PGA Tour’s Kick Off event every January, and it’s the perfect place to start the golf season. Its 7411 yards combines links golf with tropical splendor. With views of the ocean and volcanic mountains on every hole, its wide rolling fairways are fast and hard providing a challenge to all levels of golfer. Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore (opened in 1991) in the mold of great courses such as Augusta and St. Andrews, it is a course which gives the thinking player an advantage over the long hitter. This is course is perhaps the best of all Hawaii Golf Courses. With no rough it offers plenty of opportunities to get out the driver and swing hard at it. The 663 yard par 5 18th is a dramatic end to a fantastic round of golf. Judging the wind and the downhill elevation change provides a great decider of any match…

This time of year is the perfect time to visit. South Maui, is one of the driest, sunniest areas of Hawaii. With great swimming beaches offering fantastic sailing, snorkelliing and scuba diving, there is plenty of activities to suit all tastes. The longest running Food and Wine festival in Hawaii is hosted at Kapalua between June 24-27 and brings some of the worlds top chefs and sommeliers to the resort. It’s a long-weekend of daily culinary exhibitions, interactive wine tastings and evening gala events.


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David MacKenzie

is a golf coach and golf publisher and lives in Washington DC. He is the founder of Golf State of Mind a teaching program designed to help golfers eliminate negative mental interference and play with confidence.

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  2. Golf Vacation

    The scene so breath taking.. nice one..

  3. Gord Collins

    Yes, Kapalua is a wonderful golf course yet there are plenty of others on Maui, Oahu and Big Island. The joy of golfing in Hawaii is playing a variety of course with different types of challenges for the average golfer. Other amazing and classic Hawaii golf courses are Wailea Old Blue, and the The Dunes at Mani Lani Golf Course which has in the scottish style, and Pukalani Country Club which offers incredibe views of the ocean. All the Maui courses are great and you won’t regret a holiday here.

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