Hawaii’s Best Golf Courses – If you are a golfer, you will love Hawaii. This sunny paradise offers seemingly countless golfing options. Even if you are a novice golfer, you will find a suitable course for your skill level in Hawaii. Hawaii also has golf courses suitable for intermediate players and even PGA pros. Let’s take a look at the best golf courses in Hawaii sure to suit your fancy.
1. Turtle Bay Golf Course
Widely revered as one of Oahu’s top golf courses, Turtle Bay is highlighted by two championship courses. Two of golf’s most legendary players, George Fazio and Arnold Palmer are responsible for the creation of these golfing gems. The Palmer course is fairly challenging yet quite fun. The course opened in ’92 and was subsequently rated by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 10 new golf courses in the country.
Turtle Bay’s Fazio course is not as difficult as the Palmer course yet it is equally as beautiful. Consider walking the Fazio course rather than riding across it in a golf cart and you will take in the stunning Hawaiian palm trees at a leisurely pace. Once you are done golfing these courses, you will leave with a truly indelible memory of their awe-inspiring ocean views.
Join Daniels Hawaii on a circle island tour of Oahu to pass by one of Hawaii’s best golf courses. The circle island tour in a small group and our private tours are both in a luxury vehicle. Lean back and enjoy the beauty of the island of Oahu. Our experienced guides are happy to show you the best beaches, most popular spots on the island and you can try local food during your lunch break on the North Shore.
On our private tour we are happy to arrange golf tours for you and your family or friends. Please contact Daniels Hawaii to find out more about our private tours on the island.
2. Waialae Country Club
The Waialae club course is a championship course stretching more than 7,000 yards. This is the home of the Sony Open in Hawaii, a yearly event on the PGA Tour. Of course it must come up on a list of Hawaii’s best golf courses. Waialae was originally founded back in ’65 as the Hawaiian Open. Golfers rave about the 8th hole, inspired by the North Berwick Golf Club’s famous Redan hole. The design of the course’s 10th hole is based on the Road Hole at Scotland’s St. Andrews course.
3. Ala Wai Golf Course
When it comes to the best golf courses in Hawaii, few can top the Ala Wai course. Built in 1931, this Honolulu course spans 6,208 yards. Donald MacKay designed the course with three sets of tees suitable for varying skill levels. The fairways and greens consist of Bermuda grass. Whether you are an inexperienced golfer who recently picked up the game or a skilled golfer with years of experience, you will enjoy this course. Play toward dusk and you will get a fantastic view of Waikiki’s lights. However, getting a tee time at Ala Wai is sometimes challenging. Your best bet might be a mid-to-late afternoon tee time when most people are at work or preparing for dinner. The Ala Wai golf course is the most played course in the USA!
Bonus: Club at Hokulia
Situated on the visually striking Kona Coaston the Big Island. The Club at Hokulia is undoubtedly one of the best courses in Hawaii and beyond. Hokulia is a relatively new course as it opened in 2002. Play this three-mile, 1,550 acre Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, enjoy a night out on the Kailua-Kona beach town and you will rest easy knowing you made the most of your Hawaii experience.
Interested in Golf Tours?
Interested in playing Hawaii’s best golf courses? Get in touch with us today and we arrange a day on the golf course for you. You will have a private driver taking you to the course, we will help you to get in and our driver is ready to take you home after your game. Our private Tour is the best bet.