A short drive away from the glitz and glamour of Honolulu and you’ll find yourself teeing off on verdant fairways bordered with tropical rainforest. Oahu has more golf courses than any other Hawaiian island. Of particular note is the Turtle Bay golf course, which runs along the stunning north shore coastline.
Golfer’s Dream Guide to Golfing Hawaii
Golfing in Hawaii is different. Surrounded by majestic, rainforest-covered mountains and panoramic ocean views, you tee off on courses lined with guava, mango, and bougainvillea. Native birds dot the fairway as the sun glints off the waves of the Pacific. For golfers, heaven must look a lot like a Hawaiian fairway.
The four main islands — Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, and Kauai — all have world-class golf courses, so you should have no trouble finding somewhere to tee off. The biggest challenge is choosing which course to play!
Oahu Golf Courses
Kauai Golf Courses
Kauai is home to six golf courses, each with its own unique features. Play the longest continuous set of ocean holes in Hawaii at Hokuala, or wonder at ancient Hawaiian village remains as you play the Kiahuna course.
Maui Golf Courses
Every golfer should have a chance to tee off on Maui. Whether you’re playing among the historic lava rock walls of the Wailea Golf Club or enjoying the view of Maui’s west and east coasts at the Kahili Golf Course, you’ll be playing some of the most beautiful fairways and greens in the world. A late afternoon game at the Kaanapali Golf Course is a must-do for the sunset.
Big Island Golf Courses
The Big Island of Hawaii features some surprising golf courses. Chief among them is the Volcano Golf and Country Club, where you can tee off on the side of an active volcano. The Big Island’s volcano-formed landscape gives its golf courses a unique feel, and as with the other islands, you’ll enjoy unparalleled ocean views and mountain vistas.