Playing Golf in Heaven

Wale and Golf
Wale and Golf
© HVCB / Kirk Aeder
In 1999, Golf Digest named Hawaii "The Best State for Golf" and nothing has changed since.

Start with the weather. In Hawaii there truly is only one season — and it's the perfect season for golf. Next, the terrain. Indescribable settings, epic views, rich volcanic soil and incredible variety come together offering a unique environment. For golf course designers, it's almost as if all six Hawaiian islands were created just for the glorification of the sport making it little wonder that the world's finest golf course designers, such as Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Ben Crenshaw, Arnold Palmer and Greg Norman, have left their indelible mark on our state.

PGA Golf Courses

  • The Plantation Course at Kapalua, Maui
  • Waialae Country Club, Oahu
  • Nicklaus Course, Hualalai Golf Club, Big Island
  • Wailea Gold Course, Maui
  • Palmer Course at Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu
  • Poipu, Kauai
The result? We have 80 incomparable championship courses, with over 1,400 magnificent holes. But beware — one of the biggest challenges is maintaining concentration on your shot, with Hawaii's snow-capped volcanoes, glistening beaches, alpine forests graced with silver streams, breaching whales and dolphins and the thundering azure surf all conspriring to distract your gaze. Talk about a handicap!

Hawaii has always been a firm favourite of the PGA and Senior PGA Tours and now the PGA Tour and Hawaii have established the Aloha Season. This boasts a series of events to kick off the Tour schedule and features six major televised golf tournaments held here throughout the year.

Wailea Golf Course
Wailea Golf Course
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Golf Events

  • Grand Slam of Golf, Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course, Kauai, PGA December 2-4, 2004
  • Mercedes Championships: Plantation Course, Kapalua, Maui, PGA, January 3-9, 2005
  • Sony Open: Waialae Country Club, Oahu, January 10-16, 2005
  • MasterCard Championship: Hualalai, Big Island (Hawaii)January 17-23, 2005
  • Turtle Bay Championship: Kahuku, Oahu, January 24-30, 2005
  • Wendy's Champions Skins Games: Wailea, Maui, February 4-6, 2005
    (*Schedule subject to change.)

More about the PGA-Tour: www.guidetogolf.net and www.pgatour.com.