There’s a good chance that golf is the second biggest draw to the islands behind Hawaii’s beautiful beaches. Golfers are a common sight on Oahu, in the airport, in hotel lobbies, and even on the bus. Each side of the island is home to its own exquisite greens. Even in the heart of Waikiki green goers can find an 18-hole course. On Oahu those in search of tee time can find world class, high end courses as well as super casual, no carts allowed courses.
To tackle on of the island’s most high end and challenging courses, reserve a tee time at Turtle Bay’s Palmer Course. Known as the more demanding of the two Turtle Bay courses, this course features 18 holes as it meanders its way through the natural wetlands of the North Shore. Beginning farther inland, it runs down to the ocean and white sand beach and back, and can be enjoyed by cart.
On the opposite end of the fancy spectrum is Kahuku Golf Course. Perhaps the most relaxed course on the island, the oceanside Kahuku Golf Course fits with the theme of the North Shore, mellow, casual, and local style. This 18-hole course is walk only with pull carts and golf clubs available for rent.
Out on the Leeward Side the Hawaii Prince Golf Club has 27 holes, the only course like this in all of Hawaii. Three sets of nine holes offer playing conditions for all skill levels on 270 acres.
So pick accordingly and enjoy a day on the greens.