Hawaii is the ultimate golf vacation destination.
It’s a combination of Hawaii’s year-round
summer climate, pampering world-class resorts, and
more than 80 world-class golf courses on six uniquely
different and beautiful islands – Kauai, Oahu,
Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii’s Big Island.
There are no bigger fans of golf in Hawaii than those
who do it for a living. A recent survey by Golf World
found that PGA TOUR professionals ranked Hawaii as
their favorite place to visit – and with good
Eight of Golf Magazine’s top 25 golf resorts
in America are located in Hawaii – no other
state has more than two. Many of golf’s most
renowned architects – including giants like
Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Jr., Arnold Palmer, Jack
Nicklaus, and Greg Norman – have utilized Hawaii’s
dramatic cliffs, sterling beaches, lava fields, and
rolling hills to design award-winning courses.
No wonder the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour begin and
end their seasons in the islands with six professional
tournaments. Each January, while much of America shivers
through the winter chill, Hawai‘i serves as
a month-long host to tee off professional golf. Appropriately,
it’s referred to as the “Aloha Season.”
The PGA TOUR season begins with the Mercedes Championships
in early January on Maui followed the next week by
the Sony Open in Hawaii on Oahu.
“I love coming here. Two weeks in Hawaii is
great,” said two-time U.S. Open champion Ernie
The Champions Tour for golf professionals age 50 and
over follows in successive weeks with the MasterCard
Championship on Hawaii’s Big Island the Turtle
Bay Championship on Oahu, and the Wendy’s Champions
Skins Game on Maui.
In November it all wraps up on Kauai with the PGA
Grand Slam of Golf, matching the winners of the PGA
TOUR’s four major championships.
All golfers appreciate the modern infrastructure of
the resorts and golf courses. In the past 15 years
alone, 40 new courses have opened throughout the 50th
State. Accommodations surrounding these magnificent
settings range from luxurious resorts and moderate
hotels, to family-friendly condominiums and quaint
Every day’s an ideal day for golf in the islands
– especially in winter – and when the
game is done, there are Hawaii’s vacation charms
and countless activities to enjoy.