The PGA Tour starts the calendar year in Hawaii for good reason: While much of the mainland might be in the deep freeze, Hawaii truly is paradise. A perfect climate, incredible scenery and some of the best course designers in the world is the perfect recipe for a perfect golf vacation. One of the best parts about going to Hawaii, though, is that it's not all the same. Each island has its own personality and unique topography. Start with Honolulu and Oahu, where you will find one of the world's greatest beaches, high-rise hotels, scores of restaurants and the state's hottest nightclubs. There's also a pretty good collection of daily-fee and resort courses. For a totally opposite experience, you can take on the Big Island with its 11 different climate zones, black lava fields and breathtaking resorts and golf courses like Mauna Kea Golf Resort and Mauna Lani. On Maui, there's the incredible Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort where the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions is played. Or head to the nearby small island of Lanai, which has two Four Seasons Resorts. And in Kauai, known as the Garden Isle, you'll find plunging ravines, waterfalls, cliffs, canyons, bays some spectacular golf at resorts like the renovated Princeville Resort on the north shore, or Poipu Bay, or the south side's Wailua Golf Course, perhaps the best municipal golf course in Hawaii.

Hawaii By The Numbers

Average Overall Rating

3.9 stars from 5

based on 3451 reviews.

4-5 stars:
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1-2 stars:
Avg. Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Avg. Value for the Money: 3.9 stars from 5
Avg. Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Avg. Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Avg. Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Avg. Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5

Top Rated Courses In Hawaii Area

Courses with the highest golfer ratings (minimum 10 reviews to qualify)

  1. Kapalua Resort - The Plantation Course #18

    Kapalua Golf Club - Plantation Course

    Lahaina, Hawaii, USA

    5.0 stars from 5 (13)

  2. King Kamehameha GC: Aerial

    King Kamehameha Golf Club

    Wailuku, Hawaii, USA

    4.8 stars from 5 (30)

  3. Kapolei GC

    Kapolei Golf Club

    Kapolei, Hawaii, USA

    4.6 stars from 5 (26)

  4. Woods at Princeville Makai: #1

    Princeville Makai Golf Club

    Princeville, Hawaii, USA

    4.6 stars from 5 (52)

  5. Poipu Bay GC: #18

    Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course

    Koloa, Hawaii, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (39)

  6. Princeville at Hanalei - Prince GC

    Princeville Golf Club - Prince Course

    Princeville, Hawaii, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (36)

  7. Wailea - Emerald #16 & #10

    Wailea Golf Club - Emerald Course

    Wailea, Hawaii, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (66)

  8. Wailea Gold Course: #15

    Wailea Golf Club Gold Course

    Wailea, Hawaii, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (60)

  9. Kauai Lagoons

    The Ocean Course at Hokuala

    Lihue, Hawaii, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (45)

  10. Mauna Kea Golf Course - Resort

    Mauna Kea

    Kamuela, Hawaii, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (85)

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