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Say Aloha to Your Golf Dream Vacation!

Elite Golf Experiences
Elite Golf Experiences May 08, 2018

This volcanic archipelago, located in the Pacific Ocean, has long been known for its majestic landscapes. From snow-capped volcanoes to lava rock deserts and rainforests, the islands of Hawaii provide endless opportunity for adventure or leisure. Championship caliber courses combined with breathtaking scenery, make Hawaii a premier destination for golfers around the world.

Kick-off your Hawaii Golf Experience on Oahu!
The Ko’olau Golf Club on Oahu, listed as one of the “Top 100 Places You Can Play” by Golf Magazine, is one of the toughest courses on the planet (slope 152). While this reputation is rightly earned when played from the back tees, there are four other sets to match with your level of play. Designed by Dick Nugent in 1992, this course seamlessly incorporates the landscape into its play and beauty.

One of our preferred courses is Kapolei GC, located west of Pearl Harbor. The championship layout is beautifully landscaped with floral gardens, thousands of coconut palms and five expansive and aesthetically pleasing lakes, which come into play on 12 holes. Having been rated as one of the best courses on Oahu by both Golf Digest and Golf Advisor, Kapolei Golf Club also played host to the LPGA's Hawaiian Ladies Open Tournament between 1996-2001 and for the last few years the Champions Tour Pacific Links Open.

Golf on Big Island – enjoy epic vistas of the Kohala Coast's rolling waves and the snow-capped Mauna Kea Volcano!
The Mauna Lani Golf Resort on Big Island is home to two championship courses. The North course is characterized by rolling fairways and Kiawe forests. It is built on a lava bed and borders a 230-acre protected archeological district. The course’s signature 17th hole is a natural lava rock amphitheater. The resort’s South course boasts panoramic ocean and mountain views, with the signature 15th hole being one of the most photographed over-the-water holes in the entire world.

The multi-award-winning Mauna Kea Golf Course has had its place in Hawaii's history as one of the most scenic and favored golf courses since 1964. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the 18-hole championship course presents dramatic changes in elevation, large undulating greens and 120 well-placed bunkers. The spectacular signature hole is the famous third, where surging inlet water races to meet the rocky shoreline, affording one of the most dramatic and breathtaking views of any course today.

Follow the footsteps of the PGA TOUR winners on Maui!
The Plantation Course at Kapalua is consistently ranked as the #1 course in Hawaii. Home of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, this course, designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, offers ocean views from every hole. Dramatic elevation changes, generous greens and wide fairways challenge the pros while providing great play for the average golfer. Home to two of the best finishing holes in golf, the 18th hole is a 663-yard par-5. Feel like one of the pros as you hit one of the longest drives of your life down the aggressive slope of the 18th fairway!

Stay in luxury and style!
World class accommodations await you as well. Elite Golf Experiences has hand-picked lodging options on all islands. The Halekulani is arguably the most internationally acclaimed of all resorts in Hawaii. The service is second to none as the establishment maintains the highest staff to guest ratio. This beachfront, signature property offers unobstructed views of Diamond Head, Hawaii’s most recognized landmark known for its hiking trail, stunning coastal views and military history.

Explore, discover, experience these magnificent islands!
While Hawaii is home to some of the best courses and accommodations in the world, there is so much more to this tropical destination. A visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center will expose you to the rich heritage of the Pacific Islands. This live museum showcases the music, dance, and traditions through hands on activities, tours and shows.

One of the landmark attractions on Oahu is Pearl Harbor. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial, which sank and killed 1,177 crewmen when the Japanese attacked on December 7, 1941. Then head to Ford Island, where the USS Missouri is docked and where Japanese leaders signed the Formal Instrument of Surrender on September 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay, officially ending World War II.

Anyone interested in a bird's-eye-view of volcanic activity should opt for a 45-minute helicopter ride which takes you over the Kilauea Volcano's most active sites on Big Island. You might see the glow of flowing lava, as well as black-sand beaches, former lava flows now hardened into volcanic rock.

In Hawaii, breathtaking sights await you around every turn. You will see dramatic mountain ranges, turquoise and deep azure ocean. Just about every byway is scenic, and each overlook offers a new Instagram-ready vista. Keep your camera ready!

The Hawaiian people are warm and welcoming. The “Aloha Spirit” is a philosophy that is instilled in its culture which calls for the extension of mutual regard, affection, and warmth in caring with no obligation of return. The spirit of aloha is at the core of the language, music, art, theater, dance, film and cuisine. The Aloha Spirit is the coordination of the mind and heart within each person. It brings us back to ourselves.

I like to think that golf does this on some level as well. It brings us back to ourselves. Our time on the course allows us the time to decompress and clear our heads. And what better landscape is there than the Hawaiian Islands to reconnect?

Brad Osoba
VP of Business Development

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