Given that the Big Island is the largest of all the Hawaiian islands, it’s only suiting that it’s renowned for being the golf capital of all Hawaii. With the vast amount of unique real estate, it’s home of some of the most exciting beach and lava, yes lava, golf one can experience.
Leading names in professional golf course design, including Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Tom Weiskopf, Jack Nicklaus, Francis H. Ii Brown and Jay Morish, have fashioned courses from the very distinctive landscapes on Hawaii.
Hawaii Island is the youngest of the islands and known for its active volcano, Kilauea. Golf courses on the island are literally carved out of ancient lava flows wrapped around ancient Hawaiian landmarks.
You’ll find courses for every level of experience from local municipal courses to challenging lava and oceanfront hilly courses. With the abundance of golf course choices along the Kohala Coast, it’s well worth investing at least one morning or afternoon in cruising in a golf cart and hitting that infamous little white ball.
And you’ll gladly take a mulligan, given the amazing distractions of the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, swaying palm trees and contrasting black lava along the fairways and greens.
Golf on Hawaii Island… With the picture-perfect postcard views, there’s just no comparison and a definite to-do for any golfer.