Kona Country Club

Kona Country Club is the last course I played in Hawaii and it concludes a life’s goal of golfing all 50 states and 6 Hawaiian Islands. Kona is a beautiful and well-maintained course that includes play next to the ocean and near the black lava to the higher elevation through the trees. It was a beautiful day, 87 degrees and calm. I played from the Whites, Par 72, 6026 yds, (69.1/118). I shot an 84 with 35 putts, 7 pars and used a PW on #12 (par 3, 162 yds) and was a foot from a hole in one.

Kapalua Golf – The Plantation Course

The Plantation Course is a PGA level course. No need to say how great it is cause it’s pretty awesome. Being able to hit a driver on a steep downhill is a trip. I played the afternoon and the sunset was something to see. I didn’t get to finish #18 due to darkness. I had a great drive and smoked my 3 wood straight, but it was too dark and couldn’t find my ball. I played from the Yellow (Regular) Par 73, 6674 yds, (73.3/140). I shot a 50 on the front with 18 putts and a 40 after 17 holes with 4 pars with 14 putts.

Cavendish Golf Course

Cavendish Golf Club is a well-kept golf course. This is a walk-only course unless you’re a local that owns a golf cart. There is no clubhouse or cart rentals. The course layout is up and down hill, so, being in somewhat cardio shape helps while carrying a golf bag. It is a free city course. The fairways were in great playing shape and the greens had a good speed and rolled true. The maintenance crews from the Manele Golf Course over saw. There is no rating on this course, it is a par 36, 3071 yds. I shot a 50 with 21 putts.

Ironwood Hills Golf Club

Ironwood Hills Golf Course is the only course on the island. I think it’s pretty awesome that there is a course here. This is a 9-hole course and they do a good job with the fairways and greens. There are even a few old wooden Tee Box markers that look like they’ve been there since the opening in 1928. I played the Blue Tees (35.0/64; 6653 yds) shot a 48 with 20 putts and 1 par. I rented a set of clubs which were an old set of Dunlops with a Dead Center by Titleist, Silver Diamond Steel Wood 3, Dunlop hybrid and a John Daly 460 driver. It was a sunny day and the wind blew about 20 mph.

Wailea Gold Course

Wailea Gold Course is a fantastic course for all levels to play in Maui. I paid $194 for 36 holes with cart which includes golfing the Emerald course the earlier in the day. This entire course is in immaculate shape. It’s easy to over swing the Driver. There’s plenty of obstacles for your ball to land in. The scenery is outstanding (it’s Hawaii, of course.) You can see the islands of Kaho’olawe, Lanai and the South side of the NW side of Maui. The Gold course is one of three in Kihei at the Wailea resort. I have the Gold an Emerald rated as a tie at #8 on the 148 courses I’ve golfed as of 11/09/16. I played the Blue Tees (72.1/136; 6653 yds) shot an 88 with 34 putts and 8 pars.

Wailea Emerald Course

Wailea Emerald Course is a fantastic course for all levels to play in Maui. I paid $194 for 36 holes with cart which includes golfing the Gold course the same day. This entire course is in immaculate shape. It’s easy to over swing the Driver. There’s plenty of obstacles for your ball to land in. The scenery is outstanding (it’s Hawaii, of course.) You can see the islands of Kaho’olawe, Lanai and the South side of the NW side of Maui. The Emerald course is one of three in Kihei at the Wailea resort. I have the Gold an Emerald rated as a tie at #8 on the 148 courses I’ve golfed as of 11/09/16. I played the Emerald Tees (72.8/135; 6825 yds) shot a 94 with 35 putts and 2 pars and birdied #9 and #12.

Wailea Blue Golf Course

Wailea Blue Course is a fantastic course for all levels to play in Maui. I paid $162 for 18 holes with cart and includes a few souvenirs. Don’t let the wide fairways give you overconfidence. There’s plenty of obstacles for your ball to land in. The scenery is outstanding (it’s Hawaii, of course.) You can see the islands of Kaho’olawe, Lanai and the South side of the NW side of Maui. The Blue course is one of three in Kihei at the Wailea resort. I played the Wipe Out White (69.8/126) shot an 89 with 40 putts and 3 pars and birdied #3.

Kiahuna Golf Club

Kiahuna Golf Club is a great course for all levels to play for under $100. This course is pretty wide open. There’s great ancient scenery of old buildings. There’s a nice bar/restaurant that opens up to the outside. Local bands come and play nightly. I played the Blues (71.5/129) shot a 93 with 37 putts and 2 pars.

Poipu Bay Golf Course

Poi Pu Bay Golf Course is another fine course on the islands, this course runs along the coast of the Pacific on the south side. The wind blew 30-40 mph and it rained on us for about 15 minutes in the middle of the round. I played the Blues (71.3/126; 6612 yds) shot a 93 with 38 putts with 4 pars.

Royal Hawaiian Golf Club

Royal Hawaiian is my favorite course and I have it rated #1 of 148 courses that I’ve golfed as of 11/09/16. This course is so well-manicured with the elevation changes in this jungle environment. This course is very challenging and too far off the fairway and your ball is gone. I played the Blues (67.7/128; 5541 yards. I shot a 94, 40 putts, 2 pars and a birdie on #18.