posted on January 11, 2011 23:38
FINDING YOUR GOLF PARADISE IN HAWAII
Planning a golf trip to Hawaii? Here's a guide to finding the right island
BY BRANDON TUCKER
At the height of winter on the snowy mainland, the sunny, green images of Hawaii appear similar from one island to the next.
It's not until you visit the islands of Hawaii that you realize the differences in each island's ecology and atmosphere. Perhaps the only consistent, the four largest islands remain a golfer's paradise for residents and vacationers alike.
Chances are, you can't visit each island on your Hawaii golf trip, so here's a guide to the four main islands to determine which slice of paradise is right for you:
Golf on Oahu
If you're after excitement on your Hawaii golf vacation, Oahu is the easy choice. Not only does this most populous island include more golf courses than any other Hawaiian island with nearly 40, it's also home to a bustling, diverse city and one of the world's greatest beaches, Waikiki. Honolulu offers a nightlife scene that can't be matched elsewhere in Hawaii, where late-night options are often limited.
Oahu golf is more affordable than at the resorts and golf courses of the other islands, with a number of quality municipal and daily fee facilities.
One of many examples of above-average public golf on the island is Ko Olina Golf Club. Royal Kunia Golf Club includes a lot of fun holes, plus great views of Pearl Harbor and Honolulu. Ewa Beach Golf Club is a championship test that offers some of the most lush conditions in the world. And Hawaii Prince Golf Club, tied into the Hawaii Prince Resort near Waikiki Beach, features 27 holes of windswept fun.
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