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Hawaii's Golf Vacations and Courses Big Island

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When it comes to Hawaii golf vacations, the Big Island offers a golfing experience that is matched by very few destinations. Few people have been disappointed by the wide selection of courses available and the unique features that they offer up to the world of golf.

Think about it where else on earth can you play a game on the course sited on a once active volcano? Carry on reading to find out a few details on some of the Big Island's more popular courses.

Star Hawaii Courses (Included on many a Golf Cruise)

Waikoloa Beach Resort can be found on the Kohala Coast and is home to two stunningly designed courses: The Beach Course and The King's Course a great Hawaii golf vacation addition!
The Beach runs right along the island's coastline and is shaded by a multitude of coconut palms. This creation of Robert Trent Jones Jr. stretches over 6566 yards and is a par 70 course. The most talked about hole is the number 12, who's near panoramic sea views leave many players distracted. Strategically placed hazards make this par 5 hole quite a challenge.
The King's has a set up and design that is reminiscent of some of the courses that are very typical of those that cover the British Isles. This is probably due to the fact that it was partly the brainchild of Tom Weiskopf, a former British Open and PGA TOUR title holder. Extending over 7000 yards, this course is larger than its sister course and has 72 par rating. Lookout for the dual greens on some of the holes!

Those of you looking into taking one of the many available vacations that are on offer should consider teeing off of the Mauna Kea Golf Course. All 18 holes stemmed from the creative mind of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Taking full advantage of the lie of the land, this championship golf course rises and falls unpredictably and has the added bonus of some of the island's most beautiful surroundings the iced peaks of Mauna Kea, the mighty Pacific, and the ancient lava sheets all add to the uniqueness of this golfing experience. (Features on many golf cruise vacations)

Hapuna Golf Course services the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Big Island Hawaii located on the Kohala Coast. A links style design, the course is centred on the lava sheets exuded by the now extinct Mauna Loa. Players will have their skills tested by the trade winds that blow across the slim fairways, and that change direction as the day progresses. The views are also a real feast for the eyes look up, and see the slopes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa ; look out, and you see the blue of the ocean! One unique aspect to this course is its environmental focus, the aim of which is to compliment the natural surroundings, not disrupt it! (Features on many golf cruise vacations).

Heard of the Volcano Golf and Country Club in Hawaii? Golf holidays do not come much more unique than this. The course itself is set on the grounds of an extinct volcano (Mauna Loa). This relaxed 18 holed course is quite a bit higher than the many other golf courses on the Big Island, so you can expect temperatures to be slightly less scorching. Quite a speedily pitched golf course, players should use the extra peace and quiet characteristic of this course, to concentrate a little harder on their shot especially when they finally face hole 15.

Hawaii Golf Vacations: Discount Card

Many golf courses throughout Hawaii are part of a number of discount schemes that offer card holders special price privileges and other benefits. If you are an avid player it might be in your best interests to subscribe to one of these discount schemes for a reasonable annual fee. Card holders pay less than the stipulated retail price and most card holders find the whole process of booking tee times faster and more convenient. For a small fee you can order your Hawaii discount card today!

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