NO CONTEST—Hawaii’s Big Island (aka Hawaii Island). With six readily accessible resort courses and four daily fee venues on the Kona/Kohala Coast side of the island, a comparison to the other three major islands leaves the others coming up way short.
The lopsidedness of the argument not only extends to the sheer number of courses (10), but to the fact
that they are are all somewhat reasonably priced, especially the six that participate in the HawaiiGolfDeals’ Big Island GolfHawaiiCard (“GHC”) program In fact, with a GHC, you can play five days of unlimited golf at Hapuna, Waikoloa Beach, Waikoloa Kings, Makalei and Waikoloa Village for as little as $417 including tax. That’s only $83 per-day for unlimited golf with cart and range balls. For a similar tariff of $415 (only $108 per-day including tax), you can play two days of unlimited golf at Hapuna and two days of unlimited golf at Mauna Kea. Arguably, the two best courses at any single resort in all of Hawaii.
But there is much more to sustain the argument… The Big Island has the best selection of resort hotels (Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is sensational) and condo/villa accommodations at prices that are actually better than the other islands. The condo/villa accommodations are also newer, more spacious, better and deliver much more value than higher priced units on Maui and Kauai. Oahu’s condos exist in very limited numbers and are quite pricey.
The Big Island also boasts fantastic weather with very little precipitation, especially on the mostly dry Kona/Kohala Coast, where virtually every day is 82° and mostly sunny. You’ll even be hard pressed to ever don a jacket or long-sleeve shirt in the evening when temps dip into the mid-70s.
And with sensational beaches (Hapuna Beach was just named the #1 beach in the U.S. for the umpteenth time), incredible dining options (more great savings via our Big Island dining program, one of the best half-day golf schools in the world (“Spirit of Golf” Academy with your GHC), a new golf club rental program for the duration of your visit and some world-class sites and sounds, it’s just “no contest.” Make your #1 golf destination The Big Island, which for very good reasons we call “The Golf Capital of Hawaii.”