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The Golf Fanatic's Guide to Hawaii

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About the Book

The Golf Fanatic's Guide to Hawaii is a comprehensive, award-winning guidebook for golfers visiting Hawaii. Featuring color photography on every page and a sophisticated layout, the enticing coverage of the top 50 publicly accessible courses in the Aloha State will excite first-timers and return visitors alike. A former resident of Maui and the Big Island, guidebook author and avid golfer Bryan Fryklund (Adventure Guide: Hawaii the Big Island) traveled to six islands, playing each course and rating its difficulty, beauty, design intrigue, maintenance, "swank value"; and price; describing the course, specific holes that personify the experience, and the "19th hole"; interviewing a course representative for playing tips, as well as information for a vital statistics chart; providing driving directions; and reviewing nearby accommodation options. With candor and humor, Fryklund inserts local color into his course descriptions and sidebars, which range from explanations of golf terms such as "links golf" to insights into Hawaiian mythology. Golf Fanatic will be an invaluable tool on the Hawaiian courses, and a treasured souvenir after returning home.


  • Written by a passionate golfer and former resident, the guidebook features 4-6 page color spreads of each of the top 50 golf courses in Hawaii
  • Includes tips for play from the PGA pro (or similar expert) at courses; ratings; vital statistics chart; directions with maps; and accommodation reviews
  • Contains descriptions of key holes, including "the hole you're most likely to choke on," as well as the all-important "19th hole"

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Hawaiian Golf Course of the Month: April 2010

Ko Olina Golf Club

Ko Olina Golf Club is the centerpiece of Oahu’s latest resort development effort (or, at least to golfers and other reasonable people, it is). Though located amongst the dry plains of Oahu’s south side, the course teems with lovely Ted Robinson water features, including a drive-through waterfall by the 12th tee. The golf is fun and reasonably challenging for resort golf, but nothing that will test you too much, unless the trade winds are blowing. Plan on having lunch at Roy’s, one of Hawaiian chef Roy Yamaguchi’s chain of Pacific Rim restaurants, which is located adjacent to the clubhouse. Ask to be seated in the bar outside, so you can watch players wetting their approach shots on the 18th.



Celebrity Endorsements

The Golf Fanatic’s Guide to Hawaii is a great, comprehensive guide for those on a golfing quest in Hawaii.
-Robert Trent Jones, Jr., golf course architect

If your trip to Hawaii includes golf, Bryan Fryklund’s The Golf Fanatic’s Guide to Hawaii is a must. Whether you’re a high handicapper or a Tour pro, the information is essential to ensuring that you have a great time!
-Peter Jacobsen, PGA and Champions Tour star

If you are coming to Hawaii to play golf, The Golf Fanatic’s Guide to Hawaii should always be in the bag.
-Tadd Fujikawa, Hawaiian youth-phenom golfer

Hawaii has been a great golf destination for decades. Now this book, enthusiastically written and packed with helpful details and interesting observations, will help travelers navigate their way around the island courses so that they can get the most out of their vacation time in this golfers’ paradise.”
-Rees Jones, golf course architect

The Golf Fanatic’s Guide to Hawaii is for those who play - and want to play - the best. Read it, play it, love it. Thank you, Bryan, for doing what needed to be done in a Hawaii golf guide.” Perry O. Dye, Golf Course Architect


Table of Contents

Foreword by Ernie Els
The Lists
Hawaii State Map

Maui Map
The Dunes at Maui Lani
Kaanapali—The Royal Kaanapali Course
Kaanapali—The Kaanapali Kai Course
Kahili Golf Course
Kapalua—The Plantation Course
Kapalua—The Bay Course
Kapalua Golf Academy
Makena—South Course
Makena—North Course
Waiehu Municipal Golf Course
Wailea Golf Club—Gold Course
Wailea Golf Club—Emerald Course
Wailea Golf Club—Old Blue Course

Oahu Map
Coral Creek Golf Course
Ewa Beach Golf Club
Hawaii Prince Golf Club
Kapolei Golf Course
Koolau Golf Club
Ko Olina Golf Club
Luana Hills Country Club
Makaha Resort Golf Club
Makaha Valley Country Club
Olomana Golf Links
Pearl Country Club
Turtle Bay Resort—Palmer Course
Turtle Bay Resort—Fazio Course

Molokai Map
Ironwood Hills Golf Club

Kauai Map
Kauai Lagoons Golf Club—Kiele Course
Kiahuna Golf Club
Kukuiolono Golf Course
Poipu Bay Golf Course
Princeville at Hanalei—Makai Course
Princeville at Hanalei—Prince Course
Puakea Golf Course
Wailua Municipal Golf Course

The Big Island
Big Island Map
Big Island Country Club
Hapuna Golf Course
Hualalai Golf Course
Kona Country Club—Ocean Course
Kona Country Club—Mountain Course
Makalei Golf Club
Mauna Kea Golf Course
Mauna Lani—South Course
Mauna Lani—North Course
Darrin Gee’s Spirit of Golf Academy
Waikoloa Kings’ Course
Waikoloa Beach Course
Waikoloa Village Golf Club
Waimea Country Club
Volcano Golf and Country Club

Lanai Map
The Challenge at Manele
The Experience at Koele

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa
Kapalua Gold Villas
Makaha Resort & Golf Club
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa
Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Manele Bay
Four Seasons Resort Lanai
The Lodge at Koele

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