When and Where to Golf in Hawai‘i: Our Hawai‘i Golfing Guide
What could be better than 18 holes in the Hawai‘i sunshine? When it comes to the Aloha state, there’s no place more idyllic or beautiful to play a round or two (or three!).
If you’re wondering the best time to go golfing in Hawai‘i, our golfing guide has you covered. We’ve narrowed down Hawaii’s 75 courses into a guide for players from beginner to intermediate to seasoned. We’ve also researched the best time of year to golf in Hawai‘i for great weather and peak conditions.
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The Ultimate Hawai‘i Golfing Experience
The rainiest stretch Hawai‘i typically sees is from November to March, so golfing during the summer months is your best bet for endless blue skies and perfect conditions. Teeing off first thing in the morning is the peak time for weather, so book in advance if you’re looking to get an early start. If you’re playing in the peak season of summer though, any time of day is a good time to get a round in.
For the ultimate luxury golfing resort experience, check out the Plantation Course in Kapalua. Consistently rated as the #1 golf course in Hawai‘i–Kapalua is located on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains. Take in expansive and vast ocean views from nearly every one of Kapalua’s holes–just one of many features that make this course a top golf destination during peak season.
This being a higher-end resort means there’s likely a dress code in place, so err on the side of caution while packing. We suggest bringing a collared shirt like a polo, a pair of golf slacks, shorts, or a skirt in khaki or black, and golf shoes with good sole treads. White socks are a must if you’re opting for a short style. An elevated, leather style like Wai‘alae or Wailea is sure to cover all your bases and have you playing at the top of your game.
Golf Like A Local
For an authentic experience with breathtaking views, the Pukalani Country Club is a 160 acre course that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Valley Isle of Maui. Pukalani is 1,100 feet in elevation and located near the world famous Mount Haleakala, an extinct volcano whose name in Hawaiian means "House of the Rising Sun."
For more casual, cool courses try a style like Kapalua or Kawela. Long walks down the fairway require a golf shoe that can keep up. These lightweight sneakers have all the comfort you need to keep your drive, pitch, and put on point, round after round.
Balling On A Budget
Golfing in good weather during peak season isn’t always the most convenient or realistic option. However, golfing in Hawai‘i during the off season still offers the same beautiful, scenic courses, and sometimes even at a discount. These courses guarantee the most bang for your buck in the off-season:
With this Hawai‘i golfing guide, you'll know the best times and best locations to golf in Hawai‘i. OluKai golf shoes are designed to help you look and feel your best on the course so don’t forget to pack your favorite pair for your next trip!