Best in StateJune 7, 2019

The Best Golf Courses in Hawaii

We rank the best venues in Hawaii (2019-'20)
Jon Cavalier

The ultra-exclusive, David McLay Kidd-designed Nanea Golf Club.

1 . (1) Nanea G.C. (pictured), Kailua-Kona
2. (3) Kapalua (Plantation), Maui ≈ ^
3. (4) Kuki’o G. & Beach Club, Kailua-Kona
4. (7) Mauna Kea G. Cse., Kohala Coast ≈ ^
5. (5) The Club at Hokuli’a, Kealakekua
6. (6) Manele G. Cse. Lanai City, Lanai ^
7. (8) Kohanaiki Golf & Ocean Club, Kailua-Kona
8. (9) The Club at Kukui’ula, Koloa, Kauai
9. (NR) Makena G. & Beach Club, Wailea
10. (10) Makai G.C. (Makai), Princeville, Kauai ^
11. (11) Hualalai G. Cse., Kailua-Kona ^
12. (12) Poipu Bay G. Cse., Koloa, Kauai ^
13. (15) Ko’olau G.C., Kaneohe, Oahu ^
14. (13) Wailea G.C. (Gold), Wailea, Maui ^
15. (NR) The Ocean Cse. at Hokuala, Lihue, Kauai ^


KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2017-'18 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
America's Second 100 Greatest
^ Public-access course
NR Not rated in 2017-’18

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.