June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in Hawaii

We rank the best venues in Hawaii (2017-'18)

1 . (1) Nanea G.C., Kailua-Kona
2. (3) Prince G. Cse. (6th hole pictured above), Princeville Kauai ≈^
3. (2) Kapalua (Plantation), Maui ≈^
4. (4) Kuki'o G. & Beach Club, Kailua-Kona
5. (7) The Club At Hokuli'a, Kealakekua
6. (6) Manele G. Cse., Lanai City, Lanai ^
7. (5) Mauna Kea G. Cse., Kohala Coast ≈^
8. (8) Kohanaiki Golf & Ocean Club, Kailua-Kona
9. (9) The Club At Kukui'ula, Koloa, Kauai
10. (10) Makai G.C. (Makai) Princeville, Kauai ^
11. (12) Hualalai G. Cse., Kailua-Kona ^
12. (14) Poipu Bay G. Cse., Koloa, Kauai ★
13. (13) Wailea G.C. (Gold) Wailea, Maui ★
14. (11) Turtle Bay Resort G.C. (Palmer), Kahuku, Oahu ★
15. (New) Ko'olau G.C., Kaneohe, Oahu ★


KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

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.