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Featured Golf Holiday Destination: Hawaii

Sony Open Underway in Hawaii

It is high season in Hawaii and golf aficionados have their eyes on the Sony Open, part of the FedEx Cup Series on the PGA Tour in Honolulu. At the time of writing, we know that Chris Kirk and Zach Johnson share the lead with seven birdies each.

Held in January each year, the Sony Open welcomes 144 of the world’s best golf professionals to the Waialae Country Club, home to a championship golf course open only to members and their invited guests. A purse of $6,200,00 and a champion’s prize of $1,116,000 notwithstanding, Sony Open is Hawaii’s biggest charity golf event and has raised more than 17 million dollars for local non-profit organizations since 1999.

Oahu is home to the world-famous Waikiki Beach and Pearl Habour, which attracts more Japanese tourists than domestic tourists and consequently significant international tourism revenue. Other popular sights include the iconic USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu Zoo, Polynesian Cultural Center, Iolani Palace and Diamond Head, a volcanic crater and an exciting hike-up offering breath-taking views even though the active volcano hasn’t actually spewed ash for over 150,000 years.

  Hawaii Golf Map with Best Golf Courses & Resorts   Though you may not be able to tee off at Waialae CC, you can consider enjoying a few rounds at Ko’ olau Golf Club whose layout features marked elevation changes, winding ravines and views of cascading waterfalls.

Royal Hawaiian Golf Club is another option, a Peter Dye design in the backdrop of an ancient jungle and winding paths through rainforest corridors.

At an hour’s drive from Waialae CC is Turtle Bay Resort, home to two 18-hole championship golf courses, the top-rated Palmer course and the popular Fazio course.  

If this is your first time in Oahu, you may find yourself feasting on fresh fish dishes, but you also want to try out raw fish salad (poke), island abalone (opihi) and a richly oily fish moi/mahi, and wash your meal down with Mai Tais! ... more PGA Destinations.


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Tommy Horton: true gentleman of golf and record five-time winner of the European Senior Tour Order of Merit passed away in December 2017 aged 76.
Georgia Hall: 21-year-old Solheim Cup player won the 2017 Ladies European Tour Order of Merit, although a first win on the Tour has still eluded her.