Courses across Hawaiian Islands link up with resorts for range of plans

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Mauna Lani 15th HolePossessing some of the state's most dramatic natural scenery and dazzling seascapes, Hawaii's best golf courses offer duffers an ample measure of both beauty and competitive challenge. Many also feature a range of packages provided by nearby resorts. Here are a few of the golf-related specials currently available across the Islands.



Lanai

Luxury wholesaler Journese is offering clients staying at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay unlimited daily golf for two at either of the Pineapple Isle's two stunning 18-hole golf courses: the Challenge at Manele Bay, designed by Jack Nicklaus, or the Experience at Koele, conceived by Greg Norman. The package includes five nights in an oceanview room and a free golf cart at either course, starting at $2,645. Visit www.journese.com.  

Big Island

The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is currently featuring a Pick Your Passion special giving each guest the daily choice of either unlimited golf at one of its two 18-hole golf courses -- Mauna Lani North or South -- as well as dinner at the 343-room property's Canoe House or Ocean Grill, a 50-minute spa treatment or a 60-minute fitness session. Requiring a three-night minimum stay, the special starts at $560 a night in a mountainview room and is good through Dec. 23. Visit www.maunalani.com.  

Maui

Makai Golf Club at PrincevilleDaily rounds of golf for two at either the Plantation or Bay courses are included in the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua's Golf in Paradise package, which also features daily buffet breakfast at the property's Terrace Restaurant and accommodations for two in a Deluxe room, starting at $729 a night. Valid through Dec. 15, the package can be upgraded to accommodations for two in a Deluxe Ocean View, Club Ocean View or Residential Garden View suite. Visit www.ritzcarlton.com/kapalua.  

Kauai

Golfers interested in maximizing their exposure to the Garden Isle's best courses may want to consider the Kauai Golf Challenge, a package offering clients the chance to play three rounds at five award-winning courses: the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, the Puakea Golf Course, the Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club, the Makai Golf Club and the Poipu Bay Golf Course. The non-transferable package can be purchased at any of the courses, runs $435 a person, and there are no restrictions on day or time a round is played. Duffers also receive a 10% discount on regularly priced merchandise at each course and a $50 golf shop credit good for merchandise, clubs rental or green fees at Puakea. For details, contact Gary Trask at [email protected].  

Oahu

Children under 17 staying at Aulani: A Disney Resort & Spa on the west coast of Oahu can play for free after 3 p.m. at the Ko Olina Golf Club, when accompanied by a paying adult. Junior golf clubs are included at no charge. Visit resorts.disney.go.com/aulani-hawaii-resort.
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