Lifelong golfer Bob Duglin, co-owner of Florida-based Sea, Sun & Tee Travel, says that any golf vacation worth the time and expense of journeying to the Aloha State should include much more than just time on the course.
Here are few golf packages available at resorts across the state offering clients flexibility to do more than just swing the wrenches. Oahu:
Turtle Bay Resort has put together the Unlimited Golf Package starting at $192 per night per person, double, that includes oceanview accommodations and either one day of unlimited golf for two on the Fazio or Palmer Course or a $70 resort credit toward other activities, such as surf lessons, horseback riding or helicopter tours. See www.turtlebayresort.com
Duffers staying at Outrigger's Kapalua Villas can take advantage of the property's Golf or Spa Package, offering guests a daily choice of either unlimited golf at the Kapalua Resort's Plantation or Bay Course, a one-hour golf lesson at the Kapalua Golf Academy or a 50-minute spa treatment. Starting at $699 nightly for a one-bedroom villa, the package offers the above selections for two guests. See www.kapaluavillasmaui.com
. Hawaii Island:
The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows' Pick Your Passion package offers a $200 daily resort credit that can be used toward golf or golf lessons; breakfast, lunch or dinner at the resort's restaurants; scuba diving; spa or salon treatments; or tennis instruction. Starting at $450 a night based on two in the room, the package is good through Dec. 23 but requires a three-night minimum stay. See www.maunalani.com