Tour Itinerary

Day 1 (Arrival)

  • On arrival at Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) you will be met and transferred to our Hotel. Check-in time is from 2.00 pm so be prepared to have lunch first, then perhaps relax by the pool. Wailea Beach Resort by Marriott (4 nights) - Ocean view rooms are guaranteed for all tour members.
  • The Resort has been tastefully redesigned and offers stunning views of the Pacific. Add to that the golf courses being very close by and this is a perfect relaxed way to start our experience in the Hawaiian Islands.
  • The afternoon is free to unwind and unpack before getting ready for our traditional Welcome Dinner. This is your opportunity to meet your fellow travellers and get to know each other.  Tee-times & pairings will be presented at drinks before the welcome dinner.

 

Day 2 (Maui Golf)

  • After a hearty buffet breakfast (the fresh fruit is always stunning) and what is usually an early start due to the time difference, we head off to play our first round of golf. The Wailea Emerald course is located close by and a shuttle service is provided.
  • A highly rated course designed by Robert Trent Jones ensures some memorable holes such as the par-four 4th hole, a dogleg left with small grass bunkers around the green along with the 10th and 17th, both featuring water and sharing a double green.
  • This afternoon is free to relax at the Resort. Our tour is as much about resting and relaxing with golf in the cooler mornings and taking advantage of the sea breezes in the afternoon.  Take a good book or two.

 

Day 3 (Maui Golf)

  • Today we head off for golf again, where Robert Trent Jones has created the most challenging of the 3 Wailea Courses – The Wailea Gold Course. This course is about risk and reward and proper course management will ensure an enjoyable round.
  • The 6,472-metre Wailea Gold course is a masterfully designed layout. Its strategic and rugged design takes advantage of the terrain’s natural undulations and phenomenal ocean vistas; four to six tee boxes built into every hole makes it a suitable track for virtually every player.
  • The afternoon and evening are free to relax and unwind by the pool, take a stroll on the beach, read a book or take an afternoon nap – it’s your time to relax after another round of golf in paradise.

 

Day 4 (Maui Golf)

  • Today we head for golf again. Whilst today’s round is included in the tour some may not wish to play 3 days in a row so you can withdraw from today’s round and with ample notice, we will credit your account with the green fee – this will need to occur by final payment time. We will play the Wailea Blue golf course.
  • Considered to be the easier of the three courses, this is an excellent course and offers magnificent views from every hole. With wider and more forgiving fairways we feel that this takes the pressure off the 3rd round in as many days, so we have made this course an opt-out option.
  • This afternoon you may wish to head into the nearby township of Kihei to see how the locals live. This can be arranged with us, and if there are enough interested, we will organise a transfer.  It’s a sleepy beach-combers town with small shops, a farmer’s market and a few sports bars and cafes.  Laidback is an appropriate description.

 

Day 5 (Lanai)

  • After breakfast, we will be checking out around 09.00 and travelling by coach to the old whaling port of Lahaina, but before we do that, for the first-time visitors to Maui we will do a drive-by of the Plantation Course at Kapalua. From here there are magnificent views across to the islands of Lanai and Molokai. After seeing Kapalua and refreshing memories from the last tour, we head into Lahaina where we will drop everyone off for 2-3 hours free-time.  It’s a small town and easy to walk around.  There is plenty on offer with boutique shops and a local brewery to be experienced at your leisure.
  • After lunch, we board the Ferry for the 45-minute journey to the Island of Lanai. Upon arrival, we will be transferred to our Hotel for immediate check-in at the Lanai Four Seasons Resort.
  • The Island and its hotels are owned by Larry Ellison of Oracle fame, and things have changed in recent years. The Koele golf course has been de-commissioned and the Hotel there is still under reconstruction.  The Four Seasons at Manele Bay, however, has undergone a complete reconstruction and our repeat guests will notice significant improvements on what was already a spectacular property.
  • Included for all visitors to the Resort is a “transport package”. You can take the shuttle around to the town of Lanai, the port and up to the Plantation at Koele.  There you can charge back to your room at Manele Bay.  The shuttles also go to the Club House where you can also charge back to the Resort.
  • Time to shower and change for dinner. Before dinner, however, we have hosted Cocktails & Canapes (at the Four Seasons Resort) while we enjoy the setting sun. Timings will be advised on your final itinerary.  The dress code is smart casual with dress shorts accepted, and Hawaiian shirts and skirts are recommended!

 

Day 6 (Lanai Golf)

  • Today we take the shuttle to meet our tee-times at the stunning Manele Golf Course, the first of two rounds on this highly recognised course. Jack Nicklaus has created what many golfers think is the best course in Hawaii, and you will soon see why.
  • The views from the course are spectacular as its winds along perfectly groomed fairways amongst rocky outcrops and ancient lava flows. Fortunately, there are four tee boxes, so once again we will be sensible about making sure we all enjoy our rounds here!  It’s never that busy, so you can certainly relax and enjoy the surroundings to make the most of what will be a memorable experience with the chance to do it again tomorrow.
  • One hole to look out for is the magnificent par-three 12th. Bill & Melinda Gates figured the tee-box here was the perfect location to get married, so they did!  Here you can try your skill at hitting across the ocean and the waves below in an intimidating scenario – take an extra two clubs!
  • After a casual lunch snack in the clubhouse, its time to shuttle back to the nearby Resort (5mins) and relax for the afternoon. Take a stroll along the private beach at Manele Bay, slip into the pool or sit under a tree with a book – what more could you ask for other than a Mai Tai?

 

Day 7 (Lanai Golf)

  • There’s nothing better than getting revenge on a signature golf course unless of course, you had a brilliant round yesterday then the revenge may be on you! Enjoy your second round at Manele Bay golf course and soak it all in.
  • Not much more can be said about this brilliant course other than getting out there and do your best because this opportunity doesn’t come up often.
  • This afternoon we prepare to leave the Island in the morning for the next part of our adventure, but before-hand enjoy a farewell drink on the terrace and indeed a delicious dinner at the Resort.

 

Day 8 (Hawaii)

  • After a casual breakfast, we board the shuttle to Lanai Airport, a rather short undertaking, to what is a tiny regional airport. From here we fly via Honolulu to Kona on the Island of Hawaii, better known as “The Big Island”.  While your Tour Escorts have been here before this is the first time for our golf tour, so a new experience awaits.
  • Westin Hapuna Beach Resort - Our rooms all have a partial ocean view guaranteed as we felt this was important for a 5-night stay. If you want a full ocean view, please see the upgrades list after pricing.
  • Lanai is a hard act to follow, but the recently remodelled Westin will do just fine. Located on a white sandy beach offering manicured gardens and endless blue skies, what more can you ask for?  The Kohala Coast is known for some of the best beaches in the Islands, and overall the Big Island is known for its vibrant culture, volcanic activity and centuries-old lava-fields.
  • Before dinner, we will meet at a designated location to enjoy Cocktails & Canapes, a feature of our Voyages.golf tours at every new location.
  • The Resort offers some great dining options such as the Mediterranean inspired Meridia, the American styled Ikena Landing and the more International Naupaka Beach Grill. For light snacks, there is also the Deli Piko. In addition, nearby is the sister property of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel where you can also dine and chargeback to the Westin. Try Manta, the Copper Bar and several other options.  Use the shuttle van.

 

Day 9 (Hawaii Island Golf)

  • Most importantly, we are here to play golf, and over the four full days, we have two rounds included and one optional. Today after breakfast we play right here at Hapuna Golf Course which is usually described as a “rugged Hawaiian beauty”.
  • It’s true! Arnold Palmer knew what he was doing, and this is again a course with endless views and dramatic elevation changes from sea level up to 700 feet in what is mainly desert terrain.  The signature hole at Hapuna is the par-four 12th offering the most spectacular views on the Big Island.
  • After a casual lunch we head back to the Resort to relax and unwind – this will become a very pleasant habit!

 

Day 10 (Big Island)

  • Today is a day many will have been waiting for as we head off to explore the Big Island. A local guide will be taking us into the volcanic regions of what is a stunning and ecological phenomenon that must be seen.  The lava-flows into the ocean are not accessible by road so you may wish to consider a helicopter birds-eye view. These flows are not always occurring either; however, the views and access are still spectacular, and you will feel like you are witnessing Earth’s very creation just by being there.
  • Once at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, we visit popular locations such as the steam vents at Kilauea Caldera, Kilauea Iki Crater, Chain of Craters Road, and the opportunity to explore areas on foot as well.
  • Note that recent activity has limited some access to the National Park to visitors. We will be keeping an eye on access come April – our local tour company is constantly updated with access information.  You can always guarantee access with a helicopter Tour and details will be forthcoming.

 

Day 11 (Big Island Golf)

  • Lo and behold, we are here to play golf so put those comfy shoes on again and get ready to play another truly excellent Big Island Course named Mauna Kea.
  • Located very close to our Hotel Mauna Kea is a championship course created in 1964 by Robert Trent Jones Snr on what was once a barren lava field. Today, lush fairways grace this rough terrain which tumbles across and along sea cliffs with undulating greens and plenty of white sand bunkers.  The signature hole is the par-three 3rd hole, very similar to the 12th at Manele Bay, where you will be hitting across the ocean.
  • After golf and a light lunch in the clubhouse, we head back to the Resort to relax and unwind. The beach beckons as does one of the two pools.

 

Day 12 (Big Island Optional Golf)

  • Today is to put it simply Beuller; it’s a day off.
  • For the more adventurous, we have the option of more golf, and Waikoloa Beach Golf Course awaits. When on Tour we will see who may be interested.  The estimated cost with transfers is around US$250 per person.
  • Another option is to head into Kona the main township on our side of the Island, or we can also arrange more sightseeing tours to other parts of the Big Island – more details will be available on Tour, and your team is there to make this all fall into place.

 

Day 13 (Waikiki)

  • This morning we have our final buffet breakfast at Hapuna before packing our bags and transferring to Kona Airport for the flight to Honolulu.
  • On arrival in Honolulu, we will transfer to our Hotel where the luggage will be stored until check-in time after lunch. Moana Surfrider (A Westin Resort & Spa)
  • Known as the “First Lady of Waikiki” the oceanfront resort combines Victorian elegance with modern facilities. The pool is a little underwhelming; however, the oceanfront location is unbeatable.  Sitting under the Banyan tree watching the surfers and outrigger crews do their thing is enthralling.
  • Before dinner, which is at your leisure, we present our Cocktails & Canapes, welcome to Oahu and Waikiki – back to civilisation drinks!
  • It’s been a day of travelling, and the location is much more hectic. Dinner reservations are a very good idea so, planning your dinner well in advance is highly recommended.  Tonight, quite frankly, nothing beats a burger by the sea at the Beach Bar or if you want something casual but a little more sophisticated The Veranda at the Beach house also does the trick.  Waikiki is teeming with dining options from around the world.

 

Day 14 (Oahu Golf)

  • Itching for the last round of included golf? Today is the day and what an adventure it will be.  Think Jurassic Park. Think extra golf balls!  Our transfer awaits after breakfast as we head off for a big day out to the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club.
  • Pete Dye has created some of the world’s most challenging and interesting golf courses and this one is no exception. Here we escape frantic Waikiki into another world, Jurassic world.  Located in the Maunawili Valley you will find lush fairways and manicured greens amongst an incredible mountainous back drop which is hard to describe – did a dinosaur pinch your golf ball or was it simply a wayward shot never to be seen again. And…..thank heavens for golf carts!
  • There will be lost balls, war-stories and disbelief however one thing is certain; you will have played golf in a truly remarkable setting that will be hard to forget and while there are less-challenging courses, they are boring by comparison. After all we are here to have fun so make the most of it – we only live once, just ask the Dinosaurs.
  • On return to the Hotel, it’s time to have a G&T or a Margarita overlooking Waikiki Beach before dinner.

 

Day 15 (Waikiki)

Today is a “chill day” after yesterday’s mad antics!

Suggested ideas today include:

  • Outlet shopping at Waikele (it’s a 45min trip each way)
  • Tour to Pearl Harbor
  • Walk up Diamond Head for some amazing views
  • Mall Shopping at Ala Moana (very good) – there is a free bus.
  • Hang out on the beach
  • Take a surfing lesson
  • Rent a Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Enjoy a long lunch and a nap!
  • Stroll around Waikiki
  • All of the above?

How about a nice cold draft beer at the Yard House in nearby Lewers Street.  Plenty of action there with iconic American snacks and lots of on tap options.

 

Day 16 (Optional Golf)

  • Today is our last day on Tour and an optional golf day awaits those who still have the passion. It will depend on numbers where we go, but we have a few ideas up our sleeves. For those who don’t want golf, perhaps re-consult the list of ideas above to fill in your day or consider a start to packing depending on your departure time tomorrow.
  • It’s time for our customary Farewell Dinner. Last time we went to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and this time its Tanaka of Tokyo.
  • It’s customary to start with a warm-up drink or two before dinner. Considering its just a 5-minute walk from our hotel life couldn’t be much simpler – watch this space for further details but get ready for a great night out with a Japanese Grill menu offering something for everyone.

 

Day 17 (Homewards)

  • After an early breakfast or breakfast box on the run, we will transfer to the airport for flights home. More details will be provided once we have all the flights in place.  If you book your own flights, we may need to charge for a private transfer at a different time.

 

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Pricing

Pricing in the brochure was based on the original tour scheduled for April 2020. Due to Covid-19 prices for the rescheduled tour are yet to be released.

Accommodation

Wailea Beach Resort (Maui)

The Wailea Beach Resort overlooks the beautiful Pacific Ocean with stunning views of Lanai and Kaho’olawe islands. The Resort features three championship golf courses named Emerald, Blue and Gold. A private beach, numerous swimming pools and a level of tranquillity that is hard to beat, Wailea Beach Resort is the ultimate golfer’s paradise in Maui. There are no less than six choices to dine at Wailea Beach Resort, as well as the Mandara Spa for non-golfers.

 

Four Seasons Resort (Lanai)

The Four Seasons Resort in Lanai is one of the most secluded resorts in the Hawaiian archipelago. The five-star Resort is home to the world-famous Manele Bay Golf Course designed by The Golden Bear Jack Nicklaus. Featuring multiple pools, lagoons and botanical gardens, The Resort embodies luxury. Non-golfers can enjoy numerous beaches, walking trails, tennis courts, the Hawanawana Spa, and shopping at the Four Seasons Lanai Resort.

 

Westin Hapuna Beach (Hawaii Island)

Residing on the South-West coast of the Big Island in Hawaii, the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort lies on centuries-old lava fields, with an untouched coastline and contemporary living, the Resort is truly world-class. Manicured gardens and various resort pools create an ambience of peace and isolation that encourages reflection and relaxation in a way that only Hapuna Beach can. The award-winning Championship golf course at Hapuna was designed by the late Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay and remains a beacon of The Big Island in the golfing world.

 

Moana Surfrider (Oahu)

Overlooking the famous Waikiki Beach on Oahu’s southern coast, the Moana Surfrider Hotel is known as the “First Lady of Waikiki.” The Hotel is owned by Westin, and that means luxury opening unto a beach. The Hotel opened its doors in 1901 and offers a seamless blend of Victorian architecture, elegance and comfort with an old-world luxury ambience. The Hotel overlooks the famous Waikiki Beach and is just minutes on foot from the dining and shopping strip of Waikiki. If you are staying in Waikiki, there is no better place than Moana Surfrider.

Golf

Wailea Emerald (Maui)

Ideal for golfers of all levels, the Wailea Emerald golf course is the perfect way to begin your Escorted Golf Tour. The golf course has a par of 72, with more forgiving hazards than its two siblings. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, the Wailea Emerald course is the perfect all-rounder, with fantastic views, fun challenges and a pleasant environment to enjoy your first round at Wailea Beach Resort.

 

Wailea Gold (Maui)

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, the Wailea Beach Resort’s Gold course features stunning views of nearby Mount Haleakala and the Pacific Ocean. The rugged beauty of the golf course is apparent in the dramatic terrain changes, lush surrounds and volcanic rock. The natural landscape is utilised to every advantage on the Gold course; it is considered the middle child of the Wailea golf courses in terms of the challenges presented.

 

Wailea Blue (Maui)

The most challenging of the three golf courses at Wailea Resort, the Blue course was designed by Arthur Jack Snyder and is known as the ‘Grand Lady of Wailea.’ It offers beautiful views of Mount Haleakala and the Pacific Ocean. The golf course is hilly compared to its siblings because it is located in the foothills of the mountain. The 18-hole route features doglegs, blind tee shots to narrow fairways and exhilarating elevation changes. The beauty of Maui is represented in the Wailea Beach Resort’s Blue golf course.

 

Manele Bay (Lanai)

Designed by The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus, Manele Bay golf course is world-famous. Bill and Melinda Gates were married on the 12th tee. The 6,637-metre golf course features commanding Pacific Ocean views with three holes incorporating the ocean into their backdrops. Manele Bay is a stunning golf course that combines velvet fairways with stark lava outcrops. Playing once is never enough at Manele Bay.

 

Hapuna Golf Club (Hawaii)

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort has an onsite golf course. Its 18-hole route features an intriguing mix of links and resort-style holes, which is a combination rarely seen together. Many holes have undulating fairways leading to elevated greens with fescue-grass runoffs that create a links-like feel. Golfers will find Pacific-ocean views from each of Hapuna golf course’s eighteen holes. Challenges come in the form of dramatic elevation changes, sea breezes and winding holes that make distances difficult to judge.

 

Mauna Kea (Hawaii)

One of Hawaii’s best golf courses, Mauna Kea, lies on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Designed in 1964 by Robert Trent Jones, the championship golf course has been in the centre of Hawaii’s golf competitions for decades. Recent improvements have been overseen by Rees Jones (his youngest son). The iconic hole is the par-3 third, featuring a long carry from tee to green over crashing waves and lava fields. Large bunkers that are characteristic of Robert Trent Jones litter the golf course; Mauna Kea has every hallmark of a championship course.

 

Royal Hawaiian Golf Club (Oahu)

Hawaii’s oldest golf club is the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club, situated on the south side of Oahu. The club was founded in 1933, while the course was designed by the late Pete Dye and his son Perry Dye. The golf course is the first that the duo worked on together. The Royal Hawaiian Golf Course was recently redesigned by The Shark, Greg Norman, from Australia. The golf course brings to mind Jurassic Park with towering tropical mountains, overgrown foliage and terrain changes. The golf course is a relatively unknown gem, but it will be a tour highlight.

Other Experiences

Sightseeing

Please refer to the itinerary for scheduled sightseeing days and activities.

 

Big Island Volcano Tour

While on the Big Island of Hawaii, a local guide will take us into the volcanic regions of what is a stunning and ecological phenomenon that must be seen to be believed. The lava flows are not accessible by road and are not always occurring; the views of blackened lava with lush Hawaiian foliage as a backdrop is unforgettable. The scenes on tour resemble Earth’s creation and have a very intriguing effect on the mind.

 

How to spend your time at Waikiki

  • Outlet shopping at Waikele (it’s a 45min trip each way)
  • Tour to Pearl Harbor
  • Walk up Diamond Head for some amazing views
  • Mall Shopping at Ala Moana (very good) – there is a free bus.
  • Hang out on the beach
  • Take a surfing lesson
  • Rent a Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Enjoy a long lunch and a nap!
  • Stroll around Waikiki
  • All of the above?
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