Golf Courses of Hawaii
by Tom Haynes

Travel to one of golf's top destinations in a book of magnificent photography

Ask anyone who loves the game what their top golf destinations are. Scotland; Ireland; California's Monterrey Peninsula, Pebble Beach specifically; desert golf -- as in Scotsdale or Tucson or Palm Springs; or Mexico's Cabo as well at the tip of the Baja peninsula. And on everyone's list will be Hawaii. Only Hawaii is home to all of the fantastic elements of golf from courses around the world.

No place on Earth captures the imagination of golfers more than the spectacularly unique vistas of the Hawaiian islands -- balmy weather virtually every day of the year, the beauty of fairways running through lava fields or pockets of fragrant hibiscus and orchids, along beaches or over mountains with dramatic backgrounds of distant volcanoes or crashing surf. What better place to discover anew the brilliance of the game? And if you cannot get to Hawaii, how better to experience it than in the magnificently oversized and richly illustrated Golf Courses of Hawaii that you can visit again and again at your leisure?

Hawaii's golf course history is storied, with the oldest Hawaiian course dating back to 1898. Since then, dozens of island layouts have been created by some of the world's most famous golf course architects, including the late Robert Trent Jones -- whose masterpiece of innovation in 1964 at Mauna Kea turned rugged lava rock fields into lush fairways -- followed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and magnificent contributions by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Weiskopf and others whose courses speak for themselves. Their work has combined to make Hawaii the world's foremost year-round golf destination.

Tom Haynes is your knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide to the islands, bringing together 130 pages of entertaining and informative text ranging from anecdotes to course commentary by the architects themselves. The book is further brought to life through the stunning photography of renowned golf course photographer Evan Schiller. With 36 pages of fold-outs opening to nearly four feet and over 100 vivid color photos, Golf Courses of Hawaii brings the reader to the most spectacular courses and holes in Hawaii -- allowing every golfer the opportunity to become intimate with these legendary and glorious places.


16 x 10 5/8 in., 132 pages
ISBN: 0-88363-845-2
$75.00 U.S.

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