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I used to play for UH, I would like to play, but I am not going back to Honolulu for awhile. I live in Southern Cal. for now.

Well PM myself or TSGer...when your're in the area, and if we're here too. Let's hook up.

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I'm here on Oahu, pitbull808 & I play every Tuesday mornings....usually @Koolau GC :laugh:

I'm glad you didn't say "golf" at Koolau. I wouldn't even call it playing...more like Polo or S&M torture! One day....I will beat that course! :wah:

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I live in Ewa Beach and my home course is Barbers Point. Definitely need to have a Hawaii TSG golf outing.

Randy

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Sending Aloha from Moanalua! Play every other weekend with Hawaiian and Crestview golf clubs respectively but off weekends are spent at the Ala Wai or anyplace I can get a time... Usually have a foursome but will stray for musubi and good conversation... :O)

HOLLAAAAAAAAAAA!

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kaneohe boy. born and raised. i normally go to olomana unless the weather is bad. Otherwise its over to westloc/ewa/makalena $20 golf. (12 walking ;)) a JDM day would rule. looking to buy a new everything. bag and all.

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Need some advice - will most likely be taking the family to Hawaii mid-july and can't decide between the Four Seasons at Manele Bay or the Four Seasons Maui (Four Seasons Hualalai is full). Have read mixed reviews on Manele Bay mainly due to lower grade of service and the possibility of convention business crowding the resort but the golf courses look spectacular and are onsite. Basically I want to be able to golf early in the morning and at least be back by lunch time to spend the day with the kids (10 and 8 years old). Since we'll spending about 10 days in Hawaii, I want the resort to have plenty of activities/attractions to keep them occupied. Perhaps 5 days in one and 5 days in the other but I'd rather stay at one resort. Last but not least, at those extortionary room rates, I won't take anything less than 6 star service!

Any suggestions/comments would be very welcome.

Thanks.

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Need some advice - will most likely be taking the family to Hawaii mid-july and can't decide between the Four Seasons at Manele Bay or the Four Seasons Maui (Four Seasons Hualalai is full). Have read mixed reviews on Manele Bay mainly due to lower grade of service and the possibility of convention business crowding the resort but the golf courses look spectacular and are onsite. Basically I want to be able to golf early in the morning and at least be back by lunch time to spend the day with the kids (10 and 8 years old). Since we'll spending about 10 days in Hawaii, I want the resort to have plenty of activities/attractions to keep them occupied. Perhaps 5 days in one and 5 days in the other but I'd rather stay at one resort. Last but not least, at those extortionary room rates, I won't take anything less than 6 star service!

Any suggestions/comments would be very welcome.

Thanks.

The thing you have to remember about Lanai is it is a very small island. I really like the Koele course and the Manele course is a good Hawaii seaside course. However, for your family, if they don't want to just play in the ocean then it may get boring. If you go to Maui at least you can get in the car and drive to another part of the island. Your family can play in the ocean and find other activities all over the island. You have all the courses on the Wailea side of the island as well as the courses in Kaanapali and Kapalua if you don't mind driving a little over an hour from Wailea. Plus if you really want to play Manele you can drive to Lahaina and take the ferry over to Lanai for the day.

I'm from Hawaii and my wife and I love the Lodge at Koele, but more than three days gets a little long - IMHO. I hope this helps.

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The thing you have to remember about Lanai is it is a very small island. I really like the Koele course and the Manele course is a good Hawaii seaside course. However, for your family, if they don't want to just play in the ocean then it may get boring. If you go to Maui at least you can get in the car and drive to another part of the island. Your family can play in the ocean and find other activities all over the island. You have all the courses on the Wailea side of the island as well as the courses in Kaanapali and Kapalua if you don't mind driving a little over an hour from Wailea. Plus if you really want to play Manele you can drive to Lahaina and take the ferry over to Lanai for the day.

I'm from Hawaii and my wife and I love the Lodge at Koele, but more than three days gets a little long - IMHO. I hope this helps.

Stay at the Grad Wailea in Maui. There are nice swimming pools with slides there and shopping too. Try googling the Grand wailea. There are 3 courses there at the Wailea resort, you should also play Mckenna too.

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My favorite island is Kauai by a mile, Hyatt Poipu is a nice hotel to stay at and on Kauai there is no shortage of solid courses.

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Need some advice - will most likely be taking the family to Hawaii mid-july and can't decide between the Four Seasons at Manele Bay or the Four Seasons Maui (Four Seasons Hualalai is full). Have read mixed reviews on Manele Bay mainly due to lower grade of service and the possibility of convention business crowding the resort but the golf courses look spectacular and are onsite. Basically I want to be able to golf early in the morning and at least be back by lunch time to spend the day with the kids (10 and 8 years old). Since we'll spending about 10 days in Hawaii, I want the resort to have plenty of activities/attractions to keep them occupied. Perhaps 5 days in one and 5 days in the other but I'd rather stay at one resort. Last but not least, at those extortionary room rates, I won't take anything less than 6 star service!

Any suggestions/comments would be very welcome.

Thanks.

stayed at both of those.... main base was the FS maui, but we went over to Lanai for three days (primarily motivated to play the golf courses)....

Lanai is a bit more private (less people, Manele bay beach is uncrowded, golf course is good, but relatively easy and open)..... lodge ...nothing much to do... also the temperature at the lodge is unlike what one goes to Hawaii for...colder, damper etc... course is good...

Maui has great service, but more crowded... beach is shared by a number of hotels and you may have to rush early in the morning to secure the best spots to sit on....

but more activities...mackenna courses are gems , much better than the wailea courses, but you can play them all.....

advantage of the wailea side is that there is much less rain... kapalua is on the other side where it pours a lot....you can always drive to the course there.... also play a links course called emerald....its on the way back to the airport, so easy to take a deteour....worth the time....

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Need some advice - will most likely be taking the family to Hawaii mid-july and can't decide between the Four Seasons at Manele Bay or the Four Seasons Maui (Four Seasons Hualalai is full). Have read mixed reviews on Manele Bay mainly due to lower grade of service and the possibility of convention business crowding the resort but the golf courses look spectacular and are onsite. Basically I want to be able to golf early in the morning and at least be back by lunch time to spend the day with the kids (10 and 8 years old). Since we'll spending about 10 days in Hawaii, I want the resort to have plenty of activities/attractions to keep them occupied. Perhaps 5 days in one and 5 days in the other but I'd rather stay at one resort. Last but not least, at those extortionary room rates, I won't take anything less than 6 star service!

Any suggestions/comments would be very welcome.

Thanks.

Being a Maui boy, I'm partial to Maui. Loads and LOADS of golf to be had there... Lanai is great and as stated earlier, the Lodges are a SPECTACULAR spot to chill, but unless you like peaceful tranquility ALL the time (and with children, I'm guessing that CAN be a good thing) then it get's kind of old quickly. Maui on the other hand, well.....

Here are some ideas for golf on Maui:

Kapalua - A must stop is the Plantation course home of the Mercedes Championship but if you have the opportunity (and they have special rates for second rounds at the resort) then the view on the Bay course are pretty nice. The Villages are an ok play but not recommended if you're only playing one or possibly two rounds at Kapalua. Grab a Guiness after your round and enjoy the view from the Plantation grill... Can't be beat!

Wailea - With three courses, the Wailea resort is a great stop and right outside your door. Gold, Emerald and Blue tracks to test your skills in the Hawaiian trade winds. The Gold is a personal favorite with just the right amount of challenge and playability to keep you interested through 18. Generally speaking, in Hawaii everything breaks towards the ocean and away from the mountains...

Makena - Great views and two great courses (North and South) with the North being the more challenging and the South, the more scenic. Either way, you can't go wrong. Greens can be tricky on both and the elevation changes on the North make club selection FUN!

Kihei - A little known track called Ellaire with paspalum greens and fairways. Windy and tight it's a target golfers dream course. Rates are resonable and the course set-up from the tips is challenging.

Heading towards Kahului the Maui Dunes Golf course sits in the middle of the island. Great layout but really long from the tips and again, windy. Links style and heavily bunkered it's a tough track but a good score can be had if you're patient.

Also located in the center of Maui is the Sandalwood golf course. (I think it's called something else now but it sits right below the King Kamehameha Golf Club at Waikapu) Tightly tree lined fairways and the prevailing tradewinds again make this a challenging layout. word to the wise, bring an extra sleeve of balls...

And my personal favorite: Waiehu Golf Course. A links style course that runs along the ocean, great views and even better conversation can be found here. Maui locals call this place home and you might even run into one of my family members there given that they live a 9-iron away from the course...

Hope this helps and if you can only play 2 rounds, the Plantation at Kapalua is a must and the Wailea Gold or Makena South would be my suggestions... For pure golf, scenery and ammenities you can't beat Maui!

Maui no ka oe!

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New member to the forum checking in here. Live in Waikele, so I go to play on the courses this side whenever I get spare time from caring for my three year old, which amounts to maybe once a month if I'm lucky.

Handicap is anywhere from 14-18, so I'm pretty bad compared to all you good folks with the envious equipment! :tsg_smilie_blackeye:

It would be nice to chat with any of you here (and maybe hook up for a round in the future). I'm still fiddling around with my set, which currently includes:

Driver: TM Burner 10.5 stiff

FW: TM R5 Dual 15*

Mizuno CLK 17 and 20*

Irons: 4-7 MP32, 8-PW MP67 R Flex

Putter: Mizuno Bettinardi A2 mallet

Wedges: Mizuno MP 53 and 56*

Here's my curiosity list:

Epon driver which everyone seems to be talking and raving about

Mizuno JPX E500 or MP Craft 425 (used a MX500 for some time also - good club with the right shaft)

Nice to meet you all.

Dave

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Howzit Kawik's

I used to live Waikele too brah, welcome to da site! You stay right da epon driva is da kine and pretty mean.

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Howzit Kawik's

I used to live Waikele too brah, welcome to da site! You stay right da epon driva is da kine and pretty mean.

Wassup! Thanks for the welcome. One of these days I sure would like to demo the Epon to see what all the hubbub's (sp?) about. Didn't you say that you preferred the smaller head vs the 460 though? I think you said it was your "gamer" club...Sorry to go a little off-topic.

Dave

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Yes sir im now playing the 380 with a very soft spec'd roddio 6BA SR at about 245cpms this combo is straighter and longer than my 460 setup. It has a nice closed face which is good for me but best of all it hits the fairway more often. Not sure why i hit smaller headed drivers straighter.

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Yes sir im now playing the 380 with a very soft spec'd roddio 6BA SR at about 245cpms this combo is straighter and longer than my 460 setup. It has a nice closed face which is good for me but best of all it hits the fairway more often. Not sure why i hit smaller headed drivers straighter.

Good deal. Perhaps I'll get lucky and someone will have a used 460 they want to sell. I've already placed an inquiry on the Buy/Sell forum. I'm also curious on what Roddio shaft would fit my swing, which I posted on the Roddio thread for a fitting.

Mahalo!

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Didn't notice there was a regional forum here on TSG. Just checking in.

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I did not realize that there is a thread like this here.

And I'm so happy to know that there are a lot of Hawaiians here!

Well hello my fellow statemen...

Hawaii and Golf is just major!!!!

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Any Maui guys able to play 2/7 - 2/16 anytime

Shoot me a PM

Mahalo

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Info on hawaiian courses in late april early may pls fellas.

We have a cpl of weeks off and its either st george or hawaii . The big island is what were thinking ths time i havnt even looked any one familiar with some gooduns?recomend stay play, any advice a help

Cheers

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Looking for some playing partner(s)

Feb 4 - 19 2012

Maui

thanks!!!

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anyone up for a round? i'll be on oahu from the 21st to the 28th for thanksgiving...

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so far just wayne (4dr. no) and i are the only ones? no other fellow tsg'er a going to be playing on oahu this weekend???

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