This is one of the final golf courses designed by Alistair MacKenzie, he also lived on the 6th hole of the course. A fantastic design. Unique in that its semiprivate with public greens fees going toward the costs of maintaining and operating. Greens fees are clsoing in on $200 but well worth it. Nice clubhouse. Friendly and attentive staff.
Enjoy the views of Molokini from Makena south. Two great Robert Trent Jones Sr golf courses. Greens fees are like other courses in Hawaii but the twlight rate is a good deal and starts at 1 pm. Small golf shop, but friendly and helpful staff.
Located in the shops at Wailea, there are two Honolua surf wear shops, one for wahine and kids and the other for men. Great selection of sweatshirts, t's, shorts and other casual sportswear. Look for periodic sales. Friendly and attentive staff.
This was the first beachfront resort developed on the Islands in the early 1960s by Rockefeller who personally selected the location. And what a location, the beach has been named one of the Top 10 beaches in the World for many years running. Owing to when it was built, the older wing has smaller rooms, though the hotel is presently closed due to repair work from earthquake damage sustained in 2006. A wonderful RTJ Sr golf course is another amenity. Great property.
Redhawk golf course is located near the wine country in Temecula. Though houses have now been built along the golf course, you can still feel like you're playing out in the country. A fun course designed by Ron Fream. With all the other courses that have been built in the area, Redhawk is still priced reasonably. Staff are friendly.
This is a bit of a trip to get to from more urbanized San Diego, but well worth. A wonderful links style course built in conjunction with the Barona casino. The greens fees have increased as the course's popularity has grown but specials are offered occasionally. Very friendly and attentive staff - a great place to golf.
If you're on vacation in the desert and need a replacement club or box of balls - this is the place to come to. Reasonable prices and a great selection. Friendly, helpful and attentive staff too.
Use stand by golf to make your tee times the night before you want to play. Figuring you're on vacation anyway and don't have a tight schedule, using stand by for your last minute reservation will save you a lot of money - sometimes 40-50 percent off the rack rate.
This is a very well maintained golf course located within an age restricted community. Designed by Arthur Hills, it is a very fair course but at times can also be a bit bland. As with all the golf courses in the desert, prices are quite high "in-season," so it's best to come during the shoulder or off seasons.
This is the home of six golf courses - three are private and three open to the public. My favorites (public) are the Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses. The Stadium has a slope of 150 from the black tees (not where I play from) and used to be the most difficult course in the western US (if not the country). Choose the appropriate set of tees to play from and you'll find it a very playable course. The same with Nicklaus tournament. These also are the most expensive courses in the desert, so you may want to plan your vacation here during the shoulder or off seasons when "deals" can be found.