Best of 2017: Top 20 courses in Hawaii according to reviews

(Editor's Note: Click here to view the 2018 Best of Hawaii list)

Golf Advisor is looking back on the top-rated courses in each state for 2017 according to your ratings and reviews. Golf courses needed to receive at least one review from an active and trusted member in the calendar year to be considered eligible for our state lists. To view more details on how we compile our best-of lists, visit our Top 50 U.S. Courses list.

Hawaii golf courses reviewed in 2017: 52
Total reviews of Hawaii golf courses in 2017: 536

Top 20 courses in Hawaii in 2017

Kihei, Maui


Waipahu, Oahu


Kapaa, Kauai


Wailuku, Maui


Kapolei, Oahu


Kahuku, Oahu


Lihue, Kauai


Kahuku, Oahu


Kihei, Maui


Kailua, Oahu


Wailea, Maui


Kailua Kona, Big Island


Kohala Coast, Big Island


Lihue, Kauai


Kohala Coast, Big Island


Ewa Beach, Oahu


Kailua Kona, Big Island


Koloa, Kauai


Princeville, Kauai


Lahaina, Maui


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Come on, Ko’olau on Oahu was once rated the most difficult golf course in the United States, then the USGA decided that their 160 slope rating was off the charts. Definitely a must play when visiting, if not for the difficulty then for the dramatic scenery!

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Did somebody forget about manale?

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Gets great reviews just not enough of 'em. Pretty isolated expensive place.

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