Golfers' Choice 2020: Best of Hawaii golf courses

Across the islands, these are the state's top courses, as chosen by golfers.
The par-5 11th hole on Manele Golf Course has a downhill fairway that kicks shots left onto the green.

Editor's Note: To view the latest Hawaii Golfers' Choice lists for 2021, click here.

The annual Golf Advisor state Golfers' Choice lists are compiled by analyzing the ratings and reviews submitted by members of our review community throughout the year. We use our Golf Advisor Index logic that weights newer reviews and combine it with a course's weighted subcategory averages.

Reviews from trusted and active reviewers are weighted heavier than inactive members. Courses must offer public access and have received at least one review in 2019 to be eligible for this year's list.

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Hawaii golf courses reviewed in 2019: 56
Reviews of Hawaii golf courses in 2019: 617

  1. Emerald Course at Wailea Golf Club
    Wailea, Hawaii
    Resort
    4.9242588235
    89
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  2. Manele Golf Course
    Lanai City, Hawaii
    Resort
    4.9882352941
    15

  3. King Kamehameha Golf Club
    Wailuku, Hawaii
    Private
    4.9354857143
    32

  4. Kapalua Resort - The Plantation Course
    Lahaina, Hawaii
    Resort
    4.3257941176
    60

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  5. North Course at Mauna Lani Resort
    Kohala Coast, Hawaii
    Resort
    4.8970588235
    17

  6. South Course at Mauna Lani Resort
    Kohala Coast, Hawaii
    Resort
    4.7552176471
    37

  7. Gold Course at Wailea Golf Club
    Wailea, Hawaii
    Resort
    4.7038285714
    78

  8. Poipu Bay Golf Course
    Koloa, Hawaii
    Resort
    4.7399764706
    91
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  9. Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course
    Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
    Military
    4.75
    11

  10. Mauna Kea Golf Course
    Kamuela, Hawaii
    Resort
    4.5885588235
    250

  11. Princeville Makai Golf Club - Makai Course
    Princeville, Hawaii
    Resort
    4.7667176471
    79

  12. Hapuna Golf Course
    Kamuela, Hawaii
    Resort
    4.4343764706
    258

  13. Ewa Beach Golf Club
    Ewa Beach, Hawaii
    Public
    4.5963941176
    126

  14. Makani Golf Club
    Kailua Kona, Hawaii
    Public
    4.3540058824
    193

  15. The Bay Course at Kapalua Resort
    Lahaina, Hawaii
    Resort
    3.6010176471
    40

  16. The Ocean Course at Hokuala
    Lihue, Hawaii
    Resort
    4.2075941176
    78

  17. Royal Ka'anapali
    Lahaina, Hawaii
    Resort
    4.3689235294
    167

  18. Hawaii Prince Golf Club
    Ewa Beach, Hawaii
    Resort
    4.3817647059
    293

  19. Wailua Municipal Golf Course
    Kapaa, Hawaii
    Municipal
    4.0392117647
    14

  20. Puakea Golf Course
    Lihue, Hawaii
    Public
    2.4805764706
    268

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