Manele Golf Course
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Manele Golf Course
One of the most intimidating and prettiest holes in Hawaii is the 200-yard 12th on the Manele Golf Course at the Four Seasons on Lanai. Courtesy of Four Seasons
Turtle Bay - Palmer golf course - No. 13
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Turtle Bay - Palmer golf course - No. 13
There aren't any ocean par 3s on the Palmer Course at Turtle Bay, but the 13th, which can play up to 200 yards over water, is a terrific inland hole. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Mauna Kea Golf Course - 3rd
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Mauna Kea Golf Course - 3rd
The signature par-3 third at the Rees Jones-restored Mauna Kea Golf Course on the Big Island is one of the most beautiful holes in the world. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Mauna Lani Resort - South Course - 15th
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Mauna Lani Resort - South Course - 15th
The par-3 15th hole on Mauna Lani South on the Big Island is one of the most spectacular holes in Hawaii. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Ko Olina Golf Club - 8th
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Ko Olina Golf Club - 8th
The eighth hole at Ko Olina Golf Club on Oahu isn't on the ocean, but it's scenic nonetheless. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Plantation golf course at Kapalua - no. 11
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Plantation golf course at Kapalua - no. 11
The par-3 11th on the Plantation Course at Kapalua on Maui sits above a surfing cove. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Makai Golf Club - 7th
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Makai Golf Club - 7th
Arguably Makai's signature hole, the seventh is among the most picturesque in Hawaii. But it isn't the only par 3 at the course to make the best-of list in Hawaii. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Emerald Course at Wailea Golf Club - hole 13
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Emerald Course at Wailea Golf Club - hole 13
The 13th hole on the Emerald Course at Wailea Golf Club is a short-and-sweet, downhill par 3. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Ocean Course at Hokuala - No. 5
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Ocean Course at Hokuala - No. 5
Ocean Course at Hokuala Golf Club's par-3 fifth hole is a daring shot over a ravine. Brandon Tucker/GolfAdvisor
Ocean Course at Hokuala No. 14
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Ocean Course at Hokuala No. 14
The Ocean Course at Hokuala on Kauai has the most consecutive holes on the ocean as any golf course in Hawaii -- five, including the par-3 14th. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
Big Island C.C. golf course - 17th
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Big Island C.C. golf course - 17th
An island green on a Dye-designed golf course? Here's no. 17 at Big Island Country Club. Courtesy of Big Island C.C.
Wailea Golf Club - Gold Course - hole 8
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Wailea Golf Club - Gold Course - hole 8
The par-3 eighth hole on the Gold course at Wailea Golf Club -- which has golfers teeing off toward the ocean -- is a crowd favorite. Courtesy of Wailea G.C.
Makai Golf Club - hole 3
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Makai Golf Club - hole 3
The third hole at Makai Golf Club on Kauai plummets downhill. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor

Hawaii golf: The islands' most picturesque par-3 holes

There's no doubt that Hawaii has more picturesque par 3s than any other state. For one, Hawaii has more ocean holes than any other state. But there are some fairly scenic inland holes as well. Here are 11 of the best public-access par 3s on the Hawaiian islands.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.
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