Why golf one Hawaiian island when you can try four? American Hawaii Cruises is offering a seven-night itinerary, with stops at five ports, to groups of 10 to 1,021--the maximum passengers its S.S. Independence ocean liner can accommodate.
The cruise line works with planners to arrange tee times at top courses, where golfers play against backdrops of ocean, mountains, waterfalls, or volcanoes. Many courses have features unique to Hawaii such as black lava roughs and a Pacific inlet water hazard.
The Golf Hawaii courses are Waikele, Sheraton Makaha, and Luana Hills Country Club on Oahu; Kiele, Kauai Lagoons, Princeville Prince, and Princeville Makai on Kauai; Wailea Gold, Blue, and Emerald courses, Kaanapali North and South courses, and Pukalani on Maui; and Kona Country Club Ocean course and Mauka course, and Makalei, Waikoloa-Kings, and Waikoloa-Beach courses on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Cruise fares start at $1,230 per person (double occupancy) and cover all meals and meeting rooms; prices for 18 holes of golf are extra and range from $50 to $145 per course, including cart and greens fees. In addition to golf, there are 50 other shore excursions to choose from. Call (800) 765-7000 or visit www.cruisehawaii.com. --Lauren Wiley