Book It Yourself Hawaii Golf Cruises
Here at Hawaii Golf Cruises you can (1) book your NCL Pride of America cruise and reserve your cabin; (2) you can book your Hawaii Tee Times for your selected golf courses; and (3) you can reserve your golf course ride.
Hawaii Golf Cruises are designed to fit all golf vacation budgets. Mahalo!
Golfers going to Hawaii for the first time are rewarded with winning views of different islands and get to play Hawaii’s fabulous golf courses during a 7-day Hawaii cruise.
Hawaii Golf Cruises and Hawaii Golf Shore Excursion sailings onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America are offered year-round. Operated by Hawaii Golf Cruises in partnership with Golf Ahoy Travel.
HawaiiGolfCruises.com clients are serviced by Golf Ahoy Travel certified golf cruise counselors.
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Optional Oahu-Pearl Harbor & USS Missouri Tour.
Celebrate the honor, valor and courage of the World War II US servicemen on this special tour. This nostalgic journey takes you to the two places that marked the beginning and the end of the war for the United States – Pearl Harbor and the USS Missouri. At the site of Pearl Harbor, visit the Arizona Memorial where the remains of the USS Arizona lie silent beneath the waves. The 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor will unfold in detailed narrations and photos. From here you’ll travel across the Ford Island Bridge to the historic USS Missouri battleship, nicknamed the ‘Mighty Mo.’
Hawaii Golf Cruises recommends you fly into Honolulu a day or two prior to your cruise departure. Hawaii Golf Cruises has pre-cruise and post-cruise hotel accommodation rate packages (includes coach transfer to the port/ship on Saturday), at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Spend Thursday night and\or Friday night in Waikiki. Play a round of golf on Friday in Oahu before your cruise if you arrive on Thursday. Examples, Coral Creek Golf Course From $70.00; Ewa Beach Golf Course From $95.00; Hawaii Prince Golf Club From $80.00; Kaneohe Bay View From $35.00; Royal Hawaiian From $89.00. Hawaii Golf Cruises has two highly recommended optional ‘golf + transportation’ combo packages for you on Oahu, at Ko Olina and Turtle Bay. Hawaii Tee Times has a number of Oahu golf course discount deals on offer.
Ko Olina Golf Club one of Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S.” is a challenging 18-hole Oahu course built in 1990 by renowned course architect Ted Robinson. Typical of his designs, Ko Olina Golf Club features exceptional water features, multi-tiered greens, large landing areas, and a moderate length which makes it perfect for beginners and experts alike. Located on the sunny West Coast of Oahu, just a short drive from Honolulu and Waikiki, Ko Olina Golf Club was home to the 2016 LOTTE Championship presented by Hershey. Twilight rate after 1:00 pm from $159 + taxes including shuttle van. Includes 18-hole golf round, green fees, and cart fees. Morning rates are higher.
Palmer Course Turtle Bay is consistently regarded as the best course on Oahu (and among the very best on all the islands), the Turtle Bay Palmer Course is an absolute must-play. Set along Hawaii’s North Shore, home to Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and Waimea Bay, the course meanders its way through the natural wetlands, and circumvents natural waterways and dense Hawaiian jungle that offers great protection from the coastal winds and meets the ocean coast on its penultimate signature hole, the par-4 17th. Roundtrip shuttle with your Hawaii Golf Cruises™ reservation, from $219 + taxes. Shuttle transportation from Waikiki to Turtle Bay Resort in an air-conditioned van, an 18-hole round of golf on the Palmer Course, green fees and cart fees are all included. Ride-along fee for non-golfer travel companion $100 subject to space availability in the shuttle van.
After your Honolulu sailing departure on Saturday your ports o’ call over the next 7 days are Maui, Hilo, Kona, and Kauai – then back to Honolulu. Maui and Kauai are ‘overnight’ port visits, so you have time enough to choose to play two courses at each of Maui and Kauai.
The most ‘in-demand’ golf course for golf cruisers in Hawaii is the Plantation Course at Kapalua on Maui. Home to the PGA TOUR Tournament of Champions each January. Available club rentals including two sleeves of balls will run you around $79 – golf shoe rentals around $19. Before transportation costs and driver gratuities – playing 18 glorious holes on the Plantation Course at Kapalua will cost you in the region of $249 to $699 per golfer for an early or midmorning tee time. Tip – Maui’s Plantation Course will be closed for renovations in 2019. “The Plantation Course at Kapalua on Maui will get a multimillion-dollar renovation during 2019 after the PGA’s Sentry Tournament of Champions kicks off the 2019 season in January”, according to Arizona-based Troon, which manages Kapalua. The work on the course, which is expected to start in February and finish in November, will include resurfacing the greens with Tif Eagle Bermuda turf, renovating the bunkers and re-grassing tees, fairways and roughs with Celebration Bermuda turf. The renovation will also add new tee complexes, including new tournament tees on key holes.
But wait! “I’m not spending $249 to $699 for a round of golf,” you say! Hawaii Golf Cruises and Hawaii Tee Times can set you up with ‘starting from $45 a round’ golf course options during your 7-day cruise.
ABOUT YOUR HAWAII CRUISE ON THE PRIDE OF AMERICA
Your selected cabin accommodations as well as meals in the main dining rooms onboard the NCL Pride of America are included in the cruise fare; breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Additional onboard dining outlets for burgers, pizza and buffets are also included in your fare. You’ll pay a nominal service cover charge for specialty restaurants. Tip – have your breakfast in the main dining room – white linen service, cooked to order eggs, fresh hot toast, best eggs benedict – beats the Buffet Breakfast hands down. Excellent dining room Stewards, friendly service and they are always happy to organize 2nds for your favorite dish on the menu.
Norwegian Cruise Line Freestyle Dining.
Only Norwegian Cruise Line offers the freedom and flexibility of Freestyle Dining, which means no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating. Enjoy a four-course meal and a great bottle of wine. Or grab a burger hot off the grill. Dress up. Dress down. Sit with your friends or make new ones. Dine inside or oceanside along The Waterfront. Since Norwegian Cruise Line is the only cruise line with a fleet of ships specially built with restaurants from bow to stern, you can enjoy more dining options than days of your cruise.
Asian Fusion Complimentary Dining.
Get your chopsticks ready for the exotic flavors of the Far East with Chinese and Pan-Asian cuisine on Pride of America, including a variety of sushi rolls and a delicious Noodle Bar.
Cagney’s Steakhouse Specialty Dining.
Steak is the standard at Cagney’s, an American-style steakhouse on Pride of America. Sip your favorite cocktail as you select from choice cuts of perfectly prepared Certified Angus Beef®. Tip – don’t forget to order the famous truffle fries.
Italian Fare Specialty Dining.
Enjoy the finest ingredients at this vibrant Italian restaurant on Pride of America. Dine on classics like pasta carbonara or lobster fettuccine. Then indulge in the affogato.
Le Bistro Specialty Dining.
Surround yourself with classic décor and plates of rich French cuisine, such as bouillabaisse and cote de boeuf, at Le Bistro.
Teppanyaki Specialty Dining.
The sizzles and surprises never cease at Teppanyaki, an authentic Japanese Hibachi restaurant. Sit at a lively shared table as a skillful chef perfectly grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill.
Moderno Churrascaria Specialty Dining.
Looking for a unique experience? Moderno Churrascaria, Pride of America’s authentic Brazilian steakhouse, is a must. Start with an impressive salad bar but save room for skewers of slow-roasted meats carved tableside by Pasadores.
PRIDE OF AMERICA ACCOMMODATIONS
Interior Cabins are the least expensive and quite comfortable if you are not claustrophobia prone. This is the cabin Category accommodation you are going to pick for a HUGE deal.
Book a Quad cabin (for four). Choose one of the Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Pride of America “3rd and 4th passenger sail free” qualifying departure dates.
Pay the 1st and 2nd passenger fares and the 3rd and 4th passengers sharing your cabin sail for free. Divide the total reservation fare cost by 4 and you’ll have the Hawaii Golf Cruise of a lifetime per-person-fare at an incredible cost saving.
Cruise Fares. Next in fare cost are Oceanview Cabins – they have a fixed window – kind of like a square porthole.
The most popular Category to sell out early on every departure date are the next in line – but more expensive Balcony Cabins – they come with a private veranda with outside chairs and table – a great Category for room service breakfasts outside on your veranda.
Expensive. Up on the higher Decks like 12 and 13 you’ll find the luxuriously appointed and spacious “Suites with private Butler and Concierge services” – Penthouse Suites with extra-large balconies (in some categories), Family Suites, Owners Suites and – Deluxe Owners Suite which comes with your own private Butler, grand piano in your private living and dining room, and a jacuzzi hot tub on the expansive private veranda, course by course white glove Butler breakfast, lunch and dinner service in your Suite on request, evening cocktails, aperitifs pre-dinner, served in your VIP Deluxe Owners Suite and lots more privileged amenities – if this is your travel lifestyle, you’ll need GolfAhoy, our sister company. For this level of luxury and VIP service, coupled with exclusive golf excursions on Hawaii’s top Championship golf courses – you’ll demand the GolfAhoy 10 Day VIP Deluxe Circle Hawaii Islands Golf Cruise all-inclusive package – an exclusive GolfAhoy offer! 239.344.9187
7 DAY NCL HAWAII ISLANDS CRUISE FARES
Expect to pay from between $1,299 per passenger for an Inside Cabin and from $5,299 upwards for a Deluxe Owners Suite onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line ‘Pride of America’.
Tip – some people mistakenly believe that they can get a lower cruise fare by booking directly with the cruise line, because travel agents earn a booking commission. THIS IS NOT TRUE! If the price of a seven-day Hawaii cruise booked directly with the cruise line, is say $4,000 per couple, the cruise line will NOT reduce or discount the price by 10% just because they are not paying a travel agent a 10% commission. They will still charge you the full amount and pocket the difference. In effect, the cruise line pays the commission, you do not – but Hawaii Golf Cruises™ will get you the EXACT same price that the cruise line will charge you.
Hawaii Golf Cruises voted “Best Golf Cruise Vacation Ever!” by Leisure & Travel Golf Magazine. A Hawaii Golf Cruise is positively the most cost-effective way to play the same golf courses in Hawaii you’ve watched on TV. Visit the gorgeous Hawaii islands from the comfort of your cruise ship – and you’ll only have to unpack once!
Starting from just $1,299 per person cruise only including seven night’s Interior cabin accommodations; or upgrade to an Oceanview cabin; or private Balcony stateroom – your breakfasts, lunches, dinners, buffets, live performer lounges, discos, and nightly entertainment like Broadway Shows are all wrapped into the cruise fare price and you’ll find 18 restaurants and 11 bars and lounges onboard your Pride of America cruise ship.
7 Day Circle Hawaii Cruise Cabin Fares on Pride of America low season: Interior Cabins start from $1,299 pp; Ocean-View cabins from $1,599 pp; Balcony Staterooms from $2,029 pp. Port Taxes, Government Departure Fees and Hawaii Tourism Taxes additional. Hawaii Golf Cruises™ Golf Shore Excursions additional. Cruise fares subject to change without notice. A written quoted cruise fare is only guaranteed from Golf Ahoy Travel with a confirmed booking number and small refundable deposit.
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES PRIDE OF AMERICA CABINS
Inside Cabin from $1,299 pp/dbl
Ocean View from $1,599 pp/dbl
Balcony Cabin from $2,029 pp/dbl
HAWAII GOLF RECOMMENDATIONS
Voted by Golf Digest as “Best Places to Play.”
Makalei Golf Club
Makalei is truly one of the most unique golf courses in the world. It is breathtakingly beautiful on the western slopes of Hualalai Mountain. Voted by Golf Digest as “Best Places to Play”, the course encompasses all the serenity and challenge that the island of Hawaii has to offer. Bent grass, unusual in Hawaii, is featured on all Makalei’s tees and greens. Makalei boasts an elevation range from 1,800 to 2,850 feet with a temperate climate, encompassing ocean views, and native species of plants and animals including peacocks.
Volcano Golf Club
Par: 72, Yardage 6,547. The Volcano Golf Course is one of the world’s most unusual courses. Situated on the rim of the active Kilauea volcanic crater, Volcano Golf Course lies in the cool highlands 4,000 feet above the sea, with sweeping vistas of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea – both snow-capped in winter.
Puakea Golf Course
Par 72, Yardage 5,225-6,954, Slope 113-135. Close your eyes and imagine playing golf with the Pacific Ocean stretching out before you and Mount Haupu towering above. This isn’t a dream…. this is Puakea Golf Course. Designed by Robin Nelson, Hawaii’s most prolific golf course architect, Puakea plays around deep ravines and over streams fed by fresh mountain rains. So serene is the backdrop, you can get lost in the joys of the game.
Kauai Lagoons Golf Club
Par: 72, Yardage 7,055. Discover a little corner of paradise. Tucked away in a tranquil tropical setting of Hawaii is the majestic Kauai Lagoons Golf Club. A Golf Magazine “Gold Medal Golf Resort” winner, it features 18 Jack Nicklaus Signature holes. The fairways offer stunning island vistas at every turn, creating a relaxing atmosphere with some of the best oceanside finishing holes in Hawaii. Hole #16 will give you unforgettable Pacific Ocean views while hugging the cliffs on your approach to the green!
Wailea Golf Club – Emerald Course
Port: Maui (Kahului)
Par 72, Yardage 5,268-6,825, Slope 114-130. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the Emerald Course is one of the reasons Golf for Women magazine named the Wailea the most women-friendly club in the country. It’s a superbly designed course created for pure golf enjoyment with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Mt. Haleakala. Regardless of one’s handicap, the four to six tee boxes on every hole allow players to tailor the course with ease to their playing level.
Kapalua – Bay Course
Port: Maui (Kahului)
Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane designed the Bay Course. The forerunner of Kapalua’s two championship golf courses, the Bay Course is a 6,600-yard par 72 with gently rolling fairways and generous greens. One of the many highlights of the course includes Kapalua’s version of “Amen Corner,” the fourth and fifth holes. On a lava peninsula that carves two pristine bays, hole #4 has ocean breezes and uninterrupted views of the coast. Bay’s signature hole #5 is a par 3 that requires you to carry over sparkling Oneloa Bay to a small green protected by bunkers. The Bay Course has hosted multiple PGA and LPGA Tour Events and is an excellent example of resort golf at its best.
Poipu Bay Golf Club
Par 72, Yardage 5,372-7,081, Slope 122-134. Even the most focused golfer will be challenged by breathtaking views from every hole at Poipu Bay. The course is backed by lush emerald mountains and sculpted from a rolling plateau eight stories above the expansive blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Nestled among the gentle contours of Poipu Bay, you’ll discover the remains of Hawaii’s Heiau (temples) and ancient stone walls. If this weren’t challenging enough, the nature of Poipu Bay presents you with one distraction after another from native Nene geese and rare Hawaiian monk seals to green sea turtles and humpback whales. You’ll have lots of excuses to back your scorecard. Then, of course, there’s the view!
Kapalua – Plantation Course
Port: Maui (Kahului)
Kapalua Plantation is a 7,411-yard par 73 course. It’s the site of the PGA TOUR Tournament of Champions. Each January this tournament features an elite field of previous year’s PGA TOUR winners. The grand scale of the course designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore unfurls across natural geographic formations and pineapple plantation fields that take your breath away. The Plantation Course is ranked the #1 Golf Course in Hawaii and #17 in the Top 100 Golf Courses in the US – by Golf Digest Magazine.
Wailea Golf Club – Gold Course
Port: Maui (Kahului)
Par: 72, Yardage 5,317-7,078, Slope 119-139. The Wailea Gold Course is home to the Wendy’s Champions Skins Game. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., it has been ranked among the country’s best new courses by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest, and one of the world’s best designed by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler.
Wailea Golf Club – Old Blue
Port: Maui (Kahului)
Par: 72, Yardage 6,755. Dominating Maui’s skyline is the majestic 10,023-foot dormant volcano, Mt. Haleakala. Meandering across her lower foothills are the pristine fairways of the Wailea Old Blue Course. Stretching 6,765 yards from its tips, this classic Arthur Jack Snyder beauty has charmed her way into the heart of many a Wailea golfer. With cooling fountains, serene lakes, exotic blossoms and coral sand bunkers, the Old Blue is a true Hawaiian resort course. Her immaculate fairways are woven through the resort, offering a picturesque ‘tour’ of Wailea, with spectacular views of the azure ocean and dramatic volcanic slopes.
CORPORATE GROUPS | COUNTRY CLUB GROUPS | INCENTIVE TRAVEL REWARD GROUPS
Form a Group. Groups are managed by our Hawaii Golf Cruises™ V.P. Operations and PGA Professional Cory McKim. Local Hawaii based PGA Pros’ can be hired to host your group. Groups require a minimum 24 cabins, minimum 48 golfers. Tournament management service fees apply. Hawaii Golf Cruises Shore Excursion GROUPS include escorted golf excursions, pre-reserved priority tee times, golf cart rentals, motorized transfers between the ship and golf courses. Private & group golf lessons available. 19th hole group cocktail parties. Trophies, prizes, and awards banquet. Group meeting space and audio-visual equipment complimentary. Designated onboard Golf Ahoy Travel ‘group-coordinator’ works for Cory and your company’s Corporate Meeting Planner; Country Club Pro and General Manager; and is your 24\7 conduit for all your GROUP events aboard and ashore.
Hawaii Golf Cruises™ V.P. Operations and Class A PGA Member Cory McKim.
South African golf legend Gary Player and PGA Pro Cory McKim.
Cory McKim is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable PGA professionals in the world of golf and cruises. His 10+ years servicing cruise ship golf passengers around the globe has led him to co-develop Hawaii Golf Cruises in partnership with GolfAhoy & Golf Ahoy Travel
With over 500 positive comments and testimonials from golfers that have sailed with Cory, he has developed a lot of fans. Cory considers the Norwegian Cruise Lines Pride of America 7-day inter-island Hawaii cruise to be the #1 golf cruise itinerary in the Pacific.
Although Cory has spent the past 6 years in Hawaii on board the Norwegian Cruise Lines Pride of America, he gained years of experience as the onboard Golf Pro on cruise lines like Princess, Celebrity, Carnival, P&O and Silver Seas sailing in the Pacific, Caribbean, South America, Alaska, Mediterranean, and Baltic.