USA: Hawaii

My Ka’anapali Royal Golf Course playlist

Although I grew up playing lots of different sports, none have kept my loyalty as long as golf has.  Sure, I’ve had my share of moments wondering why I play this infuriating game, but when  I think about life without it, I’m reminded why I love it so much even if it doesn’t always love me back. Read More »

Golfgal’s Top 10 Holes on Maui

The Par 3 12th Hole On The Challenge At Manele Bay On The Island Of Lana’i Presents Just That…A Challenge – Photo Credit Bryan Outram Well, 2009 finally came to a close. And while I don’t regret its passing, the year did give me some memories that will never fail to bring a smile to my face when they weasel ... Read More »

Experience the “Experience at Koele” on Lana’i

Last week I gushed over playing golf at The Challenge at Manele on Lana’i in Hawaii.  This week, I’ll share a completely different, but just as memorable golf course on the same island – The Experience at Koele. If you make it over to Lana’i, don’t leave home without giving Koele a try. The Experience at Koele starts at 2,000 ... Read More »

“Heaven on Earth” is spelled L a n a ‘ i

After spending 2 weeks on Maui last year playing golf at some of the world’s most beautiful golf resorts every day, I didn’t think life could get any better.  And then I experienced Lana’i. Only a 45 minute ferry ride from Lahaina, Lana’i is the smallest of the inhabited islands in Hawaii, but one that packs the biggest punch per ... Read More »

Maui – where women golfers feel right at home

Last summer the National Golf Foundation released their 2008 report on the number of people who played golf in the USA over the past decade. Of the 25.7M adult golfers in the US in 2008, only 5.2M of them were women – just over 20.2% of the total.  That’s the lowest percentage we’ve seen since 2000. It’s a sad trend ... Read More »