Ginella and Rolfing share their favorite Hawaii golf courses


Picking the best golf course in Hawaii is a loaded question. Which island? Is it in the mountains or along the ocean? Should it be a difficult test or easy on the scorecard?

Travel expert Matt Ginella and Hawaii resident and NBC/GolfChannel golf analyst Mark Rolfing shared their own picks on Morning Drive

Matt Ginella's Top 5 golf courses in Hawaii

Ginella, who is attending the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, names his favorite course on each of the islands in his Top 5: 

5. Palmer Course at Turtle Bay Resort (Oahu)

4. Challege at Manele (Lanai)

3. Wailua Golf Course (Kauai)

2. Hualalai Golf Club (Big Island)

1. Plantation Course at Kapalua (Maui) 

Mark Rolfing's Top 10 golf courses in Hawaii

Rolfing, who's home is on Maui, has plenty of knowledge of golf courses throughout the islands. He says he could name 50 courses you should play in Hawaii, but narrowed it down to these ten (grouped by island):

Poipu Bay (Kauai)

Makai at St. Regis Princeville (Kauai)

Arnold Palmer course at Turtle Bay (Oahu)

Kahuku Golf Course (Oahu)

Plantation Course at Kapalua (Maui)

Wailea Golf Club Gold Course (Maui)

Mauna Kea (Big Island)

South Course at Mauna Lani (Big Island)

Hualalai Golf Club (Big Island)

Challenge at Manele (Lanai)

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