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Missing the PGA Sony Open in Hawaiʻi? Try these Golf Activities in Oʻahu Instead

January 7th, 2021 Outdoor Activities
Missing the PGA Sony Open in Hawaiʻi? Try these Golf Activities in Oʻahu Instead

The annual PGA Sony Open in Hawaiʻi returns this January as defending champion Cameron Smith and other top-ranked TOUR golf professionals travel to Honolulu to compete in the tournament. While the largest charity golf event in Hawaiʻi isn’t allowing visitors this year for health and safety reasons, there is still a bevy of golf fun to partake in while the pros battle it out at the Waiʻalae Country Club. From teeing off at the island’s best golf courses to a friendly game of mini golf, try these golf activities in Oʻahu instead.

Although we strive to provide the most current information, due to COVID-19, attractions and events mentioned may be closed or cancelled without notice. We recommend checking City and County of Honolulu or State of Hawai‘i mandates and individual websites for operating hours, updates, and social distancing measures before visiting. Please travel responsibly and follow mask requirements and social distancing procedures when visiting.

Play a Few Rounds of Mini Golf

Miniature golf is an ideal outing for the entire family, and Oʻahu is home to fun and unique putt putt courses. Tropics Mini Golf in Aiea has a simulated jungle-themed 18-hole course, plus cosmic golf after dark. Bay View Mini-Putt in Kaneohe has 36 holes and Glow Putt Mini Golf is the original glow in the dark miniature golf course on the islands. Bring your A-game, your competitive spirit, and your willingness to let go and have fun!

Try Your Hand at Disc Golf

As disc golf continues to increase in popularity, more locales in Oʻahu are opening up their own courses to accommodate the growing trend. Kupuohi Disc Golf Course is considered a top course in the country. The well kept 9-hole disc golf course is tucked in a quiet neighborhood in Waipahu and is the only permanent, public course in Oʻahu. Waʻahila Ridge State Recreation Area in Honolulu also hosts disc golf every Friday beginning at 3 p.m. Just pick up a set of discs and give the sport a serious try!


Procure a Tee Time at one of Oʻahu’s Best Golf Courses

For prestige and beauty, it's hard to beat the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club in Kailua. It’s pricey ($165 on weekends), but it’s worth it for the magnificent tropical views, top conditions, and storied history. The par-72 course is nestled between the majestic Mount Olomana and Ko'olau Mountains, about 25 minutes from Honolulu. Other notable public courses include Ko Olina Golf Club, the Turtle Bay Palmer Course, and Kapolei Golf Club.

Watch the PGA Sony Open in Hawaiʻi

Watch the 2021 Sony Open in Hawaiʻi starting on Thursday, January 14, from Waiʻalae Country Club in Honolulu. Tune into the Golf Channel (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) for live broadcast coverage or online stream all four rounds through and the Golf Channel and NBC Sports apps for various mobile platforms. With all these options you have no excuse to miss a minute of the tournament!

Choose a hotel located right in the middle of all the PGA Sony Open in Hawaiʻi action. Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is your best pick in Waikiki, conveniently located on Kalakaua Avenue, across the street from Kuhio Beach. In addition to a host of amenities, we offer free use of a GoPro Camera to take on your golf adventure, subject to availability. Read more about the amazing amenities at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel and start booking your travel plans with us in Waikiki.

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