GolfAhoy, a global top three ‘golf-cruise’ specialist tour company, is launching Disc Golf Group Cruises sailing the Hawaii islands. Available as a seven-day or 9 Day ‘special interest sports group cruise’ departing Saturdays from Honolulu, Oahu, visiting Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Hawaii (Big Island); Kona, Hawaii (Big Island); and Nawiliwili, Kauai; and include 5 Disc Golf shore excursions at each port o’ call.
GolfAhoy recommends their 9 Day Hawaii Disc Golf Group Cruise over the 7 Day cruise if you’ve got the time – fly into Honolulu on Thursday and stay two nights pre-cruise at a Waikiki Beach Resort. Play a round of Disc Golf on Friday on Oahu and board the Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America to start your Hawaii disc golf cruise on Saturday.
Cabin fares including meals and evening entertainment start at $899 per person but realistically expect to pay around $1,699 per passenger for a nice large private balcony cabin or Penthouse Suite with VIP privileges, perks, and recognition.
You can read more about Pride of America onboard guest amenities and watch ship restaurant videos here. 9 Day Hawaii Islands Golf Cruise NCL Pride of America
The Complete Introduction to Disc Golf VIDEO
To find a disc golf course near you and get playing your first round today visit http://www.pdga.com/courses
A top pick Hawaii Disc Golf course on the GolfAhoy itinerary is the Mauka Disc Golf Course Kauai at Princeville Makai Golf Club.
The new course was designed and set up by disc golf manufacturer Innova Disc Golf. Innova’s co-founder Harold Duvall, Disc Golf Course Designer Andrew Duvall, and Landscape Architect Darrell Bankes designed the course. The name “Makai” is Hawaiian for “towards the ocean,” while “Mauka” is Hawaiian for “towards the mountains.”
The Mauka Disc Golf Course follows a similar flow and co-exists with Makai’s popular 9-hole Woods Course as both layouts wind their way through the native woodlands of Kauai’s North Shore.
“Disc Golf is a growing sport with over 10 million participants,” said Doug Sutter, GM, Princeville Makai Golf Club. “With Princeville Makai Golf Club and nearby Hanalei Bay easily accessible from anywhere on the island, we believe our new Disc Golf Course will inspire more resort and cruise ship guests who do not play traditional golf to enjoy the beauty for the North Shore. We’re excited about our newly formed relationship with Innova Disc Golf and are happy to partner with their team on the creation of the Mauka Course.”
Green fees for Disc Golf are $25 per person for those walking the course or $45 per person for those riding in a golf cart. Custom-stamped Innova Discs and Innova Disc Golf https://www.innovadiscs.com/ bags are available in the Princeville Makai Golf Club’s golf shop. The Mauka Disc Golf Course is a 2.5-mile loop, providing walkers a TroonFIT health and wellness benefit.
Princeville Makai is no stranger to creating unique ways to market the facility to non-golfers. Each day, the club offers guided Sunset Golf Cart Tours that begin approximately two hours before sunset and end on the 7th hole boasting views of crashing waves in the ocean below, freshwater waterfalls, Hanalei Bay, Queen’s Bath, and Mount Makana as the sun disappears over the horizon. For more information on the Mauka Disc Golf Course, visit www.makaigolf.com/discgolf
You’ll find yet another challenging Hawaii Disc Golf Course at the Turtle Bay Golf & Spa Resort on Oahu’s North Shore. This oftentimes windy course is designed to be fun for beginners as well as a challenge for the seasoned disc golfer. Three discs are included in the $10 green fees fee – a driver, mid-range, and a putter/approach disc.
The PDGA – Professional Disc Golf Association Hawaii Disc Golf Course Locator
About Disc Golf. The rules can be inferred from its name, as it shares many similarities with the traditional game of golf. Disc Golf is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target; it is played using rules similar to golf. It is most often played on a course of 9 or 18 holes. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970’s and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole”. The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket.
As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed.
The Professional Disc Golf Association is a membership-based organization in 47 countries. The PDGA is the governing body for the sport and sanctions competitive events for men and women of every skill level from novice to professional. Thousands of permanent disc golf courses can be found all across the globe.
What Is Disc Golf? VIDEO