Kona Country Club

15 years ago, while playing indoor golf on a golf simulator, we were playing a course in Hawaii that had old lava fields for rough surrounding most of the fairways.  It was then I added playing golf on one of these courses onto my bucket list.  I was able to cross this off my bucket list thanks to Kona Country Club located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Kona Country Club was everything I hoped it would be!  The course was challenging, well maintained and had spectacular views.  Located just 6 miles from downtown Kona, Kona Country Club offers top notch facilities with ocean side golf.  In 2016, Kona Country Club celebrated their 50th anniversary!  Designed by William Bell, this course had challenging par 3s, […]

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Ko Olina Golf Course

There was no way I was going to Hawaii and not play golf!  As soon as we booked our trip to Aulani, I started to research golf courses on Oahu.  It just so happens that one of the courses with the best reviews is located just across the street from Aulani.  As a matter of fact, I had a great view of the 10th hole from my balcony on the 12th floor. Ko Olina Golf Club is one of Golf Digest’s Top 75 resort courses in the US.  Built in 1990, this 6,815 yard, (from the blues) par 72, will challenge your game and show you some incredible views! We had a foursome consisting of my son, my nephew, my neices’ boyfriend and myself.  Let […]

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H2O Sports Hawaii

If you are looking for a great time on the water, let me introduce you to H2O Sports Hawaii! Located about 45 minutes from Aulani, H2O Sports was well worth the drive.  As their name indicates, H2O Sports offers everything to do with water sports.  You can parasail, jetski, jet pack, banana boat and more! Our trip to H2O Sports started with my son, daughter, nephew and daughter’s friend parasailing.  On Oahu, they offer two different parasail adventures, the traditional 500 foot ride and the extreme 700 foot ride!  My son and nephew opted for the 700 foot ride, while my daughter and her friend opted for the standard ride.  I was extremely impressed with the crew as we started off to the “playground”  After […]

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Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

  I was lucky enough to cross one more item off my Disney bucket list (http://www.wdwfamilytips.com/disney-bucket-list/) by spending 8 nights at Aulani a Disney Property.  This resort was everything I hoped it would be and more. Upon arrival, we were greeted at the door with a cool glass of “Hawaii Water” consisting of pineapple, oranges, limes and lemons, and received our Hawaiian Lei.  My daughter and her friend loved this water so much, we had to make a stop every time we passed the lobby (see the hidden Mickey?)!  We were extremely lucky as our room on the 12th floor was ready to go!  We saved some time by using the on-line check-in system, I would recommend doing this at all the Disney resorts. After […]

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