What golfer in the lower 48 hasn’t dreamed about it? Hawaii. More specifically, playing golf in Hawaii. Yeah, ocean views, amazing weather, green, as in really green, courses… white sand bunkers… mmmm… yeah… sounds delicious. Okay, the title of this post is a bit deceiving. No, I haven’t booked a tee time to Makena Beach and Golf Resort in Maui. Oh, I want to… really bad, and they’ve got some amazing deals going that make the temptation really bad. But… there’s work to be done here in the Midwest as golf season picks up.
I have to blame this one on my friend, Chris. Chris is a stone cold golf fanatic. He travels a lot for his business and he golfs where ever he goes. He’s got a business trip to Hawaii early next month and of course, he’s already totally locked into “Where am I going to play? How many roiunds can i possibly squeeze in? And damn, I get to write all this off!”. Yeah. I know. The rotten…..
So anyway, while I was hanging out with my boy this weekend due to the rain killing any chance of actually getting out on a golf course, Chris wanted to show me a site he’d found for booking Hawaii tee times. Okay, I went there, yeah, I sat with him and we started looking at the courses and I started drooling…
The site’s fairly typical for this type of thing. You’ve seen plenty of tee time sites. But this is Hawaii… and damn, the courses are freaking awesome. I mean, I’m here in Chicago, and yes, we have some great courses here, some world class places to play, but….. it’s Hawaii. So damn beautiful. We checked out several enticing places…The Emerald Course at Wailea Golf Club… the Fazio and Palmer courses at Turtle Bay Resort… and of course, the above mentioned Makena Beach on Maui.
And, they’ve got some awesome deals on the site. Some great golf packages. The temptation is killing me.
I want to go. I need to go. I have got to find a way to rationalize going. Hell, maybe Chris could hire me or some thing. Anyway, needless to say, the courses just rock and the pics, although beautifully shot, don’t do them justice. They need the Look Around Golf treatment and I need to sell them on that idea!
So once again, Chris has got me thinking and plotting and scheming… the man always has that effect on me. Hawaii. Golf. What could be better than that? Getting paid to go do it. I’ll keep you guys posted.
Here’s a little pic of Makena to wet your appetite…