The courses, while picturesque, are now tame by PGA Tour standards, as evidenced by consecutive weeks with scores so low they’ve been breaking records.
And the travel is intense, with players often making a journey of 4,000 miles or more, needing to build substantial cushions into their schedule to account for a massive plane ride over nothing but Pacific Ocean blue waters.
So do trips to Kapalua’s Plantation Course in Maui, site of last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions on the PGA Tour, and Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, site of this week’s Sony Open in Hawaii, still resonate with PGA Tour pros who frequently enjoy the game to the world’s most scenic backdrops?
Kapalua was designed by the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and is the top-ranked public-access layout in Hawaii. Waialae is near the state’s only major metropolis and offers plenty of nightlife and cultural opportunities on top of the amazing views.
Still, we put together a summary from the pros as they reflect on a little quality time in this Pacific paradise.
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By: Tim Schmitt
Title: Do PGA Tour pros grow tired of playing in Hawaii? The answer is what you might expect.
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Published Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2022 21:18:33 +0000