The Golf Fanatic's Guide to Hawaii

The Golf Fanatic's Guide to Hawaii

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by Bryan Fryklund
     
 

The Golf Fanatic's Guide to Hawaii is a comprehensive guidebook for golfers visiting Hawaii. Featuring color photography on every page and a sophisticated layout, the enticing coverage of the top 50 publicly accessible courses in the Aloha State will excite first-timers and return visitors alike. A former resident of Maui and the Big Island, guidebook author and

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The Golf Fanatic's Guide to Hawaii is a comprehensive guidebook for golfers visiting Hawaii. Featuring color photography on every page and a sophisticated layout, the enticing coverage of the top 50 publicly accessible courses in the Aloha State will excite first-timers and return visitors alike. A former resident of Maui and the Big Island, guidebook author and avid golfer Bryan Fryklund (Adventure Guide: Hawaii the Big Island) traveled to six islands, playing each course and rating its difficulty, beauty, design intrigue, maintenance, 'swank value' and price; describing the course, specific holes that personify the experience and the '19th hole'; interviewing a course representative for playing tips, as well as information for a vital statistics chart, driving directions and reviewing nearby accommodation options. With candor and humor, Fryklund inserts local color into his course descriptions and sidebars, which range from explanations of golf terms such as 'links golf' to insights into Hawaiian mythology. Golf Fanatic will be an invaluable tool on the Hawaiian courses, and a treasured souvenir after returning home.

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Fryklund, a first-time author, here addresses the niche market of travelers to Hawaii who want to golf. He reports on what are, in his opinion, the top 50 courses (out of about 75 total courses) in Hawaii. While most travel books list golf courses, their listings tend to be limited to the more familiar names. Golfers who follow the PGA tour will also be familiar with several courses, especially in Kapalua. Fryklund's contribution is that he presents the lesser known but eminently playable courses, gives directions to the courses, and evaluates the 19th hole. Moreover, he explains how to take advantage of discounts and less expensive courses. The numerous photographs add to the descriptions. Although golfers who live in Hawaii will have already adopted their own principal course and will undoubtedly have one or two other favorites, this book may be useful to them as well, since the islands are far enough apart that golfers may not have more than a passing familiarity with more than one or two of the islands. Recommended for travel collections.
—Steven Silkunas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935008118
Publisher:
Hot Tub Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2008
Series:
Fanatic Guides
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Bryan Fryklund became a golf fanatic the first time he golfed at the age of 10. A former part-time resident of the Big Island and Maui, he has golfed in Hawaii since 1995 and after co-authoring a general guidebook about the Big Island, decided to write a book specifically for golfers. He is quick to assure his playing partners that he is a professional writer rather than a professional golfer.

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The Golf Fanatic's Guide to Hawaii 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Cheryl72 More than 1 year ago
There isn¿t anything on the market like it. I¿ve played a lot of the courses on the Big Island and the descriptions are really accurate plus with more information I wish I¿d known when I was there, like how to putt on flipping Bermuda greens and not just that they break to the ocean. The author got playing tips from each of the golf pros for the specific course, which will be very helpful next time. I also might have to head to Maui. The idea of Kahili Golf Club having holes that run with the tradewinds so that you can hit super long drives is very appealing, to say the least.
Author101 More than 1 year ago
So you want to play golf on the Hawaiian Islands? The do yourself a favor and take Bryan Fryklund¿s book, The Golf Fanatic¿s Guide to Hawaii along with you. It is full of must-know golf information and fun facts about Hawaii in general.
This book includes complete breakdowns of the public courses available, how to get to each one, what to expect when you get there, and beautiful photographs throughout.
Don¿t find yourself at Ko¿olau Golf Club after dark, the book tells you why. Check it out and enjoy your Hawaiian golf adventure!
--Carol Denbow, Author, Publisher, and Genuine Golf Fanatic
11/09/08
ThomasAllen More than 1 year ago
This book combines two subjects that have strong appeal for many of us: golf and Hawaii. The author, Bryan Fryklund, played what he considers to be the 50 best courses in the 50th State, and shares a lot of practical details about the different layouts. It's written in an easygoing, conversational style that seems to fit with the laid-back "personality" of Hawaii itself. Having played there a few times, I found his suggestions and comments about the courses I played to be accurate -- and I wish I'd had the club pro's advice (included here) when I was there!

The book contains a lot of beautiful photos that make you go, "ahhh, Hawaii." There's no place like it, and to my knowledge there's no book quite like this one. I have some friends who will be getting it from me for the holidays so that we can daydream until the next time we make it over to the Islands with our "sticks".