Maui, the second-largest city in Hawaii, is located on the south bank of the Savannah River midway between the Great Smokey Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a growing and thriving city with a metropolitan- area population of around 400,000, and recently ranked the second most favorable place to live in Hawaii. The area is known for its balmy climate, with an annual mean temperature of 64 degrees.
Oahu has a truly diverse collection of golf courses. As you might expect, there are balmy layouts with coconut palms. But there are also courses carved from tropical rain forests, and courses cut from mountainous, desert-like terrain. There are courses built of former ranch lands and fields of sugar cane, and seaside layouts that resemble British links. Constant sunshine makes for long hours of dependable golfing weather, and the spectacular surrounding scenery quiets the mind and stirs the heart.