Honeymoon in Hawaii - Only allowed 1 Day of Golf - Which to choose?Hawaii Golf
Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:07 PM
SKIP GOLF!....it's your darn Honeymoon! Really, you are negotiating with her on your Honeymoon? Boy, that one silly round of golf will cost you for ever! Do you understand this? Oh, and she is "allowing" you to do so...never a good postion.
You don't have to be Dr. Phil to suggest otherwise.
Enjoy Hawaii and enjoy it even more with your new bride.....please!
Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:26 PM
I went through a bad breakup about 7 years ago and swore I would never take anybody for granted. So, no worries on that front. We are the type of couple that pretty much do everything together. She really hasn't found a hobby so we tend to stick together on everything...except for golf. She knows its a passion of mine and she lets me do it. She got me $600 gift card at TPC for Christmas just because she overhead me talking about the 17th island green.
If I get the feeling that leaving her for a spa day without me would upset her, then yes, I would skip. I know there are more important things in life than golf.
She does take like 2 hours to get dressed and ready to go out. Perhaps I'll set up a dinner at Plantation and at least for 2 of the hours I'm playing golf, she will be busy getting ready. I've heard dinner there is really nice.
Good deal man. Congrats on your engagement!
Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:49 PM
Anyway, on the first trip - a 6 day 7night deal- my galfriend (not a golfer) said I needed to play once or I would regret it. The golf wasn't terrific- I ended up playing as a single- but yeah, I would always have wondered what I missed.
I haven't played the Plantation, but I'm going to agree about the wind (and/or rain) being a potential spoiler. I haven't had dinner there either, but we always do lunch there and the views are spectacular. Sunset is very early in Hawaii.
Less wind and rain on the south side of the Island (Wailea way) and Makena is an option to play as well. There is the resort at Makena (or others in Wailea) if you decide to stay there and she wants to be pampered.
There certainly are a ton of courses you can play in Hawaii. Why not let HER decide where she wants to do her Spa day, (which island), and tell her you will plan your golf around that decision? If she defers on that decision ok, but I guaranty she will remember your offer to please her.
If you are just doing one course I wouldn't bother renting from other than the course even if it saves a few bucks. Less running around and the rental clubs at the courses are good from what I've seen.
I recommend that you get the books, or smartphone apps (really the book content in an app, by category) of the Hawaii Revealed books (by Island) for more golf ideas and other planning for your trip.
I haven't read any but the Maui Revealed, but it's the "bible" and we've often found a copy in the condos we stayed in.
Edited by myspinonit, 04 February 2013 - 02:54 PM.