It may be hard to focus on your swing and not the pristine, black lava-lined fairways and palm tree-speckled greens along the golf courses of Big Island. You are sure to have the peace and quiet you strive for on the course with the exception of the rhythmic crash of waves just below your bunker. After a few holes, you’ll get used to playing on one of the most beautiful golf courses you’ve ever seen and hopefully the scenery won’t affect your game. Known as the “Golf Capital of Hawaii”, you will have plenty of magnificently designed courses to choose from on Big Island, some crafted by the biggest names in course design. The Kohala Coast offers courses such as the Jack Nicklaus designed Hualalai Golf Course, the championship Francis H. Ii Brown courses of the Mauna Lani Resort and the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed courses at Mauna Kea Resort. Not to be forgotten are the two courses of the Waikoloa Beach Resort designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and the Ocean Course and Mountain Course of the Kona Country Club. You’ll find a variety of hidden treasures through the Big Island while playing amongst the striking contrast of lush green fairways, jet black lava flows, and the turquoise waters of the Pacific. With views like these, you have permission to take a mulligan. Make your stay on Big Island an action packed golf vacation.