The Hawaii Kai Golf Course has beautiful views of Koko Crater, the Makapu‘u cliffs, and the Pacific Ocean.

Golfing O‘ahu’s Windward Side

Golfing O‘ahu’s windward side offers a handful of courses to choose from catering to golfers of all skill levels and a range of budgets, and many of the more pricey courses offer decent twilight rates. Here’s where to go, along with short course descriptions and tips.

The Rainbow Lake Trail near Whistler.

Summer Recreation in Whistler

During the few months that they aren’t covered in snow, the slopes of the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort come alive with locals and tourists alike enjoying hiking, guided naturalist walks, mountain biking, and horseback riding, or just marveling at the mountainscape from the comfort of the lifts.

Panorama photo of the rolling greens of the Kapolei Golf Course studded with palm trees and with large clouds hanging in the sky.

Golfing in Central and Suburban O‘ahu

In the master-planned communities of central and suburban O‘ahu, golf courses take center stage, and there are a plethora of public courses—especially on the ‘Ewa Plain. Read on to plan your tour of O‘ahu’s greens.

A wide dirt trail follows a narrow stream through the canyon.

Recreation in Spearfish, South Dakota

Some of the best recreation in the Black Hills is concentrated along the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Laural A. Bidwell recommends the area’s best trails for hiking and biking enthusiasts, the best place to tee up for golfers, and more.