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Send your Oahu-bound clients into a new year filled with top-flight PGA competition, epic photo ops and fun soaking in the local foodie culture.
Insider Tip:“Waialae Country Club is an incredible course for hosting the longest-running PGA TOUR event in the Hawaiian Islands. Several holes offer a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, with three of the holes near the water. The course includes both doglegs left and right, with fairly tight fairways lined by stands of coconut, monkey pod and kiawe trees.”— Kevin Carll, Head Golf Professional, Waialae Country Club
Event:Stroke of Genius Waialae Country Club creates an above-par setting as the annual Sony Open (SonyOpenInHawaii.com) rolls out Jan. 7-13. The PGA TOUR’s first full-field event of 2019 will showcase top pros competing for a share of the $6.4 million purse — with the champion scoring just shy of $1.2 million.
Activities:Breezy Beauty Flaunting a Windward Oahu panorama, Nuuanu Pali Lookout is named for the 1795 battle leading to King Kamehameha I’s ultimate unification of the Hawaiian Islands. Keep close tabs on accessories since trade winds often howl when funneling between 3,000-foot Koolau peaks.
Culinary:Stylish Sustenance Kakaako’s uber-dynamic scene amplifies with the urban neighborhood’s lively Third Saturday SALT Bar Crawls (SaltAtKakaako.com). The monthly festivity wows with trendy entertainment, nosh and spirits that flow until 2 a.m.
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