2016 Mitsubishi Electric Championship - Ka’upulehu-Kona, Hawaii

The 2016 Mitsubishi Electric Championship begins today and will run until January 23, with a distinctive Saturday finish. The Championship will be held at the Jack Nicklaus designed Hualālai Golf Club on the Big Island of Hawai‘i for the 20th consecutive year, the second longest of any event at a single course on the PGA TOUR Champions.

Defending champion Miguel Ángel Jiménez will be teeing it up this afternoon along with other notables such as: Freddie Couples, Paul Goydos, Bernhard Langer, Corey Pavin and Vijay Singh, just to name a few.  

Defending champion Miguel Ángel Jiménez

Broadcast coverage will start this afternoon on Golf Channel at 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Hawaii Time) and continue each day at 2:00 p.m. until Final Round Saturday.


Hualālai Golf Club on the Big Island of Hawai‘i

About the course:

The course is located in Ka’upulehu-Kona, Hawaii, situated in stunning black lava fields along the Big Island’s Kohala Coast. The Nicklaus course contains a variety of ocean views including from the course’s signature 17th hole which practically touches the sea. The Hualālai Golf Course is a semi-private course and is reserved exclusively for resort guests…

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January 19, 2016


Winner at the Sony Open at Waialae Hawaii 2016

Congrats to Fabian Gomez on winning the 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii on Sunday January 17th 2016 at the Fantastic Waialae golf course on Oahu, Hawaii.

Starting the final round four shots behind, Gomez seized control with his seven straight birdies starting on No. 6, only to follow with back-to-back bogeys that let Snedeker and Zac Blair back into the game. Gomez closed with a 7-iron to 10 feet for birdie on the par-3 17th, and a 20-foot birdie putt from just off the 18th green.

"I felt good all week long and was about to put on a great round today," Gomez said through a translator. "And I had Brandt Snedeker in front of me. I got on a streak with seven putts in a row. And it makes me feel good and feel like I could win the tournament." 

He finished at 20-under 260.

Sony Open 2016, Hawaii , Fabian Gomez

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January 13, 2016


Maui Whale Festival

Celebrating the thousands of humpback whales that migrate to Maui each winter. Maui is the principal mating and calving area of humpback whales in the United States. Through fun and educational events, the Maui Whale Festival raises awareness about these cherished marine mammals and inspires care for the vital and unique whale habitat of Maui County.
December 27, 2015


Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! - Happy New Year!

With Christmas over, all thoughts move to New Years in Hawaii. ”Hau’oli Makahiki Hou” as we like to say here. A time of celebration, with some unique Hawaii style flare.

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou - Happy New Year. The western Christmas and New Year fell during this same time of the year that the Hawaiians traditionally honored the earth for giving them plenty to eat. This period of resting and feasting was called Makahiki (mah-kah-HEE- kee). It lasted for 4 months, and no wars or conflicts were allowed during this time. Because makahiki also means "year", the Hawaiian phrase for "Happy New Year" became "Hau'oli (happy) Makahiki (year) Hou (new)"(how-OH-lee mah-kah-hee-kee ho).

While visiting our lovely islands, consider a game of golf!

December 01, 2015


Christmas in Hawaii - Mele Kalikimaka!

Wanting to be warmed by more than yuletide cheer this Christmas? Well let us tell you how Hawaii does it!

In ancient times, Christmas coincided with a traditional Hawaiian festival called Makahiki. For four months the islands celebrated which included great feasts and games. During this time, wars and conflicts were strictly forbidden. As far as the early Hawaiians were concerned, the Makahiki was their time for “peace on earth and goodwill toward men.”

Christmas wasn’t formally introduced to Hawaii until the Protestant missionaries came from New England after 1820.Though, the first Christmas celebration in Hawaii is believed to have occurred in 1786, when Captain George Dixon, docked aboard the Queen Charlotte in Waimea Bay on Kauai, commanded his crew to prepare a Christmas dinner that included roasted pig, pie and grog mixed with coconut milk. The English navigator then led his men in toasts to their families and friends back home. Following that, in 1856, Alexander Liholiho (King Kamehameha IV) declared December 25 to be his kingdom’s national day of Thanksgiving. Two years later, Santa Claus made his first appearance in Hawaii, arriving at Washington Place (now the governor’s residence) to deliver gifts for the children.

Today, there’s no bigger Christmas celebration than “Honolulu City Lights,” a favorite holiday spectacle put on by the City & County of Honolulu. Held at Honolulu Hale (City Hall), “Honolulu City Lights” features a 50-foot Norfolk pine Christmas tree (pictured above), elaborate Christmas tree and wreath exhibits, giant Yuletide displays and live entertainment!


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November 27, 2015


Christmas Gingerbread Festival at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

This holiday season make sure to check out the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani's gingerbread festival!

Each year, the hotel puts on a beautiful display, showcasing extravagant gingerbread houses. The festival is located in the heart of the lobby, and is open to the public to view free of charge. Check back soon for official dates.  

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Good Luck Michelle Wie!

Hawaii Tee Times  would like to wish our local friend Michelle Wie the best of luck at the 2015 U.S. Women's Open which starts tomorrow, July 9th, at Lancaster Country Club, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania!

Michelle will be defending her title as the 2014 U.S. Women's Open winner! Good Luck Michelle from all of us at HTT!!

Michelle grew up right here in Oahu playing KoOlina, if you wish to play there too