Anthony Webber. Editor-at-Large. iGTN. GolfAhoy Hawaii Golf Cruises NCL Pride of America are operated year-round. Seven-day golf cruise to four Hawaiian Islands departs every Saturday from Honolulu. Ports o’ call include Maui, Hilo, Kona, Kauai, and Honolulu on NCL Pride of America. GolfAhoy.com also operates Hawaii Golf Cruise sailing itineraries from the West Coast of Canada and the United States West Coast.
7 Day Hawaii Golf Cruise Golfers going to Hawaii for the first time are rewarded with winning views of different islands and get to play four or five of Hawaii’s fabulous golf courses during a seven day Hawaii golf cruise.
Best deal ever! Starting at just a couple of grand per person, that’ll include seven night’s cabin accommodations, breakfast, lunch and dinner, free room service, bars, lounges, discos, nightly entertainment like Broadway Shows and challenging championship golf exclusively organized by GolfAhoy in each port o’ call – all included in the price.
For $300 a day all in, a Hawaii Golf Cruise is positively the most cost-effective way to see Hawaii for the first time.
Seven days Hawaii Cruises early booking low season cruise fares: • Inside Cabin from US$999 pp. • Ocean View from US$1,099 pp. • Balcony Cabin from US$1,499 pp. • Suite Stateroom from US$2,499 pp.
Repeat Hawaii golf visitors in the know, stay nine days to include two nights’ accommodations pre-cruise at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel in Honolulu or the Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort. A night or two to enjoy Waikiki Beach is an unforgettable experience.
What’s included in your cruise fare? Complimentary Dining! Every cruise fare includes beautifully crafted menus in the two main dining rooms, help-yourself buffets and a variety of casual cafés, grills, on-the-go choices and complimentary room service.
Specialty Dining! When you want an even more memorable experience, the ships’ specialty restaurants provide refined choices for a cover charge ($15 to $75 per person). Experience a Brazilian Churrascaria, dine on expertly prepared Sushi, or savor traditional French bistro, Italian trattoria or Chicago steakhouse fare.
Group Discounts! What makes a group? You’ll need at least 8 staterooms\16 passengers to form a ‘group’. Call Groups Department at GolfAhoy 239.344.9187.
Group Benefits! Every 16th passenger in the group cruises for free! Bonus Amenity dollars to spend on your group activities. Book staterooms that are connecting, near each other, or really far apart. Sample Benefits for your group. • 1 Hour Cocktail Party with Dry Snacks • Dinner at Specialty Restaurants • Soda Packages • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
AARP Member Cruise Deals! AARP members receive a 5% discount for a cruise that’s booked at least 9 months prior to the sailing date. Plus, receive free stateroom upgrades and save up to $250 on select sailings.
Exclusive Discounts for Military Personnel! GolfAhoy and NCL are proud to offer members of the military and their family’s exclusive discounts on select cruise sail dates of up to 10% off.
GolfAhoy Hawaii Golf Cruises Shore Excursions
Port: Kona Makalei is truly one of the unique golf courses in the world. It is breathtakingly beautiful on the western slopes of Hualalai Mountain. Makalei is truly one of the unique golf courses in the world. It is breathtakingly beautiful on the western slopes of Hualalai Mountain. Voted by Golf Digest as “Best Places to Play”, the course encompasses all the serenity and challenge that the island of Hawaii has to offer. Bent grass, unusual in Hawaii, is featured on all Makalei’s tees and greens. Makalei boasts an elevation range from 1,800 to 2,850 feet with a temperate climate, encompassing ocean views, and native species of plants and animals including peacocks!
Volcano Golf Club Port: Hilo Par: 72, Yardage 6,547. The Volcano Golf Course is one of the world’s most unusual courses. Situated on the rim of the active Kilauea volcanic crater, Volcano Golf Course lies in the cool highlands 4,000 feet above the sea, with sweeping vistas of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea – both snow-capped in winter.
Puakea Golf Course Port: Kauai Par 72, Yardage 5,225-6,954, Slope 113-135. Close your eyes and imagine playing golf with the Pacific Ocean stretching out before you and Mount Haupu towering above. This isn’t a dream…. this is Puakea Golf Course. Designed by Robin Nelson, Hawaii’s most prolific golf course architect, Puakea plays around deep ravines and over streams fed by fresh mountain rains. So serene is the backdrop, you can get lost in the joys of the game.
Kauai Lagoons Golf Club Port: Kauai Par: 72, Yardage 7,055. Discover a little corner of paradise. Tucked away in a tranquil tropical setting of Hawaii is the majestic Kauai Lagoons Golf Club. A Golf Magazine “Gold Medal Golf Resort” winner, it features 18 Jack Nicklaus Signature holes. The fairways offer stunning island vistas at every turn, creating a relaxing atmosphere with some of the best oceanside finishing holes in Hawaii. Hole #16 will give you unforgettable Pacific Ocean views while hugging the cliffs on your approach to the green!
Wailea Golf Club – Emerald Course Port: Maui (Kahului) Par 72, Yardage 5,268-6,825, Slope 114-130. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the Emerald Course is one of the reasons “Golf For Women” magazine named the Wailea the most women-friendly club in the country. It’s a superbly designed course created for pure golf enjoyment with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Mt. Haleakala. Regardless of one’s handicap, the four to six tee boxes on every hole allow players to tailor the course with ease to their playing level.
Kapalua – Bay Course Port: Maui (Kahului) Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane designed the Bay Course. The forerunner of Kapalua’s two championship golf courses, the Bay Course is a 6,600-yard par 72 with gently rolling fairways and generous greens. One of the many highlights of the course includes Kapalua’s version of “Amen Corner,” the fourth and fifth holes. On a lava peninsula that carves two pristine bays, hole #4 has ocean breezes and uninterrupted views of the coast. Bay’s signature hole #5 is a par 3 that requires you to carry over sparkling Oneloa Bay to a small green protected by bunkers. The Bay Course has hosted multiple PGA and LPGA Tour Events and is an excellent example of resort golf at its best.
Poipu Bay Golf Club Port: Kauai Par 72, Yardage 5,372-7,081, Slope 122-134. Even the most focused golfer will be challenged by breathtaking views from each and every hole at Poipu Bay. The course is backed by lush emerald mountains and sculpted from a rolling plateau eight stories above the expansive blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Nestled among the gentle contours of Poipu Bay, you’ll discover the remains of Hawaii’s Heiau (temples) and ancient stone walls. If this weren’t challenging enough, the nature of Poipu Bay presents you with one distraction after another from native nene geese and rare Hawaiian monk seals to green sea turtles and humpback whales. You’ll have lots of excuses to back your scorecard. Then, of course, there’s the view!
Kapalua – Plantation Course Port: Maui (Kahului) Kapalua Plantation is a 7,411-yard par 73 course. It’s the site of the PGA TOUR Hyundai Tournament of Champions formerly the Mercedes-Benz Championship. Each January this tournament features an elite field of previous year’s PGA TOUR winners. The grand scale of the course designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore unfurls across natural geographic formations and pineapple plantation fields that take your breath away. The Plantation Course is ranked the #1 Golf Course in Hawaii, #17 in the Top 100 Public Golf Courses and Top 100 Golf Course in the US – all by Golf Digest Magazine.
Wailea Golf Club – Gold Course Port: Maui (Kahului) Par: 72, Yardage 5,317-7,078, Slope 119-139. The Wailea Gold Course is home to the Wendy’s Champions Skins Game. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., it has been ranked among the country’s best new courses by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest, and one of the world’s best designed by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler.
Wailea Golf Club – Old Blue Port: Maui (Kahului) Par: 72, Yardage 6,755. Dominating Maui’s skyline is the majestic 10,023-foot dormant volcano, Mt. Haleakala. Meandering across her lower foothills are the pristine fairways of the Wailea Old Blue Course. Stretching 6,765 yards from its tips, this classic Arthur Jack Snyder beauty has charmed her way into the heart of many a Wailea golfer. With cooling fountains, serene lakes, exotic blossoms and coral sand bunkers, the Old Blue is a true Hawaiian resort course. Her immaculate fairways are woven through the resort, offering a picturesque ‘tour’ of Wailea, with spectacular views of the azure ocean and dramatic volcanic slopes.
Some people mistakenly believe that they can get a lower cruise fare by booking directly with the cruise line because travel agents earn a booking commission. This is NOT true. If the price of a seven day Hawaii cruise booked directly with the cruise line is say $1,100, the cruise line will NOT reduce the price by 10% just because they are not paying a travel agent commission. They will still charge you the full amount and pocket the difference. In effect, the cruise line pays the commission, you do not – but your GolfAhoy agent will get you the EXACT same price that the cruise line will charge you. 239.344.9187
Other Hawaii Golf Cruise choices Royal Caribbean Hawaii Golf Cruise. Carnival Hawaii Golf Cruise. Princess Hawaii Golf Cruise. Celebrity Hawaii Golf Cruise. Holland America Hawaii Golf Cruise.
For 2017/2018 GolfAhoy Hawaii Golf Cruise dates, rates, and cruise line itineraries send us a Reservation Request with your questions or call GolfAhoy Reservations 239.344.9187
All GolfAhoy clients receive personal service from our certified Golf Cruise Travel Counselors.
Each GolfAhoy Hawaii Golf Cruise is customized to the specific core expectations and demands of the individual client to meet or exceed expectations. Testimonials.
9 Night Hawaii Northbound Departs from Honolulu, Oahu May Radiance of the Seas Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite $964 $1,149 $1,599 $2,884
10 Night Hawaii Southbound Departs from Vancouver, British Columbia September Radiance of the Seas Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite $1,049 $1,224 $2,149 $3,089
11 Night Hawaii Southbound Departs from Vancouver, British Columbia September Rhapsody of the Seas Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite $1,094 $1,324 $2,569 $2,919
16 Night Hawaii Northbound Departs from Long Beach, California April Carnival Miracle Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite $1,169 $1,349 $1,449 $3,199
15 Night Hawaiian Islands Departs from San Pedro, California March Star Princess Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite $1,199 $1,299 $2,049 $2,519
15 Night Hawaiian Islands Departs from San Pedro, California April Star Princess Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite $1,199 $1,299 $1,899 $2,449
15 Night Hawaiian Islands Departs from San Francisco, California April Grand Princess Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite $1,199 $1,299 $2,349 $3,099
16 Night Hawaii Southbound Departs from Vancouver, British Columbia September Carnival Miracle Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite $1,199 $1,349 $1,549 $2,749
15 Night Hawaii Departs from Long Beach, California December Carnival Miracle Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite $1,229 $1,429 $1,629 $2,829
13 Night Hawaii Northbound Departs from Honolulu, Oahu May Rhapsody of the Seas Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite $1,334 $1,609 $2,974 $3,719
12 Night Hawaii Southbound Departs from Vancouver, British Columbia September Celebrity Solstice Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite $1,499 $1,849 $2,069 $3,299
15 Night Hawaii Departs from San Pedro, California Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar Grand Princess Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite $1,599 $1,799 $2,499 $2,999
16 Night Circle Hawaii Departs from Vancouver, British Columbia September Zaandam Interior Oceanview $1,899 $2,199
17 Night Circle Hawaii Departs from San Diego, California Nov, Jan Veendam Interior Oceanview $1,899 $2,199
12 Night Hawaiian Islands Departs from Vancouver, British Columbia September Pacific Princess Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite $2,219 $2,299 $2,999 $3,499
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- Common uses for GolfAhoy Golf Cruise Gift Cards
- Trade Show Booth Traffic Builder
- Golf Course new Membership Drive Incentives
- Interval Ownership Signing Bonuses
- Golf Store Traffic Generators
- Sales Incentives for Marketing
- Employee Recognition Programs
- Lead Generation
- Fund Raising Events
- Upgrade Sales of Large Purchases
- Appointment Setting
- Thank You for Purchasing Goods
- Motivate Sales Staff
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- Gift with Purchase
- Appointment and Referral Incentives
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- Car Dealerships for New Car Purchase
- Insurance Companies for a new policy written and to generate insurance leads
- Real Estate Agents for buying or selling a house
- Gift with Purchase and award programs: Motivate customers to purchase products or services from you rather than your competitors or simply award them to your customers as a way of saying “thanks for your business”
- Furniture Stores for buying a new product
- Multi-level Marketing Firms for becoming involved
- Telemarketers for most calls made
- Doctors and Hospitals as a thank you for doing business
- Not-For-Profit organizations for donations
- Credit Card Companies for applying for a new credit card
- Local Schools and Churches as a fundraising event
- Construction Companies as an incentive to complete a project on time
- Employee Reward Program
Golf Weddings & Golf Honeymoons
GolfAhoy has been delivering memorable honeymoon and wedding anniversary celebration golf and spa cruises for over twenty-two years.
Mark your celebratory milestone with a GolfAhoy 10 Day VIP Deluxe Circle Hawaii Golf/Spa Cruise in a butler service suite onboard the ship.
Often times our Wedding Anniversary clients request a ‘Wedding Vows Renewal’ ceremony to be performed during their cruise. Ask your GolfAhoy Reservations specialist for details 239.344.9187
GolfAhoy has worked with some of the biggest Alumni Groups in the US and Canada.
When your high school or university Alumni Group decides to take a golf cruise we’ve got you covered.
High School Reunions
We’ve been managing high school reunion golf groups for years. There’s nothing quite like a golf and spa cruise to get a good turnout of your grad compatriots.
Call GolfAhoy Group Reservations 239.344.9187 to begin planning your next alumni golf vacation.
Our company founder was an active (MPI) Meeting Professionals International member in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
We speak meeting and event planning language at GolfAhoy.
Why consider a golf cruise for your next corporate meeting?
Economy! On a cruise ship, your meeting room and convention space is free. Audiovisual aids and technicians are free. Three meals a day are free. Nightly entertainment is free. GolfAhoy can arrange ‘open bar’ privileges throughout the ship for your corporate group guests.
Let GolfAhoy help you shine big time! We can book your cruise, shoreside golf tournaments and assist you with onboard convention services management. 239.344.9187
U.S Meetings Mean Top Money for National Economy By Jessie States
The U.S. meeting industry directly supports 1.7 million jobs, $106 billion in GDP, $60 billion in labor, $25.6 billion in state and federal taxes and $263 billion in direct spend.
The findings come from a 136-page research study released by PricewaterhouseCoopers and commissioned by the Convention Industry Council in conjunction with MPI and a task force of other industry organizations. And while the study solely estimates the value of meetings in the U.S., its global implications are unequivocally more valuable.
“Why do business incubators exist, and why do we brainstorm? Because innovation comes from bringing people together,” said Bruce MacMillan, C.A., president, and CEO of MPI. “Because there is no more powerful or valuable force than the power of human connections and live interaction. Whether it’s co-creating an unprecedented technological design or sharing a surgical procedure that saves lives, when people come together, great ideas become reality.”
Back in 2006, the United Nations World Tourism Organization, along with several industry associations (including MPI), pioneered an initiative to measure the economic activity of meetings on a national scale. The UNWTO already measures tourism output, but meetings and events have never been distinguished from this overall total.
So, the MPI Foundation spearheaded a first national study of meetings and events, releasing The Economic Contribution of Meetings Activity in Canada in 2008 and an update in 2009. This research became the model for the U.S. initiative, to which the MPI Foundation alone contributed $1 million. And now that a framework has been firmly established, countries all over the globe have the metrics to conduct studies of their own.
“Our industry has been waiting a long time for this research—patiently,” said Roger Dow, president, and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. “Meetings, events, trade shows and conferences—which may currently be perceived as discretionary or even frivolous in nature—will soon be recognized as the very definition of working together and creating dynamic environments for business results, consensus building, and innovation.”
The U.S. report ultimately 1) develops common data and language that stakeholders can use when discussing meetings and events, 2) provides data that can be used at the national level to articulate the economic contribution that meetings and events bring to the overall economy and 3) creates a replicable methodology that allows for meaningful comparative benchmarking internationally.
So now we know. The U.S. meeting industry generated $14.3 billion in federal tax revenue and $11.3 billion in state and local tax revenue in 2009. And meetings’ $106 billion contribution to the U.S. GDP was greater than, for example, auto manufacturing ($78 billion), performing arts/spectator sports/museums ($71 billion) and information and data processing services ($76 billion).
Since 1988 GolfAhoy has made forming partnerships with PGA Head Professionals at golf clubs around North America a priority practice.
Your golf club PGA Professional has received training from the PGA in the art of organizing and escorting golf club member and member-guest groups on value-packed global golf tours.
PGA Pro’s love working with GolfAhoy because the GolfAhoy Central Reservations department handles all of the work for planning the selected golf trip, customer services, credit card processing, issuing invoices, trip confirmations, travel insurance, and travel document delivery.
GolfAhoy golf cruises offer obvious value. Accommodations, meals and nightly entertainment are all included in the cruise fare.
GolfAhoy carefully selects specific cruise lines, ships, and sailing itineraries to meet and exceed the demands and expectations of our golf cruise clients.
GolfAhoy ‘land-based’ golf tours to Scotland & Ireland; Spain & Portugal; Scottsdale & Las Vegas; Hawaii & Australia; South Africa & Latin America are co-branded with some of the biggest names in the golf tour operator industry – Perry Golf, Wide World of Golf, Haversham & Baker and Golf Holidays International.
Golf club members and PRO’s call the GolfAhoy Groups department 239.344.9187
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Groups GolfAhoy can handle customized golf groups of 8 to 700 with PGA Teaching-Pro escort options •State & National Association Golf Cruise groups •Corporate Golf-League Golf Cruise groups •Charity Fund-Raiser Golf Cruise groups •Weddings and Honeymoon Golf Cruise groups •University Alumni Golf Cruise groups •Country Club Member Golf Cruise groups •Family Reunion Golf Cruise groups •Junior Golf-Academy-At-Sea Golf Cruise groups •$Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Tournament Golf Cruise groups •Television & Radio Personality Live-At-Sea-Show Broadcast Golf Cruise groups
Bring your group on a GolfAhoy Golf Cruise – our Group Meeting Planners and onboard Convention Services Managers are a pleasure to work with.
GolfAhoy Group Travel. Not since Noah’s Ark has there been a better reason to travel in a group. Virtually every cruise line has a group program that offers special benefits. And to qualify for group rates and amenities as few as 16 people need to travel on the same sailing. Even if your group is 200 to 1,000 or more, the cruise lines are thrilled to have you onboard.
More than 5 million group members cruise every year. Here are just some of the types of groups that have discovered this awesome travel option: • Fraternal Groups • Clubs and Sports Associations • Political and Professional Business Groups • Religious Organizations • Hobbyists • Scrapbookers • Continuing Educational Seminars • Card Players • Dance Groups • Museums and Cultural Groups • Ethnic Groups • Fundraising and Charity Organizations • Family Reunions • Onboard Weddings • Fraternal Groups
No matter what group you belong to, a cruise is an excellent choice. And GolfAhoy should be your first port of call for any group golf cruise.
We handle all the paperwork, payments, cabin assignments, and documents. Plus your GolfAhoy golf travel agent specialist can also arrange special parties, meeting space, group photos, dining arrangements and customized shore excursions.
One inclusive price covers almost everything and each traveler can select their own type of stateroom accommodation.
The benefits of group travel are outstanding.
The group organizer can even travel for FREE by utilizing one of the free berths earned (usually 1 berth for every 16 full paying passengers).
But perhaps the most outstanding benefit is that all the hard work of managing the group is done by your GolfAhoy specialist at no additional cost.
Let GolfAhoy give you a no-obligation group sailing proposal today and then start packing because in no time you will be sailing away on the group cruise of a lifetime. 239.344.9187
Incentive Rewards Our company founder was an active (SITE) Society of Incentive and Travel Executives member in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
We understand incentive travel.
A GolfAhoy golf cruise is a perfect incentive travel reward or retirement gift. 239.344.9187
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Only one organization sits at the critical intersection between those who seek the full benefits of motivational tools, and those who can provide these extraordinary experiences.
Job loss protection? We’re glad you asked.
In these uncertain times, people need to get away more than ever. And at GolfAhoy we are convinced that cruising is the top choice for stress-free, value-packed vacations.
But it’s hard to think about planning that perfect vacation if you have concerns about your job and future events.
While we can’t fix the economy, GolfAhoy can at least provide you some assurance that booking your golf cruise now is a good idea. Through our exclusive travel insurance and assistance company, we offer “Job Loss Protection Coverage”.
This means that your cruise travel investment (and that of your traveling companion) is protected against sudden loss of income.
There is an additional option which provides coverage for cancellation or interruption due to a work-related reason such as being required to work, company merger or acquisition, or place of business made uninhabitable.
Our comprehensive policy provides coverage for up to 100% of your prepaid, non-refundable trip costs if you have to cancel or interrupt a trip for an unexpected job loss, through no fault of your own. Coverage has to be purchased prior to a change in your employment status.
We can provide all the details and explain the coverage options that are available to you.
And, of course, we’ll sharpen our pencil to find you the absolute best price on the golf cruise that’s just right for you.
The current economy might be unpredictable, but you can always count on us to help you take that cruise vacation you need and deserve.
Contact GolfAhoy Golf Cruises 239.344.9187