To that end, this is the first part of a three-part Hawaiian Islands update. I've been to the islands many times and, as in other places, but perhaps more pronounced in Hawaii, due to the sheer smaller number of courses, when a course gets shut down or changes, it has a larger impact on the golfers. Several of these changes/closures have happened since I started this website circa 2000, with most of those being a result of activity post the Great Recession but some also being affected by CoVID.
I had not done much historically to update things, especially where there was some "hope" that things were temporarily closed. That being said, with this update, including any of the GolfTop18 other lists, course names have been updates and those that have closed have been noted as such, after I did more research. Eventually, for those where the courses are permanently closed, I will move them to the Honorable Mentions or another similar listing. For now, though, at least, the courses on the islands are at least more updated. Part 2 and 3 will have real new reviews on both the islands of Maui and Oahu.