The Sony Open kicks off in about an hour from Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The ocean-side course has hosted the PGA Tour’s annual Hawaiian stop since its inception in 1965, making it the third longest run for a host course on the Tour.
Only Colonial (1946, currently called the DEAN & DELUCA) and Pebble Beach (1947, currently called the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am) have longer tenures.
The golf-insiders seem intent on making us jealous by posting pics on Instagram of the beautiful Hawaiian views that make golfers just drool – especially those stuck in cold and snowy New England.
Here’s a round-up of some of the best.
The PGA Tour gives us a nice photo of the grounds crew prepping the championship course – from the angle of a gopher.
Wesley Bryan gives us the exact opposite – a view of Diamond Head from the angle of a bird.
Taylormade with a simple photo of the golf course, and PGA Tour-looking backdrop.
Another one from Taylormade. This one is a little more marketing-looking (I know, that’s the idea) – but still very drool-worthy with the TM sticks of Olympic golf medalist Justin Rose, and the official Sony Open flag.
PXG showing off its Tour staffer Chris Kirk in the popular slo-mo clip.
Trick shot artists turned successful Tour pro Wes Bryan with another awesome photo.
The Walkers, Erin and Jimmy, at the their hotel which seems to have a nice view of the Waialae course.