Cheaper greens ahead: West Hawaii golf subsidy program tees off Jan. 2

  • Hawaii County’s subsidized golf program returns Jan. 2 at Waikoloa Village Golf Club. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • A pair of golfers rides up the ninth hole fairway Tuesday at Waikoloa Village Golf Club. Hawaii County’s subsidized golf program returns Jan. 2 at the golf club. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • A man putts to the 18th hole at Waikoloa Village Golf Club on Tuesday. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • A nene walks along the edge of the fairway to the 18th hole at Waikoloa Village Golf Club. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • A man prepares to hit his ball onto the green of the 18th hole at Waikoloa Village Golf Club on Tuesday. Hawaii County’s subsidized golf program returns Jan. 2 at the golf club. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • A man prepares to chip onto the green of the 18th hole at Waikoloa Village Golf Club on Tuesday. Hawaii County’s subsidized golf program returns Jan. 2 at Waikoloa Village Golf Club. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Two men play the 18th hole at Waikoloa Village Golf Club on Tuesday. Hawaii County’s subsidized golf program returns Jan. 2 at the golf club. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — West Hawaii golfers, it’s time to rejoice.