Big Island Golf on the Kohala Coast
Mauna Lani Resort North CourseThe North Course, becoming known as the Tournament Course, is a bit more difficult than the South Course, displays a much different face of Hawai'i Golf. Built on a lava bed, it is characterized by rolling terrain punctuated by Kaiwe Forests. Trees often come into play on this course. Number 17, a par-3 tucked into a natural lava amphitheater, is another one of the resort's signature holes and a favorite "I was there" photo spot. Public- 18 holes
Address: 68-1310 Mauna Lani Drive Phone: (808) 885-6655 WHEN YOU RENT A MAUNA LANI RESORT VACATION PROPERTY, ASK FOR THE "RESORT RATE." (applicable for guests that are staying within the Mauna Lani Resort.)
Mauna Lani Resort South Course
The South Course snakes through the stark, rugged a'a lava of the prehistoric Kaniku lava flow. Besides great golf, the challenging course offers the player a panorama of mountain and ocean views. The South Course is home to Number 15, on of the most photographed over-the-water golf holes in the world.
Public- 18 holes. Address: 68-1310 Mauna Lani Drive Phone: (808) 885-6655 WHEN YOU RENT A MAUNA LANI RESORT VACATION PROPERTY, ASK FOR THE "RESORT RATE." (applicable for guests that are staying within the Mauna Lani Resort.)
Waikoloa Resort Beach Course
Weaving it's way through rolling lava beds, down to the surf, the Waikoloa Beach Course is simply breathtaking. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, this Par-70, 6566 yard course offers strategically placed water features and immaculate greens that are well guarded by the course's 74 white sand bunkers. The crowning glory of the Beach Course is intimidating, Par 5, 502 yard 12th hole. Playing along the Pacific Ocean, the 12th hole not only offers challenging golf, is a great place to watch humpback whales and catch splendid views of the other Hawaiian Islands. Public- 18 holes. Address: 600 Waikoloa Beach Dr. Phone: (808) 886-7888
Waikoloa Resort Kings' Course
Waikoloa Kings' Course is one of the most challenging and picturesque golf courses in Hawai'i. This Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish design was named one of the top 100 on Golf Week's 2005 "America's Best Resort Courses" list. The Kings" Course uniquely provides golfers the best of two worlds; golf on an island paradise offering uninterrupted views of snow-capped Mauna Kea, on course that more closely resembles a layout along the coast of Scotland. The 7,064 yard links-style golf course is highlighted by six lakes, 83 sand traps, and wide undulating fairways. Kings' offers a solid, strategic layout that requires a golfer to think his way around the course. Public-18 holes Address: 600 Waikoloa Beach Dr. Phone: (808) 886-7888
Mauna Kea Golf Course
For over 40 years, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has been the most celebrated resort in Hawaii. And Mauna Kea Golf Course, carved out of ancient lava flows by Robert Trent Jones Sr., is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the world. This course which emulates the legend of Hawai'i as a golfer's paradise, boasts the famed 3rd hole, where surging blue inlet waves thunder against a rocky black shoreline for an experience you will remember forever. Without changing the essential character of this father's design, Rees Jones completed a tee-to-green renovation in the fall of 2008. Phone: (808) 882-5400
Hapuna Golf Course
This Arnold Palmer/Ed Scay-designed 18 hole championship course is nestled into the dramatic natural contours of the land from the shoreline to about 700 feet above sea level. The beautiful course features spectacular vistas of the Kohala Coast and the Pacific with snow-capped Mauna Kea as a backdrop. Hapuna's challenging play and environmental sensitivity make it one of Hawai'i' s most unique golf courses. Phone: (808) 880-3000.