Whether you prefer to play in a cool, misty climate reminiscent of Scotland or so close to the Pacifi c that you have to wipe salt spray off your clubs, Hawai‘i Island has all you need for a great day at the links.
Sunny South Kohala is home to striking GOLF RESORTS. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel boasts the championship Arnold Palmer 18- hole HĀPUNA GOLF COURSE, which was ranked by Golf Digest as one of the best golf resorts in North America; as well as the MAUNA KEA GOLF COURSE, an award-winning 18- hole championship course created by Robert Trent Jones Sr.
A few miles south at Mauna Lani Bay at Mauna
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Collection, are dual- championship FRANCIS H. I‘I BROWN NORTH AND SOUTH COURSES , which are carved out of black lava rock into a visually stunning layout.
Kona off ers HUALĀLAI GOLF CLUB at the Four Seasons Resort: an 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus signature. The course, however, is normally reserved for resort guests or invited patrons.
The Big Island also boasts several upland golf courses: MAKANI GOLF CLUB near Waimea is a favorite among visitors; MĀKĀLEI GOLF CLUB, which lies on the slopes of Hualālai; and Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed WAIKOLOA VILLAGE GOLF CLUB.
In Hilo, the 18-hole HILO MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE (“the muni”) is a must-play. At the NANILOA COUNTRY CLUB, located in the heart of the Banyan Drive area, you’ll fi nd a nine-hole course. HĀMĀKUA COUNTRY CLUB in Honoka‘a is another quick-and-easy, nine-hole course. WAIKOLOA BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA 808-886-6789