A casual outing to elevate your golf game starts with a relaxed yet strategic approach. The Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii is simply the place for a premier day of golf. Dramatic ocean views, perfect rolling greens, and a climate that is absolutely perfect. One of the most intriguing factors is how it is even possible to create and build such an impressive combination of golf courses over a dry and dense lava fields. A feat that is almost impossible to comprehend yet fathom all at the same time. Some refer to is as lava golf, all while knowing that this is probably one of the most exotic yet luxurious experiences any of us will ever indulge in. Sustainability has also been top of mind for the designers and engineers. Preserving Hawaii’s cultural sites within the parameters of these courses is an aspect taken seriously. While ensuring the designs remain elegant and practical, some of the finest minds have been retained to arrive at the final result.
HUALALAI - GOLF COURSE
At Hualalai they have an amazing way of enhancing your performance, they say “Play for the Passion”. Jack Nicklaus’ first Hawaii designed golf course and by far one of the best. Available for members and their guests this is an experience that you will never forgot. An elegant par 72 Championship resort course which has hosted the Mitsubishi Electric Championship since 1997. In addition to all of this, there is a 9 acre driving range for practicing your short game and chipping.
KOHANAIKI - GOLF COURSE
The only Rees Jones golf course in all of Hawaii. 18 holes, par 72, emerge from the most beautiful ancient lava rock scenes available on the entire island chain. Kohanaiki combines the bluest ocean hues with emerald green views of golf like it has never been envisioned before. Not only does it sit along one and a half miles of Hawaiian shoreline, it also offers 6 ocean front holes. Reverse osmosis and solar powered desalination are part of the investment made to keep maintenance costs low, all while exhibiting pristine golfing conditions. Audubon International Silver Certified.
KUKIO - GOLF CLUB
According to Tom Fazio who played an intricate role in Kukio’s Golf Course, he was afforded resources to him which “produced a course as good as any in the world.” To ensure that this would all come to fruition, Tom made a major commitment in commuting all the way from Florida. At Kukio there is an 18 hole course as well as a 10 hole course. Kukio is a private equity golf and beach club. A powerful landscape complimented by simplicity is probably the best way to sum up this once in a lifetime opportunity. The greens and fairways are immaculately maintained and by far set the highest standard in luxury golf.
MAUNA KEA - GOLF COURSE
Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and recently complimented by his son Rees Jones, it is hard to believe that this distinguished location dates back to 1964. Once an entire barren black lava field, and now a golfer’s heaven on earth. Epic and dramatic are only two words to come to mind when golfing over the water with your 7 iron on the 3rd hole. An oceanfront experience like no other and only to project one of the most private golfing experiences imaginable. Mauna Kea golf has caught the eye of some of the most distinguished guests ever. From famous celebrities to sports elites, the history of this resort and golf course have rivaled with the rest and the best.
MAUNA LANI - GOLF COURSE
Mauna Lani’s two courses the North Course and the South Course, both offer challenging yet luxurious golfing memories. Both are 18 holes at par 72 and referred to as beautiful, intricate, and outstanding by those fortunate to have played. The two courses - the Francis H. I’i Brown were built thoughtfully over baron black lava fields. The reviews that have been displayed online for both courses continue to rave in delight. Previously home to the Senior Skins Game (1990-2000), the Mauna Lani golf courses have included legends such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, and Gary Player.
WAIKOLOA BEACH GOLF COURSE & KING’S COURSE
“Two Breathtaking Courses, One Unforgettable Experience” is the slogan behind this spectacular yet challenging golfing experience. One of the best values on the entire island for high quality golf, visitors will not be disappointed. Each course will present each player with different yet achievable greens and fairways. Advanced players will also find this dramatic oceanfront location to be one of the best naturally hidden secrets they have ever come to play. With perfect weather year round, Waikoloa Beach resort golf is sought by many not only for its outstanding quality but also for it’s magic. Another Kohala Coast destination filled with life’s best vacation experiences possible.
A round of golf will never be the same until you have played the Kohala Coast.