Golf in Hawaii on the Kohala Coast

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Kohala Coast Golf

With our previous post on all kinds of ocean activities on the Kohala Coast, we did not intend to neglect
of the biggest group of travelers coming to the Hawaiian Islands all year round...the golfers! The Kohala
Coast is a golfer's paradise. It provides the passionate golf player with a huge variety of golf courses on
the Big Island of Hawaii, from popular public courses to spectacular championship layouts. There are
many enticing Kohala Coast golf options to choose from.

Mauna Kea Golf Course

The incomparable Mauna Kea Golf Course offers golfers the perfect challenge to match their level of
play. Created by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the 18-hole championship course presents dramatic changes in
elevation, large undulating greens, and 120 well-placed bunkers. There are incredible views of the blue
Pacific Ocean, rugged lava beds and snow-capped Mauna Kea. The signature third hole, a 210-yard par
3, requires a tee shot that carries over 180 yards of ocean to reach the green.

Hapuna Golf Course

Nearby is the Mauna Kea’s sister course, the Hapuna Golf Course. Built on the side of a hill overlooking
the ocean, this championship course includes dramatic views of the Kohala Coast as well as the Mauna
Kea, Mauna Loa and Kohala mountains. The USGA ranked the Hapuna as one of the most
environmentally sensitive courses in America, as designers Palmer and Seay preserved Kiawe scrubs and
endangered ilima plant.

Mauna Lani Golf Courses

Just down Hwy 19 from Hapuna and Mauna Kea, is the 36-hole Mauna Lani Resort. The original Francis
Bwon Golf Course was eventually developed into two 18-hole courses, creating the North Course and
South Course. The South Course is the former home of the PGA Senior Skins Game. The North Course is
the more challenging of the two, while the South is more scenic and features Mauna Lani's two
signature ocean-front holes. Its 15th hole, a 196-yard par 3, is one of the most photographed golf holes
in the world. It requires a tee shot over the ocean to the green. Rolling terrain and groves of kiawe trees
are among the characteristics of the North Course.

Waikoloa Beach Golf Course

The expansive Waikoloa Beach Resort currently offers two golf courses for play. The Waikoloa Beach
Course opened in 1981. This Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design weaves its way through the lava beds down
to the surf. Also built next to the ocean is the Waikoloa Kings' Course, opened in 1990.

Find a complete list of Kohala Coast Resort and Hotel golf courses and affordable Upcountry Big Island
golf courses with websites and contact information for your golf in Hawaii, including golf packages and

The Kohala Coast of Hawaii Big Island is golfers' Paradise. Come vacation and golf on the sunny Kohala
Coast in Hawaii

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