Calling all golf experts and admirers! When it comes to finding the best golf course, we’re sure that you’ve done a fair amount of research. On the Big Island, you’ll have views of mountain tops, ocean waters, and volcanic rocks all while you hit the golf course. If you’re planning on visiting the Big Island and are an avid golf lover, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite golf courses on the Big Island.
Check out any of these top 6 golf courses located on the Big Island:
The Club at Hokulia
Three miles along the Kona Coast, you’ll become smitten with this Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course. The Club at Hokulia is full of up and down gentle slopes as well as panoramic ocean views and strong winds. Grab a scorecard and hit the green, this golf course is also consistently ranked as one of the best.
Mauna Lani Golf
A fine golf course lined with palm trees and lava bed terrain, Mauna Lani has an abundance of golf history. Opened in 1981, this golf course also remains consistent with its honored title of Best Courses You Can Play. There are also events here like tournaments and customized on-course dining that could enhance anyone’s experience while visiting the Hawaiian Islands. Tee times range, so it’s smart to always book a reservation in advance.
Hapuna Golf Course
At the Westin Hotels & Resorts, wander onto the green pathway of the Hapuna Golf Course. Amongst the rugged desert, catch a glimpse of Hawaii’s panoramic views while you play upon this field. A local favorite, tee off starting at 700 feet of elevation or head to the golfing range to practice the perfect swing. There are also rentals and lessons available as well as a clubhouse and a golf shop.
Mauna Kea Golf Course
The Mauna Kea Championship Golf Course awaits! This course was created in 1964 by a man named Robert Trent Jones Sr. Admire the elevated greens and contrast of the ocean waters brushing against the outskirts of the black lava coastline. Along with the pristine greenery on the golf course, there are facilities such as practice putting greens, shower facilities, and a restaurant! Services like shoe rentals and complimentary bottled water are also what you can look forward to as you golf on the course.
Kona Country Club
A short distance away from downtown Kona, the Kona Country Club offers a waterfront golfing experience full of sunny skies and ocean breeze. This country club has actually been nominated as one of the top 100 courses by Golf Digest, and gets recognition from other magazines like ESPN and ZAGAT. Are the younger ones interested in golfing? There are junior rates for kids 17 and younger. Wanting to experience a truly unique golfing experience? Try out the twilight rate after 1 PM.
Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf
Options like Beach Nine, Lakes Nine, and Kings Nine will flood your mind as you look up Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf. Get the right tee time at the right prices, and experience the different levels of beauty within each course. With specials like junior rates, multiple round packages, and more… you’re bound to have a blast with family and friends as you practice your swing amongst the course. There are also rental opportunities as well if you need them.
You can never go wrong with a day on the course. Spectacular views and truly outstanding sunny skies will make each round of golf feel like a special one. The great thing about each of these courses as well is the versatility. Whether you want a challenging day of golf or a fun play with family — you can truly get either or… or both! Grab some golf clubs and hit the greens, you’ll love each of these incredible golf courses on the Big Island.