Mauna Kea Golf Course

62 Mauna Kea Beach Dr Kamuela, HI 96743


Golf Course Description

This club, which hosts various local PGA events, has the reputation of having a difficult course and for setting the standard for many courses in Hawaii. One of its most famous holes is its signature hole, #3, a 210-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot that must carry over 182 yards of ocean to reach the green. To make a successful shot on this hole (with the unpredictable winds coming off the ocean) is a real thrill. There are several changes in elevation on the course, highlighted by holes designed to play uphill away from the ocean. “Golf Digest” nominated this course 6th in the category of “Top 75 Upscale Courses” in 1996. The same publication rated this 70th out of “America’s 100 Greatest Courses” for 1995-96, and 98th in 1997-98. They also ranked it as the 2nd “Best in State” course for 1997-98. In addition, “GOLF Magazine” rated this course 22nd under the 1998 category of “Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S.” “GOLFWEEK” chose it 57th out of “America’s 100 Best Modern Courses” in 1997, 83rd in 1998 and 66th in 1999. Special green fee rates apply if you play the Hapuna Golf Course during the same week. Tee times can only be reserved two days in advance for off-property guests. The 6,365-yard men’s tee also has a ladies’ course rating of 75.7 and slope of 137.

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Kamuela, HI
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Tee Box Info

yardage / rating / slope


7114 yds
73.6 / 143


6737 yds
71.9 / 138


6365 yds
70.1 / 134


0 yds
0 / 0

Golf Course Info

Green Grass: Bermuda Grass
Fairway Grass: Bermuda Grass
Metal Spikes: Y
Num Holes: 18
Course Type: Resort
Year Built: 1965
Designer: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Season: Open all year
Guest Policy: Open
Dress Code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Green Fees: $175.00

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