Experience the Best Golf Courses on the Kailua-Kona Coast: A Guide for Golfers

The Kailua-Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii is home to some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in the world. With its year-round warm weather and stunning ocean views, the area is a golfer’s paradise. If you’re planning a move to the Big Island, here are the top three courses you won’t want to miss.

Mauna Lani South Course

Located in the Mauna Lani Resort, the South Course is a must-play for any golf enthusiast visiting the Kailua-Kona Coast. Designed by Francis H. I’i Brown, the course is known for its challenging layout and breathtaking ocean views. The course features a variety of holes, including long par 5s, tricky par 3s, and a challenging closing hole. With its pristine condition and impeccable service, the Mauna Lani South Course is the ultimate golfing experience.

Hualalai Golf Course

Located at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, the Hualalai Golf Course is another top pick on the Big Island. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the course features a variety of holes that will test every aspect of your game. The course is known for its challenging greens and strategic bunkering, as well as its stunning ocean views. In addition to the main course, the resort also offers a short course and a practice facility, making it a great option for golfers of all skill levels.

Makani Golf Club

Located in the Waikoloa Beach Resort, the Makani Golf Club is a hidden gem on the Kailua-Kona Coast. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and features a challenging layout with strategically placed bunkers and water hazards. The course is known for its fast greens and stunning ocean views, making it a must-play for any golfer visiting the area. In addition to the main course, the resort also offers a practice facility and a short course, making it a great option for golfers of all skill levels.

Overall, the Kailua-Kona Coast is home to some of the best golf courses in the world. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, there is a course that will suit your needs and challenge your game. With its stunning ocean views and warm weather, golf on the Big Island is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

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January 12, 2023

Ouch… Makani is not in the Beach Restort, it’s up off the Mamalahoa highway, across the road from Puu Lani…

Ben Slough

January 12, 2023

> Thanks for the catch! It’s a 30 minute scenic drive away from the resort.


February 21, 2023

> Why not correct the error – no, the errors, plural – in the blog post after being pointed out, or remove it if it can’t be edited? Why let erroneous information persist?

Hualalai has a short course? Check that claim. Kukio and Mauna Lani have short courses.

The last sentence of the confused Makani / Waikoloa paragraph is also a duplication of the last sentence of the Hualalai paragraph.

Neither Waikoloa nor Makani have short courses either.

I realize it’s just a harmless blog post, but if you’re going to provide information, it should be accurate, don’t you think?


January 12, 2023

Golf course is limited to Hualālai Club Members, their registered guests, registered rental guests and the guests of the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai.

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