Island: Hawaii / Big Island
Hapuna Golf Course
62-100 Kaunaoa Drive
Kamuela, HI 96743
Tee times: (808) 880-3000
All rates are per person and include an electric cart on a shared basis, and tax. Rates are subject to change.
Architect: Arnold Palmer
The Mauna Kea Resort has been famous for its golf ever since the legendary Mauna Kea Golf Course opened back in 1964. Nearly thirty years later the Hapuna Golf Course opened and immediately the accolades started rolling in. The USGA even called Hapuna a course of the future.
The Hapuna Golf Course is one of the most natural you will find anywhere in Hawaii. Rising to an elevation of 700 feet above sea level the golf holes fit exquisitely into the contours of the land. The views here are spectacular and seemingly endless. Every direction you turn provides a new look from the sparkling blue Pacific to the dramatic Big Island topography. And as always, the awe-inspiring beauty of the slopes of Mauna Kea looms in the distance.
Here at Hapuna, Arnold Palmer has created a number of risk / reward situations particularly on the par 5's .
On the back, the view from the 11th tee is phenomenal and the hole itself is terrific. Keep in mind that the farther you get from the tee the more the trouble creeps in on both sides. The 11th green is not overly large but is extremely well bunkered.
The14th hole is a fabulous par 5 that offers the player a number of different options in which to play it. Eventually the large ravine on the right side will have to be crossed but for long hitters this green can be reached in two shots. Keep in mind that the shot into this 14th green plays very much uphill so take plenty of club.
The Hapuna Golf Course also features one of the best practice and learning facilities on the Big Island where you can work on every aspect of your game and receive instruction that will help you play better golf in Hawaii.