Quintessential Hawaiian Golf – Mauna Lani Resort

Mauna Launa Resort - South Course
Mauna Lani – South Course

The Troon Golf managed Mauna Lani Golf boasts some of the best golf to be played on the Island of Hawaii; also known as the Big Island.

You are invited to Experience Mauna Lani. Mauna Lani, meaning “mountain reaching heaven,” is a tropical resort oasis set upon the famed Kohala Coast on Hawaii Island. Located north of the Kona International Airport, Mauna Lani Resort features 45 holes of golf including Mauna Lani’s famed North and South golf courses, along with the WikiWiki short course.

Since opening in 1981, the Mauna Lani Courses have collected numerous “Best Courses You Can Play” awards from Golfweek, Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine and was a 10 year host venue of the Senior Skins Game – hosting many of golf’s greats, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Gary Player.

Mauna Lani Golf recently collected top honors in a variety of categories from Golf Advisor in the website’s listing of Best Courses of 2018. Golf Advisor, the leading source of golf course ratings and reviews by golfers, for golfers, voted Mauna Lani’s South Course as the No. 1 Golf Course in Hawaii and its North Course as No. 6. In Golf Advisor’s annual ranking of the “Top 50 Golf Courses in the U.S.,” the website’s most-popular and most-anticipated list determined by recreational golfers, Mauna Lani’s South Course was ranked No. 10. And, in the website’s ranking of “Top 25 Golf Courses Rated By Conditions,” the South Course placed No. 4.

Mauna Lani South Course, renown as the former home to the annual Senior Skins Game from 1990 – 2000, snakes through the stark, rugged a’a lava of the prehistoric Kaniku lava flow. The challenging South Course offers the golfer a panorama of mountain and ocean views. The South Course is also home to No. 15, one of the most photographed over-the-water golf course holes in the world.

Mauna Lani’s North Course represents the quintessential golf experience on the Big Island of Hawaii. Built on a lava bed, the North is characterized by rolling terrain punctuated by Kiawe (mesquite) forests. Number 17, a par three tucked into a natural lava amphitheater, is one of Mauna Lani Resort’s signature holes and a favorite “I was here” photo spot.

A 230-acre protected archaeological district lies on the northern boundary of the golf course. The North Course has fast become one of the most popular tournament venues on the Island.

Play a short round on the WikiWiki Course. The short 9 hole WikiWiki Course can also accommodate groups and it’s a nice ice-breaker for corporate meetings, incentives and family get-togethers. This Hawaii Island course offers customized lessons at our Golf Academy for all level of players.

Whether playing an epic round of golf, or just talking in its immense beauty, Mauna Lani has something for everyone. For more information about how to plan a golf trip to Mauna Lani or to book a tee time, please visit them online at www.maunalanigolf.com.


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