Hapuna Golf Course

62-100 Kauna'oa Drive,

Kamuela, Kona-Kohala Coast, Hawaii (Big Island) 96743

  • Office

    +1 (808) 880 3000
  • Pro shop

    +1 (808) 880 3000
  • Fax

    +1 (808) 880 3010
  • Golf pro

    Josh Silliman (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, open countryside and residential.

  • Designer:

    Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

SSS or slope






How to get there:

32 mi N of Kailua-Kona.

Hapuna Golf Course

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1992

Hapuna Golf Course nestles in rugged desert terrain above the northwest shore of Hawaii's Big Island, directly alongside the highly-rated Mauna Kea golf course. With its seemingly endless ocean views and dramatic elevation changes beginning at sea level and rising to 700 feet, the well-rated Hapuna layout offers a wonderfully scenic test for your golf game.

This "links-style" design should not disappoint, with many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy. The Pacific Ocean provides a picture perfect backdrop to most of the holes, which were laid out by the legendary Arnold Palmer and his trusted design companion Ed Seay. Teeing off at just under 700 feet of elevation, the signature par-4 12th hole provides one of the most spectacular panoramic views on Hawaii's Big Island, with the neighbouring island of Maui in the distance.

Stay&Play at Hapuna: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Hawaii - Big Island


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (Jan thru' March): $175. Golf cart included. Rest of the year $160.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Hapuna Golf Course takes its name from the beach of that name, a small and wonderfully scenic beach that lies between large rocky headlands (Kaunaoa Point and Kanekanaka Point). Behind the beach lies Hapuna Beach State Park and the Three Frogs Cafe. Behind those, the lava fields that evetually lead up to the now dormant volcano of Mauna Kea (one of five volcanoes that created Hawaii island).

Published ranking

Hawaii: 19th best course in Hawaii (Golf Digest, 2023/24).


  • Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel4 star

    62-100 Kauna'oa Drive, Kohala Coast, HI 96743.

    +1 (888) 977 4623 (toll free)

    Visit website

    Situated on 32 oceanfront acres, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel features 350 spacious guest rooms, including 36 oceanfront suites. Each of these luxury accommodations offer ocean-facing views, revealing the long expanse of Hapuna Beach from each private lanai (balcony).

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Mauna Kea (2 mi).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Mauna Lanai; Waikoloa Beach; Waikoloa Village; Hualalai; Kukio Makai Beach (private); Nanea (private).

  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel5 star

    62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743.

    +1 (808) 882 7222

    Visit website

    Located on the picturesque Kohala Coast, the 260-guest room Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is a luxury Big Island hotel and resort. Laurance S. Rockefeller founded the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in 1965.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Mauna Kea

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Hapuna (2 mi).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Mauna Lanai; Waikoloa Beach; Waikoloa Village; Hualalai; Kukio Makai Beach (private); Nanea (private).

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