Hualalai Resort

Ka'upulehu Drive,

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island) 96740

  • Office

    +1 (808) 325 8108
  • Pro shop

    +1 (808) 325 8480
  • Fax

    +1 (808) 325 8200

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Open countryside, ancient lava fields, residential and briefly oceanside.

  • Designer:

    Jack Nicklaus
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7117
6032
5374
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.1
68.9
71.2

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Hualalai course. Also at Hualalai Resort is the private 18-hole Ke'olu course (par-72; 7117 yds from back tees; rating 74.7). Just south of the Hualalai courses, across the Queen Kaahumanu Hwy (Hwy 19) is the private Tom Fazio-designed Kukio Makai Beach GC.

Location

Latitude:

19.826455

Longitude:

-155.991043

How to get there:

14 mi N of Kailua-Kona.

Hualalai Resort (Hualalai course)

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

Est. 1996

Hualalai Resort (Hualalai course): Two 18-hole championship layouts grace the Hualalai Resort. The highly-rated Hualalai course is open to resort guests, while its companion, the Ke'olu course is private and generally only playable by its members and their invited guests.

No stranger to top-level tournament play, the Hualalai layout is the first Jack Nicklaus Signature design on Hawaii Island. The par-72 layout weaves through the Big Island’s challenging lavascape, taking full advantage of spectacular ocean views and dramatic shoreline vistas. The fabulous par-3 17th and par-4 18th are played directly alongside the ocean, with ancient lava flows dramatically framing the holes ( ... as they do on most holes).

Stay & Play at Hualalai: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
List of courses: Hawaii - Big Island

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Outside visitor play on the Hualalai course is restricted to guests staying at the Hualālai Resort, who can book to play on weekdays and weekends. The Ke'olu course is a private, members-only course.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Resort guest fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: $285. Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Caddies available if pre-booked.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Hualalai Golf Course is the first Nicklaus design on Hawaii Island and is home to the prestigious PGA Champions Tour "Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai" event (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Hualalai Resort).

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 86th best public course in the USA; 11th best course in Hawaii.

Where2Stay

  • Four Seasons Resort HualalaiAAA 5-Diamond

    72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740.

    +1 (808) 325 8000

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    Housed in two-storey bungalows, the 243 expansive guest rooms and suites at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai exude a sense of Hawaii’s golden age. An extensive collection of native Hawaiian art can be seen throughout, along with nature-inspired décor and fantastic outdoor living area.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Hualalai and Ke'olu courses.

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Kukio Makai Beach (private) and Nanea (private).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Hapuna; Mauna Kea; Mauna Lani; Waikoloa Beach; Waikoloa Village; Kona CC.

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