KOHALA COAST, Hawaii -- If you thought the oceanfront par-3 seventh hole on the Francis H. I`i Brown South Course at Mauna Lani Resort was beautiful, just wait an hour.
The 15th hole delivers a gorgeous grand finale. Stunning is the only way to describe this 196-yard par 3 over an ocean inlet where the green hugs the rocky coast.
A third scenic ocean lookout -- the 13th green along the cliffs -- makes the 6,924-yard South golf course more popular with tourists than Mauna Lani`s North Course, even though most critics and locals favor the challenge and strategy of the latter.
These same views bedazzled the audience who tuned in to watch Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Hale Irwin and others compete in the Senior Skins Game from 1990-2000.
Golfers can`t go wrong playing either course. In 2013, Golfweek ranked the North Course no. 14 and the South Course no. 15 among the best public golf courses of the Hawaiian islands. Shared from Golf Advisor. See link below
Mauna Lani Resort is a luxury ocean front Hawaii golf resort with two championship courses, the Francis H. I`i Brown North and South Courses. Both golf courses offer a challenging experience to novice and professional golf enthusiasts alike. Mauna Lani was home to the Senior Skins Golf Game for 11 years and now hosts the prestigous Hawaii State Open in December. The Big Island golf courses at this luxury resort are masterpieces of design, each strikingly different, yet equally challenging. Each course is a world apart geographically, and in playing experience.
Two endangered Nene, Hawaii State`s Bird have recently been visiting Mauna Lani`s North Course. Be on the lookout as you tee-off and please enjoy these majestic birds from a distance.
For tee-times call 808-885-6655.
MAUNA LANI RESORT HAWAII STATE OPEN
Mark your calendar for December 12 - 14, 2014
Event Updates - PGA Aloha Section
Shared from Mauna Lani Resort Golf Website
MAUNA KEA GOLF
"Mr. Rockefeller, if you allow me to build a golf course here, this`ll be the most beautiful hole in the world." Robert Trent Jones, Sr., at the 3rd hole site.
Without changing the essential character of his father`s design, Rees Jones Inc. re-planted the championship Course with highly efficient ultra-dwarf Tifeagle Bermudagrass on the greens and Tifway 419 hybrid Bermudagrass on the tees, fairways and roughs. State-of-the-art irrigation systems, liners in the bunkers, and advance drainage improvements keep our Hawaii golf course in top shape and save on environmental resources.
As for play, the number of bunkers has been increased to 99, overall yardages have expanded by about 200 yards from the tips, and multiple tees will challenge all levels of players.
Course Statistics Yards Par Rating Slope
7,370 72 76.6 144
6,806 72 73.6 140
6,358 72 71.4 138
5,798 72 69.2 133
5,096 72 66.0 122
Look for classy new golf facilities designed by architect John Hara Associates Inc. that make your Mauna Kea golf experience even more memorable. Check out the new Pro Shop, designed by John Hara Associates Inc. and Procraft Heritage Creations, for state-of-the-art golf equipment, the latest designer attire and accessories, logo gifts and golf items. You can also drop off your golf shoes for Buzzy to clean, sign up for lessons or relax and talk golf with our attentive staff.
And, golfers who seek a mid-round oasis will love the tasteful new look and tasty cuisine of the new "Number 3" clubhouse restaurant-almost good enough to guarantee a lower score on the course`s back nine. Stop by after golf to relax in casual atmosphere, along with pupus and a cold one from the tap, or a signature Mauna Kea cock