The Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii is a golfer’s dream!
Gorgeous scenic landscapes are paired with spectacular ocean and mountain views. The area is so well-renown for golf, that it has been nicknamed the “Golf Capital of Hawaii” and offers everything for recreational, resort play & competitive course conditions would offer.
Kohala Coast golf courses are truly the most unique, with fast, and immaculate greens to putt on, as this adds to the enjoyment, along with jaw-dropping approaches, with ocean, mountains and the contrast & characteristic black lava and the green grass adds to the experience. They are among the most beautiful courses in the world and all within a coastline on the west side of Hawaii Island (The Big Island), which compliments the best weather on the planet, with daytime highs reaching 83-89 F throughout the year, and nighttime lows rarely below 70 F.
The Kohala Coast is a major golfing destination, and offers many oceanfront communities in a wide range of budget & pricing categories, that can be a full-time residence, part time, or a consideration for vacation or executive rentals.
Luxury Big Island Real Estate can sometimes offer an opportunity to play these exclusive courses, (subject to availability) and share a day on the links, as well as intel required of these mostly gated neighborhoods. Contact us if interested in playing and learning more.
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HUALALAI – GOLF COURSE
At Hualalai they have an amazing way of enhancing your performance, they say “Play for the Passion”. Jack Nicklaus’ first Hawaii designed golf course and by far one of the best. Available for Hotel Guests, Resident Members and their visiting, guests experience golf that you will never forget. An elegant par Nicklaus Par 72 Championship Resort Course which has hosted the Season starting in January, the Mitsubishi Electric Championship since 1997. This is a highlight for the Champions Tour Winners the previous year. In addition to all of this, there is a 9-acre driving range for practicing your short game and chipping, teaching and coaching clinics, all at the brand new Golf Hale which is state of the art, staffed by team members focused on the best experience “ever”. There is also a member only course, called Keolu’ that is on property, with another 18 holes of championship golf, should you make Hualalai Resort your home or part time residence.
KOHANAIKI – GOLF COURSE
The only Rees Jones golf course in all of Hawaii. 18 amazing oceanfront property holes, par 72, emerge from the most beautiful ancient lava rock scenes available on the entire island chain. Kohanaiki combines the bluest ocean hues with emerald green views of golf like it has never been envisioned before. Not only does it sit along one and a half miles of Hawaiian shoreline, it also offers 6 ocean front holes. The course offers 6 hole station breaks, and some of the best putting greens and sand bunker conditions on Hawaii Island. The resort is also Eco-Friendly as Reverse osmosis and solar powered desalination are part of the investment made to keep maintenance costs low, all while exhibiting pristine golfing conditions. Audubon International Silver Certified. Equity Memberships only, and a clubhouse that is over 60,000 sq,ft, including a bowling alley and a private members wine collection and card playing room. The resort offers Guest Hale ownership as well as custom built homes & residences.
KUKIO – GOLF CLUB
According to Tom Fazio who played an intricate role in Kukio’s Golf Course, he was afforded resources to him which “produced a course as good as any in the world.” To ensure that this would all come to fruition, Tom made a major commitment in commuting all the way from Florida. At Kukio there is an 18 hole championship course as well as a 10 hole executive course, offering challenging par 4’s and par 3’s. Kukio is a private equity golf and beach club and very exclusive, in which a property just was sold for $37 Million. A powerful landscape complimented by simplicity is probably the best way to sum up this once in a lifetime opportunity. The greens and fairways are immaculately maintained with elevated greens and the best overall condition of fairways, tees and greens. The mountain side offers amazing views of the Kohala Coast, and on the 18th hole a unique visual feature, in which the bunkers along the right side of fairway are actually a map of the state of Hawaii Islands, “amazing”. The service and facility offer the highest standards in luxury golf.
MAUNA KEA – GOLF COURSE
Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and recently complimented by his son Rees Jones, it is hard to believe that this distinguished location dates back to 1964. Today it is one of the best challenges, along with amazing venue for conditions and views. The wind can blow 30-45 days a year, however the course design uses both the Kona Wind (off ocean) or the Trade Winds (from mountain) into account with the design. You can actually watch replays of Wonderful World of Golf, where Nicklaus, Palmer, Player gruel out a great match. Once only a barren black lava field, now is a golfer’s heaven on earth. The par 3, 3rd hole is 270 yards from the back tee, with carry over the warm Pacific Ocean. Epic and dramatic are only two words to come to mind when golfing over the water. An oceanfront experience like no other and only to project one of the most private golfing experiences imaginable. Mauna Kea golf has caught the eye of some of the most distinguished guests ever. From famous celebrities to sports elites, the history of this resort and golf course have rivaled with the rest and the best, as its home to one of the most pristine beaches in Hawaii, with fine white sand. Nothing better than a morning at the beach, a 12 noon tee time, and winding out the day watching the sunset from one of the amazing food venues, like Manta Restaurant where you can actually see large wild Manta in the Ocean, feeding on plankton, from the light the attracts their food. Home ownership in the resort offers annual memberships. which include discounts and beach access and parking.
MAUNA LANI – GOLF COURSE
Mauna Lani’s two courses the North Course and the South Course, both offer challenging yet luxurious golfing memories. Both are 18 holes at par 72 and referred to as beautiful, intricate, and outstanding by those fortunate to have played. The two courses – along with the Classic Course by the Francis H. I’i Brown were built thoughtfully over baron black lava fields. The reviews that have been displayed online for both courses continue to rave in delight. Previously home to the Senior Skins Game (1990-2000), the Mauna Lani golf courses have included legends such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, and Gary Player, Ray Floyd & Lee Trevino. Well-conditioned with some of the most unique views and experiences, starting with the 7th Hole where you see whales (in season) and the most amazing shoreline, and a view across the water of Mauna Lani Point and the back nine of the course. From there, momentum builds from 12 to 15 as the most pictured hole in Hawaii. Many amazing homes along the property, are very unique to Hawaii. The private owners (HOA) Beach Club, offers a some of the best snorkeling from a lifeguard presence sandy beach. The chairs and cabanas are reserved for homeowners use, and the restaurant on site is called Napua. Morning Golf or snorkels are everyday life when owning at Mauna Lani Resort.
WAIKOLOA BEACH GOLF COURSE & KING’S COURSE
“Two Breathtaking Courses, One Unforgettable Experience” is the slogan behind this spectacular yet challenging golfing experience. One of the best values on the entire island for high quality golf, visitors will not be disappointed. Each course will present each player with different yet achievable greens and fairways. Advanced players will also find this dramatic oceanfront location to be one of the best naturally hidden secrets they have ever come to play. With perfect weather year round, Waikoloa Beach Resort golf is sought by many not only for its outstanding quality but also for it’s magic. Another Kohala Coast destination filled with life’s best vacation experiences possible. The King’s Course is a links style course which runs Mauka (mountain) side, while the Beach course offers some ocean front opportunity. The course winds around the massive Waikoloa Hilton Resort Hotel, and many of the properties front he golf course. Kolea is the only ocean front access community in Waikoloa and is situated with golf, restaurants, shopping and easy access to all tours and activities the island has to offer.
A round of golf will never be the same until you have played the Kohala Coast. As the course conditions, weather, service levels, experiences, are unforgettable. There are many other golf courses that are extremely private and exclusive and one of our team would be excited to share opportunities, at Nanea, Hokulia, which are private courses, and public access to Waikoloa Village, Makani Golf Course, Kona Country Club, Makalei and of course Kapalua and Wailea on Maui which are day trips on Mokuele Air.
We introduce our golfing clients to these courses, weekly, in a Skins & Team competition called “Da Game” where you can play at a reduced rate and participate in a fun draw for Skins and Hidden Team Tournament. Please reach out to us for updates for dates, costs and times.