The legendary Mauna Kea Golf Course overlooks one of the world’s most beautiful beaches on the west shore of Hawaii’s Big Island. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the course opened in 1964 as the unique creation of the great golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones Sr. With a top slope rating of 144, Mauna Kea from the championship tees is one of the finest tests of golf in the world. With its breathtaking ocean and volcano mountain views, tropical breezes and world-class service, it is easy to understand why Mauna Kea’s legacy of tradition and aloha is revered by all.
RESORT FACILITIES & INFORMATION: 252 Rooms including 10 Suites; Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar: Fine dining at night with a generous breakfast buffet in the mornings; Number 3: Casual 19th hole clubhouse; Hau Tree: Casual dining right on the beach; Kauna’oa Bar & Grill: Casual Gastropub and grill; Dining events such as our highly ranked Luau and our weekly Clambake are always popular; Pool, 11 court seaside tennis club, fitness center, Mandara Spa, Kids programs, Resort shopping, water sports. GENERAL MANAGER: Jon Gersonde.
GOLF FACILITIES: Mauna Kea Golf Course, Par 72, 7370 yards, Robert Trent Jones Sr. – 1964, Renovated by Rees Jones – 2008; Hapuna Golf Course, Par 72, 6895 yards, Arnold Palmer/Ed Saey – 1992. DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Josh Silliman. HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL: Duane Otte.
AWARDS: Best in the World, Conde Nast Traveler, Top 20 Hawaii Resorts, October 2013; World’s Best Awards, Travel + Leisure, Top Resorts in Hawaii, July 2013; Best in Market, Forbes Travel Guide, July 2013; Best Luxury Hotel/Resort, Hawaii Magazine, Readers Choice Awards, May 2013; World’s Best Hotels.
RANKINGS: #27 America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, Golf Digest, Feb 2013; Association of Golf Merchandiser’s Platinum Golf Shop List, 2013; 2013 Best Resort Golf Courses, Golf Week, Nov 2012; #31 Top 100 Courses You Can Play, Golf Magazine, Sept. 2012; #1 Best in State, Golf Magazine, Sept 2012.
AREA ATTRACTIONS: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; Historical Parker Ranch Center; Mauna Kea Observatory; Waipio Valley.
62-100 Kauna’oa Dr.
Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743
Telephone: (808) 882-7222