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Mauna Lani, Big Island

Often labeled as one of the finest golf resorts in Hawaii, Mauna Lani has been thoughtfully designed to blend seamlessly with the island’s majestic landscapes, undulating lava flows, and cultural spirit.

Whether you’re an amateur or professional player, there’s just something special about teeing off here. Located on the Big Island’s Northwest shoreline, the resort enjoys a famed volcanic landscape, as well as nightly sunset views out over the Pacific Ocean. The two courses at Mauna Lani offer not only technical challenges but also immersive experiences that weave through the natural volcanic beauty here.

The North Course offers 18 holes of lush terrain, Kiawe canopies, and rolling hills. This iconic golf course has become one of the most popular tournament venues in Hawai’i, with hole 17 tucked into a natural lava amphitheater standing out as a favorite.

The South Course was home to the PGA’s Senior Skins game in the 1990s and has since gone on to embody the soul of Hawaiian golf. Expect plenty of challenges across the 18 holes here, as well as panoramic mountain and ocean views.

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Mauna Lani North Course

North Course

Set against the backdrop of ancient lava fields, the North Course weaves through the island’s rugged terrain, creating a golfing experience immersed in volcanic elegance.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as you navigate through the challenging yet rewarding layout, known for its integration of ancient Hawaiian fishponds, adding cultural significance to the golfing journey.

The par-3 17th hole, framed by lava flows and offering ocean views, stands as a testament to the course’s design brilliance.

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South Course

The South Course unfolds along the Kohala Coast, treating golfers to panoramic ocean views and cooling breezes from the Pacific. Home to various professional tournaments, the South Course offers a championship-caliber experience for players seeking a formidable golfing challenge.

As you navigate the course, encounter stretches of black lava fields, creating a stark yet mesmerizing contrast against the green fairways. The par-3 15th hole, with its island green surrounded by a lava field and the ocean beyond, is a visual masterpiece that tests a golfer’s precision.

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Two spectacular courses
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Paradise beaches and scenery
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Iconic golf holes
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Luxury facilities include a spa and swimming pools
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Immersive cultural experience

Facilities at Mauna Lani Resort

The elegant and contemporary Mauna Lai Resort offers a selection of understated guest rooms, designed to connect with the natural beauty of the surroundings. The resort is famed for hosting intimate live music and events, while the selection of 6 bars and restaurants provides ample opportunity to enjoy some of the island’s delicacies, including Kona coffee and a traditional ‘cookout’.

After golf, enjoy a range of activities, from relaxing at the Auberge Spa and hotel pools, to surf lessons and traditional canoeing for the more adventurous.

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Combine the luxurious, paradise resorts of Maui and the Big Island, with some of the most spectacular golf on the planet. Play the famed Kapalua Plantation course, with panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean, the volcanic carved layouts of Mauna Lani, and the ocean side holes of Hapuna.

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How to get to Mauna Lani Resort

Mauna Lai is located on the Kohala coast, nestled among 5 great mountains, known as the Piko. The resort is just a convenient 30-minute transfer along the coast to Big Islands Kona International Airport (KOA), where flights serve across Hawai’i, and directly to mainland USA.

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Mauna Lani FAQs

Mauna Lani Golf Course is located in Big Island, Hawaii, and is famous for its incredibly beautiful, rugged, and ancient volcanic terrain.

Mauna Lanu Golf Course offers golf carts as an option for all guests.

There are two courses at Mauna Lani, Hawaii, called the North Course and South Course. Both courses have a reputation for spectacular views and challenging but rewarding layouts.

Prices for Mauna Lani Golf Course can vary greatly, but we recommend combining it with a 7-night, 6-day round trip across 2 islands of Hawaii, which starts from $5,980.

The easiest course at Mauna Lani is usually considered the South Course, the North Course is slightly more difficult, with a 136 slope and 74.2 overall rating.

The best times of the year to go to Mauna Lani are mid-December to March or Winter or Spring. However, all the islands of Hawaii are good for golf year-round thanks to the climate and weather.

The closest major airport to Mauna Lani is the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA), a 30-minute transfer away from the venue.

The time it takes for an average golf round at Mauna Lani depends on the individual skill of the golfer and the size of your party. The average time for golf courses of similar size is around 4 hours and 30 minutes.