At Hualalai resort you will find two incomparable golf courses. This 2 golf courses elevate Hualālai to the status of one of the elite golf resorts in world. The Hualālai Golf Course is the first Jack Nicklaus Signature design on Hawai‘i Island and is home to the prestigious PGA Tour Champions “Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai” event. This course is available for play to Hualālai Club Members, their registered guests, registered rental guests and the guests of the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai.
In the dramatic lava fields of Ka‘ūpūlehu, the Ke‘olu Course is open for Hualālai Club Premier Members and their guests.
The Hualālai Golf Course
The front nine of the Nicklaus course enjoys impressive mountain views and plays through a variety of lava rock features as well as over a pond on one of the par threes. As you grab your complimentary homemade cookie at the turn, you’ll find that the back nine enjoys some unique design features, including a bunker in the middle of a green on a par three, before it works its way to the ocean where the final trio of holes brings the round to a climatic finish.
The course is laid out over gently sloping terrain which provides relatively mild elevation changes that are quite manageable to handle if you decide to walk.
Signature Hole: 17th – 164 Yard Par 3 – If you see any marketing photos or information about the Nicklaus course at Hualalai, chances are you are going to get a glimpse of the 17th hole. This beautiful par three plays right toward the ocean and provides an inspiring backdrop. Lava rock and white sand bunkers surround the hole to add challenge and visual appeal. While the length is not intimidating, the strong ocean winds that can be present certainly pose a threat to hitting this green in regulation. If you didn’t bring your camera to Hualalai, this is the moment you will regret it.
Conditioning is exceptional throughout the course and the practice range provides a nice facility to work on your game or warm up before your round. Your green fee covers golf for the entire day so if you feel like knocking out more than 18 holes, Hualalai is the place to do it