Hualalai Golf Course
Hours of Operation
Golf Club: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Weekend Green Fee (Cart Included) - $350.00
Prices are subject to change depending on reservation.
100 Kaupulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
The Hualalai Golf Course was designed by renowned golfer Jack Nicklaus and plays host to the PGA Champions Tour Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai event. The course makes use of the island’s natural beauty to guide the golfer through a scenic hawaiian golf experience. Hualalai is actually two separate 18 hole golf courses, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course which is available to resort guests and the Weiskopf course reserved for Hualalai Golf Club members. This course is Jack Nicklaus’s first Hawaiian golf course design, and consists of a par 72 layout that is sure to entertain visitors and veterans alike.
Mitsubishi Electric Championship
The Champions Tour tournament is a competition among all event champions of official events over the previous two years, winners of the majors going back 5 years, and professionals who have five or more victories including one major over the course of their careers. This is a major event that any true golf fan will want to attend.
Hualalai isn’t recognized worldwide as a top tier golf resort for no reason, the holes offer views of stunning ocean vistas, traditional Hawaiian art inspired architecture, and unique lava rock formations. Unique perks, like homemade cookies and fun design features such as a quaint pond in the middle of one of the par threes come together to make for a memorable experience. Here are some of the more noteworthy holes on the course.
Bunker in the Middle
Arguably the best par 3 on the course is this rare treat for golf course design aficionados. Made famous by the Riviera’s 6th hole, Hualalai’s 12th hole presents a bunker in the middle of the green, a short distance from the hole. At 167 yards, this par 3 isn’t too lengthy, but if you don’t line up your shot just right, you might find yourself in the middle of white sand.
Birdie of Paradise
Hole 14 is you chance to show off, and score 1 par under this 519 yard par 5. While long, you’ll have the blessing of Hawaii’s strong ocean winds toward your back, allowing you to take advantage of a slight dogleg left and drive that ball home.
Par 4 Battle with the Pacific
Hole 16 brings you close to the ocean, with a 440 yard par 4. A slight dogleg right will pit you against the strong seaside winds, as waves crash onto the rocky shores. You’ll have to give the ball a little more power when you try to traverse this lengthy course, but don’t swing too hard, or else you may end up losing a few golf balls to the largest water hazard in the world, the Pacific Ocean.
Signature Postcard Shot
While you still have one more hole to go, it’s the signature 17th hole on the Nicklaus course that makes the postcard. This par 3 will have you tee off to the stunning backdrop of the Kona coastline juxtaposed with white sand bunkers and Hawaiian A’a lava rocks. Hawaii’s signature tradewinds make for a challenging but refreshing 17th hole.