Mauna Kea Golf Course

Hours of Operation

Golf Course: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Green Fees Price Ranges

Weekdays: $250

Weekends: $250


100, 62 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Waimea, HI 96743

Mauna Kea Golf Course was designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1964. Since its grand opening, the Mauna Kea Golf Course has set the bar high for golf course design by transforming the lava fields and seaside cliffs along the Kohala Coast into a world class golf resort. Continuing his father’s legacy, Reese Jones Inc. gave the course a facelift with efficient ultra-dwarf Tifeagle Bermuda grass on the roughs, fairways, tees and greens. Coupled with environmentally efficient irrigation systems, liners in the bunkers, the Mauna Kea Golf Course is one of the most environmentally friendly courses in the world, and a must visit for architects and golf aficionados alike.

Mauna Kea Golf Course

The Mauna Kea Golf Course offers 99 bunkers and a maximum of 7,370 yards of golfer’s paradise to those adventurous enough to brave the Pacific to the Big Island’s Kohala Coast in Waimea.  5 tee tiers, starting at the 5,096 yard forward tier allow golfers of all skill levels to tackle the coast’s 72 par 18 hole course. A driving range, practice putting greens, and full-service pro shop are just some of the perks to be found at this world class golf resort. With PGA professionals available for individual or group lessons, and gourmet pizza at the clubhouse restaurant Number 3, there’s no shortage of entertainment at the Mauna Kea Golf Course.

Noteworthy Holes

Signature Hole 3

When you’re done surfing Waimea’s signature island waves don’t settle for traditional block shaped golf carts. Instead hop on a Golfboard and surf Mauna Kea’s verdant green fairways as you tee off from hole to hole. Half golf cart, half skateboard, and powered with an electric motor, there’s never been a slicker way to traverse a golf course than with a Golfboard. Rentals are available at $25 for 9 holes and $35 for 18 holes.

The Toughest Finisher on the Island

Mauna Kea’s 18th hole is widely considered to be the most challenging final hole in Hawaii. This 428 yard par 4 requires the golfer to accurately navigate the dense brush and sand bunkers lining a narrow fairway. Hole 18 rests in a hidden green that banks right from the fairway. Make it to the end and you will be treated to a stunning view of the coast.