Mauna Kea Golf Course


Robert Trent Jones Sr. pioneered the Kohala Coast's outstanding array of resort courses with his innovative solution to the challenge posed by Laurance Rockefeller in the early 1960s: could a stellar golf course be built atop an unlikely topography of foreboding and barren lava rock'

The answer was to crush the lava rock and import tons of topsoil for the tee boxes, fairways, and greens. When the Mauna Kea Golf Course opened in December 1964, it was quickly recognized as the grand dame of all Hawaii golf courses' title she will likely never surrender. Its classic elevated greens combine with the prevailing trade winds to put a high value on approach shots that must sit gently and accurately on hearty, often pitched greens.

The famous, par-3 signature third hole requires significant water carry along a dramatic rocky shoreline where nooks and crannies host the surging Pacific as well as hundreds of lost golf balls. Many classic holes are found throughout this enviable layout and Mauna Kea remains a can't miss golf experience for all golfers visiting Hawaii's Big Island.

Course Overview

Resort | 18 Holes | Par 72
Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr. - Renovated by Reese Jones

Available Amenities

Club Rentals, Driving Range, Pro Shop, and Restaurant

Contact Info

Mauna Kea Golf Course
62-100 Kaunaoa Drive
Kamuela, HI 96743
phone: (808) 882-5400
toll-free: (800) 447-7621
fax: (808) 882-7552

  Yardage Rating/Slope
Championship 7370 76.6/144
Tournament 6806 73.6/140
Resort 6358 71.4/138
Composite 5798 69.1/121
Forward (M) 5096 66.0/122
Forward (W) 5096 71.3/124