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The course marshal won’t cite you for slow play here. Take your time. Enjoy the view from every tee box. An errant shot? Take another. Nobody’s going to ask to play through your group on Molokaʻi.
On the nine-hole Ironwood Hills (Molokaʻi's only golf course), you'll find expansive views, including Oʻahu and Molokaʻi's towering sea cliffs, from many of the holes due to the course’s high elevation. There are no tee times. No golf pros. Not even a clubhouse. So slow it down. The more you relax, the better your swing. And remember, there are always mulligans on Molokaʻi.
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Not only is Ironwood Hills easy on the pocketbook, this Molokaʻi golf course also provides a glimpse into Hawaiʻi golf history. This course is the descendant of one of Hawaiʻi's original plantation courses, the Hanekekua Golf Club, which opened in 1938. Anyone who plays Ironwood Hills should also plan a side trip to nearby Pālāʻau State Park. Just a short walk from the parking area, visitors are afforded dominating vistas of the beautiful Kalaupapa Peninsula, some 2,000-feet straight down. Standing at this elevation, it's not uncommon to see small airplanes below, navigating their way along the incredible scenery of Molokaʻi's northern cliffs, the tallest oceanfront cliffs in the world. Look closely, and it's likely you'll see any number of black mountain goats somehow holding their ground on the vertical cliff faces below.