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Resort: Mauna Kea Resort

Island: Hawaii / Big Island

Course Information
Mauna Kea Golf Course
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive
Kamuela, HI 96743

Tee times: (808) 882-5400

Fee: $185-$275
All rates are per person and include an electric cart on a shared basis, and tax. Rates are subject to change.

Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

Course Statistics
Par: 72
Yardage: 7370

Mauna Kea Golf Course

There are few experiences that can equal the one at Mauna Kea Golf Course. Still considered to be one of the benchmarks by which other island courses are judged, the course has consistently held a spot in Golf Digest's top 100.

It embraces all the values of a great resort golf course: natural beauty, dramatic views, strategic design and memorability of the holes.

It was only after crumbling two pieces of volcanic rock together that Robert Trent Jones Sr. told resort developer Laurence Rockefeller that he could build a golf course here. And build one he did. The Mauna Kea Golf Course was christened on Dec. 8, 1964 when the three most popular golfers in the game -  Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player arrived at Mauna Kea for Big Three golf. What they found was a test like they had never seen and the Mauna Kea Golf Course proved to be a great challenge.

From the back tees the course stretches to over 7,100 yards and the routing and character of the holes still pretty much mirrors the Mauna Kea of 40+ years ago.

The course features holes that are right at sea level like number 3 and 11 and other that rise to nearly 300 feet above. There are over 120 well placed bunkers and as you would expect from Trent Jones Sr. the greens are large and very undulating.

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