Many Hawaii tourists are faced with a question they can’t answer after deciding to visit the land of Aloha.
Everybody knows all of Hawaii’s major islands, including Maui, Big Island, Kauai, and Oahu, are special in their own ways. If you are one of them, let us walk you through why you should go for Big Island and head straight to the beautiful town of Kailua-Kona.
Whether you are travelling with your small children, friends, partners, or colleagues, there are many fun outdoor activities you can do on the biggest island, not only in Hawaii but across the United States, including golf. When you play at Makalei Golf Club, you will be surrounded by breathtaking views of Hualalai Mountain’s western slopes.
Designed by Dick Nugent & Associates, this golf course is where you find Hawaii’s raw and natural beauty, featuring native forests, mountain slopes, lava tubes, and cinder cones.
If you are seeking serenity, you will surely find it here, and at the same time, the course’s elevations will challenge you like never before.
We say number 8 is the course’s signature hole allowing you to have a glance at the 10,000-foot Mount Haleakala on Maui, some 90 miles across the ocean. Remember that the ideal shot is a mid-iron to the green’s front portion, although you may also consider leaving it short.
Practicing your swing before your round leaves you with another great experience because their practice facilities let you enjoy Makalei’s breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from the driving range tee. You can also choose to practice either in grass or mats, plus a chipping area and two practice putting greens.
Bringing home a memento or souvenir from the Makalei Golf Club for yourself and your loved ones is a perfect way to remember your one-of-a-kind experience on the island. Makalei’s Pro Shop sells golf equipment, accessories, and apparel for men, women, and children at affordable prices.
After a satisfying golf play, you need a recharge. There are many restaurants near the golf course, which serve various menus – from Japanese and Mexican to traditional foods. Of course, you should not miss live entertainment while drinking your favorite beverage like wine, cocktails, and beer.
Makalei Golf Club Details
Dress Code: Proper Golf Attire
Spike Policy: Soft Spike Only
GPS Tracking: No
Architect: Dick Nugent
Golf Professional: Jeff Kubo
Course Type: 18 holes, par 72
Greens: Bent Grass
Water Holes: Yes
Practice Green: Yes
Driving Range: Yes
Yardage Markers: Sprinklers
Club Rental: TaylorMade $50/35
Pull Carts: No
Golf Carts: Yes
Five-somes Policy: No
Rider Fee: $25
Walking Allowed: No
Club House: Yes
Pro Shop: Yes
Banquet Facilities: Yes
Conference Facilities: No
Makalei Golf Club Scorecard
Address: 72-3890 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Special instruction: Golf club rentals are NOT included in your package. Call beforehand for reservations.
Equipment: This course’s greens aerated in June 2019.