Nearly all of the clubs and courses that are now to be found throughout the Hawaiian Islands have been built since the 1950s, and most were built some time after that. One of the earlier courses from this period is Robert Trent Jones's for Mauna Kea, which opened for play in the mid-1960s. Jones was known as an architect who could put a great course almost anywhere, and those skills came in handy in confronting the rugged volcanic landscape. A fine example of the deft touches he brought to the project is the green for the 3rd, a seaside treasure that is one of the more photographed images in the world of golf. Jones's sons Robert Trent and Rees have both helped the club to keep up with advances in technology and in how the game is played, and they have been most successful in preserving their father's legacy.
Robert Trent Jones Sr., Robert Trent Jones Jr., Rees Jones
I think the Big Island doesn’t get the love from golfers that it truly deserves. On the Kona side of the Big Island great golf awaits. Mauna Kea is a special place that is located within an up...