Overview of golf course named Mauna Kea Golf Course

Mauna Kea Golf Course

Hawaii, United States
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Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1965

Type

Open Country, Seaside

Architect

Robert Trent Jones Sr., Robert Trent Jones Jr., Rees Jones

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.

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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 scale resort but doesn’t play like a resort course. To create Mauna Kea Robert Trent Jones placed 18 magnificent holes on a black lava field. It was a great golf agricultural feat that still is recognized today. Surprising there is a lot of elevation changes with golfers having demanding uphill shots into the greens, definitely on the back nine. The bunkers on the resort are magical and are as white as the beaches on the Kona cost. The 3rd hole is one of the most famous holes in Hawaii, if not the world. It’s a one shot over the Pacific Ocean that makes you really appreciate the beauty of Hawaii. After playing you have to drive north to Kohala Burger and Taco. A dive that has some of the best fish tacos I’ve ever had. Mauna Kea is available on Golfnow with hot deals going for almost half off at times. The service is exceptional and staff very welcoming to all guest. Make sure you experience Mauna Kea while visiting the Big Island.
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