This breathtakingly beautiful, par-72, 7,114-yard championship course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and recently updated by son Rees Jones, is consistently rated one of the top golf courses in the United States. The signature 3rd hole is 175 yards long; the Pacific Ocean and shoreline cliffs stand between the tee and the green, giving every golfer, from beginner to pro, a real challenge. Another par-3 that confounds duffers is the 11th hole, which drops 100 feet from tee to green and plays down to the ocean, into the steady trade winds. When the trades are blowing, 181 yards might as well be 1,000 yards. Book ahead; the course is very popular, especially for early weekend tee times. Facilities include a pro shop and clubhouse with restaurant, named No. 3 for the hole Jones, Sr., once called “the most beautiful in the world.”
Hawaii (The Big Island)
Hawaii (The Big Island)› Attraction
Mauna Kea Golf Course
Hwy 19 (near mile marker 68)
Our Rating Neighborhood At the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Mauna Kea Resort Phone 808/882-5400 Prices Greens fees $255 ($230 for resort guests); twilight (after 1:30pm) $160 Web site Mauna Kea Golf Course
MapHwy 19 Hawaii (The Big Island)
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