Best Golf Courses On The Big Island of Hawaii

Best Big Island Golf Courses

While each golf course on Hawaii- aka the Big Island- has its own distinct features, there is one prevalent trait they all possess… BIG VIEWS! Whether it’s of Mauna Loa, one of the biggest mountains in the world, or the vibrant blues of the Pacific Ocean, the views from the Big Island make it one of the most scenic golf venues in the world. Famous golf architects such as Palmer, Nugent and Robert Trent Jones saw the potential that the Big Island presented and constructed golf masterpieces that accentuate its mesmerizing environment, and this list of Hawaii courses—now with extended booking windows—is a collection of must plays for the ages.
Mauna Kea Golf Course
  • Waimea, Hawaii
  • Designed by Robert Trent Jones
  • Set on a Once Barren Black Lava Field
  • Splendid Coastal Views
  • Signature Par 3, 3rd Hole Plays Over the Ocean
Makani Country Club
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Designed by Perry Dye
  • Situated on the Lower Slopes of Mauna Kea Mountain
  • Features an Island Green on the Par 3, 17th Hole
  • Pristine Bermuda Grass Fairways and Bent Grass Greens
Kona Country Club
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Designed by William Bell
  • Features Natural Bunkers of Lava Rocks
  • Stunning Ocean and Mountain Views
  • Humpback Whales Can Be Seen Off the Coast in the Winter Months
Waikoloa Village Golf Club
  • Waikoloa, Hawaii
  • Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
  • Second Oldest Golf Course on the Big Island
  • Perched 1,000 Feet Above Sea Level
  • Outstanding Views of Five Volcanoes and the Kohala Coastline
Hapuna Golf Course
  • Waimea, Hawaii
  • Designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay
  • Big Views of the Big Island
  • 700 Feet of Elevation on the Tee Box at the Signature 12th Hole
  • Offers Picture-Perfect Views of the Pacific Ocean on Every Hole
Makalei Golf Club
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Designed by Dick Nugent
  • Incorporates Lava Tubes and Cinder Cones into the Design
  • Native Forests and Mountain Slopes Shape the Exciting Layout
  • Championship Bent Grass Greens and Bunkers Filled with High-Quality Idaho Sand
Planning a trip? Be sure to check out our list of hidden gems to find out where you should be booking your next tee time.