Makalei Golf Club

Top-5 Reasons to PLAY makalei Golf Club:

  • Extremely affordable GOLFHAWAIICARD rates as low as $59 per-day
  • Makalei Golf Club delivers one of Hawaii’s most unique and challenging layouts
  • Hundreds of strutting game birds throughout the course
  • The only Bentgrass (no-grain) greens in Hawaii
  • Located directly above and 10 minutes from Kona International Airport (KOA)

Αbout 2,000-feet directly above Kona’s Keohole International Airport (KOA) sits one of Hawaii’s most unique layouts — Makalei Golf Club. From its lofty perch that climbs as high as 2,800-feet above the sea, golfers revel in a natural setting of unsurpassed tranquility among hundreds of colorful game birds, fascinating lava tubes & cinder cones, as well as water, woods, flowering shrubbery and dynamic elevation changes.

Makalei Golf Club is a Dick Nugent-designed gem and is now flowing to its original challenging design, with the 1st, 9th, 10th and 18th Hole emanating and terminating in the vicinity of the driving range and practice facility’s spectacular vistas. With this adjustment, Makalei takes its rightful place as one of Hawaii’s truly great layouts.

The course meanders up Mt. Hualalai from about 1,400-feet above sea level to its 2,800-foot apex. Certain times of the year, you might even play through the clouds. Each hole demands respectful study and concentration and good golf course management. The par-5s are particularly noteworthy. The par-3s are quite engaging. It is also the only Hawaii golf course with genuine, no-grain Bentgrass greens, which are quite diminutive and usually in remarkably fine condition.

Failing to visit this sensational independent (non-resort affiliated) course should be a punishable offense. So, play it at least twice and have a memorable golf experience while keeping your camera handy. Makalei Golf Club also happens to be one of the best golf values in the Aloha State, which makes it a slam dunk.

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UNLIMITED GOLF with CART

ONE-DAY BEFORE 11AM: $75 (SAVE up to $59)
ONE-DAY AFTER 11AM: $65
TWO-DAYS ANYTIME: $129 (Huge Savings)
THREE-DAYS ANYTIME: $179 (Huge Savings)

Tee times up to 90 days in advance.
This program guaranteed through Jan. 31, 2018.
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COLOR TEE NAME 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
GOLD Championship 406 364 610 423 198 514 443 213 442 3613
BLUE Blue 385 342 598 407 176 473 410 184 423 3398
WHITE White 350 293 580 388 154 435 351 164 391 3106
RED Red 297 259 495 306 123 389 331 144 313 2657
 
Par   4 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 35
Handicap   13 5 7 15 17 9 3 11 1  

 

COLOR 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTALS Rating/Slope
GOLD 434 587 311 223 411 519 205 341 447 3478 7091 74.3/144
BLUE 404 565 290 222 392 502 193 321 411 3300 6698 72.4/140
WHITE 375 544 269 199 355 478 176 278 381 3055 6161 68.7/134
RED 297 259 495 306 123 389 331 144 313 2657 5242 65.6/118
 
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 37 72  
Handicap 16 10 14 12 4 6 18 8 2      

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Golf Course Particulars

Designer:
Dick Nugent

Opened: 1994

Distance: 7,091 yds.

Rating/Slope: 73.5/143

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Makalei GC photos by Evan Schiller

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