We are lucky in Kona to have some of the most beautiful Golf Courses in the world within a 20 mile circumference. This website is devoted to Golf on The Big Island of Hawaii. We will be blogging about many of these golf courses as we travel around the island on a golf adventure! Scroll down to see a complete list of All Public/Private Courses on the Kona Side of the Big Island.
78-7000 Alii Dr
The Ocean Course designed by William Bell sits along the Pacific Ocean with stunning mountain views. This beautiful golf course has breathtaking Kona coastline views, trails of ancient lava flow and is enriched with Hawaiian culture and wild life. This Big Island golf course can be enjoyed by both beginners and advanced golfers.
Built in 1966, this William Bell designed course maintains its charm by incorporating natural settings along the Pacific Ocean. Be ready to take a picture on our signature holes #3 and #12. Enjoy seeing the grand splash on hole #13 where you will see the blow hole known as “puka” in Hawaiian. Keep a lookout for Humpback whales during November through March. Home of LPGA Takefuji Classic in 2000 and 2001, this 18 hole championship course offers wide, lush fairways, Bermuda grass greens and numerous sand bunkers.
72-3890 Hawaii Belt Rd
Makalei is situated in the North Kona region of Hawaii, the elevation is known for its cool climates and world famous coffee farms. Makalei boasts an elevation range from 1,800 to 2,850 feet. This Kona golf layout is a cool, scenic, lush forest alternative to the island’s coastal golf course experiences. The temperate climate, lush surrounding forests, and elevation offer a great challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Several distinctive features on the course include bent grass greens, lava tubes, cinder cones and a stone wall dating back more than a century.
71-1420 Mamalahoa Hwy
Big Island Country Club is the perfect course for a Hawaii golf vacation. With five sets of tee boxes, the Par 72 course is challenging but enjoyable for novices through expert players. Designed by famed golf architect Perry Dye, the course features wide fairways and water in play on nine of the 18 holes. Situated on the lower slopes of Mauna Kea mountain, the course offers Hawaii visitor and resident golfers a cooler climate with refreshing air and sweeping vistas of mountains and the ocean.
With its seemingly endless views and dramatic elevation changes beginning at sea level and rising to 700 ft, Hapuna Golf Course nestles into the rugged desert terrain above the west shore of Hawaii’s Big Island. This Arnold Palmer / Ed Seay course is a championship “links-style” design that was built in 1992 and stretches to just under 6900 yards. The Pacific Ocean serves as the picture perfect backdrop and can be gazed upon from all 18 holes. Teeing off at just under 700ft of elevation, the signature par-4 12th provides one of the most spectacular panoramic views on the Big Island – including Maui in the distance. Hapuna Golf Course has gained a reputation as a hidden gem, and for that reason is always a local favorite.