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.