Hokuli’a Golf Club

Big Island, Hawaii | Hokuli’a Golf Club

Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Year: 2002

81-6636 Pu'u Ohau Place
Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750
(808) 324-1500

Course Access: Private

electric carts provided
driving range available


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Located on the central coastline of the Big Island’s leeward side, Hokuli’a is a Jack Nickluas design that boasts ocean views throughout the round and is built on terrain that slopes from 400 feet elevation down to nearly sea level. The unique sheltered location allows Hokuli’a to enjoy gentle breezes and sunny skies devoid of the strong winds that commonly punish golfers further north up the coast.  In classic Nicklaus fashion, the course is generous off the tee but will put your iron game to the test with demanding approach shots.

It should be noted that players are asked to wear appropriate golf attire which includes collared shirts and excludes cargo shorts. Cell phones should also have their ringer turned off and only used for messages and emergencies.

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Bill Satterfield

Hokuli'a Golf Club

What to Expect:  Located on the central coastline of the Big Island's leeward side, Hokuli'a is a Jack Nickluas design that boasts ocean views throughout the round and is built on terrain that slopes from 400 feet elevation down to nearly sea level. The unique sheltered location allows Hokuli'a to enjoy gentle breezes and sunny skies devoid of the strong winds that commonly punish golfers further north up the coast. The opening tee features a dramatic downhill shot that provides significant hang time which will allow you to soak in the ocean views to the left while your ball descends to the fairway below. The front nine is the more demanding of the two sides while the back nine is the more scenic and memorable. In classic Nicklaus fashion, the course is generous off the tee but will put your iron game to the test with demanding approach shots. In addition, a few water hazards are found on the course along with a handful of bunkers on each hole. It should be noted that players are asked to wear appropriate golf attire which includes collared shirts and excludes cargo shorts. Cell phones should also have their ringer turned off and only used for messages and emergencies. Signature Hole:  15th - 487 Yard Par 4 - This downhill par four is just flat out beautiful. With a commanding view of the Pacific Ocean, your eyes are treated to a colleague of colors ranging from black lava and white bunkers to green… More >