Hualalai (Nicklaus course)

Big Island, Hawaii | Hualalai (Nicklaus course)

Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Year: 1996
Rate: $195

100 Ka'upulehu Drive
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
(808) 325-8480

Course Access: Private

electric carts provided
driving range available


Tee Yardage Par Rating / Slope


Hualalai sports 36 holes of golf for patrons to enjoy with the Nicklaus 18 available to resort guests and the Weiskopf course reserved for members. The front nine of the Nicklaus course enjoys impressive mountain views and plays through a variety of lava rock features while the back nine enjoys some unique design features, including a bunker in the middle of a green on a par three, before it works its way to the ocean where the final trio of holes brings the round to a climatic finish. The course is laid out over gently sloping terrain which provides relatively mild elevation changes that are quite manageable to handle if you decide to walk. Conditioning is exceptional throughout the course and the practice range provides a nice facility to work on your game or warm up before your round. Your green fee covers golf for the entire day so if you feel like knocking out more than 18 holes, Hualalai is the place to do it.

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Bill Satterfield

Hualalai (Nicklaus course)

What to Expect:  Hualalai sports 36 holes of golf for patrons to enjoy with the Nicklaus 18 available to resort guests and the Weiskopf course reserved for members. The front nine of the Nicklaus course enjoys impressive mountain views and plays through a variety of lava rock features as well as over a pond on one of the par threes. As you grab your complimentary homemade cookie at the turn, you'll find that the back nine enjoys some unique design features, including a bunker in the middle of a green on a par three, before it works its way to the ocean where the final trio of holes brings the round to a climatic finish. The course is laid out over gently sloping terrain which provides relatively mild elevation changes that are quite manageable to handle if you decide to walk. Conditioning is exceptional throughout the course and the practice range provides a nice facility to work on your game or warm up before your round. Your green fee covers golf for the entire day so if you feel like knocking out more than 18 holes, Hualalai is the place to do it. Signature Hole:  17th - 164 Yard Par 3 - If you see any marketing photos or information about the Nicklaus course at Hualalai, chances are you are going to get a glimpse of the 17th hole. This beautiful par three plays right toward the ocean and provides an inspiring backdrop. Lava rock and white sand bunkers surround… More >