Kohanaiki Golf Club

Big Island, Hawaii | Kohanaiki Golf Club

Architect: Rees Jones
Year: 2013

73-4676 Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
(808) 329-5044

Course Access: Private

electric carts provided
driving range available


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Located on the lava rock covered western coastline of Kona on the Big Island, Kohanaiki enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in the Hawaiian islands. Views of the Pacific Ocean are plentiful throughout the course with the mighty waters providing a stunning backdrop to some of the most memorable holes, including much of the back nine. The saltwater tolerant paspalum grass is ideal for the course’s proximity to the ocean and is immaculately maintained by the grounds crew. In fact, no herbicides or pesticides are used on the property as Kohanaiki strives to meet the gold standard of the Audubon Society and conform to Hawaii’s earth friendly culture. Providing an ideal experience and amenities is clearly a goal at Kohanaiki where three comfort stations throughout the course feature a plethora of snacks including jerky, dried fruits, energy bars, and oodles of candy.

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Bill Satterfield

Kohanaiki Golf Club

What to Expect:  Located on the lava rock covered western coastline of Kona on the Big Island, Kohanaiki enjoys one of the most spectacular settings in the Hawaiian islands. Views of the Pacific Ocean are plentiful throughout the course with the mighty waters providing a stunning backdrop to some of the most memorable holes, including much of the back nine. The saltwater tolerant paspalum grass is ideal for the course's proximity to the ocean and is immaculately maintained by the grounds crew. In fact, no herbicides or pesticides are used on the property as Kohanaiki strives to meet the gold standard of the Audubon Society and conform to Hawaii's earth friendly culture. Providing an ideal experience and amenities is clearly a goal at Kohanaiki where three comfort stations throughout the course feature a plethora of snacks including jerky, dried fruits, energy bars, and oodles of candy. My personal favorite feature was the root beer float station while alcohol drinkers may enjoy the pineapple infused vodka. The men's locker room features an indoor shower that opens to an outdoor shower courtyard; a feature that Hawaii pulls off nicely. First class service is found around every corner including the excellent golf staff, valet and driving range service, and is capped off with a cold mint scented towel at the end of round. From the course design to the service and facilities, Kohanaiki is elite among Hawaii's offerings and is a can't miss experience. Signature Hole:  12th - 637 Yard Par 5 -… More >