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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7337 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.9

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2002) Phil Smith (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Basketball

Reviews

4.9
3 Reviews (3)
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Played On
Reviews 108
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Missouri Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

One of my Hawaii favorites!

I actually got to play this course in February of 2016. At the time it was private. It was a beautiful course in immaculate condition. At the time it got little to no play and we were one of the only golfers on the course. One of my favorite Hawaii courses. Would love to get back! The.bar at the clubhouse overlooks the ocean and is absolutely fantastic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Spectacular Condition and Beauty

This is the best course on the Big Island, and certainly the most challenging. Every member of the staff was helpful and friendly. Each shot requires careful thought, and local knowledge is helpful on several holes. Views are amazing. If you know a member do them a nice favor, then ask if you can join him or her for a round at Hokulia.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 544
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Explore the Big Island's only private oceanfront course

Lawsuits and a bankruptcy filing in 2013 have brought bad press to Hokuli'a ever since the Jack Nicklaus course opened in 2002. If this real estate project ever gets some momentum, look out because this place will become one of the best golf communities in the world. The Club at Hokuli'a never goes directly to the beach, but its ocean views from higher elevations are spectacular. Nicklaus was as creative as I've ever seen him. The course flows with a great mix of long and short holes. He built one crazy green, on the par-5 ninth hole. Elevation changes create a back nine as good as any in Hawaii. A stone pathway that dissects the 16th fairway is an ancient footpath so sacred, players are not allowed to drive their carts over it. If you somehow get an invite to play the private Hokuli'a, don't pass it up. Book your plane ticket right away.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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