Modern improvements to Mauna Kea Golf Course by the original designer's son, Rees Jones, have kept the original character intact while opening up challenging, memorable play to all player levels.

Grass: High-efficiency ultra-dwarf Tifeagle Bermuda Grass on the greens. Tifway 419 hybrid Bermuda Grass on the tees, fairways and roughs.

Environment: State-of-the-art irrigation, bunker liners and advanced drainage techniques.

Play: Bunkers increased to 99, overall yardages expanded by 200 yards from the tips, and multiple tees challenge all levels. On-board GPS in all golf carts helps determine yardages and distance to hole.

GolfBoards: Innovative Golfboards offer a fun way to carve through a round in record time. Golfers and accompanying non-golfers 16 years and up can surf the earth on these Laird Hamilton-designed boards.

Pro Shop: State-of-the-art golf equipment, designer attire and accessories, logo gifts and golf items. Drop off golf shoes for cleaning, sign up for lessons or simply relax and talk golf with our attentive staff.

Dining: On the course, our signature beverage cart serves a diverse menu including Spam musubi, chili and blended cocktails. Mid- or post-round, Number 3 restaurant is the perfect spot to celebrate your hole-in-one with a local brew on tap, island-style pupu (appetizer) or a leisurely lunch.

Course Statistics Yards Par Rating Slope
Championship 7,370 72 76.6 144
Tournament 6,806 72 73.6 140
Resort 6,358 72 71.4 138
Composite 5,798 72 69.2 133
Forward 5,096 72 66.0 122

Take a virtual tour or watch Fairway Vision's video of Mauna Kea Golf Course.

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  • Attire

    All Mauna Kea Golf Course players are required to wear proper golf attire.

    Men: Shirts with collars and sleeves, and slacks or Bermuda shorts of mid-thigh length. Mock polo shirts are the only permitted non-collared shirts. Not permitted are tank tops, tee shirts, mesh shirts, sweatpants, warm-up suits, blue jeans, swimwear, short-shorts, cut-offs, gym shorts, tennis outfits or other athletic shorts.

    Women: Dresses, skirts, slacks, mid-length shorts and blouses. Not permitted are halter-tops, tee shirts, cut-offs, sweatpants, warm-up suits, blue jeans, swimwear, tennis dresses, short-shorts, or other athletic shorts.

    Golf Shoes: Appropriate golf shoes are required.

    If in doubt about attire, please check with the pro shop before starting play. Improperly dressed golfers will be asked to change before playing.

  • Course Rates

    Rate are applicable to Mauna Kea Golf Course.


    12/21/16 thru 3/31/17

    4/1/17 thru 12/20/17

    Standard Golf Rate $275$275
    Hotel Guest $235 $225
    AM Twilight $200 $195
    Twilight * $165 $165
    9 Holes *
    (upon availability)
    $125 $125
    Replay Rate * $125 $125
    Junior Rate $ 95 $ 95
    Triple Rate *
    - 2 rds @ Hapuna
    - 1 rd @ Mauna Kea

    Five Play *
    - 3 rds @ Hapuna
    - 2 rds @ Mauna Kea


    * Indicates rate applicable to both Hotel Guests and Outside Guests

    Service Fees
    Rental Clubs $ 55
    Rental Shoes $ 15
  • Mauna Kea Golf Course Tournaments & Events

    44th Annual Pro-Am
    This December is your opportunity to partner with three members and your golf professional in the 44th annual Mauna Kea Resort Pro-Am, a Big Island tradition since 1973. The five-night, four-day event is a four-per-son, 54-hole tournament consisting of three amateurs and one professional. Scoring is two best balls—one gross, one net, with members playing to their low index over the past 12 months. The golf professional also plays for a cash purse of $10,000.

    For more information on the 44th annual Mauna Kea Pro-Am scheduled for December 6 – 10, 2017, please visit