"Mr. Rockefeller, if you allow me to build a golf course here, this'll be the most beautiful hole in the world." Robert Trent Jones, Sr., at the 3rd hole site.

Without changing the essential character of his father's design, Rees Jones Inc. re-planted the championship Course with highly efficient ultra-dwarf Tifeagle Bermudagrass on the greens and Tifway 419 hybrid Bermudagrass on the tees, fairways and roughs. State-of-the-art irrigation systems, liners in the bunkers, and advance drainage improvements keep our Hawaii golf course in top shape and save on environmental resources.

As for play, the number of bunkers has been increased to 99, overall yardages have expanded by about 200 yards from the tips, and multiple tees will challenge all levels of players.

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

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Mauna Kea Golf Course ushers in a new age of golf with innovative new Golfboards, a fun way to carve through a round of golf in record time and surf the earth. Available for both golfers and non-golfers ages 16 and up. New in 2016 - all carts now come with GPS to offer golfers a little extra help when determining yardages and distances to the hole.

Our golf facilities were designed by architect John Hara Associates Inc. and help make your Mauna Kea golf experience even more memorable. The Pro Shop offers state-of-the-art golf equipment, the latest designer attire and accessories, logo gifts and golf items. You can also drop off your golf shoes for Buzzy to clean, sign up for lessons or relax and talk golf with our attentive staff.

And, golfers who seek a mid-round oasis will love the tasteful look and tasty cuisine of the new "Number 3" clubhouse restaurant-almost good enough to guarantee a lower score on the course's back nine. Stop by after golf to relax in casual atmosphere, along with pupus and a cold one from the tap, or a signature Mauna Kea cocktail to toast your hole-in-one.

  • Attire

    Proper golf attire is required for all players. Proper attire shall mean the following:

    Men: Shirts with collars and sleeves and slacks or Bermuda shorts of mid-thigh length are considered appropriate attire. Mock polo shirts are the only non-collared shirts permitted. Tank tops, tee shirts, mesh shirts, sweat pants, warm-up suits, blue jeans, swim wear, short shorts, cut-offs, gym shorts, tennis outfits or other athletic shorts are not permitted.

    Women: Dresses, skirts, slacks, mid-length shorts and blouses are considered appropriate attire. Halter tops, tee shirts, cut-offs, sweat pants, warm-up suits, blue jeans, swim wear, tennis dresses, short shorts, or other athletic shorts are not permitted.

    Golf Shoes: Appropriate golf shoes are required for all golfers.

    This dress code is mandatory for all players. Improperly dressed golfers shall be asked to change before playing. If you are in doubt concerning your attire, please check with the pro shop before starting play.

    Take a virtual tour of the Mauna Kea Golf Course.

    Click here to see Fairway Vision's video of Mauna Kea Golf Course

  • 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