Nicklaus Course at Hualalai Golf Club

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100 Kaupulehu Drive
Kaupulehu-Kona, Hawaii 96740
United States
Phone(s): (808) 325-8480
Hualalai GC

This spectacular lava-lined course offers four sets of tees. The lava areas coming into play on every hole are considered to be water hazards. Even with all the lava in play, the fairways still afford generous landing areas. Depending on weather conditions, this course can play quite long. The greens are loaded with subtle breaks and are generally fast. Some of the more interesting characteristics to this course begins on hole #1, a 385-yard, par 4, which plays up to a lava flow. Furthermore, hole #4 shares an enormous double green with hole #8.

The signature hole is #17 because it was carved out of the lava and features a bunker that runs down the entire side of the fairway. The approach shot must be hit to a large, elevated green with the surf breaking just beyond the back of the green. Hole #18, a 400-yard, par 4, features a natural area of water and vegetation in front of the tee and at the edge of the lava flow on the right. This resort only allows guests of the resort or club members to play the course.

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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Nicklaus
  • Public/Private: Resort/Private
  • Year opened: 1996
  • Golf Season:
  • Guest Policy: Members & guests, registered rental guests, guests of Four Seasons Resort Hualālai
  • Tee times welcomed:
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $190 - $295
  • Weekends: $190 - $295

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Mahope 72 7117 129 74.7
Championship 72 6632 126 71.5
Regular 72 6032 123 68.5
Mua (W) 72 5374 117 71.2
Championship (W) 72 6632 137 78.3
Regular (W) 72 6032 130 74.9
Mua 72 5374 113 65.4

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4 stars out of 5
    by John Longshore
    on January 23rd, 2010 19:21
    Spent my honeymoon at the Four Seasons Hualalai and brought my clubs with me. I married well wouldn't you say! Played this course one afternoon and enjoyed it tremendously. I am a 3 handicap and did not find it to be too difficult, but it was fun. The thrill is the beauty that surrounds the golf course. It's something you don't experience everyday. I would certainly play this course again.
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