Challenge at Manele

5 stars out of 5
(based on 6 reviews)
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1233 Fraser Ave
Lanai City, Lanai, Hawaii 96763
Maui County
Phone(s): (808) 565-2222

The Challenge at Manele is a visually stunning golf course that is painted a rainbow of colors from black lava outcroppings to red cliffs that tumble towards the blue sea to the pristine white sand traps that dot the lush green coastline.

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The Challenge at Manele Bay's rocky 202-yard, par-3 No. 12
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The Challenge at Manele is a visually stunning golf course that is painted a rainbow of colors from black lava outcroppings to red cliffs that tumble towards the blue sea to the pristine white sand traps that dot the lush green coastline. The course plays high above the crashing waves of Hulopoe Bay, featuring three holes that play along 200-foot cliffs with the Pacific Ocean as a hazard. This Jack Nicklaus-designed course has a target-style layout that forces golfers to remain sharp and slice-free. The golf course has an interesting variety of short par 4s, testing par 5s, and a total of nine doglegs. Thanks to its seaside location, the course's routing is dictated by the prevailing winds. The Challenge at Manele's signature hole is the 12th, notoriously known for the demanding carry it requires across 200 yards of churning waves.

5 stars out of 5
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1993
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Bermuda Grass

Facilities

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

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 7039 132 73.3
Red 72 5024 115 64.6
Gold 72 6684 130 70.1
Blue 72 6310 127 70.4
Red (W) 72 5024 119 68.8
White (W) 72 5874 129 73.2
White 72 5874 123 68.3
 

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Terry W.
    on September 20th, 2013 21:18
    Played Pebble the week before. Manele Is better.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Terry
    on June 18th, 2011 13:35
    This is the nicest golf course I have ever played. My wife and I were staying in Maui, and ferried over to this course and stayed at the 4 Seasons. I have always wanted to play Pebble Beach, but I can't believe it could be any nicer than this course. Unbelievable ocean views from almost every hole. We played 18 holes, had lunch, then played another 18. Golf Nirvana!!
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by ROGER STAHL
    on November 09th, 2010 15:38
    I'VE PLAYED 25 DIFFERENT GOLF COURSES IN HAWAII AND THIS COURSE RANKS UP THERE ON TOP OF MY FAVORITE GOLF COURSE TO PLAY. THE BEAUTIFUL VIEW AND THE SERVICES I RECEIVED WERE EXCELLENT.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Adam Kommers
    on May 24th, 2010 09:24
    Awesome. Liked it better than Pebble. Amazing views from every hole. Breathtaking par 3's. Check it out.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by John Kerrigan
    on May 08th, 2010 08:08
    I played 36 holes on the Challenge and have to say this is one of the best courses I've ever played.

    It is also one of the most challenging with ample opportunities to test both your ability and course management.

    At the end of day, who really cares what you shot. The memories of the breath-taking views is the really prize!

    If you played one golf course in your life...this would be it!
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by MikeW
    on January 07th, 2010 19:50
    This is my favorite course in Hawaii. The views are spectacular from just about anywhere on the course. The staff provided excellent service through out the round. The warm up area is well equipped and has a nice view out to the Four Seasons resort. The course conditions were excellent and there are enough tee boxes for any level of player. The 12th and 17th holes are worth the trip by themselves. the 12th is a long par3 over the cliffs and ocean and the 17th is a long par4 with the same type of drive over the ocean and cliffs. If you go to Lana'i you have to play this course!!
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