Hualalai Resort

Kailua Kona, HI Private

Overview

Open to club members and guests of the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, the Hualalai course is one of two layouts at the resort, along with the private Ke’olu course. A past member of our 100 Greatest Public ranking, the Hualalai course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and annually hosts the first event of the season on the PGA Tour Champions. The par-72 plays along the shore and over rugged, charcoal-black lavascape, which along with the ocean vistas enhance the course’s aesthetics.

About

Holes 18
Length 7117
Slope 129
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1996
Designer Jack Nicklaus

Awards

100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest Public: Ranked 83rd, 2017-'18. Ranked 86th, 2019-'20. Ranked 99th, 2015-'16.

Best in State: Ranked 10th, 2021-'22, 2023-'24. Ranked 11th, 2017-'20. Ranked 12th, 2015-'16. Ranked 15th, 2013-'14.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

3.9

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.7914
Character
6.8834
Challenge
6.6842
Layout Variety
6.756
Fun
7.1502
Aesthetics
7.1849
Conditioning
7.1332

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