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Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2)



Ocean Course at Hokuala

Lihue, HI, United States Public

Overview

The Ocean Course at Hokuala is highlighted by the oceanfront holes on the back nine, which offer tremendous views of the Pacific and nearby mountains. Nos. 14-16 on this Jack Nicklaus design present some dramatic—and challenging—shots along the ocean. The short par-4 16th can be reachable for longer hitters, but the narrow opening to the small green is closely guarded by the Pacific, creating a risk-reward opportunity. A word of advice from Nicklaus, who told Hokuala, “The smart play is usually to hit a hybrid or 3-iron, leaving you a little wedge down to the green.”

About

Holes 18
Length 7121
Slope 142
Price $310
Facility Type Public
Designer Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked 88th, 1993-'94.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 5, 1991-'93, 2003. Ranked inside the top 10, 1995-2001, 2005-'07. Ranked 13th, 2023-'24. Ranked 15th, 2019-'20. Ranked inside the top 15, 2009.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

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

3.9

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.4914
Character
6.4233
Challenge
6.6464
Layout Variety
6.6817
Fun
6.8027
Aesthetics
6.9085
Conditioning
6.4534

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