The immediate thrill at Mauna Kea is its iconic par-3 third, a daunting tee shot over an ocean cove that’s a great substitute for those unable to gain an invitation to tackle the 16th at Cypress Point. The remaining holes at Mauna Kea are thrilling, too, with constant views of the ocean, awkward lies on sloping fairways and roughs of crunchy lava rock. A decade ago, Rees Jones updated his father’s original work by relocating and redesigning all the bunkers. They now add to Mauna Kea’s beauty.
100 Greatest: Ranked for 30 years from 1969-'78 and 1985-2004. Highest ranking: No. 62, 1989-'90.
Second 100 Greatest: Ranked from 2013-'14 and since 2017. Highest ranking: No. 136, 2013-'14. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 149.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked since the inaugural edition in 2003. Highest ranking: No. 17, 2003-'04. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 27.
Best in State: Ranked fourth, 2019-'20. Ranked fifth, 2015-'16, 2021-'22. Ranked sixth, 2011-'14. Ranked seventh, 2017-'18.