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.”
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 15th, 2019-'20. Ranked inside the top 15, 2009.
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