GolfAhoy arranged play at the Mauna Kea Golf Course at The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel during our circle Hawaii cruise. Transportation from the ship, pre-reserved tee times, and pre-paid greens fees made playing #31 on Golf Digests America’s Top 100 Greatest Courses a breeze. Bring your camera with you or you’ll regret leaving it on the ship.
Robert Trent Jones, Sr. reportedly told Mr. Rockefeller at what would become the 3rd hole site, “If you allow me to build a golf course here, this’ll be the most beautiful hole in the world.”. How right he was!
The Mauna Kea Golf Course overlooks one of the world’s most beautiful beaches on the west shore of Hawaii’s Big Island and was recently ranked as the number one course on the island by Golf Magazine.
It gained worldwide fame as the site of a memorable televised match among golf’s “Big 3:” Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player.
From the back tees this Par: 72 course stretches to 7370 yards. The Mauna Kea Golf Course features holes that are right at sea levels like numbers 3 and 11 and others that rise to nearly 300 feet above. There are over 120 well-placed bunkers and as you would expect from Trent Jones Sr. the greens are large and undulating.
Definitely a ‘must play’ course during your GolfAhoy Hawaii golf cruise around the islands. Other ‘must play’ package upgrade courses offered by GolfAhoy golf cruises are temptations like Club at Hokulia ; Hualalai Golf Course; North Course at Mauna Lani Resort; Poipu Bay Golf Course; Prince Golf Course at Princeville; The Experience at Koele; The Challenge at Manele; Gold Course at Wailea Golf Club; and The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort.
You can play 7 challenging championship Hawaii golf courses during your GolfAhoy 10 day Hawaii golf cruise and you only have to unpack once when you get on the ship.