Hualalai’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, one of two incomparable golf experiences at the resort, is Nicklaus’ first Hawai‘i design. The par-72 layout weaves through the Big Island’s challenging lavascape, taking full advantage of spectacular ocean views and dramatic shoreline vistas. The latest in GPS technology has been added, or if you prefer a traditional experience, caddie service is available, to make your visit unforgettable. The club was the host to the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai since 1997 which features tournament champions for the past two seasons and senior major championship winners from the past five years.
The nine-acre driving range includes a chipping and short game practice area, two sand bunkers and a putting green.
The Club Shop offers quality golf shoes, clubs and accessories to enhance your performance, as well as golf apparel that will bring style and comfort to your game. To remember your time at Hualalai’s course, we also offer Hualalai logo gifts to share with friends and family back home.
The 7th hole on the golf course you tee off from the highest point of the course and play down towards the ocean through a collapsed lava tube.
Where the tube is collapsed the fairway is only 20yds wide, with two walls of lava on each side, most players play over the lava, some have to play through. This is a natural formation that Jack Nicklaus chose to keep on the course to make it interesting and challenging.
The 12th hole is the shortest hole on the course and is a par 3. This has the largest green, with a sand trap in the middle of the green. Jack Nicklaus is known as the golden bear. Therefore this bunker is called the “bear trap.”
The 17th hole is the most photographed hole, a par 3. The blue ocean and sky contrast with the green grass, white sand, and black lava. As you stand on the tee looking at the green, you can see Maui and Haleakala in the distance.
There are Petroglyphs to the right of fairway six left behind by ancient Hawaiians.