Mauna Lani Resort - South Course

4.6000000000 4.6 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6025 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 68.3
  • Layout

  • 68-150 Ho'ohana St, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, Hawaii 96743, Hawaii County, USA
  • (808) 885-6655
  • (808) 885-9612
  • www.maunalani.com
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Year built: 1981
Type: Resort
Greens: Bahia
Fairways: Seashore Paspalum, Bahia
Golf Season: year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Middle 72 6025 yards 68.3 124
White 72 5940 yards 72.8 133
Forward 72 5138 yards 69.6 117

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
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2 stars:
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1 stars:
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recommend this course

5 out of 5 reviews


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"Could play this course everyday, forever."


mikeerlindson's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course conditions were immaculate and the best of the six courses I've played on the Kohola Coast including Mauna Kea. I enjoy a wide open resort course with scenery and Mauna Lani delivers in spades. Four of the holes are along the ocean and the views were spectacular. We even saw a whale breaching near the 13th hole. I was going to play the North Course but ended up playing the South Course 3 days in a row. After Mauna Lani, everything else is a let down.


I recommend this course


"Mauna Lani on my top 5 best Hawaii Courses"


TonyaKucic's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Spent a weekend on a golf getaway with a small group (7) of ladies from our hometown course. We flew to Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii and played several courses. Our favorite of the three that we played was Mauna Lani South course.

From the time we checked in to the time we left, their staff paid great attention to all of our needs. Assisted with loading and unloading our clubs, checking us in and directing us to the tee box.

It was a hot day and the normal trade winds were nowhere to be found. Coolers on the carts and complimentary waters were a relief. The beverage cart was hard to find and by the time it came around, we were parched.

The course is very well maintained. From the tee boxes to the greens. Beautiful bunkers and very well trimmed rough. Spectacular ocean views from about 5 holes. Very nice driving range and huge practice green for putting.

Make sure to bring your camera and don’t worry about the pace of play. You’ll love every minute on the course. In fact, it should be on the top 5 list for best Hawaii Golf Courses.


Player Tip: Watch your ball if it's headed towards any lava. Occasionally you'll get a lucky bounce out into the fairway.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"South course good enough to host the Mauna Lani Resort Hawaii State Open"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The South course isn't just a pretty face. The course is also good enough to host the Hawaii State Open, which doesn't lack for talent. This year, former PGA TOUR players Dean Wilson, Parker McLachlin and Scott Simpson competed. Wilson won for the second time in three years. I was fortunate enough to pair with McLachlin for the pro-am round. It was great to see how a former PGA TOUR winner (2008 Reno-Tahoe Open) attacks the course. He went for all the par 5s in two, including driver off the deck at No. 1 and made eagle on one of them. Everyday golfers like you and me love the course for its oceanside par 3s, but there's plenty of strong holes inland, too. Playing the South is one of Hawaii island's best golf experiences, pro-am or not.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the Best in Hawaii"


Bobemac's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

We played the South course under near gale force conditions.
The sustained winds were 40 MPH with gust up to 60 MPH.
Mark, the friendly starter here, said that this was the windiest day he has ever seen.
The guy has been here over ten years.
The course is in fine shape. The greens putt true unless the wind moves the ball. We learned to hit a low ball from living in Texas.
Most of the par fours are doable if you hit a straight tee ball. High ball hitters don't have a chance because the high wind will stop a shot and knock it down or turn it drastically.
The views here are picture postcard variety. We had to take several and Doug the Marshall took a few snaps for us. They provide water and towels in the cart and ice cold towels are
given at the end of the round.
The South course is one of the most scenic on the Big Island. It's a sporty resort style tract, except when there's a high wind alert.
We had some fun here but were challenged by the conditions and we'll be back to play here again when it's tamer.
The good hospitality here and pristine conditions makes Mauna Lani South one of the top courses in Hawaii.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Discover the ocean on the South course at Mauna Lani Resort"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The North course at Mauna Lani Resort is probably the better layout, but if you're a tourist from the mainland like me, don't miss the South course.
The ocean views on the South course are epic, starting at the par-3 seventh hole, a 214-yard knee-knocker along the shore.
The short par-4 13th hole uses a lone palm as an aiming point to set up a wedge approach to a green set against an ocean backdrop.
The demanding inland 14th hole, a long par-4, slithers through lava rock before revealing the Pacific once again at No. 15. This 196-yard par-3 looks and plays every bit as thrilling as the iconic third hole at Mauna Kea up the road.
There aren't many courses with a 'wow' factor like this.


Player Tip: There's more room to the right than it appears from the 14th tee. It's the safest line to avoid the lava rock.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




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