Hapuna Golf Course
|Resort (W)||72||6029 yards||66.8||122|
|Forward (W)||72||5067 yards||68.9||117|
|Black M: 73.3/136||366||348||545||351||155||441||178||533||435||3352||372||550||416||159||566||437||162||419||442||3523||6875|
|Blue M: 70.4/130||349||337||536||339||140||422||144||497||413||3177||372||550||383||131||500||414||160||406||442||3358||6535|
|Orange M: 69.2/121 W: 74.7/129||329||313||511||306||130||339||135||473||413||2949||339||483||328||116||472||398||157||387||400||3080||6029|
|White M: 64.4/117 W: 68.9/117||265||255||434||250||110||291||111||429||345||2490||300||410||272||94||431||317||103||213||338||2478||4968|
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The 12th hole at Hapuna Golf Course stares off into the Pacific Ocean from an elevated tee. Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA
View from the 3rd tee Photo submitted by jrosedds
#7 green, from the 8th tee Photo submitted by jrosedds
#12, one of the nicest holes, I think. Photo submitted by jrosedds
#17 as we were running outta daylight Photo submitted by jrosedds
Hapuna, Big Island, Hawaii Photo submitted by TonyReboton
Beautiful Views! Photo submitted by golfsilverock
Aloha, now feed me! Photo submitted by golfsilverock
Outstanding New Greens On An Average Big Island Course
Hapuna, from my understanding, recently renovated their greens and I can attest that the renovation was successful. The greens rolled incredibly true and smooth and putting was a pleasure. I was, therefore, surprised that there were no marshals on the course to stop the group playing ahead of my group from driving right up to, and on some holes, on the greens.
The layout, while having some decent views of Mauna Kea and the ocean, unfortunately is either surrounded by housing (the back nine) or a construction zone (the front nine, around which new homes currently being constructed.) The fairways are wide and in decent shape, but there is very little room off of the fairway and penal grasses laying in wait just off the fairway. Unfortunately, for me, this reminded me too much of any resort course in Southern California to be on my "must play" list on the Big Island.
Played this on our second day in Hawaii and what a surprise. Wonderful layout with grass defined fairways. fairways were firm so you got a good roll, but this was partly because of less watering. Manageable elevation changes with ample fairways. Miss them and it was punishing due to the tall native grasses.
Greens rolled nicely and were well maintained. I believe this is a Palmer design and with a bit more maintenance it could be a gem. The cost is an estimate as it was part of a 2 round package with Mauna Kea. Definitely worth including in a gold week.
Fun course, had a great day
Played Hapuna in April 2018. Our day was pretty great, pace of play was fantastic, no one in front of us and no pressure from behind. Course layout is pretty cool, lots of great views. It's set in the foothills above the ocean so not actually on any oceanfront property. Some construction going on for new home plots but it never bothered us. Greens, fairways were pure and rough wasn't punishing so you could play from everywhere. Only criticism is for a resort course they should give a little more room off the tee, some of the tough par 4's are pretty tight and unforgiving unless you are swinging driver well. I lost more balls than I expected but that's my fault due to making poor swings. Hybrids and irons off tees are options in a lot of places but will make some holes into the wind play really hard. Can't compare to Mauna Kea or Mauna Lani as I didn't play but rate is bargain compared to those other premier ocean courses. No restaurant on site just Bev cart which is decent. Showers available which was great after a long day in the hot sun. Staff was really nice and took good care of us. Overall a great experience. If you want a great challenge, chill experience, and great views for $160 this is a great value and choice.
This was a wonderful course. From every hole you can see the Ocean. While the greens were not the best they still rolled relatively smooth. The course layout though was very nice and challenges a skilled golfer. If you are looking for views, this is definitely the course the play.
Greens are a wreck!
Was so excited to play this Moana Kea sister course, and the course layout and views were amazing. The greens absolutely sucked! They must have some sort of fungus, as they were under repair, bumpy, scalped and just flat terrible. Very disappointing to play and not have in better conditions. Definitely lost some strokes between both my buddy and I because of the green conditions.
Fun track! We played twice while visiting. Our first round there was no wind and the course played fairly easy. We had so much fun we returned two days to play in 50 mile per hour winds.I️ shot 79 from the orange tee and 86 from the blue tees in the wind. They were fixing some issues with greens but the staff was fun !
The greens are dried out and bumpy from aeration. Heavy equipment breaking rocks and moving materials was a distraction on a number of holes. We also had to wait for a truck on the course to move before we could tee off. Dust and water blowing from the construction site was irritating. It's a shame because the course layout and fairways are nice.
Two thumbs down!
No Wind Checks For You
We knew we were in for an interesting day when the big sign in the pro shop said "No Wind Checks".
Russell was the cart guy and starter and he was very helpful.
The trade winds were forecast to hit the Big Island at 10 AM and they were going to have wind gusts of 40 to 50 MPH. They appeared right on schedule.
The course is in amazing shape. Fairways, tee boxes, and greens were pristine.
Today the Hapuna course was Mr.Hyde and Dr. Jekyll.
The front side was all uphill into elevated greens and a howling wind that rocked our carts. The wind had the ball oscillating on the tee. Golf gloves and scorecards were flying off in every direction. Putting was tough because the ball would not stop.
Tee shots were difficult because the wind wanted to knock you off kilter.
The back side was more like Dr.Jekyll. We had the wind at our back and if you tagged your shot you picked up another 30 yards. The downside was it was tough to hold the green on approach shots.
We had a fun time here. The views of the ocean and the mountains are amazing. Several groups packed it in because of the winds.
We enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning.
Hapuna is one of the top three golf courses on the Big Island.
Great layout, greens not good
Overall this is a fun course but you should not play here for a couple more weeks. The greens were plugged and sanded and right now they are brown and bouncy.