7. Mauna Kea GC: hole 3

Mauna Kea GC- hole 3 from a droneMauna Kea GC- hole 3 from a drone


 Laurence Rockefeller commisioned architect Robert Trent Jones to build a championship golf course on the coastal black lava 30 minutes north of Kona airport on 'The Big Island' in Hawaii. The brief was to build a course tough enough to test the professionals, but picturesque enough to bring in the tourists.

Mauna Kea is that course!


The third is the standout hole at Mauna Kea- and one of the most spectacuar in all of golf!

An all ocean carry par 3, the championship tee measures 272 yards!!

Even the regular mens tees require a 210 yard tee shot...

With gusty sea breezes in play, and white caps rolling in- it's a fantastic golf hole! 

Click here to read the full course report. We rate it a Travelling Golfer 'must play'

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