Mauna Kea Golf Course

Written by Liza Hartung
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If you're looking for one of the two Hawaiian golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., you've found it with the Mauna Kea golf course. Be careful when you're playing, because Mr. Jones has 120 strategically placed bunkers just waiting for you and your balls. I'd prefer there to be no bunkers whatsoever, but then, that wouldn't really be golf, now, would it?

The Mauna Kea course is quite spectacular indeed. As you follow your little white ball all along the fairways and possibly into the bunkers, you can get a feeling of majesty as you look up and see the snow-capped mountain of Mauna Kea. It's snowing up there and meanwhile, you're in shorts and a t-shirt. Could Hawaii be any better?

Check out the View from the Mauna Kea Golf Course

For a little awe-inspiring natural power, check out the third hole. You might have to let another foursome play through as you stop at stare at a surging inlet crashing into the rocky shoreline. As powerful and awesome as it is, don't get too close. Loosing a ball is one thing, losing yourself is quite another.

Within the course are some extra little frills, some expected from a golf course and others not. Whether you've played a great game or not, you've no doubt worked up an appetite, so grab a bite at the course's restaurant. You can also enjoy the driving range, the locker room, or gear up for a game by utilizing the PGA instruction program.

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