Mauna Lani Golf

Written by Liza Hartung
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Mauna Lani golf is found on the big island. You can't go too wrong with any of the golfing options on the big island because there are so many gorgeous courses from which to choose. Since the island contains beaches and mountains and forests, each course practically has its own climate. There's sure to be something to suit every type of golfer.

The roughs on the Mauna Lani golf course are made from Bermuda grass, which means its fairly thick--just like most of the men playing the course would like their hair to be. Most of the greens aren't too tricky because they're flat. Don't let the greens fool you, however, because the lava rock along the way will make your balls unrecognizable if indeed you get them back.

Choose between Two Courses of Mauna Lani Golf

Mauna Lani has two courses, aptly called the North Course and the South Course (as are most places with two courses). The North Course is full of kiawe trees and hole number 17 has a green surrounded by a lava amphitheater. It's an awesome course to play, full of views that you'll never find anywhere else.

The South Course of the Mauna Lani golf course is home to the Senior Skins Tournament, and I can see why: the 15th hole has a tee shot over the ocean and is one of the most photographed holes in the world. What I find particularly fun is that the seventh hole runs along the ocean and in the winter, you can catch migrating humpback whales.


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