The Makai Golf Club recently underwent a multi-million
dollar renovation to improve the already fascinating golf
destination. Additions to the premier course include the
introduction of seashore paspalum turf grass on all tees (an
eco-friendly, salt water tolerant grass that produces a firmer
surface), the reconfiguring of green complexes and green
surrounds, as well as dramatic reshaping of all bunkers.
Makai features two dramatic par- 3 holes, with #3 being
A beautiful lake fronting the green mingles with the beauty
of Hanalei Bay in the background and the North Shore’s
breathtaking mountains. With the trade winds blowing from
behind and the enormous drop to the green, usually two clubs
less are required, making this beauty less beastly.
Known as the most picturesque hole of the Makai Course,
the stunning par 3, signature #7 is another favorite, perched
on a cliff overlooking the tranquil beauty of the Pacific
Ocean and Hanalei Bay. From the back tees, players must
carry a shot over a challenging 213 yards above scenic cliffs
(approximately160-feet high) to a green surrounded by
dazzling white bunkers. With a surreal view of the mountains
to the blue of the sea, it is without question that holes like the
7th give the Makai Golf Club its excellent reputation. Call
(808) 826-1912 or makaigolf.com.