Great Golf on Lanai

Though there may not be many, the three golf courses on Lanai are very unique and offer different challenges. The beauty of Lanai further enhances these courses.

Cavendish Golf Course

Address : P.O. Box 862. Lanai City.
Phone number :
808-565-7300

Fees : $0
Par : 36

Yards : 3,071
Slope : n/a

Until the 1990s, Cavendish Golf Course - a 9-hole executive course - was the only course on the tiny island of Lanai, serving the small community of plantation workers as a major recreational facility. Built in 1947, the course was named after its designer and operated by Dole.

The course is flat with long fairways set amid tall rows of Norfolk pines. Like many Hawaii golf courses, the trade winds provide an added challenge to golfers, especially those accustomed to playing on less windy Mainland courses. The winds can easily top 25 knots and can make your iron shots curve dramatically.

Because the course is not well known by visiting tourists, there are usually very few players. Uniquely, Cavendish relies on the honor system for collecting green fees.

Challenge at Manele

Address : 1233 Fraser Ave. Lanai City
Phone number :
808-565-2222

Fees : $175
Par : 72

Yards : 7,039
Slope : 132

Carved from lava cliffs 150 feet above the crashing surf, the Challenge at Manele is a Jack Nicklaus masterpiece. Public. 18-Holes. Par 72; 7,039 yards. Because of the hillside construction, there are numerous changes in elevation throughout the course. There are five separate tee boxes per hole.

"GOLF Magazine" selected this course 37th on its 1998 list of the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S." This facility, which was named to "GOLF Magazine's" 1998 list of "Gold Medal Resorts," features an outstanding target-style course that is located along the rugged coast of Lanai.

The design is very unique because it was built on several hundred acres of natural lava outcroppings, and among Kiawe and wild Llima trees. It is one of the most beautiful courses on the islands and very challenging. Playing here will provide you with a wonderful memory of the some of the best golf available in the world.

Experience at Koele

Address : Lanai Ave. Lanai City
Phone number :
808-565-4653

Fees : $175
Par : 72

Yards : 7,014
Slope : 141

This resort was named to "GOLF Magazine's" 1998 list of "Silver Medal Resorts." As a mountain-side course, it is both hilly and beautiful. The vistas from the front nine are memorable.

The course is quite long for the amateur and its greens are fast and difficult to get on in regulation. Water hazards are common and the par 4 17th hole calls for a challenging approach shot to an island green.

The signature hole is #8, a 444-yard, par 4, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and a 250-foot drop in elevation from the tee box to the fairway.

At 1800 feet in elevation, Experience at Koele is not similar to the other island courses and the weather experience can include fog and rain.

***Note: We have attempted to provide accurate green fees, but prices can change. Please check with the golf courses directly for pricing.

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