Golf Course Of The Week Waikoloa Golf Resort
The Island of Hawaii’s Kohala Coast is called the “golf capital of Hawaii” for a good reason, and Wa i k o l o a Beach Resort offers two of the Big Island’s best golf courses, challenging for the avid golfer, r ewa r d i n g for the club player and fun for f a m i l i e s , couples and juniors. The golf experience at Waikoloa Beach Resort fires the competitor and inspires every golfer with bold greens against rugged lava blacks, the vast blue Pacific beyond and the brilliant Kohala Coast sunshine overhead.
Two breathtaking Big Island golf courses await your best game. Prove yourself at the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Beach Course. Take it to the next level at the Kings’ Course, designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. And let the satisfaction sink in, surrounded by color, immersed in the moment, blown away by Big Island golf. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the Beach Course at Waikoloa winds its way along historic lava flows near Anaehoomalu Bay, almost distracting even avid golfers with hypnotic ocean views, swaying coconut palms and tropical tradewinds.
Immaculate greens are well-guarded by numerous white sand bunkers and strategically placed, shimmering water features, but the ultimate Big Island golf experience may be the Beach Course’s 502-yard par 5 seventh—known throughout the islands as the most spectacular oceanfront par-five in Hawaii. Not only is it a challenging golf hole, its rocky point over the breakers is an awesome place to spot humpback whales and misty, distant views of other Hawaiian Islands. Waikoloa’s classic Kings’ Course, designed by former British Open champion Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, offers Big Island golfers the best of two worlds: a great linksstyle layout that reflects the rugged seacoast of Scotland – yet set on an island paradise where brilliant color flashes across the thousand shades of green, and Mauna Kea towers in the distance.
The 7,000+ yard Kings’ Course meanders over and around an ancient lava flow, and its wide, undulating fairways are framed by palm trees and vibrant flowers of Hawaii. Multiple tee placements, and challenging pot bunkers add complexity to the Scottish links experience, complete with a double green on holes #3 and #6. 62 acres of fun, the Hilton Waikoloa Village’s 1240 rooms and suites are artistically set among tropical gardens, exotic wildlife, cascading waterfalls, tranquil lagoons and waterways, awaiting your arrival by the hotel’s exclusive tram or boat. Fresh from a $10 million makeover, the Hilton Waikoloa Village recently unveiled the new Dolphin Quest Village and the “coolest pools in Hawaii,” along with extensive indoor and outdoor meeting and event venues, a seaside putting course, world-class tennis, the luxurious Kohala Spa, a variety of international cuisine restaurants, the Museum Walkway, Camp Menehune children’s program and Hawaiian cultural activities. With something different every day, Hilton Waikoloa Village is a favorite for families on the go. For reservations or more information, please call 1-800-HILTONS. Visit the website for more information — www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com.
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