Makalei Golf Course Details - Kailua - Kona Golf, Hawaii

Makalei Golf Club is a breathtakingly beautiful golf course on the western slops of Hualalai Mountain on Hawaii Island. Designed by Dick Nugent & Associates, the course reflects the raw, natural beauty of Hawaii Island, incorporating native forests, mountain slopes, and unique volcanic features such as lava tubes and cinder cones. It is the finest in Kona golf.

Makalei offers challenging play for golfers of all levels, with multiple tees that can extend the course from 5,242 yards to a championship length of 7,091 yards. Bent grass, unusual in Hawaii, is featured on all Makalei's tees and greens, and high-grade sand from Idaho is used in the bunkers.

Makalei is home to more than just a spectacular golf course, it is a virtual sanctuary to some of the worlds most beautiful animals. Wild pheasants, turkeys, peacocks and other animals make their home around the golf course.

Makalei Golf Club Policies

In order to ensure the most consistent and pleasurable round of golf for all our patrons , whether they play or practice, we ask that everyone adhere to the following policies here at Makalei Golf Club...
 
ARRIVAL- IMPORTANT
Our first tee box is about a 10-minute drive up the mountain from the clubhouse, therefore, it is required that you check-in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled tee-time. Purchasing range balls and/or renting clubs? If so, please give yourself adequate time to accomplish those tasks as well. Arriving late may cost you your tee-time and will be pushed to the next available slot. Carts are restricted to the golf course area and may not be driven in the parking lot upon arrival. Please use the bag drop to unload golf clubs.

 
CANCELLATION POLICIES
All cancellations must be done through the golf shop at (808) 325-6625 at least 24hrs prior to play. All tee times not cancelled will be subject to charges which also includes short-shows.

Dress Code
*We require that all gentlemen wear collared shirts, slacks or golf shorts.
*No tee shirts, tank tops, denim, camo or swimsuits are permitted.
*Dresses, skirts, slacks, mid-length golf shorts are considered appropriate attire for the ladies.
*No halter tops, tee shirts, tank tops, denim, cut-offs or swimsuits are permitted.
*Soft-spikes or spike-less shoes are required for both men and women.

*Tennis shoes are permitted

Pace of Play
*To assure all parties enjoy a round of golf within a reasonable timeframe, we ask all golfers maintain the pace of play time of 4hrs and 15min
*Those groups that fall behind the target pace of play timeframe may be asked to skip a hole.
*5-somes or more will NOT be allowed unless approved by course management. Those groups approved that don't adhere to the club's pace of play policy will be asked to split up.


Cart Policies
*All players are required to sign a golf cart agreement and are responsible for any damages to the cart. This agreement also waives Makalei Golf Club to any damages to personal property or injury that may occur.
*Players must be 16 years old and with a valid driver’s license to operate the golf cart
*Carts are restricted to the golf course area and may not be driven in the parking lot upon arrival. Please use the bag drop to unload golf clubs.
*Carts driven in unmaintained areas may cause damage to the carts.
*Carts are NOT allowed within 30 yards of the greens or around the tee boxes. Those with physical ailments may park up to 15 yards from the greens but off to the side and not directly in front on the approaches.
*Carts are to remain on the cart paths on all par 3 holes.
*No more than 2 individuals per cart at all times.


General Policies
*Spectators are welcome and will need to pay our spectator rate upon arrival. Please inquire with the golf shop for current rates.

*Children 5 years of age or younger are not permitted on our facilities.
*All food and beverages must be purchased at Makalei Golf Club. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE TO BE BROUGHT ONTO THE COURSE. No outside coolers are allowed.
*Each player must have his or her own set of clubs. Rental Clubs are available to rent on a first come first served basis.
*Pets are not allowed on the property except of course Service Animals.
*Range balls are never to leave the practice facility or be used during a round of golf.


Course Maintenance
*We ask our golfers use the "leave it better than how you found it" approach while using our facilities.
*Players are required to fix their ball marks on the green and fill their divots in the fairways.
*Range players are expected to hit within the designated area. If the area is full, please utilize a space nearest to the designated area.

 
Any violators to Makalei Golf Club's policies may be asked to leave the premises.


Mahalo for your understanding,

-Staff and management at Makalei Golf Club




DIRECTIONS
Makalei Golf Club is located on Hawaii Belt Road (Mamalahoa Hwy 190) or the "Upper Highway" as locals call it, between mile markers 31 and 32.
10 minutes from Kona Airport. 20 minutes from Kona. 30 minutes from Waikoloa.

FROM RESORTS ALONG KOHALA COAST (approx. 30 min):
We recommend taking Queen Ka-ahumanu Hwy 19 past the Kona airport, turn left at the first traffic light onto Ka'iminani Drive - and travel straight uphill to Hawaii Belt Road. Turn left, and less than two miles on your right is our entrance.

FROM WAIKOLOA VILLAGE (approx. 30 min):
We suggest taking the Queen's Hwy 19 past the Kona airport, turn left at the first traffic light onto Ka'iminani Drive - and travel straight uphill to Hawaii Belt Road. Turn left, and less than two miles on your right is our entrance.

ALTERNATELY FROM WAIKOLOA VILLAGE (approx. 30 min):
You can take Waikoloa Road up to scenic Mamalahoa Hwy 190 (Hawaii Belt Road) and turn right. Our entrance will appear on your left after you pass mile marker 31.

FROM LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT KAILUA-KONA:
Get directions to Palani Road, which beings near King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel at the north end of Ali'i Drive and go uphill to Mamalahoa Hwy 190. Allow 15-20 minutes from the Palani Road areas; more from farther south along Ali'i Drive, Kuakini Hwy or Queen's Hwy.

FROM KEAUHOU BAY LOCATIONS (approx. 25-35 min, depending on traffic):
To avoid traffic through Kona on Ali'i Drive and Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy 11, get directions to Mamalahoa Hwy 180 which takes you through Holualoa and intersects with Hwy 190. Our entrance will appear on your right after mile marker 32.

ADDRESS
Makalei Golf Club
72-3890 Hawaii Belt Road
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-325-6625

 

Scorecard and Stats

Information:
7091 yds Championship 74.3 / 144
6698 yds Blue 72.4 / 140
6161 yds White 68.7 / 134
5242 yds Red 65.6 / 118
 

Makalei Golf Scorecard