The course sits on a crescent-shaped beach where the pure white sand meets the shimmering aqua water. It has dramatic elevation changes, with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the snow-capped Mauna Kea mountain peak that towers over the island. Sixteen of the 18 holes play inland, but the two ocean-side holes are spectacular. Our favorite was Number 3, a 200-yard hole starting from a cliffside tee above a raging ocean inlet in which surging water races to meet the rocky, lava-strewn shoreline. Number 11 is just as spectacular. The view from the tee, which sits some 100 feet above the green, is breathtaking with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop. Larry Berle.
Date: October 12, 2014