Mauna Lani's North Course represents the quintessential golf experience on the Big Island. Built on a lava bed, this championship golf course in Hawaii is characterized by rolling terrain punctuated by Kiawe (mesquite) forests. Number 17, a par three tucked into a natural lava amphitheater, is one of Mauna Lani Resort's signature holes and a favorite "I was here" photo spot.
A 230-acre protected archaeological district lies on the northern boundary of the golf course. Herds of feral goats frequent the entire golf course, moving from hole to hole throughout the day. The North Course has fast become one of the most popular tournament venues on the Big Island of Hawaii.
2014 GOLF WEEK MAGAZINE - Best Courses to Play