Course Details and Policies

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. After completing a round, one would have traveled just shy of 3,000 vertical feet and shy of 8 miles. 

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 greens.

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.


Scorecard & Stats

Makalei Scorecard  Inside Fold


  • 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 Scorecard  Back Cover


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...

Reservation Policies

  1. Credit or Debit cards are required to hold your reservation during our busy season, November through March. 
  2. Cancelations must be made through the golf shop, and must be done 24 hours in advance. Fees may be applied for each no-show and short-show reservations.
  3. Groups of 16 or more may qualify for group rates, please contact the proshop for more information. 

The Basics

  1. It is required to check-in 30 minutes before your scheduled tee-time, hole 1 is a 10 minute cart ride away
  2. Proper golf attire is required for all players and spectators while using the course and driving range 
    • Gentlemen wear collared shirts, slacks or golf shorts
      • No tee shirts, tank tops, denim or swimsuits are permitted
    • Collared shirts, 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
  3. All food and beverages must be purchased at Makalei Golf Club
    • NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are to be brought onto the premises. NO OUTSIDE COOLERS OR FOOD ARE ALLOWED
  4. RANGE BALLS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE PLAYED ON THE COURSE, AND IS CONSIDERED THEFT if used anywhere other than the range and practice greens. 
  5. Each player must have his or her own set of clubs. Rental Clubs are available in the golf shop on a first come first served basis
  6. Pets are not allowed on the property, we of course welcome service animals
  7. Players must be 16 years old and with a valid driver’s license to operate the golf cart
  8. Children 5 years of age or younger is not allowed on the range or course, but are welcome to join us when our restaraunt re-opens
  9. Spectators are welcome to join, please ask the Proshop what the current spectator/non-golfer rates are. Proper golf attire is required
  10. Players are required to fix their ball marks on the green and fill their divots in the fairways
  11. 5-somes or more in 1 group will NOT be allowed unless approved by the course management
    1. Those that are allowed and do not adhere to the club's pace of play policy will be asked to split into smaller groups 

Cart Policies

  1. Cart should remain on the cart paths in wet conditions, and on all par 3 holes. Use extreme caution while driving on the mountain slopes.
  2. Carts are restricted to the golf course area and may be driven only on cart paths or irrigated turf. Carts driven in unmaintained areas may cause damage to the carts.
  3. Carts are NOT allowed within 30 yards of the greens or around the tee boxes. Our grounds are soft and tire marks are easily imprinted on the grass. 
    • Those with physical ailments may get up to 15 yards of the greens, but cannot park directly in front of the green on the approach. You must park off on the roughs.
  4. No more than 2 individuals per cart at all times.
  5. 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, including the passengers.

Range - Hours 6:15am - 5:15pm (Wednesdays close at 2pm and re-opens at 9am on Thursdays for maintenance)

  • Proper golf attire is required for all golfers while using the range, including all spectators.
    • Please review proper attire standards above
  • Range balls and baskets are to remain on the range facility only, and is not allowed on the course. Using range balls on the course is theft, and will be treated as such. Please leave baskets and balls with the starter before you begin your round or after you are done using the range. 
  • Range players are expected to hit within the designated area. If the area is full please utilize a space nearest to the designated area.
  • Chipping is NOT ALLOWED on the top green, but is allowed on the bottom practice green. 
  • The purchase of a medium or large basket is required for every cart needed to access the range only. 

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

From the STAFF and MANAGEMENT at Makalei Golf Club