Four Seasons’ Hualalai Golf Course Ranked 2nd in WorldSeptember 29, 2018, 9:00 AM HST (Updated September 26, 2018, 9:15 AM)
Hawai‘i Island is home to one of the world’s greatest golf courses, according to a new listing of luxury courses created by Golfscape.com.
The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai placed No. 2 in the world among a listing of 18 World’s Greatest Golf Courses spanning from the slopes of the Himalayas to the beaches of Hawai‘i.
The course—Nicklaus’ first Hawai‘i design—is a par-72 layout that weaves through a challenging landscape of volcanic terrain set amid dramatic ocean views and shoreline vistas. Players can tee off from the 7th hole—the highest point of the course—and play downward towards the ocean through a collapsed lava tube. The course also features a nine-acre driving range with a chipping and short game practice area, two sand bunkers and a putting green.
Since 1997, the Hualalai Golf Club has hosted the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai featuring tournament champions for the past two seasons and senior major championship winners from the past five years.
18 Greatest Golf Resorts by Golfscape.com:
1. Adare Manor, Ireland
2. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawai‘i
3. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg
4. Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
5. Terre-Blanche, France
6. Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, Italy
7. Trump Turnberry, Scotland
8. Kauri Cliffs, New Zealand
9. Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort, Bulgaria
10. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grand Cayman
11. Fancourt, South Africa
12. Costa Navarino, Greece
13. Verdura Resort, Italy
14. Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Ireland
15. Banyan Tree Lăng Cô, Vietnam
16. Dusit Thani Laguna, Singapore
17. Handara Golf & Resort, Bali
18. Oitavos Dunes, Portugal