For golfers, Lana’i lures with two world renowned courses, each offering one-of-a-kind exhilaration.

Designed by the legendary, Jack Nicklaus, The Challenge at Manele golf course is a perpetual gift to all golf enthusiasts who visit the Island of Lana’i. The course features 3 holes constructed on the cliffs of Hulopo’e Bay which use the Pacific Ocean as a dramatic water hazard. The five tee concept challenges even the best golfers with precise tee shots over natural gorges and ravines, while the resort golfer will enjoy beautiful ocean vistas without suffering limitations on distance and accuracy. The number 12 Jack Nicklaus “signature hole” plays from a cliff 150 feet above the crashing surf, requiring a demanding 200 yard tee shot across the ocean.

Designed by professional golfer Greg Norman, and renowned architect Ted Robinson, The Experience at Koele takes full advantage of the natural lush terrain surrounding the course, and plays upon the dazzling island views of Maui and Molokai.

Built on 163 acres, leaving untouched as much of the island’s flora as possible, the course is designed to take advantage of its natural terrain. The back nine holes meander across high country at an altitude of 2,000 feet. The “signature hole,” number 17, plays from a 250 foot elevated tee to a fairway bordered by a lake along its right side, and trees and dense shrubs along its left. The front nine moves dramatically through ravines wooded with pine, koa and eucalyptus trees. Water features, a Ted Robinson trademark, are everywhere: seven lakes, flowing streams with cascading waterfalls, and one green, number 8, that is completely surrounded by a lake.

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