The 7,413 yards champion course that was designed by “Big Easy” Ernie Els is a tough course with a range of 6,732 yards back tee and regular tees at 6,226 yards with generously wide fairways, so that you may swing your driver with confidence.
There are 114 strategically placed bunkers throughout the course, risk-reward shots are challenging but extremely satisfying. Els designed this course for every golfer from amateurs to pros, with beautiful water features, but water can also give you trouble. He configured the hole layouts combined with the trade winds, this means it’s the type of course that could play different from day to day.
You have to figure out the wind direction by looking for the rippling in the water on the ponds. Another way to enjoy playing Hoakalei is to challenge yourself for each shot.