The Jack Nicklaus-designed Manele Golf Course at the Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi is one of the world’s more striking venues for the game – offering beauty, challenge, and fun in a true island paradise.
But beyond the traditional 18 holes, resort guests have other golf options to attract non-players, newbies, and veterans alike.
Each Wednesday at 3 p.m., the Manele practice range transforms into “Mini Manele,” a six-hole, par-3 course that’s an enjoyable way to take a walk, listen to music, and ogle Hulopo’e Bay. And, oh yeah, have fun hitting shots to holes as short as 30 yards and no more than 90 yards. “Mini Manele” is complimentary to resort guests, with rental clubs and a logo golf ball included in the experience.
On Thursdays, the complimentary nine-hole “Manager’s Scramble” is hosted by a member of the Four Seasons Resort management with teams formed upon arrival. The shotgun start goes off at 3 p.m., with complimentary rental clubs available.
Friday’s popular Sunset Nine Tour is a scenic swing along the course’s signature “Ocean 9” holes, made even more fun thanks to cocktails and the chance to win prizes by hitting the green at Manele’s famous par-3, 12th hole. The event starts at 5 pm, for $50 per person, limited to 10 guests per tour.
Guests can play the Sunset Nine every day of the week after 3 p.m. in the company of a specialty cocktail – at check in, delivered on course, or poured after the round – for $195 per person. Complimentary rental clubs are available.
Youngsters are encouraged to join the fun as “Juniors Play Free”: Guests 17 and younger play the Manele Course free when with a paid adult any day after noon. Complimentary rental clubs are available. The course also now features motorized Golf Boards that “surf the earth”; rental fee is $35.