Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Experiences

The largest island in Hawaii is fittingly known as the Big Island and offers no shortage of places to explore. Adventures begin right on our hotel property. Hike the Ala Kahakai Historical Trail from Kauna’oa Bay to Hapuna Beach State Park. Reserve our acclaimed Mauna Kea luau or join a free Saturday morning art tour. Enjoy a round of golf or visit Seaside Tennis Club. Sights include waterfalls and rainforests while activities range from ziplines, helicopter tours, horseback riding and road trips. Among our most popular destinations are Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Akaka Falls State Park, Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park and nearby Lapkahi State Historical Park.

The Course

Play the legendary Mauna Kea Golf Course, Hawaii Island’s first golf course and the world’s first course ever to be built over ancient lava terrain. Meticulously groomed fairways and greens, dramatic ocean vistas and elevated services and amenities are among many reasons this course is regularly rated among Golf Digest’s Top 100 Public Courses in America.

The legendary Mauna Kea Gold Course is the world's first course built over ancient lava terrain.

Mauna Kea Golf Course has kept the original character intact while opening up challenging, memorable play on the Big Island of Hawai’i to all player levels.

Grass: High-efficiency ultra-dwarf Tifeagle Bermuda Grass on the greens. Tifway 419 hybrid Bermuda Grass on the tees, fairways, and roughs.

Environment: State-of-the-art irrigation, bunker liners, and advanced drainage techniques.

Play: Par 72 with 99 bunkers and multiple tees to challenge all levels.

Attire
Golf Attire

All Mauna Kea Golf Course players are required to wear proper golf attire. If in doubt about attire, please check with the pro shop before starting to play. Improperly dressed golfers will be asked to change before playing.

Men

Shirts with collars and sleeves, and slacks or Bermuda shorts of mid-thigh length. Mock polo shirts are the only permitted non-collared shirts. Not permitted are tank tops, tee shirts, mesh shirts, sweatpants, warm-up suits, blue jeans, swimwear, short-shorts, cut-offs, gym shorts, tennis outfits or other athletic shorts. Appropriate golf shoes are required.

Women

Dresses, skirts, slacks, mid-length shorts, and blouses. Not permitted are halter-tops, tee shirts, cut-offs, sweatpants, warm-up suits, blue jeans, swimwear, tennis dresses, short-shorts, or other athletic shorts. Appropriate golf shoes are required.

Signature Hole 3

Hawaii's most famous golf hole. Playing 270 yards from the back tee, the hole spans an ocean inlet that can be pummeled with towering waves in winter months. The green is protected by deep bunkers, and, its back hillside makes ball placement treacherous at best. It’s beautiful, challenging, always memorable, and to escape with bogey is good.

Hawaii's most famous golf hole, Signature Hole 3, is lined with memorable hazards year-round.

We have a variety of facilities for your Golfing needs.

Driving Range
Practice Putting Greens
Full-service Pro Shop
Locker Room
Shower Facilities
Number 3 Clubhouse Restaurant

We provide a variety of services to enhance your Golf experience.

Private / group lessons and clinics by on-staff PGA professionals
Golf swing analysis with TrackMan™ technology
On-course beverage/food cart
Tournament arrangements
Shoes and TaylorMade rental clubs available
Complimentary bottled water and practice balls with golf round
Glow Golf night putting for groups

Sustainability

We’ve partnered with Hawaiian Islands Land Trust to provide more ways for visitors and residents to protect Hawaii’s special places. With your help, we can make sure that the Hawaii we love and appreciate today, is the Hawaii our children and generations to come can love and appreciate as well.

Two man made bee hives with a bee keeper next to one of them.
Dining

On the course, our signature beverage cart serves a diverse menu including Spam musubi, chili and blended cocktails. Mid- or post-round, Number 3 restaurant is the perfect spot to celebrate your hole-in-one with a local brew on tap, island-style pupu (appetizer) or a leisurely lunch. While at Number 3, be sure to check out our new Bocce Ball Courts.

Apparel & Gift Store

State-of-the-art golf equipment, designer attire and accessories, logo gifts and golf items. Drop off golf shoes for cleaning, sign up for lessons or simply relax and talk golf with our attentive staff.

On-Site Outlets
Mandara Spa at Mauna Kea

Mandara Spa

Luxuriate with our pampering services at Mandara Spa in beautiful Mauna Kea. Our hotel spa offers a full menu of services, from massage to facials and more. Schedule your visit to our wellness retreat today, on-site at the iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

Wedding Couple

Mauna Kea Beauty Salon

The Mauna Kea Salon offers a complete array of services including hairstyling, luxurious manicures and pedicures, makeup application and bridal services. Let us pamper you at the legendary Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

Mauna Kea Golf Course

Located on the grounds of the iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, our 18-hole championship golf course is perfect for all skill levels. Enjoy a challenging golf game as you take in stunning Mauna Kea Beach and Pacific Ocean views at our premier golf resort.

Outdoor Pool

Mauna Kea Fitness Center

Ocean views and modern equipment available to guests 24/7

Outdoor swimming pool next to beach.

Swimming

Outdoor Pool

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Whirlpool

Outdoor Whirlpool

Open Daily 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara

The Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara offers a combination of Balinese and Hawaiian-inspired therapies. Choose from a variety of massage, body treatments, aromatherapy and skincare services featuring our signature Elemis product line. Our full-service facility offers five luxurious treatment rooms including a couples suite with balneotherapy.

The Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara offers a blend of Hawaiian and Balinese-style therapies.

Signature Services

Choose from a variety of massage, body treatments, aromatherapy and skincare services featuring our signature Elemis product line. Mandara's full-service facility offers five luxurious treatment rooms including a couple's suite with balneotherapy.

Open Daily 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mauna Kea Salon

The Mauna Kea Salon offers a complete array of services including hairstyling, luxurious manicures and pedicures, makeup application, and bridal services.

Wedding Couple

Open Daily with Guestroom Key Access

Fitness Center

Elevate your energies in our 2,500 sq.ft. resort Fitness Center, located on the Promenade Level of the Main Building. Life Fitness machines and Peloton bicycles stand ready for a workout. Our daytime attendant will help warm you up for active days in the sun or wind you down from exhilarating golf, tennis or Hawaii Island adventuring.

The Fitness Center at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is open daily with guestroom key access.

Seaside Tennis Club

Ocean views may distract from your game on one of 11 courts where match play, lessons and pro shop are available.

The Seaside Tennis Club at Mauna Kea provides breath-taking ocean views and a pro shop.
Endless Activities to Enjoy Paradise

Choose from an extensive selection of rental equipment to level up your activity list. 

  • Stand-Up Paddle Boards
  • Prone Boards
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Boogie Boards
  • Laser Sail Boat
  • 1-Man Outrigger Canoe
  • 2-Man Outrigger Canoe
  • 1-Person Kayaks
  • 2-Person Kayaks

Whether paddling along the coast in a sleek outrigger canoe or starting your day on a Stand-Up Paddle Board, we offer a wide range of ocean adventures for all to enjoy!

  • Stand-Up Paddle Board Lesson
  • Distance Canoe Paddle
  • Sailing Canoe Adventure

Enjoy an introduction to some of Hawaii’s favorite ocean and cultural activities.

  • Introductory Canoe Ride
  • Snorkeling Introduction
  • Stand up Paddle Board Introduction

Magical Manta Ray

Join researchers James Wing for a private snorkel tour directly from Mauna Kea's shoreline and enjoy manta rays in their natural habitat. Don’t miss this opportunity to be guided by the researcher that has studied these gentle giants for 26 years. Experience and understand what you are seeing and learn interesting and educational information you'd never have thought to ask! Tours available Monday through Saturday (subject to favorable conditions).

A snorkel tour with a researcher introduces guests to the manta ray.

Mauna Kea Keiki Club

Designed for kids, designed for fun. Mauna Kea Keiki Club is a daily program that enhances every child’s Hawaiian vacation experience. Keiki explore and create their own special Mauna Kea memories.

Traditional Flower Lei Crafts

Learn & Explore

Discovery Center

Historical displays, traditional Hawaiian implements and interactive cultural learning stations highlight Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s free Discovery Center. Guests of all ages are able to gain sense of Hawaiian quilt making, Hawaiian kapa (barkcloth) pounding and more, while learning about the area’s history and Hawaii’s unique culture and traditions.

The Mauna Kea Keiki Club is a daily activity program for children ages 5 through 12.

Regardless of the season we offer complimentary daily activities at the beach including shell art, coconut weaving, hula and lei-making for adults and children.

Experience The Big Island with a flightseeing tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours
Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours

Capture an adventure on a spectacular “flightseeing” tour. A state-of-the-art helicopter awaits to transport you on an unforgettable aerial adventure. Travelers can explore the dramatic action at the volcano and lush green valleys and waterfalls along the way.

Mauna Kea is home to an international astronomy and stargazing community.
Stargazing

Mauna Kea’s summit is home to an international astronomy community that is the envy of stargazers worldwide. Experience a peek into worlds beyond and learn a bit about Polynesian celestial navigation that guided canoe voyagers to Hawaii for the first time with Stargaze Hawaii.

The trails near Mauna Kea offer birdwatching, volcano tours, and more.
Hawaii Forest and Trail

Ignite your sense of adventure with Hawaii volcano tours, educational bird watching tours and an inspiring Mauna Kea tour. Hawaii Forest & Trail nature tours allow you to experience majestic nature in a small group, guided tour setting.

Hahalualele

Experience a one-of-a-kind sailing adventure onboard the Hahalualele, a 35-foot double hull sailing canoe. Departing from Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the sail takes guests along the coast to enjoy breathtaking scenic views, and seasonal whale watching, while the crew shares history of the area and culture of the Hawaiian people.

Resort Shopping

Open Daily from 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM. Shop for golf equipment and accessories while outfitting yourself in the latest in golf apparel and Mauna Kea logo wear.

Open Daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Shop for a glamorous new swimsuit, cover-up, Tommy Bahama or Tori Richards shirt. Peruse our selection of logo items, rash guards for adults and children and fun beach toys to enhance your day at Kauna’oa Bay.

Open Daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Find your favorite fashions for the courts plus racquets, balls and tennis gear, logo wear, and unique gift items.

Open Daily from 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM. Shop for local products and groceries, including a wide selection of wine, beer and spirits., enjoy fresh-brewed Kona coffee and pick up memorable marketplace gifts for friends at home.

Open Daily from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Hildgund Jewelry of Hawaii, founded in 1873, is the ultimate in fine custom designs and handcrafted jewelry. Every piece unique by its elegance, every piece one of a kind.

Open Daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Designed with the needs of today’s visitors in mind, Accents brings the best Hawaii has to offer to fine hotels and their guests across Hawaii. Featuring not only island-inspired gifts, and hand-crafted items, but also resort wear, snacks, and necessities, our shops make it easy for you to do all your shopping without leaving the hotel property– so you can spend more time outside, enjoying all Hawaii has to offer.