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Address: 1 Manele Bay Rd, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
Phone Number: +1 808-565-2000
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Activities: Golfing
Description: This 18-hole, par-72 course over 7,039 yards runs on red lava fields along...
This 18-hole, par-72 course over 7,039 yards runs on red lava fields along a scenic coastline, offering stimulating challenges like drives over cliff, deep gorges and ravines with flags very close to the cliff's edge.
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Great golf course!

Wow! The views are amazing, and you can see dolphins spinning and whales breaching as you play. You are not rushed and can take your time. Even stop at "the Views" for lunch

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Wow! The views are amazing, and you can see dolphins spinning and whales breaching as you play. You are not rushed and can take your time. Even stop at "the Views" for lunch

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FSLanai, Manager at Manele Golf Course, responded to this review

Aloha, Mahalo for reviewing Manele Golf Course. Whale season is the best time to play golf here – you have the best of both worlds! We are glad you enjoyed your time playing golf on Lana’i as well as your lunch. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. A Hui Hou, Scott Ashworth Director of Golf... More 

Midland, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Highly recommend... beautiful course, quiet not a lot of people. Great layout but not so long and difficult that it can't be enjoyed by the average golfer. Bring your camera!

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FSLanai, Manager at Manele Golf Course, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for reviewing Manele Golf Course. We are so glad you enjoyed your round of golf and completely agree that a camera is just as necessary as any club! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future to Lana’i. A Hui Hou, Scott Ashworth Director of Golf Scott.Ashworth@fourseasons.com More 

Saratoga, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Enjoyable from many aspects. There are several sets of tees from which you can test your game but being a resort course, it's not designed to beat you up. Beautiful views, great service and practice facilities.

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Im a 2 handicap who has been lucky enough to play some of the best courses in the world- but none prettier and in better shape than this one! After a 45 minute ferry ride in which we saw numerous whales at play ( mId February ) we took a shuttle to the clubhouse; the bag guys and pro shop... More 

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FSLanai, Manager at Manele Golf Course, responded to this review

Aloha, Mahalo for taking the time to review Manele Golf Course. We are so delighted that you fully enjoyed your time here – from the PRO V1 practice balls to our signature number 12 hole. We hope to welcome you back to Lana’i in the near future. A Hui Hou, Scott Ashworth Director of Golf Scott.Ashworth@fourseasons.com More 

Olathe, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Course was one of the best with the advantage of seeing whales during the whale season. Loved the relaxed feeling and superb care given by the golf attendants.

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FSLanai, Manager at Manele Golf Course, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on the golf course with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your round with the added benefit of whale watching! We will be sure to give the attendants kudos for your recognition. Additionally, we look forward to welcoming you back to Manele Golf Course in the near future.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I play a lot, about 100 rounds a year. I play Ireland Scotland as well as U.S. Manele is one of the best. Top ten all time in my book. Outstanding views. Great conditions friendly service. Don't miss it.

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Minneapolis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Most I've ever paid for a round, and you have to take a 45 minute ferry ride over to Lanai from Maui. But, definitely worth the price of admission. Ocean views on almost every hole; beautiful cliff shots, etc. Very playable for everyone though as greens are fairly flat and fairways pretty generous. We took some great photos during our... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

You must play here! Nicklaus designed it, which means the layout is fantastic and a good test for golfers of all skill levels. Several holes are right on cliffs, which make for epic views. I've played very few courses in the world better than this one.

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So California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great views and fantastic holes on the back nine. Very expensive. The staff is great and the course is not crowded, so you will enjoy a relaxing round.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I am a bogey golfer from Michigan and have played several fine golf courses including Arcadia Bluffs, Torrey Pines, and Kapalua Plantation Course. The Challenge at Manele Bay is a notch above all of these great golf courses. The course was in excellent condition, scenery spectacular on every hole, and the service was outstanding. It takes a little effort and... More 

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