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The Challenge at Manele

1 Manele Bay Rd, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
808 565 2000
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Lanai City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Go for the View ... and the golf is then a bonus. Very well maintained, challenging but when you get a good run it's sensational. Greens are not super fast but all similar and very fair… Take some old balls (if you play like me) as the sea inlets, gullies and rough takes any bad shots It is quite an... More

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La Selva Beach CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The low play rate for this destination course means that the greens and fairways are in perfect shape. Didn't love the firm sand in bunkers (of which there are many!). Pro and his staff outstanding as well. 5 Tee boxes a nice touch. Every hole different and all with great views. A must for all golfers

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Challenge at Manele Bay is magical. A Jack Nicklaus-designed course, this tract is situated above the 200 foot tall black cliffs on Lanai. There is quite a bit of elevation change, and, as a result, there are great views on almost all of the holes. The holes along the cliffs are particularly breath-taking. Bring your camera. This is a... More

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205 reviews 205 reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We came here on a golf destinations excursion from Oahu and played 63 holes in 2 days. The experience was first class all the way. All of the staff was so well trained and very pleasant and helpful. The golf course is in excellent shape. The greens are fast and look perfect. The fairways are also impeccable. There was almost... More

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Enjoyed two rounds of golf at The Challenge at Manele Bay, quite simply, this is the most beautiful golf course I have ever been on. The views are fantastic, the course is in impeccable shape and the staff is just as one would expect at a Four Seasons property. Book a tee time and take the time to enjoy this... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I 've had the pleasure and good fortune of playing at some of the top rated courses in the United States, including several in the beautiful Carmel, CA area. None match the awesome beauty at Manele. The challenge is keeping you eyes and head on the course rather than the mind blowing vistas.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Awesome cliff side and scenic views. Ground, greens, fairway in excellent conditions! Challenging yet ease for novice to experts players

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I rode in cart while hubby played. This is a beautiful course. Soooo many beautiful views and because of it being a slow day a great place to take a few pics!! If you get a chance to tag along ladies...... Well worth the time.

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San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is an amazing course - ocean views every hole. The famous hole 17 where Bill gates was married is so gorgeous and the hole is quite tough. The course is maintained really well. By using flags with Windsocks there I actually had a "flag" in one on hole number 12. THe ball was in the wind sock. After returning... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Was is Maui early May 2014, wanted to enjoy some golf at good courses, read some information about the course at Lanai, decided to give it a shot,, GREAT CHOICE.....THE COURSE IS GREAT, Facility and course was immaculate. did not see a weed on the entire course, Very playable layout, fairways hold the ball up very nicely, greens putt true,... More

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