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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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195 reviews 195 reviews
26 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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38 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Chicago, Illinois
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45 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We were going to play golf while staying at the Four Seasons and decided at the last minute that we didn't want to give up a chunk of our day since we were in Lanai for a short 3 day stay. Therefore, we asked the golf pro for a tour of the course because we heard it was beautiful. He... More

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sacramento, ca
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Challenge at Manele has great food at lunch. Prices are more reasonable than at the Four Seasons restaurants at the hotel. And the views are fantastic...better than those at the hotel. Between 3 and 6 p.m on some days there are specials on cocktails, wine and beer. You can take a free shuttle from Four Seasons at Manale Bay... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Incredible golf course. Relatively quiet for afternoon play. Being new to golf, we limited ourselves to 9 Holes and played the back 9. Will I ever again have to decide between taking a swing and watching the whales slap their tails just off the cliffs?? Just the most amazing setting and a beautifully maintained course. Incredible!

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