Four Seasons Resort Lanai - Manele Course

USA, Hawaii
5.7 (6)
Designer: Jack Nicklaus
Course Opened: 1993

In Volume 2 of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, Tom Doak published that.

“When I wrote a short-lived column for Esquire, featuring courses I’d seen since the publication of the first edition of this book, I described Manele Bay as a “six-star resort” and the fact-checkers called me to ask who’d given it the six stars. There isn’t such a thing – I was trying to be funny and to emphasize how luxurious it is – but since then I’ve seen resorts in Dubai advertise stars that do not exist!  

The Challenge (Manele Golf Course) does earn its 6 on the Doak scale. It’s a spectacular layout, with three holes clinging to cliffs two hundred feet above the ocean; in springtime you can look down on the whales cavorting in the bay below. It must be a windy spot, too – the flags are wind socks! Whether you’re a day tripper on the ferry from Lahaina, or wealthy enough to afford to stay at the resort, it’s certainly worth the boat ride across.“

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The Four Seasons Lanai Manele Golf Course received a score of 6 out of 10 from Tom Doak and a score of 5 out of 10 from one of his co-authors.


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