The Mauna Lani Resort
Two gentlemen met at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics who would forever put their mark on the spectacular Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. One was Francis Hyde I’i Brown, Hawaii’s “Mr. Golf” and a owner of a secluded fishing retreat along this celebrated coast. The other was Noboru Gotoh, Chairman of giant Tokyu Corporation of Japan. As their friendship grew, they discovered they shared a love for the sport and a passion for the environment that would lay the foundation for a unique and visionary partnership.
 
Their vision took shape as they planned a resort retreat that would reward its guests while preserving its history and Sense Of Place. As the concept evolved, Hawaiian elders gave this unique place the name Mauna Lani, “Mountain Reaching Heaven.” This name reveres Hawaii’s Mother Earth, the volcanoes and their goddess. For Hawaiians, it is a name that sets the land apart as a place requiring “informed land stewardship,” the caring for a special land. Mauna Lani, the fruit of this partnership and shared vision, now stands as one of the great resorts of the world. The values set forth by Gotoh and Brown are evident in the master plan. And the plan continues to unfold with new opportunities for a privileged few to live out the dream in a very real way…at home at Mauna Lani.
 
The Fairways is located within the world renowned Mauna Lani Resort.  Originally the ancestral beach front home of Hawaiian royalty, the 3,200-acre Mauna Lani Resort now offers you an exquisite blend of sophisticated luxury and Hawaiian-style hospitality.  Mauna Lani Resort is just 25 minutes north of the Kona International Airport. 
Surrounded by majestic mountain views of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai, and Kohala striking emerald green fairways, open fields of black lava, white sand beaches and dramatic ocean coastline, this resort is designed in simple harmony with the natural splendor of the "aina", land.  Truly a tranquil oasis.
 

Be amazed at the multiple five-star golf, tennis and accommodation facilities of this extraordinarily beautiful beach resort. Discover green sea turtles, tropical fish, and ancient fishponds or explore almost three miles of shoreline. You can blissfully relax, or follow walking trails, throughout 15 acres of  fishpond preserve and 27 acres of historic parks. Marvel at the ancient caves, petroglyphs (rock carvings), and a prehistoric fishing village. 
 
Resort Amenities & Services (click on highlighted links for more info):
 
Two 18-hole championship golf courses and pro shop  
Mauna Lani Beach Club and white sand beach 
Historic petroglyph trails 
27-acre historic preserve 
Cultural programs  
Authentic Hawaiian fishponds 
Acclaimed restaurants 
Mauna Lani Sports and Fitness Club
- 6 tennis courts
- 25-meter lap pool
- Pro shop
- Strength training equipment
- Women's and men steam rooms 
Award-winning Mauna Lani Spa, featuring unique Hawaiian style treatments including nine unique outdoor treatment rooms or "hales" (authentic native thatched huts) and naturally heated outdoor lava rock sauna. 
 
QUICK RESORT FACTS:
 
Mauna Lani Resort is a 3,200-acre resort located on the West side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Approximately 1400 acres of the resort are included in the Master Plan Area for development.
 
The resort community currently includes nine completed luxury residential developments, two championship golf courses, two luxury full-service hotels, commercial recreational entities, as well as community, maintenance and support facilities. Construction is currently in progress on several new residential projects, as well as a commercial retail center.
 
Access to Mauna Lani Resort is from the intersection of Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway, ‘Queen K,’ and Mauna Lani Drive. This entrance is the only designated vehicular entry and exit point for the resort.
 
Mauna Lani Resort’s closest emergency response station, including fire, ambulance and police services, is located at the nearby South Kohala Fire Station. This fire station is located approximately two (2) miles north of Mauna Lani Resort and has Advanced Life Support (ALS) equipment. The response time from the station to Mauna Lani Resort is approximately five (5) to eight (8) minutes.
 
Mauna Lani Resort’s closest hospital is North Hawaii Community Hospital. The hospital is located approximately twenty (20) miles northeast of the resort in Waimea.
 
Mauna Lani Resort currently provides shoreline access to the public at three (3) designated locations: 
Holoholokai Beach Park
Historic Preserve Public Park
Honokaope Bay (via the 49 Black Sand Beach subdivision)
 
The Resort’s common areas are managed and maintained by the MAUNA LANI RESORT ASSOCIATION (MLRA). All owners of property within Mauna Lani Resort are members of MLRA, a nonprofit Hawaii corporation responsible for the management, maintenance, protection and preservation of the association’s common areas.