Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Course Type
Design Role
Original Design
Steve Weisser

Designer Notes

This private club, laid out through ancient lava flows, follows the Pacific coastline for a mile and a half. The golf course is the centerpiece of the oceanfront Kohanaiki residential community, near Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Course Photos


Award Publication
Top 200 Residential Courses - Top 50 (2022-23) Golfweek
Best in State - Top Ten (2021-22) Golf Digest
Certified Bronze Signature Sanctuary Audubon International
America's Best Residential Courses Golfweek


Headline Date
Inside Hawaii’s Stunning Kohanaiki Resort July 19, 2017
On Designing a Masterpiece May 19, 2017
Kohanaiki Achieves Audubon International Signature Certification October 29, 2014
LINKS Magazine Feature: Kohanaiki Golf and Ocean Club June 6, 2013
Protecting Kohanaiki’s Pools October 1, 2011

More Information

For more information about Kohanaiki, please visit the course’s website.