Jack Nicklaus and Lyle Anderson Golf on the Big Island’s Kona Coast…

Rich in the heritage, legends and lore of Hawaii, the “Big Island of Hawaii,” also known as “The Orchid Island,” presents perhaps the truest Hawaiian experience. With a land area of 4,038 square miles, the island of Hawaii is the southernmost island in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Along a secluded three-mile stretch of The Big Island’s Kona Coast, you’ll discover land that has gone untouched for 200 years. Before that, it had been a playground for the Hawaiians for centuries. You can still find petroglyphs, monuments and other ancient Hawaiian treasures nearby.

The spirit of Aloha and the timeless magic of old Hawaii is captured in a most luxurious and gracious manner at Hokuli‘a, which translates as “Star of Desire.” Located on 1,550 acres just south of historic Kailua-Kona on the Kona Coast, Hokuli‘a is Hawaii’s first totally private golf community.

Hokuli‘a is the latest creation of Lyle Anderson, one of the most celebrated luxury community developers, and Jack Nicklaus, one of the most renowned golf course designers in the world. Hokuli‘a’s three miles of spectacular oceanfront climbs gently to 1,250 feet giving virtually every homesite a spectacular view of the ocean. The average summer temperature is 77° F and falls to 72° F in the winter. Water off the coast is always in the upper 70s and soft breezes average 5 mph. A truly tranquil setting with perfect weather year-round.

The par-72 Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course measures 7,335 yards from the Nicklaus tees and creates a centerpiece for the community while the Pacific Ocean provides a dramatic backdrop. The eleventh collaboration between Jack Nicklaus and Lyle Anderson, the goal at Hokuli‘a has been to create the finest residential private oceanside golf community in the world with one of the world’s top golf courses. The golf course was built with three goals in mind: to be among the most beautiful golf courses golfers have ever played; to be very playable, and to be exclusive to provide easy access for the club’s members

The clubhouse at Hokuli‘a is being designed as a series of Hawaiian pavilions to capture the ambiance of the island with views of the 18th hole, surrounding tropical landscape and stunning sunsets off the Kona Coast. Here, Hokuli‘a’s members and guests are treated to open-air dining platforms, interior gardens, a secluded library, wine room, men’s and women’s locker rooms and indoor/outdoor men’s and women’s lanais and terraces. The club offers casual and fine dining with the Pavilion’s world-class gourmet chef Peter Abacar (who trained under award-winning chef Alan Wong), a spa with private treatment bungalows and tennis courts.

The Hokuli‘a Beach Club is planned to be a perfect spot for casual dining. Fresh and saltwater pools offer a day of fun in the sun for the entire family. Some of the best Marlin fishing in the world is right off the coast of Hokuli‘a and two club-owned boats are available to take advantage of the world-class sportfishing as well as other water activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling and shoreline cruises.

Homesites at Hokuli‘a range from one to three acres, more than large enough to allow privacy and flexibility of home design and orientation, and are priced between $1 million and $8 million, depending upon location. All homesite buyers receive an equity membership in the club that transfers with the sale of the homesite. At Hokuli‘a, homeowners can design and build their homes on their homesites whenever they wish; unlike most other planned communities, there are no penalties for building at your own pace.

Lyle Anderson knew instinctively that attention to native heritage would be of the utmost importance in the ultimate success of Hokuli‘a. “The name Hokuli‘a, meaning ‘Star of Desire,’ has ties to the generations of Hawaiians who have navigated the island waters,” Lyle said. “We feel the name conveys the aura of tranquility and the promise that one senses at the property, as well as its rich sense of history. Our company is determined, through the ambiance and architecture, to capture and incorporate the sense of history and culture that the property has been part of for centuries.”


There is no other property as well-suited for golf in all the Hawaiian Islands. Beautiful natural land. Dramatic ocean vistas. Warm, dry, year-round weather. And no wind – only soft…

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