Hawaii resort opens golf course for kids

The Mauna Lani Resort on the Big Island has unveiled its Keiki Course, which the resort is billing as Hawaii’s first golf course for kids.

The nine-hole course, which Mauna Lani described as “no pushover,” is designed for junior golfers and beginning players 18 years of age and younger. Players must have some knowledge of the game and be accompanied on the course by an adult. For juniors with limited to no golf experience, the resort's professional staff offers lessons.

Experienced juniors wishing to play unaccompanied will be evaluated by a golf pro and allowed to play independently after being certified on general safety and etiquette. Adults accompanying their kids are also encouraged to tee it up. In keeping with the spirit and length of the course, adults will be limited to using mid- and short irons only.

Mauna Lani's Keiki Course is open daily with tee times on a space available basis. Green fees start at $25 for kids, $35 for adults. Clubs are available for rent at the pro shop.

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