GBI was awarded the contract to build a links-style golf course on the Kona Coast. Because of a lack of rainfall on this part of the Big Island, the emphasis had to be on conserving the natural resources available.
Beyond the fairways and greens, the course was left in its natural state, a desert of ancient lava flows and sparse vegetation. GBI built a reservoir to feed Hapuna’s lakes, without infringing on the natural streams the border the course. And instead of putting in water intensive plants, we used Mauna Kea fieldstone—weathered rocks of red and brown—to create many of the course features and walls.
This Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay designed golf course has been recognized for its environmentally sensitive design and has been named a “top 100 women-friendly course” by Golf for Women.