Golfers the world over know that the Jack Nicklaus-designed Manele Golf Course at the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i is one of the world's most striking venues for the game, offering beauty, challenge, and fun in a true island paradise.
But beyond the traditional 18 holes, resort guests are treated to golf options sure to enchant non-players, newbies, and veterans alike.
Each Wednesday at 3 p.m., the Manele practice range transforms into "Mini Manele," a six-hole, par-3 course that's a uniquely enjoyable way to take a walk, listen to music, and ogle Hulopo'e Bay. And, oh yeah, have fun hitting shots to holes as short as 30 yards and no more than 90 yards. "Mini Manele" is complimentary to resort guests, with rental clubs and a logo golf ball included in the experience.
On Thursdays, the complimentary nine-hole "Manager's Scramble" is hosted by a member of the Four Seasons Resort management with teams formed upon arrival. The shotgun start goes off at 3 p.m., with complimentary rental clubs available.
Friday's popular Sunset Nine Tour is a scenic swing along the course's signature "Ocean 9" holes, made even more exciting thanks to cocktails and the chance to win prizes by hitting the green at Manele's famous par-3 12th hole. The casual caper starts at 5pm, for $50 per person, limited to 10 guests per tour.
Guests can play the Sunset Nine every day of the week after 3 p.m. in the company of a specialty cocktail-served at check in, delivered on course, or poured after the round-for $195 per person. Complimentary rental clubs are available.
Youngsters are encouraged to join the fun as "Juniors Play Free": Guests 17 and younger play the Manele Course free when with a paid adult any day after noon. Complimentary rental clubs are available. The course also now features motorized Golf Boards that "surf the earth"; rental fee is $35.
Recently named Best Hotel in the USA by U.S. News & World Report, Four Seasons Resort Lana'i features 213 guestrooms and suites in a series of low-rise buildings spread along the Pacific coastline and immersed in Hawaiian botanical gardens, providing a private residential experience. Additional facilities include the signature ONE FORTY restaurant, Malibu Farm, NOBU LANAI, a spa and wellness program, variety of complimentary activities, luxury retail boutiques, and tennis.
For more information contact Four Seasons at 1-800-321-4666 or visit fourseasons.com/lanai.
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