Yakobovich Condos of Wai'ula'ula

RECREATION

GOLF

Mauna Kea Resort

Mauna Kea Beach Golf Course - This was originally designed by Robert Trent Jones and totally renovated by Rees Jones, his son in 2008. This is the crown jewel of the Kohala Coast and a consistent top 100 golf course. The course reopened in December 08' with everything brand new, including bunkers, irrigation, grass and greens. A beautiful new clubhouse and restaurant called Number 3, with a view of the golf course were also added. Rees Jones has redone 7 US open venues and 4 Ryder Cup sites.

Hapuna - This was designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. This championship course is nestled into the dramatic natural contours of the land from the shoreline to about 700 ft. above sea level. This challenging course measures 6875 from the tips with a slope of 136. The Wai’ula’ula project borders some of the back nine holes. Truly a great course in your backyard at the Resort.

Mauna Lani Resort - 10 minutes Away

Mauna Lani South - Former Home of the annual Senior Skins Game. This course snakes through the stark, rugged a’a lava of the prehistoric kaniku lava flow. This course is home to No. 15, one of the most photographed over-the-water golf course holes in the world. Phone is 808-885-6655 for tee times.

Mauna Lani North - It is characterized by rolling terrain punctuated by kiawe (mesquite) forests. Trees often come into play. The hole design makes this course the stiffer test of the two courses at Mauna Lani. Phone is 808-885-6655 for tee times.

Waikoloa Resort Courses - 15 minutes away

Waikoloa Beach Course - This winds its way through ancient lava fields along the coastline. It offers immaculate greens guarded by numerous white sand bunkers and water features. The par 5 12th is known as the most spectacular oceanfront par five in Hawaii.

Waikoloa Kings Course - This offers a rigorous test of golf designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. It more closely resembles a layout along the coast of Scotland but exists in an island paradise. It can play over 7000 yards from the tips.

Big Island Country Club - 30 minutes away

This is a Perry Dye designed course with Spectacular Ocean and inland vistas. It plays 7034 from the tips with outstanding hole design and differentiation. There is plenty of water to add to the challenge. This is truly a hidden gem not to be missed and is reasonably priced. The phone is 808-325-5044.

TENNIS

Mauna Kea Tennis Shop (808) 882-5420

Play tennis as you watch the whales breeching in the water. Give the tennis shop a call and let them know when you want to play and your approximate tennis level and they will be happy to make a game for you. Tennis courts are adjacent to the ocean.

Mauna Lani Tennis Shop (808) 887-7532

Play a vigorous game of singles or doubles then relax in their beautiful spa.

Fairmont Orchid Hotel (808) 887-7532

Enjoy a wonderful tennis match and the beautiful grounds of the Fairmont Orchid Hotel.

All sites noted above offer private and group instruction. Matches can be arranged by calling the tennis pro-shops.

BIKING

There are guided tours by Mauna Kea Mountain Bikes (808) 883-0130
Red Sail Sports (808) 886-2876
HP Bike works (808) 326-2453
Hawaiian Petals (808) 329-2294

BOAT TOURS

Sea Quest Rafting Adventures (808) 329-7238

Explore Sea Caves and lava tubes in state of the art rigid hull inflatable rafts.

Ocean Sports Waikoloa (808) 886-6666

Aquatic adventures at beautiful Anaehoomalu Bay.

Ocean Safaris Kayak Adventures (808) 326-4699

A premier paddling company. Certified guides lead kayak/snorkel adventures that may include whale watching, dolphin spotting and cliff jumping.

SEA LIFE

Captain Dan McSweeney's Whale Watch (808) 322-0028 (December-April)

A very experienced Captain who has spent countless hours studying whales and bringing people to see them.

Family of the Dolphins (808) 896-2480

Enjoy the magic of swimming near free dolphins.

Dolphin Discoveries (808) 322-8000

Trained naturalist guides will accompany you to snorkel, see sea turtles, dolphins, sea caves, lava tubes and whales.

Torpedo Tours (Manta Rays) (808) 938-0405

This dive may stay with you for the rest of your life!!!

AIR ADVENTURES AND TOURS

Blue Hawaiian (808) 961-5600
Tropical Helicopters (808) 961-6810

These helicopter tours offer vistas of the sites on the Big Island and volcanoes.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Waipi o Na"alapa Trail Rides (808) 775-0419

Has excellent rides in Waipi'o Valley.

Paniolo Riding Adventures (808) 889-5354

This ride will take you across a open working ranch featuring beautiful views and the horses are good quality.

OTHER RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

ATV"S (808) 889-6000

ATV"S outfitters is recommended to drive the 4 wheeled Tonka Toys.

There are many other activities on the Big Island. Hiking, Jet Skiing,Camping, Parasailing, Star Gazing, Surfing and even Snow Skiing. Please call the concierge at the Hapuna Hotel for recommended locations and numbers. (808) 880-1111