Kukio Golf Club in Hawaii – Top 10 Private Golf communities
When it comes to golf club architecture in Hawaii, Kukio is home to the only Tom Fazio design.The concept behind the Kuki’o Golf Club was to make it feel so natural and of the land that it would meld into the larger landscape. To accomplish this, we seperated the club components into five distinctive hales (building) that would enable smaller “footprints” to settle into the hillside, and allow a more intimate scale for the members to experience the site by moving through the property. We are excited that the Kuki’o Golf Club is listed in the Robb Report’s Top 10 Private Golf communities. More from the magazine article below.“The Front 10 – America’s best golf course communities”Our process for selecting the Top 10 Golf communities in the United States was partly subjective—as all top-10 lists should be—and partly scientific. Each property offers everything one would expect of a premier private club and vacation neighborhood: well-designed golf courses, well-situated homes, and well heeled members. But the communities featured on the following pages distinguish themselves with amenities—perhaps a private ski mountain or fly-fishing stream—not generally associated with country clubs. When added up (and, of course, considered against personal preferences), these attributes make our picks some of the finest places to own a vacation home for golfers and non-golfers alike.Kukio Golf & Beach ClubKukio encompasses 1,100 acres on the Big Island’s Kohala Coast, and the community’s invitation-only golf and beach club features Hawaii’s only Tom Fazio—designed courses. The club’s championship course, set among black lava fields that slope down to a white-sand beach, presents a daunting challenge at 7,419 yards from the back tees, but it is countered by Fazio’s more forgiving 10-hole, par-33 short course. As at all Discovery Land Co. properties, numerous comfort stations manned by chefs and equipped with full bars fortify golfers on both courses. Other amenities include a golf clubhouse and an oceanfront beach club outfitted with water sports gear.