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Makalei Golf Club

Course Details

  • Total Course Yardage: 6698
  • Holes: 18
  • Tournaments 7 Days A Week: Yes
  • Tournament Scoring Included: Yes
  • Food and Beverage: Yes
  • Bunkers?: 19
  • Shuttle Carts: No
  • Rental Clubs: Yes
  • Driving Range: Yes
  • Banquet Space: Limited
  • Custom Scorecards Available: Yes
  • Day of Facilitator: Yes
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Course Highlights

  • Ocean Views
  • Cooler weather than the coastal courses
  • Bentgrass Greens

72-3890 Hawaii Belt Road
Kailua-Kona Hawaii, 96740
(808) 325-6625
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Staff Bios

Mike Cortes

General Manager

Mike has been involved in the game of golf for most of his life. Starting out as an outside service attendant at 16 he worked at multiple golf courses during his college career. After trying to play professionally Mike took a job as an Assistant Professional and quickly moved into the role of Head Golf Professional. Mike quickly found a passion for both golf instruction and running golf events. Over the years he learned how to help clients with organizing and executing their events. 2013 Mike realized a lifelong dream of owning a golf course. After taking over the run-down course he was quickly able to turn it around with the help of his partners and is now a thriving hub for junior golf in the Northern San Diego Area. From that success Mike was presented with the opportunity to move to Hawaii and become the General Manager of Makalei Golf Club in 2016.

Fun Facts

My Favorite Athlete or Team is?
• Chargers
My Favorite Quote or Famous Saying?
• If there is a will there is a way
My Favorite City in the World?
• San Diego, CA
Number of Years in the Golf Industry?
• 20
I am originally from? (city, state, or country)
• San Diego
Favorite Sports Movie of All-Time?
• Caddie Shack
My Favorite Hobby when I am not working?
• Spending time at the beach
If I could have dinner with one famous person living or dead it would be?
• Arnold Palmer
#1 Thing on my Bucket List is...
• travel the world
The best thing about working at a golf course is? (20 words or less)
• Getting paid to work some where that people go for enjoyment and fun.
My Favorite part of the Tournament Planning Process is...
• Making the Tournament Hosts Vision come to life
Best Advice I can give a tournament host 20 words or less.
• Don't be afraid to ask questions we are here to help you make your tournament as succesful as possible.