Makalei Golf Club Detail
This writeup is from the white tees.
The opening hole is a short par 4 straight up a hill. Standing at the bottom over your tee shot, you get the distinct impression that after you hit it, the ball is going to climb the hill, stop, and roll back down, finally coming to rest at your feet. This is probably a paranoid delusion, but just to make myself feel happy I picked out a target -- there's a flat-looking shelf below the hole that looked like it would hold the ball up. It did.
The second hole is a longish downhill par 3. If you can hit it sraight, the hill will give you a little help getting there. But there's plenty of trouble (woods, sand, ...) if you hit it crooked.
#3 is kind of a blind tee shot in that you can't see the hole. It's over the hill, and down to the left. It's only 355 yards, so pretty straightforward. Just hit it down the middle (hah!)...
#4 is a short par 5. You can see a stone wall crossing the fairway about 280 yards out. I hit a pretty good tee shot and still wound up short of the wall. If you're a big hitter it might come into play. On the other hand, you'd probably be starting a bit further back, too. After the tee shot, this hole largely becomes an exercise in charting a course between the tree on the left and the rock outcropping on the right. The tree is farther away, and will be in play longer, so try to stay just left of the rock outcropping.