On one of the most secluded and isolated islands in the world lies the Four Seasons Resort, Lanai. Botanical Gardens, lagoon pools, a private golf course and post-card worthy landscapes await golfers travelling to the Lanai, Hawaii. Award-winning cuisine topped with Four-Seasons-exclusive resort activities and a rare spot of completely private relaxation combine to make the island of Lanai and the Four Seasons Resort an ideal golfer’s vacation. The Manele Bay Golf Course and Four Seasons Resort feature on our Luxury Hawaiian Golf Tour in 2021. The tour also encompasses Maui, the Big Island and Oahu, including destinations like Wailea Beach Resort, Mauna Kea, Royal Hawaiian Golf Club and Westin Hapuna Beach.
Manele Bay Golf Course
Designed by Jack Nicklaus over lava outcrops and dramatic cliff-tops, the Manele Bay Golf Course at Four Seasons Lanai is a fantastic golf course available exclusively to Resort guests. Manele Bay opened in 1996, with a par of 72 and a course length of 7,039 Yards / 6,637 Metres. Three of the golf holes incorporate the Pacific Ocean into their layouts so that the course is one of the very few in Hawaii to use the ocean in its design rather than as a scenic backdrop. The golf carts have GPS tracking with the latest technology, and the rental equipment from the Pro Shop is guaranteed to be premium.
The Course at Manele Bay has seen many legends including non-golfing celebrities. Bill Gates got married on the 12th hole, which means that the course is truly amazing, if not for the red cliffs plunging down into the sea, then for the lava outcrops that frame the golf holes. Ravines, greenside bunkers and disastrous runoff areas are sure to wreak havoc if it is windy, but Manele Bay is a golf course that will generate smile after smile for each golfer fortunate enough to play.
Opening onto themed gardens, this room category at the Four Seasons Lanai offers view of Koi ponds and serene waterfalls, as well as providing a relaxing place to return to after an adventure-packed day. Contemporary furniture blends with island-style atmosphere and plush wooden floors.
Ohana Ocean-view Suite
A rich blend of mahogany and teak-panelled walls make this one-bedroom suite sleek and inviting. With views down the coastline and open-concept living arrangement within the bedroom, the separate master bedroom is a haven of secluded luxury. This is the ideal room category to relax in on your golf holiday.
Prime Oceanfront Studio Suite
Overlooking a very private side of Lanai, these rooms are highly coveted corner suites that offer sublime panoramic ocean views. They have a separate living area and king bed with outdoor patio to enjoy your morning coffee.
Sliding doors open unto a balcony where the soothing sounds of the Pacific Ocean will fill your mind and lull you to sleep. Square pyramid ceilings offer island tranquillity whilst bedroom furnishings offer contemporary living with a refined feel.
The signature restaurant at Four Seasons Lanai, Nobu Lanai offers contemporary Asian cuisine. An intimate sushi bar offers hand-selected fresh-caught fish and the ability to share the dining experience at a private Teppan table or cliff-side terrace. Innovative Japanese cuisine created by world-renowned check Nobu Matsushisa is sure to excite every weary golfer.
A poolside restaurant specialising in healthy, fresh and organic cuisine. Most of the ingredients are locally sourced from Malibu Farm Harvest Garden. The Malibu Farm is open for lunch between 11AM and 5PM, and for cocktails between 5 & 6.
ONE FORTY American Steak, Hawaiian Seafood
Open for breakfast and dinner, ONE FORTY offers hearty meals to please. With its menu filled with cuts of prime and Wagyu beef, as well as seasonal Hawaiian fish grilled to perfection, golfers who have a taste for the sublime are sure to be excited. All dishes are accompanied with traditional side dishes, but it is the extensive wine list that is most talked about.
Ideal for a post-round meal, Views restaurant is located in Manele Golf Course’s clubhouse and offers 180-degree views of the ocean. With a vibrant selection of salads, appetizers and wraps the pre-golf or post-golf meal will boost your game with the right nutrients; or skip the golf altogether and go for the house-made ice-cream sandwich!
Sports Bar & Grill
An open-air bar allows you to mingle without sound bouncing off the walls. Catch-up over a game of pool or watch your favourite sports team on the 90-inch TV with classic bar dishes from the grill. Hand-rolled pastas and appetizers made specially for sharing will get your taste-buds dancing. The bar is open from 11AM to 11PM daily.
Malibu Farm Bar
The ideal spot for a pre-dinner or post-dinner drink, the Malibu Farm bar offers classic Hawaiian pupus, handcrafted tropical cocktails, local beers and an extensive wine list that showcases the bold flavours of Lanai. Relax at the casual poolside Malibu Farm Bar whilst enjoying views over the bay and private beach.
The Manele Bay clubhouse houses the Views restaurant with splendorous Lanai views over the island and golf course (cuisine description above). The Golf Shop, located in the clubhouse, stocks a wide range of apparel, gifts and accessories for the golf lover and non-golfer alike. The Resort offers private instruction with one-on-one lessons, and it uses the latest Trackman technology to enable you to discover the importance and advantage of receiving instant and actionable feedback on club delivery, launch, ball flight and landing. Every Wednesday afternoon, the Manele Bay Golf Driving Range transforms into Mini-Manele, offering guests a complimentary, six-hole, par-3 course right on the world-class practice facilities.
There is a central pool overlooking Hulopoe Bay with dense foliage creating a private ambience fit for the genteel guests. There are private cabana-style sanctuaries nestled in the foliage around the pool gardens to enjoy your mornings and afternoons. Another lagoon-style pool with a waterfall is available to guests looking to leave the central location and enjoy a contemplative swim overlooking the ocean.
Drawing Inspiration from the healing powers of the ocean, this island spa is open from 8.30 AM to 8PM daily. Choose from signature massages to Ti Leaf Relief Wraps, Facial treatments, couples’ suites, sports massages, salon services or poolside massages perfect for golfers wanting a social massage.
The fitness facilities at the Four Seasons Lanai are open 24-hours a day. They are outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, a yoga studio and come with spectacular ocean views. Classes include antigravity aerial hammocks, studio classes and tailored individual personal training. Complimentary use of water and fresh fruit is available, as well as on-request complimentary use of T-shirts, shorts and sneakers for hotel guests.
Four Seasons Lanai has two outdoor Plexipave cushion courts or numerous Har-Tru Green Clay courts at the tennis centre. Expertly managed by world-renowned Peter Burwash International and on-site tennis pros, you are sure to have unending fun on the courts.
The Shops at Lanai
Located adjacent to the lobby, the shops at Lanai offer contemporary island clothing for men, women and children. Home -décor items that are hand-picked from seasonal global markets allow you to shop the latest trends and designs and have your goods sent to your room whilst you enjoy the Resort.
Lanai is a very small island with an even smaller airport. Those coming from afar will need to travel via plane from Honolulu to the airport at Lanai, before getting a 10-mile shuttle to the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay. There is also the Maui-Lanai Expeditions Ferry which departs five times a day from Lahaina, reaching Manele Bay on Lanai in 45-minutes. This is a fantastic scenic way to approach the island of Lanai.
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