It's hard to focus on a technically-sound tee shot when the wide open Pacific stretches out to the horizon. Like an uninterrupted blanket of blue, the waters are home to dolphins and whales which can occasionally be spotted in the waters below.
It's a perch which feels like the end of the Earth, and it's a hard place to stand there and focus on your putt.
So just how spectacular is the setting of this golf course?
Out of all the places across the globe that Bill Gates could have chosen to be married, he opted for this outpost gazing out to the sea as the ideal location to swap his vows.
Today, golfers on Lana'i can find their own slice of heaven when they tackle the back nine of The Challenge at Manele golf course.
Or, if golf isn't your game and you're just up for a nice coastal stroll, the Kapiha'a Fisherman's Trail weaves its way from Hulopo'e Beach towards the vantage points which you see above.