It is no accident that Rockefeller chose this very place to realize his vision. As he surveyed the length of the coast he selected the two most perfect beaches, but also the land with the most character. He recognized the opportunity to create golf courses with character, and homesites with expansive views and a benign climate that were all unique to what would become Mauna Kea Resort.Indeed, those that know Hawaii, and especially those fortunate to live here full time often favor mauka properties - those on the mountain. Breezes tend to keep the temperatures a bit cooler, but elevation also rewards owners with spectacular views - panoramic 360° vistas from the snow-capped Mauna Kea to Hualalai, and 50-miles of white water shoreline that run the length of the Kohala Coast. In the distance, neighboring Maui and Haleakala.The first release of Hapuna Estates are 11 estate homesites measuring from more than one half to over one acre. They sit privately along the 7th and 8th fairways of Arnold Palmer-designed Hapuna Golf Course. Owners may choose to join the Club at Mauna Kea Resort and enjoy both the Hapuna and Mauna Kea golf courses, along with all the renowned amenities of two of the best luxury hotels on the island. Estate owners can also walk to the Amaui Clubhouse, designed by de Reus Architects, one of Architectural Digest's "Top 100 Architects and Designers."Lot 1 is on Hapuna Golf Course's 7th hole and features direct ocean & golf, incredible year-round sunset and majestic mountain views.