Golf is a passion of mine and there is only one course on Moloka'i, Ironwood Hills. I play this nine hole course as often as I can. Ironwood Hills: Hawaii's first-ever golf course was built on Moloka'i in 1928. The course then was called, Hanekekua Golf Club, is located in Kalae, near Kualapu'u. Ironwood was originally built by Del Monte for the benefit of its Scottish plantation workers. Legend has it that the original planners and designers looked at pictures of British Open Championship courses in drawing up a blueprint. Looking at the course today, it's easy to envision those first Scots that walked the fairways feeling right at home, because it has many characteristics of a typical Scottish links-style golf course. Just like so much of Moloka'i, in comparison to other courses on its sister islands, Ironwood has a rural unfettered charm that personifies the simple over the glitz and the glamour. Ironwood is a challenging course for all levels of golfers. It has some scenic views on many of its nine holes, and don't be surprised to see a beautiful rainbow on your round. The par-34 course is not long by modern standards at 3,088 yards, but with its many undulations from tee to green, tree lined fairways, small putting surfaces, and traps with no sand, it is a very challenging course. Course hours are 7:30 a.m - 6:00 p.m daily. PH: 808.567.6000. Golf carts and club rentals are available.