Contact Makena Golf & Beach Club for more information:

5415 Makena Alanui Dr.
Makena-Wailea, HI 96753

209-614-2762 (phone)

Careers at Makena Golf & Beach Club

Dennis Wise

The original vision behind the North course at Mākena was to design a golf experience that – even against a backdrop of championship level island courses -- was truly memorable … one that you daydream about regularly, and remember fondly. Twenty years later, after it was first brought to life by  Robert Trent Jones, Jr., that inspiration still holds.

In 2013, a dramatic redesign of the North course at Mākena was entrusted to 35-year veteran of golf design and longtime member of the Discovery family, Dennis Wise. Living onsite at Mākena, Wise personally handcrafted each hole’s transformation, creating 18 unique experiences that are unparalleled by any other.

As a former Senior Designer of 28 years with architectural legend Tom Fazio, Dennis Wise was a leading contributor to an international design firm reputed for its award-winning golf courses. Wise was the principal lead designer behind 100 prestigious golf courses, seven of which belong to the Discovery Land Company portfolio, and another seven of which are currently rated in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”