Pacific / Golf Courses / Resorts / Tropical


Kuki’o, Kona, Hawaii

Located along the North Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii, the 700-acre Kukio Beach and Golf Club was envisioned and master planned to attract the most discriminating buyers.  This tropical private enclave features an oceanfront 35,000 s.f. Beach Club and Spa, a hillside Golf Clubhouse, preserved shoreline ponds, archeological sites and parks, an 18-hole Tom Fazio designed golf course, 300 residences and an unusual 10-hole “fun” golf trail.  A unique quality of the community plan is its pedestrian/golf cart trail network that allows homeowners to walk barefoot from their rear yard to the beach. 

Don Vita, Principal-in-charge, master planning and landscape architecture for Hart Howerton;
Architect of Record – Design Partners Incorporated
Design Architect – Hart Howerton
Golf Clubhouse Architect – de Reus Architects

What Don Vita Did

  • Master Planning
  • Community Visioning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Construction Administration
  • Design Guidelines
  • Way Finding
  • Lot Portfolios / Lot Diagrams

Project Notes


Project completed while Don Vita was Principal at Hart Howerton/Robert Lamb Hart.