North Kohala is just a 20 minute drive north of the Kona International Airport. The drive has marvelous rugged lava fields surrounding you. You will find some of Kohalas finest resorts along the coastline. Centuries ago, volcanos erupted and created jet-black and rust-red lava rock fields. Some of Hawaii’s best golf courses are located in Kohala. The sun-drenched Kohala Coast sees an annual average rainfall of only nine inches.