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4.6
394 Reviews (394)
5 Stars
269
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
93.8%
Recommend this course
365 out of 394 reviews
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4.6
110 Reviews (110)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.5%
Recommend this course
104 out of 110 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
174 Reviews (174)
5 Stars
121
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.8%
Recommend this course
165 out of 174 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7370 yards
Slope 144
Rating 76.6
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Mauna Kea Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Fairways Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda Grass
Greens Ultra-Dwarf Tifeagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire must be worn at all times

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
394 Reviews (394)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Undulating Greens 16
Elevation Changes 13
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 18
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
Advanced Golfers 11
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 18
Worth the Drive 12

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

Only complaint: bunkers need work. Recommendation: stay out of binders. Hard pan in most.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth it

For the money, wouldn’t play here again. Decent layout, kind of redundant, only one true oceanside hole and it’s #3. Not one of RTJ jrs best, imo. Greens need replacing, very poor healing after punch several weeks ago. Putting surface looked like a basketball hide. I’d rather go to Makani, loved it! And much less $.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Good course but Mother Nature rules

Wind was brutal on the front nine. Made holes played into the wind extremely difficult. I asked when the best time of day was to avoid the winds. Staff just smiled and said it was up to the gods. Fun course regardless.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bunkers

The bunkers were not in great shape for a high end course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

To many ridiculous bunkers.

The course has 90 bunkers. As a senior golfer some bunkers you couldn’t physically get out.
If half of bunkers were removed the course would be outstanding.
The staff, starter, driving range. and beverage cart were excellent.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 40
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Scenic and challenging

Awesome views, cool ocean breezes and challenging golf, what a great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

very nice scenery

The course was scenic and a challenge to play due to many of the greens are elevated. The greens were bumpy since they were punched a couple weeks ago. I still enjoyed the day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough

Lots of sand traps and very hilly
Beautiful holes on the water

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course. Very fun to play. Awesome views.

The greens had been aerated and sanded a week before. They were still rough. They were mowing the rough and it looked like they were going to bail hay. That is the reasons for the average rating on course conditions. The staff, the resort, overall exceeded expectations.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Greens just renovated, no reduction in rate, still beautiful but of course an extra challenge to negotiate. Bunkers in poor condition, matting evident in most. We received reduced rate but not through the golf pro shop. Certainly not worth full rate at present.
Our lasting impression is the beauty of the course and we’d definitely recommend it.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Old people on a tough resort course

Fun to finally play here and a nice finish to four rounds on the Big Island. A couple of holes were a real challenge on long approach shots faced by us older golfers. Happy to stay under three digit scores for two 78 year old duffers!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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