Makani Golf Club
Formerly known as Big Island Country Club.
|Forward 1||72||5145 yards||65.4||114|
|Forward 2||72||4803 yards||63.9||110|
|Red (W)||72||4803 yards||68.7||116|
|Pro M: 74.4/140||449||529||376||384||240||557||401||235||459||3630||401||408||542||222||407||281||547||206||472||3486||7116|
|Champion M: 71.7/135||386||500||372||371||220||531||396||180||416||3372||369||380||550||189||388||259||494||153||428||3210||6582|
|Member M: 69.5/126 W: 75.2/132||350||489||345||346||183||485||354||142||401||3095||342||362||499||163||356||242||463||144||346||2917||6012|
|Forward 1 M: 65.4/114 W: 70.2/122||324||440||225||308||144||418||322||110||346||2637||280||302||425||123||310||224||415||107||322||2508||5145|
|Forward 2 M: 63.9/110 W: 68.3/118||310||435||223||299||127||382||262||100||325||2463||241||253||420||117||280||200||414||100||315||2340||4803|
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Photo submitted by gc1773997584 on 02/22/2021
17th hole Island green Photo submitted by u000006536381 on 12/18/2019
Perfect day, thunder cloud but cleared almost as fast as they arrived. Photo submitted by Bruce6093729 on 11/23/2019
Photo submitted by drunkenb on 04/16/2014
Photo submitted by drunkenb on 04/16/2014
Beautiful flowers,shrubs and suroundings. Photo submitted by Suesam on 05/12/2013
Hole number 1 as a dogleg left, the pin as guarded by 2 turkeys! Photo submitted by drksmith on 11/07/2012
Island green on 17 Photo submitted by drksmith on 11/07/2012
Fun day on the links at Makani
Great day with new friends. I have 2 suggestions #1 keep your ball on the fairways and #2. Don't read too much break in your putts. Have fun.
My round was most enjoyable because of the couple we were put with. All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, especially smarter Jim and the young lady behind the counter. My score wasn't because of the course it may have been 4 months off with no practice. Suggestions, don't go off the fairway and I "saw" more break than there was on putts.
Staff were fantastic
The course is beautiful and the layout was fair and challenging. The staff are amazing. The food we ordered at the turn was great and fairly priced. I will definitely be back.
Always a great test
One of my favorites. Very few public golf courses are not surrounded by homes or resort setting. This course is still so.peaceful & calming.
Great layout, beautiful & a great test for any golfer.
Great staff, fantastic conditions. A good challenge for any level golfer.
nice place no problems
Nice setup, with enough challenge for anyone, Liked the added roll compared to back home this time of year. Th e 17th and 18th will test you
Great Views and Enjoyable Course
Excellent course with great views of mountains and ocean. Course was in great shape.
We did have a good day but....
First of all, the staff was very friendly, courteous, and welcoming.
My issue was the course preparation. It was obvious that the sand traps had not been groomed for quite some time. I get no rake because of covid, but there's no excuse for allowing debris to accumulate in the traps.
The course needs some TLC in the maintenance and preparation.
Good condition, too bad the 18th hole is to a temporary green due to renovation of the pond. Fun course to play.
Big Island, Makani country club
Very pretty course. A combination of both tight and open golf, Fairways are a bit on the thin side, Greens are decent, Yardage markers could be better, The course is in better shape than it was a year age, Would play again because of the layout. Five sets of tees.
Bad check in experience
We've been to this golf course many many times over the past several years. We come to this island a few times a year and always golf there. We have NEVER been told we can't wear a tank top or shorts or anything like that. We know it's on the website but it's never been enforced that we've ever been aware of.
Today we drive an hour to get there only to be told we have to have a collared shirt. They suggested we pay over $100 for two shirts or drive back to our condo and change. Really? A 55 min drive for a collared shirt? The golf course is in ranch country. The only one seeing our shirts would be geese, ducks, goats, chickens, etc. Good grief.
We understand a dress code but we were dressed nicely, just not collared. We've been there SO many times and they have never commented on our attire. So one gal decides today that she wants to enforce a dress code. Why not just say that for today since we drove so far, they let is slide but that we should be sure to dress with a collared top next time. But no, she wouldn't help out in that way.
We were very angry and drove back and changed and got back two hours later because we had a nonrefundable gift card and had to golf or lose out. It was very disappointing and we'll probably not return to this golf course again.
It's also worth noting that it was a very slow day there and we never even came close to any other golfers and they wouldn't have known or cared if our shirt had a collar. It was ridiculous and unnecessary. Never again.
Sorry, but you should always wear a collared shirt to any golf course. Tee shirts and tank tops, short shorts, just aren't acceptable on any golf course. It was correct for the course to enforce the dress code. They should have offered a discount on a collared shirt in their shop, though.
Good test of golf, outstanding finishing holes, wildlife, no houses nearby!
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent three rounds at Makani. Well, one of the rounds was in such fog that we never saw the course much at all so we played it 2x more and it's a gem of a course.
The land surrounding the course is beautiful and the course is carved out of it. Bonus is seeing wild turkeys, goats, birds of prey and a kind of wild feeling throughout though the course is well maintained throughout. I have a lower handicap, played off the "champion" markers and found it moderately challenging with the last two holes being exceptionally challenging. Staff is very very nice.
Return trip when visiting the Big Island. Always a treat, always a bit cooler and the friendly staff makes for a welcome addition to the experience. Limited post-round options but always return for our time in Hawaii. Encourage you to do the same.