62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743, US
(808) 882-7222
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About Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (Big Island)

Located on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii on the Kohala Coast, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is an iconic Hawaiian golf resort, founded by Laurence S. Rockafeller, and a member of the historic hotels of America. Robert Trent Jones Sr. built the iconic Mauna Kea Golf Course in 1964 which set the standard for Hawaiian golf at the time and remains one of the state's best resort golf courses. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has 252 guest rooms and suites and is part of the Autograph Collection. Features of the property include Kauna'oa Bay, a white-sand beach with water sports from snorkeling to beach activities. A Keiki kids club is available for guests daily, and there is a spa, tennis, and 2,500-square-foot fitness center. Mauna Kea Spa and Salon is also onsite. In addition to the Mauna Kea Golf Course, Hapuna Golf Course is located next door and a partner property with stay-and-play golf packages.

Facts

Price Range$$$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres1839
Year Opened1964
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual, Bar, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (Big Island)

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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Previously Played

Another Great Experience

Always enjoy the Mauna Kea course. It never disappoints.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
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First Time Playing

Awesome only word needed.

Fantastic golf course. Played a mix of mostly the tips. But moved up on I think 4 holes. Can’t personally reach from a couple of the holes. Great great course. Wonderful day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful place to golf, but not for players who only play once in a while. Definitely for skilled players

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Mauna Kea during Covid

You can't beat Mauna Kea at a discount as it is great at close to full price. Beautiful views from almost every hole and the multiple tee boxes are great.

The only negative is parking....can be tough to fine at times and they don't tell you in advance where overflow parking is located.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Gotta play this course.

Course was in immaculate shape with great views and wonderful staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

First time

Looked forward to playing this course and have played three other courses on big island. For the price, I was disappointed with how few holes were adjacent to or had good views of the ocean. I also felt the greens were quite small and the terrain was too steep with a lot of elevated greens. I understand this was the design intent but not for me and certainly not for anyone with a higher handicap.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Day! Awesome Experience.

Booked as a single. Starter was good enough to put me with a three some. Great group. Very enjoyable round. We played in 3+25 minutes and never waited on a shot.
Course was in great shape and the layout is very good with scenic spots every time you turn around.
I’ll be back for sure!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nothing but 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The layout is great, course conditions great and the views AMAZING!!! The course is worth every penny.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Re-opening after Covid

The Mauna Kea course has just reopened at the beginning of the month and it is in great shape and the people at the course cannot have been nicer

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

The Jewel of the Big Island.

Second time playing this beautiful golf course and I love every single minute of it. I played other courses and I wasn’t too impressed. Mauna Kea is a golf course you will always remember. Can’t wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
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 Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

FANTASTIC!!

When you come to the big island. This the course you want to play. I promise you. You won’t be desalinated. Beautiful golf course and friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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