The 442-yard 16th hole of the Kings' Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort is defended by a pond up the left side.
600 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738, US
(808) 883-9621
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About Waikoloa Beach Resorts (Hawaii Island)

Waikoloa Beach is a 1,350-acre master-planned resort community on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii (Big) Island. It offers multiple hotels, plus additional condominium and villa units. It is home to a wealth of water sports, restaurants and nightlife, as well as three 18-hole golf courses. Accommodations include the Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hilton Grand Vacations, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Marriott's Waikoloa Ocean Club and the Lava Lava Beach Club Cottages. Condominiums are offered both on golf course fairways and overlooking the coastline. The golf club features the Beach Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and the Kings' Course, designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. The Waikoloa Village Course is another option that is more affordable and inland for primarily local play. Waikoloa Beach Resort is located 17 miles from Kona International Airport.

Facts

Price Range$$$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres1350
Year Opened1972
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite, Villas/Casitas, Fractional Ownership
PoolAdults Only
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?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Waikoloa Beach Resorts (Hawaii Island)

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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Course condition is slipping

While this is a beautiful course location and I enjoyed our round there is definitely room for improvement.
While the people in the office were very friendly, the starter was busy giving golf tips to a woman one the driving range and was clueless as to what was happeningon the course. For example, he held us up because he said a foursome had just gone out and walked away. After waiting for another 5 minutes I walked over to where he was talking with the women and asked if we could go to the 1st tee. He said OK, but when we got there we found there was another couple on the tee that we were supposed to be paired with. We were both surprised since the starter had not bothered to inform either couple that we were a foursome.
All four players in our group agreed that the course conditions have deteriorated. Examples here include only about 1/4 inch of sand and liner showing in many bunkers; greens appeared scored and very rough; and some fairways were burned out in spots.
There was no Marshall and pace of play was a little slow on the front nine, but picked up on the back where some players ahead of us dropped out after playing 9. There was also no refreshment cart, but we were provided bottles of water and ice with the golf cart. There is no GPS on the carts so bring your own if you use one.
All in all, we met some great people to play with and had a fun round, but all of us were a little disappointed that the course is not what it once was.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great value Course

Picked up a Hot deal on this RTJ junior track. Never get tired of playing this course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Amazing beach course and views

The course was amazing but the wind was very tough to deal with!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Large open forgiving fairways!

Course was amazing but the high winds made it challenging often going up 2-3 clubs and down 1-2 clubs. The wide fairways were nice. The course was further off the beach and up in the hills more than I had thought

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Like this course

Has easy and difficult holes. A challenge for most
Players.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Upcountry Course

Was looking for a nice course but didn’t want to spent $250 plus a round. Read the recent reviews and was ready to give it a try. Course was really nice and the staff were great. Kept us in the loop on when we should head to the first tee. Course was a cool layout with pretty generous fairways. The greens appeared to have been recently vertical-cut but rolled pretty nice despite. I would recommend and at the hot deal price of $28.00. Yes so so worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice option to the resort courses

First course played on the island and adjusting to the turf and wind made play a bit more challenging. Played two other resort courses and found the rough here more punishing than the other two. The bunkers have pea gravel instead of sand and that was another adjustment.
Overall well maintained and in good condition with great views.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy but Fun

Nice course with beautiful ocean views. unfortunately it was extremely windy the day we played, couldn't wear a hat because it kept flying off. It was expensive to play, most golf courses in Hawaii are. Course was in good shape and the staff were all friendly and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best bang for your buck on the Big Island

I’ve played this course several times. Staff are always friendly, course is usually in good shape and pace is generally 4 hours or less. This time I had an 8:06 tee time and played in 3.5 hours with a gentleman that was local. It’s been a joy every time I go and definitely best bang for your buck in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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