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Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course

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Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Considered one of Hawaii's most unique challenges, this highly-rated...

Considered one of Hawaii's most unique challenges, this highly-rated 18-hole championship golf course offers dramatic elevation changes and spectacular views; under renovation until December 2008

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Challenging but fun

Course was in great condition. Lots of elevation changes and semi blind approach shots. Beautiful par 3 on the front nine across the water with great views.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Course was in great condition. Lots of elevation changes and semi blind approach shots. Beautiful par 3 on the front nine across the water with great views.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the challenge that our course provides and that you found the course to be in good condition. We do hope you will come back and play the course again soon. Aloha! More 

Sussex, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We played on 12/24 and the course was in great condition. Beautiful views, true greens, and a 30mph wind (which I'm told was pretty unusual) only added to the fun. Drive with the wind....270....against....220! Great pro shop, range and practice green. Friendly staff, yummy food at the turn and a casual, unrushed round made our holiday play AWESOME! Plus the... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your review of the Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course. We are so thrilled that you were able to enjoy your Christmas Eve on the golf course. With strive not only to meet but exceed your expectations and hope to have you back on the course again soon! Happy Holidays! Guest Services Team More 

Kaysville, Utah
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350 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I love this course. I wouldn't recommend it to the higher handicap players. It has a lot of elevation changes and can be very challenging, especially in the wind. Probably the highest rated public course on the island and rightfully so.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this review

Aloha, and mahalo for leaving your review about our famous Mauna Kea golf course! It is known to be one of the more challenging courses in the islands, thus why we have held many tournaments here over the fifty-plus years it's been here! We cannot wait to have you out on the greens again soon! Mahalo, and A Hui Hou!... More 

New York City, New York
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I was surprised how good condition the course is in. Some of the photos I've seen didn't reflect this so I wondered whether it would live up to my long time . It has a lot of elevation changes which i'm personally not a huge fan of but it flowed really well and . It was long in places (a... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this review

Aloha, and Mahalo for taking the time to write your fantastic review about the famous Mauna Kea Gold Course! Sounds like you and your crew had a delightful experience, and we can't thank you enough for sharing your stories, comments, and suggestions! We cannot wait to welcome you back again soon, and thank you for trying out our Golfboards! Mahalo... More 

Montreal Canada
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121 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My wife and I played the Mauna Kea golf course during our vacation on Big Island, we also played Mauna Lani South course.....The Mauna Kea is nice but this is more a resort golf, older style with a lot of elevation on almost every shot....I preferred Mauna Lani South course, this is my preference... The staff advised us that the... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this review

Aloha! We want to thank you for taking the time to review our golf course, and share your experiences and comments with us. We definitely hope you can make it back to the course someday soon! Mahalo from all of us, at the MKBH! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The golf boards were an absolute blast and if your fit enough and agile then do it, at least try it the boards were stable bit sometimes hard to turn as my wife would say. The overall rating at the course was pretty good the greens are almost full recovered from maintenance, they were rolling nicely (remember they break toward... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for your review and comments about our Golf Course! We look forward to seeing you again, on the Fairways here at the Mauna Kea! Mahalo! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Played this course 3 times last week. The tee boxes, fairways and rough were in great shape. In fact the fairways looked liked the had no play as there was not a divot to be found except the ones I made. The views are amazing and the course is truly a great design. The down side were the greens and... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you so much for your review and feedback about Mauna Kea's golf course. We are so happy you had a great experience, and we will definitely forward your suggestions and comments to our key golf staff leaders, and appreciate your feedback about the maintenance staff. We hope we get to see you again soon, here at the Mauna... More 

Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Almost every hole has gorgeous views of the pacific. Tees and fairways were in great shape. Greens had been aerated about 2 weeks ago and were still struggling. Greens were shaggy, but to their credit the pro shop informed me of this before playing which isn't done everywhere you go. Played as a single and the round was pretty fast.... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for your review of our Golf Course, and sharing your experience with us! We are so pleased to have met, and even exceeded, your expectations. We always strive for that! We hope to see you here again soon, playing many more rounds of golf by the blue Pacific! Mahalo! More 

Hamilton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is the 5th time I have played here and it has never disappointed. Every time the course has been it great condition and set out beautifully. If you play golf and you are on the big Island, I think this is a must to play. Remember to take you camera

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Aloha! More 

Northern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This just may be our favorite course EVER. The course is amazing. Signature holes #3 and #11 go down to and over the ocean. Each and every one of the 18 holes is a challenge and will test your golf skills. Use of the driving range was included. The carts are loaded with ice chests and ice cold water. Wet... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed the course and had such a wonderful experience, we look forward to golfing with you again soon. Aloha! More 

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