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Hapuna Golf Course

62-100 Kauna'oa Drive, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Good course and location, bad greens. Tee Off or other deal worthwhile.

This is a nice ocean view course (no ocean holes) up in the north Kona area that offers a better... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
PDXTravelers6
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Portland, Oregon
Very playable

Loved this course. Better greens fee price than other resort courses nearby. There was no snack... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
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Nestled in the dramatic landscape extending from the shoreline to about 700 feet above sea level, this Arnold Palmer-designed, 18-hole golf course features panoramic views of the Kohala Coast and the Pacific.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good57%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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62-100 Kauna'oa Drive, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

This is a nice ocean view course (no ocean holes) up in the north Kona area that offers a better deal than its big brother Mauna Kea. Greens were not in the best shape and parts you could not really putt at all. That said...More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your tips for any future players. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the greens and the nice ocean views. We apologize for the condition of the greens and are continuously working on improving them....More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Loved this course. Better greens fee price than other resort courses nearby. There was no snack bar, but snack cart girl came around frequently. Starter did not give us any course info. Usually we are asked if we have played course before, and then they...More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Aloha and mahalo for your feedback! We are delighted to hear over all you enjoyed your time. As customer service is our top priority, we apologize that we have fallen short during your recent visit. Mahalo!

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Got decent rate for green fee. Rental could have been $5-$10 cheaper. No problems playing at a 3 hour pace with a three-some. We played from the resort tees since I have never played there before. At under 6100 yards, it played short. Three of...More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to review your recent time here at the Hapuna Prince Golf Course. We are thrilled that overall, you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you will return again soon. Aloha!

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Loved this course. Hired clubs, and got brand new Taylor Made. Best game ever! Don't miss playing on this pretty course. Great driving range and practice putt as well.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Aloha and mahalo for your kind review. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed playing at the Hapuna Prince Golf Course. We hope that you will join us again soon. Aloha!

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is the sister course to Mauna Kea, it has a great layout and fantastic views of the Pacific ocean. Not a walking course because it climbs a few hundred feet from the first tee to 3rd tee. Well worth a round here.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thank you for your review, we're so thrilled you enjoyed your round on the Hapuna greens. Aloha!

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a gorgeous course which was in great condition. The course is very fair but it puts a premium on hitting fairways. Wild hitters will pay a heavy price because the rough is impenetrable. You almost never find your lost ball . . ....More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thank you for your review of the Golf Course. We're glad you enjoyed your round here and we can't wait to welcome you back. Aloha!

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Played here when I'm Hawaii for a destination wedding. Course has beautiful views, friendly service and even an occasional wild mongoose. I used rental clubs as airlines charge for baggage now, and they were actually are ally nice set, that seemed almost new. Great course,...More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Thank you for your review! We're glad you had such a wonderful time playing golf at Hapuna Prince Golf Course and we can't wait to welcome you back. Aloha!

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Reviewed 2 July 2016

Hapuna is a sister course to Mauna Kea. It is a bit shorter and much tighter---think lost balls. It is not easy to score well---greens were not in good shape.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our golf course. We have shared your concerns with key staff leaders and thank you for your candor to help continuously​ improve the quality of our course. Aloha!

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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

This one of the better courses on the Big Island. It has a lot of ups and downs, but us generally fair, and the course is in very good condition. It's not inexpensive, but we love playing here, and generally play in the morning. Although...More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Service Coordinator at Hapuna Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Thank you for your response! We're glad you enjoyed our Hapuna golf course and have to agree that being situated so close to the hotel, is a wonderful amenity for golfers looking to enjoy a few drinks on the beach or a quick lunch at...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2015

This is one of my favorite courses here. It has a lot of ups and downs, but is really fun. It might be challenging, when it is windy, and it is often windy.

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Hapuna Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

We're glad you enjoyed teeing it up at Hapuna Golf Course! Thank you for your positive comments which we appreciate.

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