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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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The gold standard for Big Island golf

This and the Mauna Lani South course set the standard for big island courses. The Mauna Kea, when we played there, felt much more relaxed and less busy than other Kohala courses... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This and the Mauna Lani South course set the standard for big island courses. The Mauna Kea, when we played there, felt much more relaxed and less busy than other Kohala courses. My wife and I had a 7.48 teetime and got through the course in 3.5 hours and we felt like we were taking our time. No waiting on... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course and we can't wait to welcome you back to our amazing greens. Aloha! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We changed up our typical Wailea golf vacation and gave the Big Island a chance. What a great place to stay. The resort and beach was first class. The golf course is so much fun! The par 3's will be something I will remember the rest of my life. The views are spectacular. The greens are well cut, definitely fast... 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 Golf Course. We are thrilled that you took a chance and enjoyed your time on the course, at the resort and the beach. We hope that we will have the pleasure of having you as our guest again soon. Aloha! More 

taipei
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59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is a great course, conditions were better than ten years ago when i came. the grounds were perfect the view is great. what else can you ask for.

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

Aloha and mahalo for your kind review of the Mauna Kea Golf Course. We always strive to not only meet but exceed our guests expectations and we are thrilled to hear that we have. Thank you for noticing the improvement of the course. We hope to see you again soon. Aloha! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently played the Mauna Kea course. It was definitely challenging given the elevated greens. With that said, the course itself was just so beautiful. Every hole seemed to have some ocean views or glimpses of Mauna Kea. Pros: Challenging Course, Friendly & Helpful Staff, Beautiful Views, and nice Taylor Made rental clubs Cons: Pricey

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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 to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your time on the course. The views from he course definitely can't be beat! We hope that you will return to the course again soon. Aloha! More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 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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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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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