We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 62-100 Kauna'oa Drive, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
Description:

Nestled in the dramatic landscape extending from the shoreline to about 700...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 67 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Nice golf course

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
Kiwiholidaytraveller
,
Hamilton
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 58: English reviews
Hamilton
Level Contributor
57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Kiwiholidaytraveller
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Prince Golf Course, responded to this review

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

Northern California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 . . . you find LOTS of balls but only by happenstance. You will be treated to beautiful... More 

Helpful?
Thank stodgman
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Prince Golf Course, responded to this review

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! More 

Orange, California
Level Contributor
96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, give it a shot. FORE!!!

Helpful?
Thank weluvtotravel2
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Prince Golf Course, responded to this review

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! More 

Cleveland, Tennessee
Level Contributor
25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank wilsoncog
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Prince Golf Course, responded to this review

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! More 

Bend, Oregon, United States
Level Contributor
68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 the greens fees are higher in the morning, the pace of play is very good... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve M
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Service Coordinator at Hapuna Prince Golf Course, responded to this review

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 Beach Bar. We hope to welcome you back to the golf course at your earliest... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
130 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Golfwithcats
MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Hapuna Prince Golf Course, responded to this review

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

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

This was my first game in the US but I am a very regular golfer in Australia and have played most of Australia's best courses. This is a very well designed course that is kept in excellent condition with high quality greens and fairways. The dramatic elevation changes and views of the pacific make for a fantastic experience. I particularly... More 

Helpful?
Thank David T
MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Hapuna Prince Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing us as your first U.S golf course played. We are extremely happy that we made a good first impression on you and we hope you will be back for future rounds. Aloha and Mahalo. More 

Los Gatos, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Liked this better than its sister course at Mauna Kea. Much more rugged, felt harder too. Doesn't feel like a resort course, and I liked that. And at nearly half the green fees of Mauna Kea, a far better value for sure

Helpful?
Thank MadrasMango
MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Hapuna Prince Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank you for teeing it up with us. Glad to hear you enjoyed your round at Hapuna. More 

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
166 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

Like most TA reviewers, we spend a good deal of time researching where we are going to spend our money. Golf is no different. Although my wife and I are not golf fanatics, only so-so players in fact, we certainly were looking forward to playing a few good rounds of golf in Hawaii - so much so we hauled our... More 

Helpful?
Thank daveHou
MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Hapuna Prince Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank you for teeing it up with us and sharing your comments. Mahalo. More 

Lawndale
Level Contributor
137 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

Located north of the Waikoloa resort area near the Mauna Kea resort. The golf course is part of the Hapuna Prince Resort property. There are discount packages available. It is best to search the internet prior to your visit or contact the golf shop. I use the "Hawaii Discount Golf" card. The course staff is friendly and welcoming. They truly... More 

Helpful?
Thank LifesaSnap
MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Hapuna Prince Golf Course, responded to this review

Mahalo for teeing it up with us at Mauna Kea Resort's Hapuna Golf Course! We are glad you enjoyed your round and hope you'll return soon. Aloha. More 

Travellers who viewed Hapuna Prince Golf Course also viewed

 
Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Hapuna Prince Golf Course? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hapuna Prince Golf Course staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?