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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 96743-9706
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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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Had been through here but had not played last time on Island. The conditions on the course were excellent. Staff was excellent to deal with. I read many reviews with people... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Port Alberni, Canada
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Port Alberni, Canada
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had been through here but had not played last time on Island. The conditions on the course were excellent. Staff was excellent to deal with. I read many reviews with people complaining about the blind tee shots or difficulty. All I can recommend is play the appropriate tee's. Is definitely pricey but look for deals on line they are out... 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. We can't deny it is a challenging course and are so glad you enjoyed your time playing. We hope to see you again, aloha! More 

Burbank, California
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69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You begin your day with a beautiful drive down a windy flower covered drive toward the ocean and golf club check in. The golf cart is equipped with cold waters and wet towels. The course is in perfect condition and the views are spectacular. My playing partner has golfed at Pebble Beach, Torrey Pines, and other world renowed courses and... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Relations Manager at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this review

Thank you for teeing it up with us! We're happy you enjoyed your round and that you found our course comparable to "the biggies" out there! We'll look forward to your next round of play with us soon. Mahalo. More 

Visalia, CA
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139 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Mauna Kea is the best on the island...a must play for any avid golfer. The layout is fair but challenging enough - hey, you're on vacation! Great views of the ocean. But Mauna Kea is more - it is a true 'first class' establishment from the facilities to the staff. Not cheap but worth every penny. Have been fortunate to... More 

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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. I am thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your time on our course. Our goal is not only to meet but exceed our guest expectations. We hope to see you out on the course again soon. Until then, aloha! More 

Sacramento, California
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230 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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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258 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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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358 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
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 

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