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A great golf course

What a golf course, especially the 3rd hole with your tee shot over the ocean. So many incredible... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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Mauna Kea is a challenging course with some holes right on the ocean

This is a beautiful course with some holes located right on the ocean. The greens are small and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Garey C
San Diego, California
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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
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
+1 808-882-5400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a golf course, especially the 3rd hole with your tee shot over the ocean. So many incredible views of the ocean. A challenging but fair course. Everything was first class. Highest recommendation.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cpb4usc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful course with some holes located right on the ocean. The greens are small and challenging, and in many cases elevated...calling for some real difficult club selection and then very accurate shots. Of the courses in the area this is in my...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Garey C
Reviewed 16 November 2018

First off, the course is beautiful! Hole 3 iconic tee off over the ocean. Snack and drink cart fully stocked with all the good stuff. Greens played super fast, bunkers everywhere. Good ups and downs unlike other ocean courses in the area. Carts well equipped...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LivinGreat808
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I played Mauna Kea course today. It has beautiful views. Good layout. Nice, friendly employees. I had heard great things about the course, as well as the reviews. The greens were very nice. I thought the fairways, however, were some of the worst I have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Razorgeorge
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Seems you are only golfer most of the time here. Redesigned club house restaurant is better and the bocce is nice.. the course is not super difficult but offers stunning views at nearly every hole ..houses on the upper part of course are the custom...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank drmader
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Looking for a little more challenging golf course? You got it here! Played 36 holes, teeing off at 8am. Nice sunny day, little breeze, humid. The course has lots of changing elevation, lots of undulation in the fairway and greens, well maintained course, the greens...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jkendo
Reviewed 25 September 2018

My wife and I played on a gorgeous Monday morning. We had Marriott Vacation Club coupons - much cheaper than the normal rate. I found the course to be remarkable. The views from the 1st green through the 4th tee are AMAZING. The greens were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank daqattaq
Reviewed 16 September 2018

When they re-did the course a few years ago, they considered it very clever to design 100 bunkers - this has made the course less fun and difficult for the average player. It still has good ocean views, but the two courses at Mauna Lani...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Explore796204
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Love this course. It is everything its reputation claims it to be, tough and scenic. It seemed that every hole is elevated (not totally true) and absolutely protected by bunkers. The signature 3rd hole is gorgeous and daunting. Managed to play the course 3 times...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stan J
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Hawaii has a lot of golf courses that are beautiful. Many have a par three over a cove of the ocean. Mauna Kea has all that and more. It is awesome golf. The green sites are brilliantly placed, but I do tire of all the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom W
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23 April 2015|
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Response from Coylum | Reviewed this property |
By the way, rent an apartment at Waikoloa through vrbo and drive to the course. Nicer than the hotel.
22 February 2015|
Response from Edmund1020 | Reviewed this property |
The Mauna Kea Beach Resort is a hotel so the rooms we have stayed in, 6 or 7 times do not have a washer and dryer. If you stay in the homes, villas or condo up the hill, likely they do.