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Big Island Country Club

71-1420 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-325-5044
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Nice layout ...Great Value

Although the course is a bit out of the way and some of the tee boxes were a little rough the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave J
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Excellent golf, friendly staff, and great wildlife

We have golfed at nearly every place on the Big Island and this course is one of the best... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tucker1221
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Since the day the Big Island Country Club opened to rave reviews in 1997, it has been on the "must play" list of the golfing visitor to Hawaii's Big Island. That's not only because of its spectacular location and scenic beauty, but equally because of its well-deserved reputation as a course that welcomes both the novice player as well as the low-handicap expert. The course is simultaneously enjoyable yet challenging, and is designed for every level of playing ability. Designed by famed golf course architect Perry Dye, son of Pete Dye, the par 72 course has all the popular attributes and interesting features that make his layouts so popular to golfers of varying skills: wide, gently rolling bermuda grass fairways, medium-size undulating Bent grass greens, and an abundance of water.
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“island green” (15 reviews)
“resort courses” (13 reviews)
“pro shop” (12 reviews)
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71-1420 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the course is a bit out of the way and some of the tee boxes were a little rough the layout has plenty for everyone. Driveable par four, some great views and water including island green on 17. Not a Mauna Lani or Mauna...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have golfed at nearly every place on the Big Island and this course is one of the best! Interesting layout from fairways to greens. A beautiful, relaxing, and challenging course. The course is a bit inland, but it is well worth the scenic drive...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Value for the green fee. Wide open and challenging. Some rough edges however overall a good experience. No club house, yet to be built. Ice cold beer and reasonable prices. It's worth the drive.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Our party of four expected a little more for the $180 green fees and rental clubs. The rental clubs were very poor. The grips were worn and torn. They were rusted too. They would not give us a towel for the cart. That privilege is...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I played this course on November 26. It was a cloudy day, with light winds. The course has an interesting layout, with soft, white sand bunkers and large greens. The back nine has the more interesting layout. The 17th Island green was...More

Thank Kathleen K
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

It was my first visit at this course. Too bad I don't live here! Loved it! Every hole is different. Absolutely enjoyed the lay-out and the look at the mountains. Big wild turkeys also make your round a little bit different from what you are...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

A great golf course at a reasonable price. His ambitions to be a first class club but still operating out of temporary facilities. Course is great and playable with the owners taking the time and effort to bring it to a first class condition. Have...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Sitting above Waikoloa this course has great views to the west and north, friendly staff and some very good holes. Water in play regularly but if you go where you are supposed to, scoring possibilities are good. On the back nine we agreed this would...More

Thank Peter C
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Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Thank you for golfing at Big Island Country Club. I am sorry to hear that you won't return for another try at Holes 17 and 18. They definitely can make or break a good round. Hopefully, you will reconsider and make a return visit. We'd...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and son golfed here and loved it. Picturesque, cooler, tough and top notch staff. It was a 45 min one way drive but worth it. They'd definitely do it again. Don't golf at Kona country club - very rude staff. I hate to...More

1  Thank Carrie C
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Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Aloha: Thank you for your review. We are happy that your husband and son enjoyed their golf experience here at Big Island Country Club. We strive to provide the best customer service available. Hope you get the chance to golf here.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Golfing on the Big Island Big Island Country Club is a beautiful and great course to play. As a visitor it is not inexpensive but certainly less than a resort course. As a local it is as reasonable as the other public courses. The course...More

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Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Aloha and thank you for writing your review. Glad you enjoyed your golf experience and hope to see you again. The 17th hole is definitely a challenge!

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