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Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
+1 808-882-5400
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Golfers should play it!

Although the price might seem high to some - compared to other top courses it is not. Course... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dave J
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Overated

Mauna kea gives you a normal service and is Well overpriced for what you get.All holes look The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bernardverheecke
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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
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
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"pro shop"
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"elevated greens"
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"mauna kea"
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"elevation changes"
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"in great shape"
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"robert trent jones"
in 5 reviews
"tee boxes"
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"number restaurant"
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"pebble beach"
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"wet towels"
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"the big island"
in 21 reviews
"driving range"
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"great rate"
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"approach shots"
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"sand wedge"
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"gold standard"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although the price might seem high to some - compared to other top courses it is not. Course condition, ocean views, pace of play, staff/service, elevation changes all lead to great day. Dodging balls from the driving range on the first hole was a little...More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha and mahalo for sharing your great experience on the golf course! We are happy to hear that everything was to your satisfaction and you enjoyed your time on the greens. We hope you visit us again and play another round!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mauna kea gives you a normal service and is Well overpriced for what you get.All holes look The same with elevated greens all The time.Blind shots to The greens.

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MaunaKeaResort, Public Relations Manager at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that the course was not to your satisfaction and you did not enjoy your time on the greens. Thank you for your time and sharing your review!

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Hi gang, Finally in a Hawaii to play golf !! Here on the Big Island chillin’ out I decided to play Mauna Kea. On Hawaiiteetimes.com i scored a 9 am special at $209 ($216 w/tax). Check in friendly, range is about 250 yds long with...More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the greens! We appreciate your thorough feedback which will be shared with the Director of Golf. Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

My wife and I have played on several gold courses on the Big Island of Hawaii and our favorite is the Mauna Kea Resort Course. There are a lot of wonderful ocean view holes including the second and eleventh - but the par 3 third...More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Aloha! Thank you for choosing to enjoy a round of golf with us! We are delighted to hear you and your wife were able to enjoy your time and the views. We hope that you both will join us again soon. Mahalo!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Two stunning par 3's and a true championship course The views on this course are the best. The water is so blue! Saying that, this course is not easy as a 140 slope would tell you Many elevation changes and greens heavily guarded by sand...More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to review your recent round with us! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the course. We apologize that the clubhouse was already closed but do hope you might get the chance to enjoy should you join us...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

From the time that I arrived to when I left, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Mauna Kea Golf Course. Honorable mention to Derek, who was a very gracious host/starter. The club books in 12 minute increments so the pace is excellent and relaxing. Views...More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Mahalo for your honorable mentions and your feedback will be shared with them to continue to inspire them to provide excellent customer service. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time on our greens and all of the spectacular views. We truly appreciate your...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic layout with fairly decent conditions. Greens had been punched recently so was given a discount. Not as well manicured as Mauna Lani South. A very fun course to play with long par 3s and a variety of holes along the way. Club up on...More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Aloha, thank you for sharing your great feedback and tips for future players! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your round of golf, as well as, the beautiful views along the course. We hope you visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Thank Tom G
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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

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!

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

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...More

Thank Megan M
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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Relations Manager at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

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.

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Reviewed 24 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...More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

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...More

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South dakota-914
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.
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AstroTrixie
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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.
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