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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
Phone Number: 808-882-5400
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Activities: Golfing
Description: 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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Beautiful Views.

Service continues to be lacking. Bag service was adequate, but no one else appears to be trained in customer service. There was no starter again to offer any information about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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scottsdale, az
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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I booked a 1:36 tee time for my husband. The off prime time rates was $165. But when we checked in I said I was going to ride in the cart with him. It was clear I was not playing golf by my attire. The woman in the golf shop charged $25 for me to ride along. Outrageous given what... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for your comments. It is customary for courses to charge a rider fee and the fee here along the Kohala Coast ranges from $25 - $40. We apologize you felt the $25 was too much but we hope your husband enjoyed his round and that you enjoyed seeing the course. More 

Houston
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Service continues to be lacking. Bag service was adequate, but no one else appears to be trained in customer service. There was no starter again to offer any information about their tee system or to keep groups on schedule. The practice area had 5 stations set up all of which were occupied--3 of them by young children who appeared unlikely... More 

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

We sincerely apologize for the pace of play and service issue. May we please ask that you contact our Director of Golf, Josh Silliman, so that he might learn more? 808-882-5409 More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The course deserves every accolade it has earned. Challenging but playable. Scenery the best. The service in the golf shop and around the course was kind of indifferent. Did not feel welcome. No starter, no one to explain tee boxes or basic course information. Pay you money and point you to first tee. Period. I can get that at any... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for playing Mauna Kea Golf Course. We are happy you enjoyed the course while disappointed that our service levels were not up to your - or our - expectations. We apologize and appreciate hearing from you so that we can improve in the future. We hope you'll return and play with us again soon. Mahalo. More 

Redding, California
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went to Mauna Kea because it was recommnended by a friend who had played there before and said it was one of the best. We made tee times for after 1:00 P.M. as the rate went down from $250.00ish to $140.00. Unfortunately our timing was not good as they were redoing the driving range and had just aeriated the... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for playing with us. We hope you can return and experience the course in perfect (post-aeration) condition. Mahalo and thank you again. More 

Belmont, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great course with some very challenging holes! The views from some holes to ocean are so pretty. The golf carts are great with coolers filled with ice to hold your complimentary bottled water. Good pace play.

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

Thanks for playing with us! We hope you'll be back to tee it up again soon. Aloha. More 

Los Gatos, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Perhaps my expectations were high after reading the reviews. Or maybe I had played courses in better condition for a lower price on this trip. But was a bit disappointed by the course. The maintenance wasn't as immaculate as one would expect from a course at this price range. The entrance, and the start at hole 1 is so underwhelming... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for playing at Mauna Kea Golf Course. The course design makes it a challenging resort course for sure and its design not for everyone. We strive to maintain excellent conditions and certainly appreciate your comments. Mahalo. More 

Santa Barbara, Ca
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

my wife and I played this course twice on our visit, it was expensive but we had a discount card and paid $125 which included cart, driving range and all the golf we wanted to play each day. we played 27 holes and liked it a lot. #3 hole plays across the ocean, par 3 into. the wind with an... More 

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

We're delighted you were able to experience the renowned Mauna Kea Golf Course and that you enjoyed playing the course. Hope you'll return to tee it up again soon! More 

Cincinnati
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144 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Beautiful course with stunning views - the signature Par 3 third hole is breathtaking. Greens were fast and the course was well maintained. All staff we encountered were very friendly and seemed to appreciate the fact we were there. Nice pro shop with a nice selection for men and women. Pricey, but great experience.

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

We're happy you enjoyed your day at Mauna Kea Golf Course and we sincerely hope you'll have the opportunity to tee it up with us again soon. Aloha! More 

Leander, Texas
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My husband and I played this course last week and were stunned by it's beauty and locale. We love to play golf and this course was not only gorgeous, but challenging. They have a wonderful staff, which made our round even more enjoyable. The #3 hole is spectacular as you drive your ball over the ocean with waves crashing in... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed the magnificent Mauna Kea Golf Course and we hope you'll return to tee it up again very soon. Aloha. More 

Iowa
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

While we enjoyed the tough course, we will never golf here again because of the rude staff and service we encountered throughout our round. Robert, our starter, was nothing short of a jerk as he made several comments to us that were unacceptable. Specifically, we had six people golfing in two groups of three and he had trouble figuring this... More 

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

We sincerely apologize for your experience. Could you please contact Josh, our director of golf, at 808-882-5400? He has an update on your situation. Again, our sincere apologies. Mahalo. More 

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