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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
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, Challenging Course

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Cincinnati
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133 reviews 133 reviews
24 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This golf course...found right on the ocean had some just gorgeous holes...Numbers 3 and 11 in particular were mesmerizing in their proximity to the ocean.... You drove your clubs to the back of the pro shop and then they valeted your car elsewhere. As you were checking in, they sorted your clubs in your cart., which was also stocked with... More 

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

Thank you for playing with us and sharing your thoughts about the award-winning Mauna Kea Golf Course. More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

One of the many Great course, tough too. No crowds pushing you along and great views too add to an already perfect day of golf.

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

Mahalo for teeing it up with us. We're glad you enjoyed our challenging course and hope you'll return to play again soon. More 

Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We purchased their play 5 rounds for $550 each, which afforded us 2 rounds at Mauna Kea and 3 rounds at Hapuna golf course. We really enjoyed playing Mauna Kea golf course. It was in great shape, had some challenges of hitting uphill to narrow fairways and the greens were in too shape. The also have a nice food service... 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! The course is indeed fun and challenging and we hope you'll return to take it on again soon. Mahalo. More 

Vancouver
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365 reviews 365 reviews
82 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful manicured and well designed course. Good service. Bunker sand a bit deep and there are a lot of them! With the Golf Hawaii card we booked 2 days unlimited at Hapuna and one day after 11.00 at Mauna Kea. This late time was not a condition three years ago. Anyway with 1.00 twilight rates making a second full round... More 

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

Thank you for golfing at Mauna Kea! We're happy you were able to play this legendary golf course and that you enjoyed the round. We hope you'll tee it up again with us soon. More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The welcoming staff in the golf shop borders on RUDE. The restaurant staff is terrible: "Is there a bar at the hotel?" "This is a bar" "Is there a bar at the hotel that is open?" "This bar is open." I mean really. The golf pro was very nice, but the rest of the staff was terrible. I have golfed... More 

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

We are quite taken aback by your comments and do apologize. May I ask that you please contact our Director of Golf, Josh? He would love to speak to you to learn more. 808-882-5409. Mahalo. More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to golf such an amazing golf course. The fairways and greens were in great shape. All the staff were very helpful. The best part was the views. They were awesome from every part of the course.

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

We're happy you tee'd it up at Mauna Kea and played this legendary course. Mahalo for visiting! More 

Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Beautiful course with lots of bunkers - was really disliking the sand by the end of the round. Greens were really fast. Missed the GPS's in the carts.

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

Sounds like you managed to find a few of the 99 bunkers which, among many other things, makes the award-winning Mauna Kea Golf Course both challenging and fun...depending on your point of view. Thank you visiting and teeing it up with us! More 

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