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Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course

Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: 808-882-5400
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Ranked #4 of 27 things to do in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf courses, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Considered one of Hawaii's most unique challenges, this highly-rated 18-hole championship golf...
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Type: Golf courses, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: 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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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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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 

Senior Contributor
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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363 reviews 363 reviews
82 attraction reviews
338 helpful votes 338 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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
65 reviews 65 reviews
19 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 

Redondo Beach, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The course is lovely and very fair - much easier than the huge amounts of lava would make you think. Greens are very true but slow.

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

Aloha and thank you for posting your positive review regarding Mauna Kea Golf Course. We hope you have an opportunity to play here again soon. More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

This course is beautiful but tough. The 3rd and 11th holes are stunning long par 3's that I could play over and over again. Lots of elevated greens and tons of bunkers. If your sand game is sub par, expect to rack up lots of extra strokes. My favourite course by far when compared to Hapuna or the 2 Waikoloa... More 

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

Thank you for playing Mauna Kea Golf Course....and yes, those 99 sand traps can make for an interesting day indeed! Mahalo. More 

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