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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 #2 of 19 Activities 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
46 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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351 reviews 351 reviews
79 attraction reviews
330 helpful votes 330 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 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

Seattle, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a really nice and beautiful course. It is pretty friendly and not too hard. Of course, the signature hole #3 over the breaking surf is fun. This is resort golf so you won't lose too many balls. Definitely a must play while on the Big Island. Check out Hawaiiteetimes for discounts.

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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 are happy you enjoyed your day on this legendary golf course and hope you'll return to play again soon. More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is the second time I played this course in the last 3 months. I'm not sure how this course made the list of the top 100 public courses in the U.S. This time, the greens were punched and dressed. We weren't told about this in advance. A $25.00 "maintenance credit" was not enough.The course otherwise was in decent condition.... More 

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

We are sorry about the missed service which is not a typical Mauna Kea experience by any means. Please contact our Director of Golf at 808-882-5400 so that he might gather more details from you and "right the wrong." Mahalo. More 

Odessa, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Staying at Mauna Kea resort there are two courses within a stones throw. You can walk out of your room turn past the coy ponds and there is the Mauna Kea clubhouse. The better of the two options on every level. During our visit the number 3 restaurant was closed and the greens had just been aerefied. The pro shop... More 

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

We hope you got a great photo at #3 - it is an amazing hole, isn't it? You'll have to return once the greens have healed to play again. Mahalo for all your comments. More 

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