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Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
808-882-5400
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses
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... more » 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 « less
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Odessa, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Toronto, Canada
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185 reviews 185 reviews
72 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Mauna Kea Golf Course is well known as the class act on the Island of Hawaii. Its signature third hole, an ocean front par three, is scenic and memorable even as it is tough and unforgiveable, especially from the back tees. Unfortunately, in the dog days of late August when the course is wide open, course and pro shop... More

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

Aloha and thank you for your comments. We apologize that the pro shop was closed upon completion of your round but, as we understand it, you were able to return the following morning and complete your purchase. We understand the frustration of not being able to accomplish this transaction the evening prior and again, we offer our apology. Mahalo. More

Auburn, WA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Excellent customer service from bag drop until the first tee. Great course, fantastic ocean views from many holes. Unfortunately, they don't marshal the course and the group in front of me was horribly slow. I had left my phone in the car, so I couldn't call the clubhouse. I would play the course again.

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

Mahalo for playing with us! We appreciate your positive comments and the opportunity to look in to why play may have been slow. Hope you'll be back to tee it up again soon. More

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The 3rd hole is beautiful. No two ways about it. Maybe the 2nd best water hole on the island (15th of Mauna Lani South I think is a little better). I've played this course multiples times dating back to 1998. I played in in December 2013 after 7 years of skipping it. Back in the late 2000's it was not... More

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

Thank you for your comments and for returning to play Mauna Kea Golf Course after so many years. We pride ourselves on our unique award-winning course design which has been lauded for nearly 50 years. We hope you'll return to play again one day. Aloha. More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It's all about the ocean views!!! Great club house with excellent casual dining. Great shopping too!

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

Mahalo for playing, shopping and dining at Mauna Kea Golf Course! Hope you'll tee it up with us again soon. More

Berkeley, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This classic resort golf course features several notable holes. The part three across the bay to the green on the other side is probably the most famous. However, the longer par three down the hill to the edge of the cliff may be a little more challenging to judge. The course provides a variety of holes and shots, most providing... More

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding the Mauna Kea Golf Course. We're happy you enjoyed your day on the greens! More

Melbourne
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is apparently the big islands best and toughest course and you can see why. It's incredibly picturesque and seriously challenging from the back tees. Worth every cent of the $180 fee - in fact it's a bargain at that price. Spectacular course on a beautiful beach. The. 273 par 3 over the cliff is just mind blowing. Even playing... More

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

We are happy you had an opportunity to play...and appreciate....this special golf course. Mahalo for your comments! More

Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

It wasn't cheap to tee-off there but it sure was the most enjoyable round we have had for the week, spectacular scenery, wonderful layouts with great condition throughout, friendly and helpful staff; a must play course when golfing in Kona.

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

Thank you for joining us for a round of golf at Mauna Kea. We are glad you enjoyed this special course - the very first on Hawaii, the Big Island! More

San Carlos, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The course has a beautiful challenging but fair layout, with amazing views. The course was not crowded so the place of play was very good. It is not an inexpensive round, but it is worth the price or try playing at twilight if it is not in your budget. Either way you will not be disappointed.

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

Mahalo for sharing your comments and for joining us at Mauna Kea Golf Course! We agree that it is a very special course indeed. Aloha. More

Richmond, BC,
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This course was a pleasure to play. Lots of space for bad shots, not crowded so the pace of play was good and the views range from spectacular ocean vistas to mountain side villas. If you can avoid the bunkers. Most are typical Faldo type bunkers, deep with good sand, but difficult to get out of. Still, they are part... More

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