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Big Island Country Club

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Address: 71-1420 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-325-5044
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Description: Since the day the Big Island Country Club opened to rave reviews in 1997...
Since the day the Big Island Country Club opened to rave reviews in 1997, it has been on the "must play" list of the golfing visitor to Hawaii's Big Island. That's not only because of its spectacular location and scenic beauty, but equally because of its well-deserved reputation as a course that welcomes both the novice player as well as the low-handicap expert. The course is simultaneously enjoyable yet challenging, and is designed for every level of playing ability. Designed by famed golf course architect Perry Dye, son of Pete Dye, the par 72 course has all the popular attributes and interesting features that make his layouts so popular to golfers of varying skills: wide, gently rolling bermuda grass fairways, medium-size undulating Bent grass greens, and an abundance of water.
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The course looks way easier than it is, there are turkeys and sheep wandering around and the clubhouse is effectively a big tent. It's the complete antithesis to the pretentious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Mackay, Australia

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The course looks way easier than it is, there are turkeys and sheep wandering around and the clubhouse is effectively a big tent. It's the complete antithesis to the pretentious country club you find elsewhere. The guy who deals with the buggies is possibly the happiest man on the planet. Overall it's a bit mental but fantastic for all that.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My favorite course on the island for the money. No frills. No restaurant or bar, but they sell beer and sandwiches in the pro shop and a beverage cart is always around. Don't get cocky early the island 17th par three and the challenging par 4 18th are waiting for you. Lots of interesting local wildlife yo enjoy as you... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Big Island Country Club is not a country club yet for there is not a club house with all those amenities but the course is still interesting. The reception was fantastic and the fellows greeting you were very upbeat and more than eager to help. The hut offered sandwiches and drinks so you would not go hungry or thirsty.... More 

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Vacaville, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Beautiful golf course in excellent shape. Greater room for errant shots as compared to Makalei. Greens were "patchy" in places but had little effect on putts. Good price. Rental clubs were Titleist 909D2. Scotty Cameron putter........really? I putted so well I wanted the putter. Pace of play was fast until I caught up to several groups of foursomes and it... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have played the Big Island Country Club many times. Made an afternoon tee time to get a cheaper rate. The pro shop staff behind the counter, a woman, was not very friendly or welcoming. We had to say hello first and while she said hello back, it seemed a little forced. She said her computer was down and did... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

The female at the desk is awful / the trailers used for facilities match the desk person but the course has great potential when they fix the chewed up greens . Expect rain and cool weather then try again in a couple of years .

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Big Island Golf club is situated north of Kailua Kona away from the coastline along the 190 hwy...known as the Hawaii Belt Hwy. Due probably to the location, the fees are more reasonable...$80...and frankly, the course of the 4 golf courses the crew I was with, played and enjoyed the most. It doesn't have the fancy pants club house, and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I am a private club player so recognize the lens from which I view things. Entertaining holes with decent bent grass greens that hold in upland forest with nifty wildlife-- lambs, ewes and rams, tropical birds of color. Tad rough around the edges and thin lies in spots. If you played here five years ago it is much improved although... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

the guys outside were GREAT but the gal inside was rude and didn't hardly say a word, I even told here this and she said O im sorry, and didn't even offer to fix anything my gosh where is the ALOHA spirit

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Wenatchee, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The golf course is well maintained, challenging for most levels of golfers. We liked it. It was not crowded and the pace of play was just right

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Address: Address: 71-1420 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-325-5044
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona

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