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Big Island Country Club

71-1420 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Ranked #19 of 50 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Golf Courses
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Aurora, Colorado
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Has potential for a great golf course If only it wasn't for the crappy shape the course is in. Had ball stopped several times by rows of mowed grass and the greens plain sucked.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I love this course. It is challenging, but playable. That is if you can play with all the beautiful scenery, animals and birds, including nenes, turkeys, francolins and more. My husband is a 7 handicap and is still challenged by this course. I am a beginner, but am still able to play and enjoy the course. There is water on... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This course is set in Hawaii's up country. Decent course with lots of diversity and a few forced carries. (Water) Condition are good but not excellent. It's a beautiful course to look at with wildlife. Fair amount of bang for the dollar. Definitely worth the time to play! About $65 to $50 dollars. As others have mentioned the facilities are... More

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kona, hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I play here all the time and really enjoy it. Herman runs the show inside and is a big sweetie. Mark, Nick and Jim take extra special care of your clubs and get you set up for your round. They never forget to tell you pin placement. The course has been revamped since new ownership took over and is extremely... More

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Herndon, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our round, which followed a late night on Mauna Kea. I agree with other reviews that course could be in much better shape, from tee to green. But loved the opportunity to view the wildlife, particularly the endangered birds (notable, there was nearly one less of those when my second shot on 18 failed... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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92 attraction reviews
442 helpful votes 442 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We have played here quite a few times over the years and conditions are slipping fast. After playing Mauna Lani and Waikoloa Kings course the conditions here are deplorable. There are large herds of goats/sheep and flocks of turkeys running wild on the course. The goats/sheep are visibly part of the course maintenance staff. They cut the grass. The turkeys... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a pretty good old course. The lay out is fair but challenging. The biggest issue they have is there are no amenities (they are working out of trailers) and the maintenance is less than outstanding. The greens are pretty good but the tee boxes are all beat up. The place needs more money for maintenance. Over all it... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Just FYI, there are many other courses for less or the same amount of money that will provide a MUCH better golf experience. Whatever problems they are trying to resolve here , should not be taken out on the customers. I am from Hawaii so it hurts to write this review, but I count on the reviews from Trip Advisor... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We come to Kona every year and golf a lot. We stopped into this golf course,asked the fee and made a reservation. Now, beware this course is not on the ocean, not as well maintained as the resort courses and is a 45 min drive from downtown Kona. We were quoted $45 at booking, but next day they charged us... More

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Portland, OR
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We had so much fun golfing this course. It was about a 40 minute drive from where we were staying in Kona. Since you're traveling north, it tends to be a little cooler with the higher elevation. The course is pretty well maintained and offers a challenge to all levels of golfers. One day, we scheduled our tee time at... More

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