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Big Island Country Club

71-1420 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Ranked #16 of 50 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Golf Courses
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Taft, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband is the golfer in the family, and he enjoys playing at golf as much as possible while on vacation. We have been to THE BIG island many times but never considered having him play this course, mainly because we thought it was private, because of the words COUNRTY CLUB. How wrong we were -- this golf course is... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A beautiful course high up the mountains but close enough to Kailua and an easy drive from town. Challenging but fair and very reasonable green fee. Herman (Head Pro) personally attends to you and the small country club charm I preferred to the coastline courses of Hapuna and Waikaloa...and I really loved those courses. Have been to Kailua/Kona the past... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you golf, this is the spot!!! As nice and expensive as the resort courses can be, they are all way too hot in the summer. Much cooler and pleasant at Big Island C.C. Also check the wind conditions before you play anywhere north of the airport. The course is set in a gorgeous country side setting, lots of mammals,... More

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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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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525 reviews 525 reviews
94 attraction reviews
461 helpful votes 461 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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