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Big Island Country Club

Address: 71-1420 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-325-5044
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Ranked #96 of 208 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Type: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Since the day the Big Island Country Club opened to rave reviews in 1997, it has been on the "must...
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Type: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: 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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Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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188 reviews 188 reviews
45 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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Carmel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

thanks to the fact the Kona Country Club Golf Course has been closed for two years, we have had to explore and find new places to golf. Lucky for us we discovered the Big Island Country Club. What a fun golf course. It is grassy, interesting, challenging but not too hard for beginners, beautiful and more. The weather is cooler... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We played Big Island Country Club hoping that the views had not been retouched on the website--and we found they were even better than expected! Staff was helpful and courteous, even waiting for us to return although we were the last off the course enjoying the views. We played here several times and found it to be uncrowded--they don't book... More 

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Pleasanton, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It can be hard to find inexpensive good golf in Hawaii. This track is a great place to play for the price. The scenery was wonderful. Tons of gold finch all around. They also goats and sheep, but they keep to themselves and don't smell.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A slight drive for a great course, but non-locals get to see the upper road for wonderful scenic views and hopefully a goat spotting!! Affordable by Big Island standards.

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Aiea, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I've read some negative reviews on this course, but I really don't know where they're coming from. It's not a five-star resort, and the rates reflect that. To me, it's a bargain. Many beautiful views, and it's maintained pretty well, particularly the greens. You're golfing in the middle of a working sheep ranch, and they're lounging in the rough everywhere.... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Perry Dye design. Greens could use work - just punching them and not cleaning out weeds and never rolling them isn't okay. The boxes need work too. But for the price, it is hard to beat, especially for,visitors to,our island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Big Island Country Club is a spiritual experience. The setting offers a variety of indigenous birds and vegetation in a lush up-country setting. Each hole is unique and the views of Hualalai and the Kohala Coast are spectacular. Playing this course is like spending time in a nature reserve. This is not a resort experience. No luxury condos line... More 

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