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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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One of our must play courses when we visit the BI. Upcountry and cool with a challenging but fun layout. Lots of local wildlife!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

One of our must play courses when we visit the BI. Upcountry and cool with a challenging but fun layout. Lots of local wildlife!

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My group played Big Island Country club during our trip. We got a pretty good deal off hawaiiteetimes and found discount coupons for club rentals. Yeah, we were traveling light on this trip which meant our golf clubs stayed at home. You can buy 3rnd golf packages and save some good $ if you plan on playing a bit. The... More 

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Florida
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486 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Although well off the main road of Big Island, it is a very scenic drive to get there from Kona. Once there you realize there is no clubhouse or restaurant but there is a small pro shop with terrific and friendly staff. Carts are up to date and well maintained. The course is a challenging layout for all handicaps with... More 

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Rocklin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a beautiful course that is well maintained and easy to return to. When I booked the T time, after I explained that my wife had recently taken up the game, she was happy to have us play as a twosome (that lowered the stress). So accommodating! We were greeted with a smile and everyone we spoke to were... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Excellent course for value. Rates were $55/person plus $4.80 for a bucket of balls for driving range. Pretty and challenging course and nicely cooler than down by the coast. Played with two young local men who said this was their favorite course. We played mid week and had no issues with playing time, not rushed or held up.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This golf course is located higher up in elevation, which makes the game more enjoyable in a cooler environment. While the course is in the uplands, it is not on a steep slope. The course is beautiful and located on the sunny, Kona side of Hawaii island but not one of the exhorbitantly expensive resort courses. There are nice views... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 38 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 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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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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