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Big Island Country Club

71-1420 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-325-5044
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Ranked #19 of 50 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Golf Courses
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... more » 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. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Booked through tee times.com and no mention of punched greens. I would save your money until the greens are in better condition. Very nice views and layout if greens were in good condition I would rate it a 4 but found no value in paying $70.00 to putt on a beach.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a reasonably priced track, with some great views, periodic rain showers, and lots of birds (not birdie, BIG BIRDS!)

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Main Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Have stayed and played at Hapuna many times and this time did still not disappoint. The course is a little difficult the first few holes and then you settle in and enjoy.the fairways and greens are in good shape. Take a few extra balls though.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have played here many times over the past 10 years and have always been impressed with the cooler climate, course design and the wonderful wildlife. Degrading conditions reversed a few years ago under new ownership; however, the place has gone downhill since our last visit. The general conditions mirror an under maintained muni with ragged tee boxes, weedy fairways... More

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Buckley, washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I played the Big Island Country Club on August 15, 2014 and had a great experience. My wife did not play but accompanied me through the round. We appreciated the courteous staff and were very impressed with their friendly manner. The course was in very nice condition and was a fun course to play. I loved it!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

When you think of golf on the Big Island, this course is not likely what you'd expect as there are minimal ocean views or palm trees. What the course does have, however, are beautiful mountain vistas, local wildlife, a challenging layout (where hitting the fairways is key) and a uniquely challenging 2 finishing holes! It is a course you can... More

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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We reviewed many courses on the Big Island and chose this course for several reasons. Several of them were the great views, cooler temps with a little higher elevation and more affordable pricing for novices. We had a great day and enjoyed the wildlife and that the course wasn't backed up. Very relaxing afternoon

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Taft, California
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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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Austin
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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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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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