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Makalei Hawaii Country Club

72-3890 Hawaii Belt Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808 325 6625
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Ranked #29 of 50 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Golf Courses
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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went to this course solo and played and early morning round. There was one foursome ahead of me and the let me through. The course was full of peacocks and other beautiful birds. Now the course was very challenging and hilly. It was in great shape and the weather was perfect. The staff took great care of me and... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful courses I've ever seen that doesn't empty your wallet to golf on and the amazing exotic birds all over are so fun to see. We've gotten some pictures even placed in the local newspaper. My husband golfs at Makalei 2-3 times a week!

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Richmond, BC,
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This golf course is deceiving. The first thing that is deceiving is that it appears very unfriendly. We tried to play this course earlier in the week and were rained out. They advised us that we could have a rain check to use later in the week. However, when we arrived today to use the rain check, confusion seemed to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you enjoy challenging golf in a spectacular setting with unbelievable views and peacocks, this course is worth the drive. It is probably the best golf value on the Big Island, as well. Lots of tee times available and the very reasonable green fees include cart (a must have).

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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We enjoyed a round of golf at Makalei during a stay on the Big Island. It is up the "mountain" from Kona airport. Scenic area populated with numerous flocks of pheasants, yellow canaries, and others I could not identify. Great views from some tees, though most holes take you away from the ocean side and into the forests. Greens fees... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The staff were very unaccommodating ( do it yourself ) bordering on rude and leave a bad taste to start . The clubhouse facilities are at best poor (very small very outdated no service ) Old style noisy golf carts that can be exciting or even dangerous on this very hilly course . The course is in poor condition and... More

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Pfafftown, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is a really nice golf course at a moderate price. It is located in the mountains and the views are stunning, as are the peacocks. The course was in good shape because of recent rains and it is challenging, to say the least, without being unfair. However, the pace of play was pathetic. It took the 3 of us... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This course was a pleasure to play. Carved into the side of a mountain, count on plenty of elevation changes and downhill/uphill shots. Course was in good condition, greens were excellent. I found this to be a good value compared to some of the resorts, especially with a Golf Now hot rate. When the clouds rolled in around 10am it... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is a mountain course. Lots of up or down fairways. (The course goes up the hill and than back down.)Mostly target golf. However, it is a fair course and you will need to play this course several times to get a feel for it. Conditions are so, so. T-boxes, fairways and greens tend to thin and chopped up. It's... More

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Reno, Nevada
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317 reviews 317 reviews
139 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I'm not a big golfer but we a fun morning out on this course. The birds that live on the course are gorgeous. The "club house" is a bit lacking. Feels like a trailer. Still it has a nice pro shop.

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