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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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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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Nice course with a good variety of holes. The par 3s are all healthy length (I played from the blue tees) except 17 but that is to an island green. Course was in good condition... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
julmccorm
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice course with a good variety of holes. The par 3s are all healthy length (I played from the blue tees) except 17 but that is to an island green. Course was in good condition, fairways lush, greens that held approach irons, and then putted true. Friendly staff. Reasonable rates on their website. Overall, a great day of golf.

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I have played this course. It is in great condition. The pace of play is good. The views are amazing and if you enjoy a break from the heat and the humidity of the coast, this course is perfect.

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Washington, DC
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This is just a fun golf course. The layout is not overly demanding but will keep your attention. It is a bear-bones course. There is no club house but the pro shop is adequate for most needs. Entry to the course is beautiful. Course conditions are about on par with everything except the top-tier public courses on the island. The... More 

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Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoy golfing at Big Island Country Club and that you make sure to get a round in whenever you are on the island. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit. More 

Kirkland, Washington
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Booked two lessons with Laurie, the course was great. Tough but in good condition. Wind in the late afternoon. Would book again with Laurie!

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Thank Finnhillmom
Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this review

Aloha: Thank you for your review. We appreciate your response and are happy that you enjoyed your lessons with Laurie. Her students speak highly of her. Hope to see you soon here at Big Island Country Club. More 

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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Beautiful views, challenging course, friendly and helpful golf pros/staff. Even the driving range has a beautiful country side/ocean view.

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Thank JypsyJinger
Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this review

Aloha: Thank you for your review of Big Island Country Club and that you enjoyed the golf course. We strive to provide good customer service to all our guests so that you enjoy your golfing experience. Hope to see you soon. More 

Rosebud, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We played BI cc twice because we enjoyed it so much. Its cooler than down near the coast, the course layout is interesting and the wildlife may seem strange but really fun. Staff where helpful and friendly.Its not a resort type course and it does need some $$ spent on it but new owners should fix that. The cost is... More 

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Thank rustan2016
Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for your review of Big Island Country Club. We are excited to hear that you played BICC twice because you enjoyed it so much. We are currently working diligently to improve the condition of the golf course with hopes that the next time you play you will be impressed. Hope to see you on your next... More 

Big Bear City
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This course is a little out of the way, but worth the drive. You will not find better golf value on the BI. A truly beautiful course, just challenging enough to keep everyone interested. Be aware, there is no real clubhouse, since the place is in development. Rumor has it that the developers ran out of funding half way through... More 

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Thank HogWildintheEU
Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this review

Thank you for making the drive to Big Island Country Club. We are truly proud of our your statement that BICC is the best golf value on the island and we will continue to work hard to keep it that way. We are under new ownership as of 2016 and expect construction to begin on the new clubhouse soon. Stay... More 

Tumwater, Washington
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Beautiful setting. Water on several holes but manageable if the golfer is careful. The animals also make it fun; Goats, sheep (lawn mowers) turkeys, Nenes, Guinea Hens, and Pheasants.

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Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Big Island Country Club. We are very proud of our layout and wildlife and glad you enjoyed your time here. We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Florida
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1,122 reviews
579 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 671 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Played the Big Island CC on St. Patty's Day and it is everything we remember from prior visits except Ahab was no longer to be seen. He/she was the one legged nene on the 9th hole. Checkin was easy, cart staff very helpful, price was very reasonable at $79 and exceptional sales values on golf apparel (50% off on Tail,... More 

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Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Big Island Country Club. We are excited to hear you had a great day at our facility. We are currently working diligently to improve the condition of the golf course with hopes that the next time you play you will be impressed. Thanks again for celebrating St Patty's Day with us, and we hope to see... More 

Portland, Oregon
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The golf at Big Island is really great fun..the added bonus is all the animals and birds..goat babies being born, turkeys all over chasing the females with tail feathers fanned...on and on.... The course itself is low key, but well maintained.. The only drawback is the practice area, and the lack of food unless you get things out of a... More 

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Thank Mary M
Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Mary. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you back at BICC again soon. We are starting the process of building our Pro Shop and Restaurant facilities and hope to one day be a full service facility. We are very proud of the wildlife here and appreciate your comments. Have a great day, More 

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