Waikoloa Village Golf Club

4.0657000000 4.1 stars from 5 (198)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6814 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

  • 68-1792 Melia St, Waikoloa, HI 96738
  • (808) 883-9621
  • (808) 883-9682
  • www.waikoloavillagegolf.com
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Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1972)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Kikuyu grass
Fairways: Kikuyu grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6814 yards 72.8 122
White 72 6230 yards 70.3 119
Gold 72 5791 yards 67.7 117
Gold (W) 72 5791 yards 73.5 122
Red 72 5501 yards 66.2 113
Red (W) 72 5501 yards 71.9 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 198 Reviews
5 stars:
55
4 stars:
108
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

185 out of 197 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city at a resort   Great for seniors locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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"nice course to play especially if you can get a Golfnow hot deal"


u1683287's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Being a 15 handicapper, I enjoyed the resort-width fairways off the white tees & the generous greens. both were in good shape. the greens were quite fast and broke noticeably toward the ocean. Always seem to get paired up with someone that is very sociable and fun to golf with. will golf here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



toyotally's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value Depending; Friendly Staff"


rboesche's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a great hot deal and paid $50. A very good price/value for this course. I don't believe it warrants up to the $100 it is in the morning. But, the staff was great; friendly and welcoming. The greens were very good and the fairways in nice shape. Several holes offer very nice expansive views toward the ocean. The day we played it was not blowing (this area evidently has a reputation for being windy) and the threatening clouds/rain showers never showed up (in fact, it made it much more pleasant in temperature). Definitely a very good course that was fun to play (we were two couples). The one semi-negative is that many of the bunkers contain coral (some have sand) and it not only 'sails' a ball that hits it on the fly, but makes it very tough to hit out of. Overall, a good experience!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



pviggiano's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in really good condition with almost all tees and greens looking healthy. My wife and I pay this course every year that we visit and always have a fun day on this course. It's worth the drive to play this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Perfect day of golf"


u684110113's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well laid out course with enough difficulty to make it interesting. The pace of place was good and the staff very friendly and helpful. Not much shade on the course and windy at times but all in all an excellent outing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Tradewinds and fowl"


Sandycd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have never played a course while tradewinds gusted up to 30 mph. Very challenging, but you could play. Saw a lot of birds(Nenes, turkeys and some I didn't know so had to take the photos). Viewso f Mauna Kea with the observatories and snow on top on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other were awesome. All the staff very helpful and friendly. Course in great condition. Would have love a drink cart to come by.......Love Waikoloa Village so I had to buy the shirt


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Waikoloa Village"


Zane7892756's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was okay for 18 holes off resort and in the middle of February. The pace of play could be improved. Too many bottlenecks along the way. Very reasonable prices for a course of this level. Fairways and geeens were in good to very good condition. Recommend for an afternoon of golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good value"


Rick9209394's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The price I paid using Golf now made this a great value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



marcianick's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun time"


Daniel4905641's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a very windy day. The challange was fun and the course was fair. Had a great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very nice"


Pohlens's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Paired up with 3 other gals & we had a great afternoon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


"User Friendly"


bcgmt5's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff greeted us at the bag drop and made arrival smooth and easy. The check in at the pro shop was simple and friendly. The course has large landing areas that aid in keeping pace of play at a reasonable level. All in all a pleasurable experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pretty Good Value for Big Island Golf"


sclarklittle's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course benefits from being about a 20 min drive from the Waikoloa Beach resorts. With the course being at a higher elevation, you get some pretty nice views of the coast. The course itself is pretty wide open. Greens were fairly flat and slow.

I paid $100 on GolfNow. Didn't think it was worth $100, but given its golf in January in Hawaii, I guess that's par for the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Spectacular view of three volcanoes"


andrewscholberg's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My brother and I only had time to play one course during our visit to the Big Island, and we're delighted with our choice of Waikoloa Village Golf Club. Everyone gave us friendly service. The fairways and greens are well maintained. It's obvious that the staff takes pride in this course. We were also impressed with the spectacular view of three of the Island's five volcanoes. The course is located on the partway up Mauna Kea, which was capped with a fresh layer of snow. Looking to the north, Kohala volcano is in front of you. To the south, you see Hualalai (Kona's volcano). To the west you see the ocean. Gorgeous!

The wildlife also made the course fun to play. On one hole I had to pitch onto the green just 10 paces from a wild goat. We saw two different flocks of wild turkeys and also wild geese.

The fairways are wide, and if you miss the fairway you can usually find your ball without difficulty. On one hole you have to hit over a chasm to get on the green. On a couple of other holes you have to hit over a water hazard.

Most of the sand traps contained pebbles instead of sand. I didn't mind that because when my ball entered the trap it usually took a bounce out of the trap.

There's no "19th hole" at the clubhouse, but the lady with the beverage cart took care of us on the course. My brother and I had a great time golfing at Waikoloa Village Golf Club without spending big money. We would play this course again. It's an outstanding value, and we recommend it without reservation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Trade Winds or Bust"


skiinhelltoo's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a fun course. Wide open holes off the tees which come in handy if the Trade Winds are blowing. Our round was mid day and winds were a steady 20 MPH. The course is laid out to utilize these winds so lots of difficult approach shots into a head wind or wicked cross wind. The course is on the foothills of Mauna Kea at approximately 1000 ft elevation. Very fast greens but quite fair. Number 9 is the number 1 handicap at 540 yards. The sand traps are the big disappointment for this course due to the crushed coral "cat litter" in them. This is the only material that doesn't blow out of traps due to high winds here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Nene Bird Haven"


u000004719806's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in very neat condition. Well manicured. Staff friendly and helpful. No marshaling, so back up occurs.

Bonus is the flock of the Hawaiian state bird, the Nene, which occupies this course! So good to see them resurging on the islands!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course, great price!"


Lmw392's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had an amazing time playing this track. It was our first time and we had a lot of fun. Nice staff, great service and overall wonderful experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Why not...Waikoloa village ?"


teatime78's avatar
Age:  45-54
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I got a great rate on Golfnow.com and would surely go back again. Staff greeted us and picked up our bags as soon as we pulled into the parking lot. Driving range and practice greens are more than adequate. Cart girl not only had drinks but was even packing spam sushi, if you are so inclined. For a public track, course conditions were pretty good. Bunkers have pebbles instead of sand but I guess it's because the trade winds would blow the sand around, too much ? Winds made some 2nd shots into the green challenging and fun. Local birds (Nene) and wild turkeys roam the course. The holes that play towards the ocean are breathtaking !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A very enjoyable resort course"


robvieira's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a lot of fun--an interesting layout in very good condition. The blue tees (6800 yards) offer a challenge, but landing areas are generous and the greens are large, and I hit most of the clubs in my bag.

The tee boxes and fairways were in excellent shape. The greens didn't look great--maybe it's the time of year-- but they were smooth and rolled well.

There isn't much of a clubhouse here--you'll want to go somewhere else to have a beer and settle your bets.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


triniliz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is well worth the drive and has some challenging holes, especially with the wind. Some of the views are very nice. I would recommend this course to all travelers to the Hawaii. Mahalo to the staff!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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