Waikoloa Beach Resort - Kings' Course

3.7500000000 3.8 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7074 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 75.2
  • Layout

  • 600 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738
  • (808) 886-7888
  • (808) 886-0038
  • www.waikoloagolf.com

Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Tom Weiskopf (1990), Jay Morrish (1990)
Type: Resort
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: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
King's 72 7074 yards 75.2 133
Championship 72 6594 yards 72.7 127
Resort 72 6010 yards 69.3 125
Composite 72 5685 yards 68.3 123
Forward 72 5459 yards 72.2 124

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 4 reviews


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Reviews


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"Poor value"


msmithcsrs's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course lacks character and doesn't make up for it with any special views of the coastline or beauty of the island. Maintenance is below average. If I were to rate its maintenance based on the condition of its bunkers, I would call it abysmal. The bunkers reflect a complete lack of pride in the course. The practice facility has a reasonable facsimile of what the bunkers SHOULD be. The course bunkers however are hard packed dirt. The owners should be embarrassed with their condition. They might as well let them grow in. After the first encounter, we declared them "ground under repair" and did not play from them. Mowed grass was clumped all over the first three fairways. The starter was unfriendly and seemed annoyed to be there. I guess dealing with tourists day after day takes its toll. Overall it was just too expensive for the level of conditions. Go play Makalei for a way better value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good course"


desuza's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course several times over the years. It is always well maintained. The course can be very challenging. You have to play your shots well. If you get a little wild you will be punished. It is a beautiful course. I will be playing it again in May.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Hawaiian Experience"


MommaGolfit's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2014
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Been to Hawaii twice. On my 2nd trip I was going to play Hawaii. It's always worth the money to play some place like Hawaii. Great experience. My son and I were teamed up with one other gentleman but he was pretty cool as he just wanted to come out and play non competitively. Playing later in the afternoon opened up more space and then of course less heat. Was a much fun. But always a challenge when you have never played the course. The scenery is beautiful but of course it's Hawaii.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Value rules at Waikaloa Kings course"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Waikaloa Kings rates as my least favorite Tom Weiskopf design, but that's not really a knock on the course. There's just so many too-good Weiskopf designs to compete against. This one is just solid. It's conditioning can be a little rough in spots, although the day I played the greens rolled well enough and there were no major issues. As usual, Weiskopf built a couple of cool short par 4s. The par 4 fifth hole is a keeper with large lava rocks and a waste bunker protecting an elevated green that slopes away on all sides. While water is a major feature of the layout, the Kings never comes close to the ocean. That's a major deterrent when all its competition along the Kona Coast does. On the bright side, there's no premium ocean charge factored into the green fee. What you pay for is what you get: A perfectly enjoyable (but not spectacular) day playing golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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