Waikoloa Village Golf Club

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2.9
Value
3.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.2
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6814
Slope 122
Rating 72.8
Type Semi-Private
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
Scorecard for Waikoloa Village Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Champions M: 72.8/122 484 403 203 387 396 207 364 416 540 3400 392 397 164 395 525 382 214 424 521 3414 6814
White M: 70.3/119 452 375 186 356 369 166 328 378 512 3122 352 358 133 372 486 356 168 386 497 3108 6230
Gold M: 67.7/117 W: 73.5/122 452 347 135 356 345 144 313 378 441 2911 314 358 133 343 430 356 157 379 410 2880 5791
Red M: 66.2/113 W: 71.9/120 401 347 135 319 345 126 242 359 441 2715 314 323 99 343 430 334 133 379 410 2765 5480
Handicap 7 3 11 9 1 17 13 15 5 14 10 16 4 8 12 18 2 6
Par 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 5 15 11 3 17 13 7 1 10 12 18 8 2 14 16 6 4

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Kikuyu grass
Greens Kikuyu grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1972)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

3.5
217

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 8
19th Hole Specials 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 24
Elevation Changes 14
Thick Rough 14
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 24
Locals 22
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21
Convenient to the City 10
At a Resort 8
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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Unimpressed

Course had some interesting holes, but lacked a true Hawaiian feel. Uninteresting landscapes and many condos dominated the round. Green had been freashly sanded without notice and there were many dry spots around the green. Have never played a course with crushed coral in the bunkers, it wasn't difficult to to hit out of, but it made for tough putting. It was like watching a pinball machine.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

All the staff were friendly, and the course was in excellent condition.

Thank you for the great experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Wonderful course

Course layout is excellent and well miexed with challage ones for most golfers. Good condition of greens but bunkers are not properly maintained as thoses are not sandy bunkers. My sand wedge was damaged. Overall rate is very good when you

have good skills to avoid bunkers in playing.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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brovarnm
Commented On 09/30/2017

I believe the bunkers contain small pebbles due to the winds that come up out there. I think that without it all the sand blows away.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Paradise

Off shore course with light winds and fair pin placement. Super course, very reasonably priced. A must play. Loved it had a blast. Dan W

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course has had better days

Was very surprised that this course has not been well cared for. Sad to see it in such poor shape. Too bad the neighborhood isn't more appreciative of the jewel it has here.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ho Hum

Course was very dried out...fairways sparse, and we had to move the ball around to find some grass, the bunkers are ground lava rock. The layout was pretty fun, and with a lot of TLC it could be a nice course. It seems that there are a lot of young local types that play here with a limited knowledge of golf etiquette. The really great courses on the Big Island are private, tied to the Four Seasons or $175 to play, so your choices are rather limited.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Surprise in Paradise on Big Island Kona

I had to cancel playing a few days earlier due to medical condition. In the meantime, I was able do a drive-by quick look at the course. I was not then impressed at all with what looked to be (at first glance) a very plain mediocre boring old-style golf experience.

BUT THEN when I decided to give it a chance, the golf course came to life! The fairways were not perfect but were quite playable. The hazards were plentiful but avoidable. And the greens were superb. Besides playing some of my best golf ever, the beauty of the Hawaiian mountains and seashore with rolling hills to guide the placement of each hole was exquisite.

A surprisingly exhilarating day enjoying the day.

Yours Very Truly Grateful!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best track/cost in area

Liked that this was an easy access, no frills, straight up see it & swing golf course. Loved that it was an RTJones Jr. design and not extreme or tricked up on any of the 18 holes. Course condition reflected that watering was reduced, but not to the point that the greens would not hold a well-struck approach shot. Compared to some other courses on the island it was not 'too dryed out'. Staff gets a solid grade A-. Really my only knock would be about the bunkers, which were not sand -filled but some mixture which had a content of very small pebbles. Bunkers get a C+ :-( I want to play here again & hope that I can bring a buddy or two over from the mainland when I do!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Value on the big island

Through GolfNow we obtained a good rate for the t-time. Rental Clubs were decent but high at $69 per bag.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good round.

Had a nice round at Waikoloa. Signed up as a single. Staff tried to get me a game, but none were available. However, connected with two other singles while on the course and ended up having a nice round. Played in a tad over 4 hours. Course was very long from the forward tees which made it tough when the wind kicked up. Condition was good though I had trouble adjusting to the slow greens. Some great views of the area. Nice staff. Would play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice public course

Waikoloa Village is a very nice public course. Well-maintained and has a challenging but not too difficult layout. The traps do take some getting used to as most of them have crushed coral instead of sand. Completely differnt when itting outt of them. Greens are firm but roll pretty true. Overall, it's a great course for the price. Will definitely play again next tie we are here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course, nice views on a clear day, can be quite windy

Like the layout. Not too difficult. Almost all the sand traps have crushed stone or coral in them, so I won't play out of them.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

It is a very good course - excellent when the wind is not howling..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

vacation golf

good all around course.

open layout, but challenging.

up keep of course was good.

staff very friendly.

wife enjoyed playing there.

would recommend to anyone, regardless, of skill level

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice alternative to Resort courses

The Waikoloa Village course is actually in the town of Waikoloa Village, about 6 miles inland (mauka) from the Waikoloa Resort area. The course is really nice, is relatively easy to play (wide fairways and few hazards), and was in very good condition when I played. Greens rolled true but were a little slow, probably needed mowing. The layout was really nice and views probably would have been amazing, but unfortunately it wasn't a very clear day. Nene geese were everywhere, but not a problem. Even saw some wild turkeys. I played in the afternoon, but wind was not a factor as I had read it could be. Overall, it was a terrific round at less than half the price (I found a GolfNow Hot Deal) of the courses in the Waikoloa Resort area where I was staying, weekday afternoon play was light and I finished in 3 hours which was awesome, and I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who would just like to play a good round and doesn't need the gingerbread of the high dollar Resort courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable

Waikoloa does not have the stunning views of some courses, however the price reflects this. Wide fairways with good, fast greens made for an enjoyable round. We played as a two ball and were played through by a slower group but later in the round we could see that matches were bunching up behind them, so pace of play could be an issue for late starters. We found ALL the staff very helpful and happy to chat or answer questions.

If we were here for a longer period we would play it again but we only have 3 weeks and want to play as many different courses as we can. Lucky us !

Good value for money as there are tee time deals around, well done to the staff especially the course marshall.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Very nice course. Very friendly staff. Just watch out on #17 if you stank it left past the poles that say no carts beyond this point. It actually means nothing beyond that point. We misunderstood the signs and my son got yelled at that he was on private property by the next door neighbor. My son hit his bal quickly and we left. We were met at the green by the ranger who spoke to my son and drove him back to repair a scuff mark in the grass. Not a divot a scuff mark. Other than that it was a very nice course and will probably play it again. This was a hot deal on golf now,com.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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