View of the par-3 3rd hole at Mauna Kea Golf Course
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4.7
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
84
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
94.2%
Recommend this course
118 out of 132 reviews
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5.0
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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4.7
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
Recommend this course
24 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7370 yards
Slope 144
Rating 76.6
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Mauna Kea Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Fairways Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda Grass
Greens Ultra-Dwarf Tifeagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire must be worn at all times

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
132 Reviews (132)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Undulating Greens 15
Elevation Changes 13
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 17
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
Advanced Golfers 11
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 17
Worth the Drive 12

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Day! Awesome Experience.

Booked as a single. Starter was good enough to put me with a three some. Great group. Very enjoyable round. We played in 3+25 minutes and never waited on a shot.
Course was in great shape and the layout is very good with scenic spots every time you turn around.
I’ll be back for sure!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nothing but 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The layout is great, course conditions great and the views AMAZING!!! The course is worth every penny.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Re-opening after Covid

The Mauna Kea course has just reopened at the beginning of the month and it is in great shape and the people at the course cannot have been nicer

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

The Jewel of the Big Island.

Second time playing this beautiful golf course and I love every single minute of it. I played other courses and I wasn’t too impressed. Mauna Kea is a golf course you will always remember. Can’t wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

FANTASTIC!!

When you come to the big island. This the course you want to play. I promise you. You won’t be desalinated. Beautiful golf course and friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Special Day at Mauna Kea Golf Club

Perfect weather and unreal conditions made this Saturday afternoon round a day to remember. Because of the Co-vid 19 emergency, the course was empty but not yet closed. I didn't see a soul for the first 6 holes. Course conditions were immaculate. Lots of uphill, elevated greens make this course tough. Club selection is crucial and you will need to down club for many of the greens to make the climb.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing

Loved this course. Challenging for sure, but fair. It was in great shape. Definitely a course you play better the second time because there are some shots that you learn you can’t hit after you hit them. The staff was extremely friendly. My wife was playing only her second round of golf and they were very accommodating to let us tee off at a time where we wouldn’t feel rushed.

The pro shop was very impressive. Great selection of gear. One downside was that the bar closed at 3:30 so we didn’t get to have food afterwards. Thought that was odd.

Otherwise had a great time. And you can’t beat the views. You can see the ocean on most holes. And not just see it but have an incredible view.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course to play on Big Island

Really enjoyed my round at Mauna Kea. Views were spectacular and course was in pristine shape. Would highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Experience

This course has some of the most memorable golf holes I’ve ever played, incorporating the water and rocky coastline beautifully. However, some of the holes that aren’t on the water are fairly pedestrian with blind approaches that take away from the design (in my opinion). That being said, great staff and great course conditions led to a wonderful experience at Mauna Kae. Will definitely return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

This course has it all, but price is to high. Maybe that is why it is never really busy. But the place desires top ratings.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Not worth the money

We played Mauna Kea while on a golf trip to the island of Hawaii. We have played here a number of times on previous trip but will not be back. The condition of the course is not up to the standard of the price they charge. Several greens are not in good shape. The bunkers are not consistent, some had almost no sand, some had way too much and it was difficult to judge how a sand shot should be played.
The pace of play on previous visits was ok. This round we had a group of 5 players ahead of us and they were slow. Normally when a Course makes an exception for a 5 some, they would have to commit to keep up with the pace of play, this group did not. We complained to the marshal and golf shop but nothing was done about it.
We do not recommend playing at Mauna Kea.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

One of my favorite courses in the world. Has everything from scenery to great ocean holes, massive bunkers and great changes in elevation

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just a great golf course

Course is for better then average player, by the end of the round this course will get the best of you

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top many bunkers

Every green is framed by bunkers.. Most greens are elevated so pitch shots are blind. It is not a creative design. Beautiful views. Mauna Lani has much better courses. This course has no alternate path to any green...It has to be through the air.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect

Excellent course, stunning views, great design, pristine conditions, true and fast greens, friendly staff. One just can not wish for more!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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