Mauna Kea Golf Course
|Composite (W)||72||5798 yards||75.7||132|
|Forward (W)||72||5096 yards||71.3||124|
|Championship M: 76.6/144||374||380||272||438||600||338||218||547||430||3597||567||250||392||374||425||211||484||620||450||3773||7370|
|Tournament M: 73.6/140||374||357||205||385||560||338||198||526||375||3318||534||214||373||337||425||188||425||561||431||3488||6806|
|Resort M: 71.4/138||353||336||179||357||518||315||188||493||342||3081||509||206||340||326||405||171||397||538||385||3277||6358|
|Composite M: 69.2/133 W: 75.7/132||347||305||145||348||453||252||169||485||305||2809||463||191||332||270||324||163||390||493||363||2989||5798|
|Forward M: 66.0/122 W: 71.3/124||325||280||108||274||372||225||142||446||287||2459||428||173||287||264||305||111||290||465||314||2637||5096|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
One of my favorite courses in the world. Has everything from scenery to great ocean holes, massive bunkers and great changes in elevation
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
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.
Excellent course, stunning views, great design, pristine conditions, true and fast greens, friendly staff. One just can not wish for more!
Not s review but a statement,
Unfortunately, the weather condition was so bad. The wind was howling and really blowing strong and for safety reasons, we decided to quit playing . We were the only ones playing the course. We never saw anybody in front nor behind us. They should not have allowed us to play under those dangerous conditions. Please make representation to Mauna Kea to allow us to replay the round while we are here vacationing in the island. Appreciate it very much.
My Favorite in the World
I've played a lot of the best courses in the world, including Pine Valley, Pebble, Cape Kidnappers, etc. This is still my favorite course. Great conditions, great views and every hole is interesting. There is some local knowledge required on the greens, as is typical, especially for courses with a lot of elevation changes, but this is a don't miss experience.
Very nice course
The course condition was great, Pace of play was excellent. Friendly staff. I would have definitely played Mauna Kea again if we had the time.
Grab a board and go to Mauna Kea!
This was my 2nd time playing Mauna Kea and using a Golf Board to experience "surfing" the fairways. I can't think of a better way to spend 4 hours (and get a bit of a workout using the board); playing a great course, in great conditions and gazing at the beauty of the Kohala Coast the whole time! I would love it if it were just a bit more reasonably priced, so I would be encouraged to do this every time I am on the Big Island, but then again, the pace of play might be affected with more golfers enjoying this beauty! Gotta do it, even if you only do it once!
Greens are still very bumpy and sandy from plugging. course with a tee box for everyone.
One of my favorite par 3's!
Awesome course with a fun but challenging layout. Neat clubhouse with fantastic food. Hotel and beach just a short walk away. A lot of elevated greens. The majestic par three over the ocean is one of my favorite all time holes (I double bogeyed). Played hapuna up the hill as well but highly recommend this one as it actually goes down to the ocean vs just ocean views. Would love to come back very soon!