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4.3
96
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54
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.2
Layout
0
91.1%
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84 out of 96 reviews
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4.3
96
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
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3 Stars
1
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1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.2
Layout
4.3
83.3%
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5 out of 6 reviews
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1
Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.3
87.5%
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7 out of 8 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7370
Slope 144
Rating 76.6
Type Resort
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Mauna Kea Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7370 yards 76.6 144
Tournament 72 6806 yards 73.6 140
Resort 72 6358 yards 71.4 138
Composite 72 5798 yards 69.2 133
Composite (W) 72 5798 yards 75.7 132
Forward 72 5096 yards 66.0 122
Forward (W) 72 5096 yards 71.3 124
Scorecard for Mauna Kea
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 7 11 13 1 3 17 15 5 9 2 10 12 18 4 16 6 8 14
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 11 15 13 3 7 17 1 9 2 16 6 12 10 18 14 4 8

Course Details

Year Built 1964
Fairways Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermudagrass
Greens Ultra-Dwarf Tifeagle Bermudagrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1964) Rees Jones (2008) Steve Weisser (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

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 No
Dress code Proper golf attire must be worn at all times

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4.3
96

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Amazing Food 3
Patio Dining 3
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
Near Local Attractions 1
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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Aerated bunkers too?

Vog, extreme humidity and no wind plus early summer morning soaking wet (sprinklers running here and there on every hole) and aerated fairways and greens made for a horrible experience. Arnie, Jack and Gary would never play here in July! Almost impossible to hold onto new corded grips, sweat soaked by the second hole, sunglasses dripped on to the point of uselessness. Punched (nickel sized) and sanded greens were no fun. Played perfectly manicured Mauna Lani North (81 from tips) and South (79) with Paspalum greens and fairways the days before, FAR SUPERIOR. Why this so called monumental course accepts inferior grass strains is beyond contempt. Quirky roller coaster type design leaves much to be desired. Like dating a supermodel to find she's a complete bore with warts and rashes under her designer clothes. On the positive side the staff was very professional and attentive. Call ahead for course and weather conditions if you dare waste your money on an old reputation.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Excellent layout. Very challenging requiring precise approach shots to many elevated greens which are very well bunkered. The greens were quick but not crazy fast. This course will test all the club's in your bag. Expensive but worth it.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful but punitive

The good: Breathtaking ocean views from almost all holes. Just absolutely beautiful course. The bad: The golf. Extremely penal course and basically target golf. ALL errant shots and even not so errant shots will be swallowed up by the thick and long stuff. Lost balls and penalties pile up quick. Expect to shoot 10-15 strokes higher than usual.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mauna kea

My only complaint is that the condition of the dtiving range is atrocious which was very disappointing considering the expensive greens. For 198 per person you shouldn't be hunting for grass to hit off of.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

"Almost Heaven, NOT West Virginia"

everything was great, except they overcharge my daughter off on the green fee's. Our round was a gift for my son and myself for the help we gave our daughter at her wedding the day before. Why did they charge her $250 plus tax, when lower green fees are what are advertised everywhere. I hate to see my daughter get overcharge when she's starting out her life and doesn't have a pot to use ....? The beauty of the course was fantastic, esp if you're from Nebr. They should give you free ice tea when playing and all you have to do is tip for those exhorbatant fees. Course is great , but not worht $250 per person per round. Thank you.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Beautiful course

I simply loved playing Mauna Kea. The course was in perfect condition. The views from most holes was somewhere between good and spectacular. Mauna Kea is bets for golfers who want to enjoy the scenery while also playing a challenging course. Of course you could just focus on your golf but wow what you'd be missing! I'd play this course again and again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A bit overrated. Not what I expected

I wanted to love this course but I was just not blown away by the course. Not as visually stunning as I was expecting. A hard course for hackers.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Loved Mauna Kea. Fantastic challenging layout especially from the back tees. Wonderful conditions greens were fast, but a little brown and hard on 3-4 holes. Only drawback was the SLOW pace of play, over 4.5 hours and the back 9 over 2.5 hours. Played the day before the Mauna Kea Pro am so that probably made it slower than normal. Play this course if you get the chance.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful golf course

All the amenities you could want. Beautiful course. Highly recommend.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful setting but a couple.of gripes.

Pretty sure I booked at $175 on golfnow.com, which is enough, but was charged $195 on arrival, and didn't want to make a scene in the proshop with other people in line. Mandatory valet parking with tip expected was also a bit of a turn-off. Layout of the course was great, very scenic, fairways were in awesome condition, even though we were sent out on the back 9, which is a minor thing in my book. My disappointment came in the fact that the greens had been heavily aerated and top-dressed, no warning, no discount, no relief in any way. I know courses have to do periodic maintenance, but I didn't expect that at $200. I had played Hapuna last week at $95 and found it a friendlier and more satisfying experience all-round, with good fairways and awesome greens.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Excellent

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