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3.9
161
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.5
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
75.5%
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148 out of 161 reviews
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161
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1
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Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
2.3
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.3
Layout
3.7
66.7%
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2 out of 3 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.9
Amenities
3.3
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.4
62.5%
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6875
Slope 136
Rating 73.3
Type Resort
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Hapuna Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 6875 yards 73.3 136
Championship 72 6534 yards 70.4 130
Resort (W) 72 6029 yards 66.8 122
Resort 72 6029 yards 74.7 129
Forward 72 5067 yards 64.4 117
Forward (W) 72 5067 yards 68.9 117
Scorecard for Hapuna
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.3/136 366 348 545 351 155 441 178 533 435 3352 372 550 416 159 566 437 162 419 442 3523 6875
Blue M: 70.4/130 349 337 536 339 140 422 144 497 413 3177 372 550 383 131 500 414 160 406 442 3358 6535
Orange M: 69.2/121 W: 74.7/129 329 313 511 306 130 339 135 473 413 2949 339 483 328 116 472 398 157 387 400 3080 6029
White M: 64.4/117 W: 68.9/117 265 255 434 250 110 291 111 429 345 2490 300 410 272 94 431 317 103 213 338 2478 4968
Handicap 7 11 3 17 13 1 15 9 5 14 12 4 18 10 2 16 8 6
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 36 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1992) Ed Seay (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

3.9
161

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 3
19th Hole Scenic Views 2
19th Hole Specials 2
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 23
Bunkers 17
Undulating Greens 17
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
Advanced Golfers 12
A Weekend Splurge 8
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 20
Worth the Drive 15
Near the Airport 3
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Recommended
Handicap
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Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great potential

Played this on our second day in Hawaii and what a surprise. Wonderful layout with grass defined fairways. fairways were firm so you got a good roll, but this was partly because of less watering. Manageable elevation changes with ample fairways. Miss them and it was punishing due to the tall native grasses. Greens rolled nicely and were well maintained. I believe this is a Palmer design and with a bit more maintenance it could be a gem. The cost is an estimate as it was part of a 2 round package with Mauna Kea. Definitely worth including in a gold week.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course, had a great day

Played Hapuna in April 2018. Our day was pretty great, pace of play was fantastic, no one in front of us and no pressure from behind. Course layout is pretty cool, lots of great views. It's set in the foothills above the ocean so not actually on any oceanfront property. Some construction going on for new home plots but it never bothered us. Greens, fairways were pure and rough wasn't punishing so you could play from everywhere. Only criticism is for a resort course they should give a little more room off the tee, some of the tough par 4's are pretty tight and unforgiving unless you are swinging driver well. I lost more balls than I expected but that's my fault due to making poor swings. Hybrids and irons off tees are options in a lot of places but will make some holes into the wind play really hard. Can't compare to Mauna Kea or Mauna Lani as I didn't play but rate is bargain compared to those other premier ocean courses. No restaurant on site just Bev cart which is decent. Showers available which was great after a long day in the hot sun. Staff was really nice and took good care of us. Overall a great experience. If you want a great challenge, chill experience, and great views for $160 this is a great value and choice.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Breathtaking

This was a wonderful course. From every hole you can see the Ocean. While the greens were not the best they still rolled relatively smooth. The course layout though was very nice and challenges a skilled golfer. If you are looking for views, this is definitely the course the play.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are a wreck!

Was so excited to play this Moana Kea sister course, and the course layout and views were amazing. The greens absolutely sucked! They must have some sort of fungus, as they were under repair, bumpy, scalped and just flat terrible. Very disappointing to play and not have in better conditions. Definitely lost some strokes between both my buddy and I because of the green conditions.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Palmer Design

Fun track! We played twice while visiting. Our first round there was no wind and the course played fairly easy. We had so much fun we returned two days to play in 50 mile per hour winds.I️ shot 79 from the orange tee and 86 from the blue tees in the wind. They were fixing some issues with greens but the staff was fun !
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awful

The greens are dried out and bumpy from aeration. Heavy equipment breaking rocks and moving materials was a distraction on a number of holes. We also had to wait for a truck on the course to move before we could tee off. Dust and water blowing from the construction site was irritating. It's a shame because the course layout and fairways are nice. Two thumbs down!
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

No Wind Checks For You

We knew we were in for an interesting day when the big sign in the pro shop said "No Wind Checks". Russell was the cart guy and starter and he was very helpful. The trade winds were forecast to hit the Big Island at 10 AM and they were going to have wind gusts of 40 to 50 MPH. They appeared right on schedule. The course is in amazing shape. Fairways, tee boxes, and greens were pristine. Today the Hapuna course was Mr.Hyde and Dr. Jekyll. The front side was all uphill into elevated greens and a howling wind that rocked our carts. The wind had the ball oscillating on the tee. Golf gloves and scorecards were flying off in every direction. Putting was tough because the ball would not stop. Tee shots were difficult because the wind wanted to knock you off kilter. The back side was more like Dr.Jekyll. We had the wind at our back and if you tagged your shot you picked up another 30 yards. The downside was it was tough to hold the green on approach shots. We had a fun time here. The views of the ocean and the mountains are amazing. Several groups packed it in because of the winds. We enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning. Hapuna is one of the top three golf courses on the Big Island.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout, greens not good

Overall this is a fun course but you should not play here for a couple more weeks. The greens were plugged and sanded and right now they are brown and bouncy.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

Play this course! It's beautiful, great scenery and I'm excellent condition. Pure greens, challenging layouts and a lot of fun
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

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Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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