Waikoloa Beach Resort - Kings' golf course - 13th
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Waikoloa Beach Resort - Kings' golf course - 13th
The 13th hole is the second short risk-reward par 4 on the Kings' Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Waikoloa Beach Resort - Kings' golf course - 2nd
Water guards the second green of the Kings' Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort in Hawaii. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Waikoloa Beach Resort - Kings' golf course - 5th
At 293 yards from the blue tees, big hitters can attempt to drive the fifth green of the Kings' golf course at Waikoloa Beach Resort. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Waikoloa Beach Resort - Kings' golf course - 6th
The par-4 sixth hole of the Kings' Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort doglegs to the left. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Waikoloa Beach Resort - Kings' golf course - 7th
The 184-yard seventh hole on the Kings' Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort can be tricky. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Waikoloa Beach Resort - Kings' golf course - 10th
Volcanic rock can erupt along the lines of play, like this pile right of the 10th fairway, on the Kings' Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort in Hawaii. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Waikoloa Beach Resort - Kings' golf course - 16th
The 442-yard 16th hole of the Kings' Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort is defended by a pond up the left side. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Waikoloa Beach Resort - Kings' GC - 17th
The 17th hole of the Kings' Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort features a barren lava field of black rock as a backdrop. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor

The Kings' Course offers affordable golf at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on Hawaii's Big Island

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii -- There are no ocean views on the Kings' Course at the Waikoloa Beach Resort. Once golfers get over that fact, they can enjoy one of the most affordable rounds of golf along the Kohala Coast.

The Kings' Course, designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf, might not have the Pacific in play, but water comes during the round in waves. Ponds pinch the first two par 5s (the second and the fourth), the par-3 seventh and three strong holes on the back nine.

The shortest par 4s, a Weiskopf specialty, are the most memorable moments. Risk-reward tee shots can mean a birdie or double bogey on the 327-yard fifth hole and 332-yard 13th hole.

Overall, the Kings' Course won't blow you away. Rest assured, though, a round rarely disappoints.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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