Big Island of Hawaii Golf Courses
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Beach Course: The Beach Course at par 70 was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and winds through ancient lava flows along Anaehoomalu Bay. It contains the challenging oceanfront 502-yard par 5 twelfth. The renowned Waikoloa Beach Grill serves lunch, dinner and appetizers. Address: 1020 Keana Place, phone number (808) 886-6060.
Kings’ Course: The Kings’ Course is a par 72, 7,074-yard championship course with a Scottish-links layout. Situated among the gentle breezes of the Waikoloa Beach Resort, it has wide fairways of bright green bordered by palm trees and foliage. The course’s Kings’ Grille serves breakfast, lunch and cocktails and also hosts banquets or meetings. Address: 600 Waikoloa Beach Drive, phone number (808) 886-7888. Open 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Francis H. I’i Brown North Course: The Francis H. I’i Brown North Course at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows curves within an ancient lava bed of rolling terrain bordered by forest groves. It is a difficult championship course and a common Big Island tournament site. The par 72 course has sparkling views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountains. Mauna Lani has great facilities and multiple restaurants. Address: 68-1310 Mauna Lani Drive, phone number 1-866-766-6284 or (808) 885-6655.
Francis H. I’i Brown South Course: The Francis H. I’i Brown South Course is a popular 72 par course sculpted from ancient lava on the edge of the ocean. Voted one of the top ten green resorts by GOLF Magazine, it includes the commonly photographed over-the-ocean No. 15 south hole. Please call for tee times: 1-866-766-6284 or (808) 885-6655.
Hapuna Golf Course:
The Hapuna Golf Course designed by Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay contains gorgeous
ocean and mountain views. It is surrounded by natural vegetation and
contains three lakes. This par 72 course was named one of the Gold Medal
Resorts by GOLF Magazine in 1998. It lies within the exclusive Hapuna Beach
Prince Hotel in the Mauna Kea Resort at 62-100 Kanuna’oa Drive, phone number
(808) 882-5400 or 880-3000.
Open daily 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Waikoloa Village Course:
Waikoloa Village Course, par 72, is a favorite among local golfers and lies
in a serene setting at 1000-feet elevation. The Robert Trent Jones,
Jr.-designed course is suitable for serious golfers as well as beginners,
with complete practice facilities available along with a pro shop. The
restaurant is currently under renovation. Address: 68-1792 Melia Street,
Waikoloa; phone number (808) 883-9621.
Open daily 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Waimea Country Club: Waimea Country Club is an 18-hole, par 72 course situated among open ranches in a beautifully rustic up-country setting. It’s a Scottish-links design surrounded by Ironwood trees with views of the ocean and Mauna Kea. Beverages and light hot and cold snacks are available. Address: Hwy 19 in Waimea, north on 190 from Waikoloa or Kona. Phone number: (808) 885-8053. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Big Island Country Club: Big Island Country Club´s par 72 course is located at the foot of Mauna Kea with fantastic upcountry scenery. Its rolling fairways are teaming with native plants and trees and are a haven for pheasants, quail, geese and other birds. A large lake surrounds the 17th hole. It has minimal facilities but snacks and sandwiches are available. Address: 71-1420 Mamalahoa Hwy (190), phone number (808)325-5044. Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kona Country Club: Kona Country Club’s par 72 course lies along the edge of the ocean in the town of Keauhou, six miles from downtown Kona. It has been voted one of the best courses in the nation by Golf Digest and other sources, and contains stunning ocean and Kona coastline views. Facilities include the Vista Restaurant. Address: 78-7000 Alii Drive, phone number 1-888-707-4522 or(808) 322-2295. Open daily 6:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Makalei Hawaii Country Club:
Makalei Hawaii Country Club is a championship par 72 course popular among
locals. It has a unique layout 2000 feet above sea level in the cool
countryside off the Big Island’s “high road.” Mount Hualalai looms behind
it. It is a somewhat difficult course with some hills. It features a
restaurant, pro shop, driving range and putting green. Address: 72-3890
Mamalahoa Hwy, phone number (808) 325-6625.
Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Hamakua Country Club Hamakua Country Club has an interesting 9-hole layout on steep hills totaling just 15 acres. This historic par 23 course overlooks the ocean in the beautiful little town of Honoka’a on the Hamakua Coast, outside of Waimea. It is open to the public on weekdays; no tee time needed. Off Highway 19 in Honoka’a, phone number (808) 775-7244.