Big Island of Hawaii Golf

By September 19, 2011Hawaii Activites

On the Big Island there are quite a few golf courses to choose from. Locally, there are four fantastic options between the Waikoloa Beach and Mauna Lani Resorts.

At Waikoloa Beach Resort, golfers can choose between the Beach and the Kings’ Courses, two different experiences offering a greater selection to the avid golfer.

The Beach Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., allows golfers to play without sacrificing the ocean view. The Kings Course, designed by former British Open champions Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, has Big Island Mountain Views. Check-in for both locations takes place at the Kings’ Course clubhouse. The Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf Courses offer a shuttle within the Waikoloa Beach Resort area for both pre and post round play.

Just a few miles up the road, the Mauna Lani Resort offers two beautiful selections named for their physical location, the Mauna Lani North and South Courses. Offering 36 holes of championship golf between the two venues, The Mauna Lani North Course, characterized by rolling terrain and kiawe (mesquite) forests, is a sharp contrast to The Mauna Lani South Course. This selection has one of the most photographed over water greens in the world.

A bit further north along Queen K Highway, stands thirty-six holes of great fairways. The Hapuna Beach Course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, along with the Mauna Kea Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., offer some of the greatest golfing on the island. Each course offers different challenges, views, and experiences for any golfer.

About fifteen minutes inland, Waikoloa Village offers a public course for anyone looking to play a round but spend a bit less on the experience. It is a fully functioning eighteen-hole golf venue with pro shop, restaurant, and more.

South of the resort, closer to Kona, the Big Island Country Club offers eighteen holes of play on the lower slopes of Mauna Kea. Designed by acclaimed golfer, Perry Dye, this par 72 course was created with all golfers in mind, regardless of skill level. Anyone looking to get away from the resort atmosphere will surely enjoy this experience away from it all.

These courses may have special pricing based on both the time of day and time of year.

Guests of Waikoloa Vacation Rentals may contact (808) 333-1910 or email for assistance.