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“Great golf, but not really "oceanfront"”

Waikoloa Beach Golf Course
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Owner description: A par-70 Robert Trent Jones Jr. design golf course along the spectacular views of the Kohala coastline.
Elora, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Great golf, but not really "oceanfront"”
Reviewed 16 January 2014

The golf course is immaculate, and the scenery/landscaping was great. But I was a bit disappointed to realize there is really only one hole that fronts onto the ocean. Other than that, great golfing!

Visited January 2014
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Austin, TX
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Hard to beat for the money”
Reviewed 25 December 2013

Reasonably priced and a very nice setting. Some really unusual and interesting holes. Not crowded and a very pleasant golfing experience.

Visited December 2013
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Pinon Hills, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Course needs a lot of work”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

We played at this course on 11/25/13. The routing has changed the last time I play because they use the Kings Course club house for both courses now. This is a fun course with a lot of water. The holes through the lava are interesting and beautiful. If you’re hitting it straight it’s not that difficult of a course. The conditions have gone downhill since the last time I played which is sad. This can be a great course if the maintenance was improved. The powers at be need to do a total refurbishing to both the Beach and Kings Course. The up side is the fees are reasonable for Hawaii. I paid $109.00 for an 11:00 tee time. If and when they make changes and improve the course, the fees will go up. The long and short of it is, if you what to play golf in Hawaii and not pay and arm and a leg, then this is the course for you. If you want great conditions with perfect greens and have good service from the staff then go to Mauna Lani or Mauna Kea resorts. You’ll pay anywhere from $165 to $250 depending on when you play. The best course for the money with great service and conditions is the Hapuna course at the Hapuna Prince Resort. I paid $109.00. If these green fees are a bit much for you then leave you clubs at home and enjoy the beaches and other great things that Hawaii has to offer.

Visited November 2013
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Eagle, Idaho
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fun with lots of sand and water”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Lots of fun. Very nice course. Lots of sand and water, but not to the point of frustration. Great staff, but beware, no water on the course. Course provides 2 bottles per cart, but that is not enough. Bring extra water! Would have rated excellent if lack of water was made known before heading out.

Visited August 2013
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california
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not worth the cost”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Played the Beach course first week of Aug 2013. Has some hard par threes. It is just average, especially for the cost, because none of the holes are remarkable. There is only one hole with an ocean view. My home courses, both municipal, (Torrey Pines and Coronado) are better and cost much less.

Visited August 2013
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