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“Terrible Condition, Not Worth the Money”

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.
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Terrible Condition, Not Worth the Money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2010

After playing a few other courses on the Big Island, I decided to give this one a shot as I like the area. It was apparent right from the first hole that what I was playing was more akin to a public city-owned course. Poor signage, lack of good hole descriptions and trashed tee boxes and fairways. In some areas, the grass had died completely and was unplayable.And as a bonus, the grounds workers kept running weed eaters and other machinery right in from of me as I was teeing off. After my round, I complained to the on-duty manager that if I was going to be relieved of +150 bucks, I expected something much nicer. he simply shrugged.

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Like Playing over water? If so, you'll love this course”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2006

If you like the challenge of playing over and near water, you will love this course. Water comes into play on 5 of the front nine holes, playing over water on four of them. The reward on the back nine is the spectacular ocean view on the 12th hole assuming you have successfuly traversed the lava fields on the way! The only negatives here are the bunkers which are not at all beach-like -- they are hard gravel!

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Toronto, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“got to golf it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2006

We stayed in the Waikoloa Beach Resort over New Years and golfed 4 courses on the Big Island with the Beach Course being the best. The Waikoloa Beach Resort has 2 courses - the Beach & the King. The Beach is very impressive with fairways meandering between lava rocks/mounds - the course is in excellent shape and the greens are not too fast. #12 is their signature hole - par 5 dogleg to the left. The approach shot to the green is very difficult only because you have ocean waves breaking over the lava rock to your right and around the green with whales spashing in the distance!
Price for Beach and King is $175 for non-guests & $130 for resort guests. Hint - buy some clothes (eg hawaiian shirts) @ Hilo Hatties in Kona & you will receive a discount activity sheet which includes 2 for 1 after 12:00 at both Beach and King.
Only criticism I have is that the sand traps are fine gravel vice sand

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