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Makalei Hawaii Country Club

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Address: 72-3890 Hawaii Belt Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-9183
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+1 808-325-6625
06:00 - 18:00
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Fun course with lots of different elevation changes

Lovely course covering the side of a mountain. Course is kept in decent shape and is a favorite with the local population. Staff is friendly and helpful. Large driving range at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Len T R
Auburn, California
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Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Played Makalei CC three times during our week in Kailua-Kona and took advantage of their three round tourist special ($198 for 3 - 18 rounds with cart). The course featured lots of elevation changes, challenging but fair shots, great greens and very nice staff. Peter Finnegan PGA Pro at Makalei was warm and welcoming and treated me like a member.... More 

Thank apetrus
Lewiston, Idaho
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the golf course I play the most because it is the closest to Kona (15 min. drive), has a friendly staff, reasonable rates, beautiful views, great greens, and every hole is very different. You need to keep it in the fairway (they are fairly wide) because the rough is unplayable. The greens are smooth, hold the ball and... More 

Thank booker_idaho
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137 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is off the beaten path of usual Kona Coast golf courses, but offers a memorable round. This course is sculpted out of the mountainside above the Keahole airport. Needless to say it will test every part of your game. The layout features side hill, uphill and downhill lies. You will be hard pressed to find another course like anywhere.... More 

Thank LifesaSnap
Auburn, California
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200 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely course covering the side of a mountain. Course is kept in decent shape and is a favorite with the local population. Staff is friendly and helpful. Large driving range at the top of the course provides plenty of room for large number of players. Only downside is the restaurant/bar closes daily at 3PM. Seems like a missed revenue opportunity... More 

Thank Len T R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

***CAUTION*** We were waiting for our ride to pick us up after playing. I explained to them the ride was coming from Kona and were only a few minutes away as I had just spoke with them on the phone. They said they wanted to lock the gate and close up. We then had to walk from the club house... More 

Thank Kyle W
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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is delightful course to play. The course is well maintained and very challenging and I really enjoyed it. The peacocks and pheasants are very cool and the views overlooking the ocean are impressive. I would highly recommend playing a round of golf here.

Thank LonghornMikeDallas
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Built into the side of a mountain, so elevation changes and side hill lies abound. Fairways and greens in decent shape. Holes were interesting and unique, but fair. It was easy for me to walk on as a single on a Friday morning in December. Not upscale, but fairly priced.

Thank Lanny M
San Antonio, Texas
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902 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

After playing three great courses on the Kohala coast we were in for a big turnaround. Mike in the golf shop was friendly and helpful as was Nathan the starter. Then our odyssey began. They have completely rearranged the sequence of holes since we last played here. The GPS doesn't work anymore. Hole #9 used to be #16. They said... More 

Thank bobemac
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166 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This is a fun course and a great value compared to the tracks on the beach. It is challenging and will meet any golfers needs. The wild birds that live here ad to its charm. There are a couple of ocean views but you are high up a hill so you are not going to see many. The club house... More 

Thank Vfec
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88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The course is beautiful, fun, challenging and the peacocks on the course are amazing. We liked that for the most part you cannot see the hole next to you. Each holes is a different experience and you can see the ocean from a good portion of them. Definitely arrive early if possible to spend some time at the driving range.... More 

Thank Mary B

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