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Makalei Hawaii Country Club

72-3890 Hawaii Belt Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-9183
+1 808-325-6625
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Unique Golf Course with Peacocks

It is a unique golf course with beautiful vistas but not much of a golf course.You rarely find a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
azlari
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Burnsville, Minnesota
Fun layout and nice views, but that is all...

Decided on Makalei because of price ($80 vs $120+ at other courses), which was a mistake. In... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark D
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72-3890 Hawaii Belt Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-9183
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"elevation changes"
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"driving range"
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"pro shop"
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"rental clubs"
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"decent shape"
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"wild pigs"
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"up country"
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"great greens"
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"narrow fairways"
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"approach shots"
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"club selection"
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"beautiful birds"
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"feet elevation"
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"the big island"
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"kohala coast"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a unique golf course with beautiful vistas but not much of a golf course.You rarely find a flat lie and any grass. In February of 2018, Bunkers were under construction so you get free drop bu no discount in golf fee. Only reason...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided on Makalei because of price ($80 vs $120+ at other courses), which was a mistake. In hindsight, I wish I had paid the extra $40-50 and went to Kona Country Club. Where do I start? Enter the clubhouse to a surly, slow woman behind...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Unique golf experience. I saw more birds and exotic animal playing this round than any other golf course. Peacocks dancing, wild pigs and goats , turkeys and numerous birds amongst some characteristics golf holes . Lots of undulations will require you to use all the...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I played Makalei Golf Course on November 28, 2017. We throughly enjoyed this course. The layout and terrain favors a straight hitter. Since the course is laid out on the side of the mountain, there are many fairways with slopes which means...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

A favorite place to golf on the Big Island. It's up country, so cooler than Kona, with amazing views. See the pictures. Also, it used to be a peacock farm, so there's beautiful birds roaming free everywhere. My funny husband said, "The picture of the...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

My husband and I really enjoy playing Makalei, as the view is beautiful along with the colorful peacocks. The staff are courteous and pleasant. The lush green trees and pretty flowers plus much variation in the holes keeps it interesting to play. Also the price...More

Thank Mary Lou M
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

During the two weeks in Hawaii, I played this course, Hapuna, Mauna Kea on the Big Island and Wailua and Poipu Bay on Kauai. The setting for this course makes it both unforgettable and unique. On the slopes of an active volcano Hualalai (which is...More

Thank marenostrum
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Visited the Makalei Golf Course and found it well-kept and with a friendly staff. It was easy to get to (driving up from the Kailua-Kona area). Bought a unique golf bag tag made from koa wood.

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

This course has improved substantially from when I last played it in 2014. I think it was facing semi-drought conditions in 2014. Currently, it is green and the fairways have grown in substantially. While the fairways are not pristine, especially in extreme sloping areas, they...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

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...More

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