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Big Island Country Club

71-1420 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-325-5044
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Lots of fun!!

It was my first visit at this course. Too bad I don't live here! Loved it! Every hole is different... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
François-Etienn... C
via mobile
great Dye designed golf course!

A great golf course at a reasonable price. His ambitions to be a first class club but still... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
gordoni298
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Hilo, Hawaii
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Since the day the Big Island Country Club opened to rave reviews in 1997, it has been on the "must play" list of the golfing visitor to Hawaii's Big Island. That's not only because of its spectacular location and scenic beauty, but equally because of its well-deserved reputation as a course that welcomes both the novice player as well as the low-handicap expert. The course is simultaneously enjoyable yet challenging, and is designed for every level of playing ability. Designed by famed golf course architect Perry Dye, son of Pete Dye, the par 72 course has all the popular attributes and interesting features that make his layouts so popular to golfers of varying skills: wide, gently rolling bermuda grass fairways, medium-size undulating Bent grass greens, and an abundance of water.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“island green” (14 reviews)
“pro shop” (13 reviews)
“tee boxes” (8 reviews)
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71-1420 Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

It was my first visit at this course. Too bad I don't live here! Loved it! Every hole is different. Absolutely enjoyed the lay-out and the look at the mountains. Big wild turkeys also make your round a little bit different from what you are...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

A great golf course at a reasonable price. His ambitions to be a first class club but still operating out of temporary facilities. Course is great and playable with the owners taking the time and effort to bring it to a first class condition. Have...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Sitting above Waikoloa this course has great views to the west and north, friendly staff and some very good holes. Water in play regularly but if you go where you are supposed to, scoring possibilities are good. On the back nine we agreed this would...More

Thank Peter C
Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you for golfing at Big Island Country Club. I am sorry to hear that you won't return for another try at Holes 17 and 18. They definitely can make or break a good round. Hopefully, you will reconsider and make a return visit. We'd...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and son golfed here and loved it. Picturesque, cooler, tough and top notch staff. It was a 45 min one way drive but worth it. They'd definitely do it again. Don't golf at Kona country club - very rude staff. I hate to...More

Thank Carrie C
Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Aloha: Thank you for your review. We are happy that your husband and son enjoyed their golf experience here at Big Island Country Club. We strive to provide the best customer service available. Hope you get the chance to golf here.

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Golfing on the Big Island Big Island Country Club is a beautiful and great course to play. As a visitor it is not inexpensive but certainly less than a resort course. As a local it is as reasonable as the other public courses. The course...More

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Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Aloha and thank you for writing your review. Glad you enjoyed your golf experience and hope to see you again. The 17th hole is definitely a challenge!

Reviewed 23 February 2017

For the reasonable afternoon price I enjoyed playing this course for the first time. The course is well kept although the grass on the fairways occasionally is showing the bald spots. It's not easy course. The terrain is hilly and ondulated. Golf shop is located...More

Thank Jack D
Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Aloha and thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed playing the course and hope you will return. We all agree that the two finishing holes are very challenging. Those holes can make or break your game.

Reviewed 6 January 2017

Very challenging course with a awesome view on every hole, enjoyed seeing all of the wild life on the course, turkeys, Nene geese and lots of other birds. The staff will see to your every need, all this at a great price.

Thank nanook2016
Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Glad you enjoyed your golf experience here at Big Island Country Club and thank you for writing your review. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

What a great course for the price.. the course is not to bad right now greens are rolling good and lots of animals around the fairways, turkeys, goats, and nene's. although the course keeps getting new owners it's still not bad and well maintained.. the....More

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Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2016

Thank you for your review and recommending that others golf here. It is about 6-8 degrees cooler and the island green is a fantastic hole. Hope you hit the green and made par. Looking forward to seeing you again at Big Island Country Club.

Reviewed 24 September 2016

A bit of a drive from the kohala coast but well worth the drive. This dye design is Challenging but fair. Obvious that the new owners are maintaining a great course while they get things in order. No clubhouse but the Pro shop and backshop...More

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Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thank you for making the drive from the Kohala Coast to Big Island Country Club. Glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This is a Perry Dye course that was in great condition. The staff is friendly and go out of their way to help you. Like most Dye courses it is challenging with lots of different stances, water, bunkers, and doglegs. There is some tame wildlife...More

1  Thank Vfec
Debbie D, Manager at Big Island Country Club, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thank you for your review of Big Island Country Club and sharing your experience. We appreciate your kind words. Hope to see you here again.

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I have one more round of golf left on this trip and was wondering if the course offered Kama'aina rates?
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