Makani Golf Club

3.5 stars out of 5
(based on 6 reviews)
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71-1420 Mamalahoa Highway
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740
Hawaii County
Phone(s): (808) 325-5044
View of the 17th hole at Makani Golf Club.A view of green #18 surrounded by water at Makani Golf Club (Arsenio Lopez)A view of the 15th hole at Makani Golf Club (John Kitchen)A view of tee #17 at Makani Golf ClubA view of a green at Makani Golf Club.A view of a hole with water coming into play at Makani Golf Club.View of the 18th fairway and green at Makani Golf Club

The 18-hole Makani Golf Club (formerly known as Big Island Country Club) in Kailua Kona, HI is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1997. Makani Golf Club measures 7116 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 142 and a 75.6 USGA rating.

3.5 stars out of 5
(based on 6 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Perry Dye
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1997
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Kikuyu Grass
  • Greens: Paspalum Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $89 - $119
  • Weekends: $89 - $119

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: Yes

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Forward 2 72 4803 110 63.9
Forward 1 72 5145 114 65.4
Member 72 6012 127 69.4
Champion 72 6582 135 71.7
Pro 72 7116 140 74.4
Red (W) 72 4803 116 68.7

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Tim Feliciano
    on April 22nd, 2014 11:30
    Today the greens are a little slow otherwise a wonderful course to play. If you are using their promotional Preferred Player Card please call to confirm the tee times available and the price. In my case the card quoted $55.00 for afternoon tee times. My 12:40 pm was disallowed. I was told that the price was for times after 1:00pm. I was charged the full rate $65.00..
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Joe DeBorba
    on January 15th, 2013 10:04
    My wife and I played the course on Sunday January 13th, the course was in very good shape. The layout and vistas on the course were at times breath taking and surprizing. There is quite a bit of wild life on the course, such as sheep, goats, wild turkeys and Nenes. It was very enjoyable and we will definitely play this course again.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by MM Vater
    on November 13th, 2011 11:37
    The new owner of Big Island CC has spent a great deal of money to bring the course back to a very good state. It is a highly recommended alternative to the lowland golf courses.
  • 3 stars out of 5
    by Michael C
    on May 19th, 2011 19:48
    It was a very nice course with some interesting and a couple of challenging holes. The clubs I rented were excellent shot lower with them then my own. My only beef was that it had a tiny clubhouse not worth having a drink in afterwards. Also the course wasn't as exotic as I would have hoped. In hindsight I should have picked an ocean side course.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by MikeW
    on December 03rd, 2010 13:30
    A very nice layout and the course conditions were very good except for some of the tee-boxes that were a little sparse. They are in the process of updating the course and it will be an even better layout when they are finished. The greens were in great condition and were very fast and true. I managed to stay out of the bunkers with the nice new white sugar sand. A very good value and worth the trip. A definite re-play for the next time I'm on the Big Island.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Jerry
    on November 08th, 2010 13:42
    I could see the changes coming during my 2 week stay and playing Big Island CC. The course is going to be an outstanding challenge when the renovation is complete. A great and varied layout.
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