Makalei Hawaii Country Club

4 stars out of 5
(based on 5 reviews)
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72-3890 Hawaii Belt Rd
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Hawaii 96740
Hawaii County
USA
Phone(s): (808) 325-6625

Malakei Golf Club wanders through a colorful landscape of indigenous flora and fauna, providing a home to a variety of wildlife including peacocks, pheasants, and wild turkey. Situated in the Kona region of Hawaii, which is widely renowned for its coffee farms, the course offers dramatic elevation changes that range from 1,800 to 2,850 feet.

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Malakei Golf Club wanders through a colorful landscape of indigenous flora and fauna, providing a home to a variety of wildlife including peacocks, pheasants, and wild turkey. Situated in the Kona region of Hawaii, which is widely renowned for its coffee farms, the course offers dramatic elevation changes that range from 1,800 to 2,850 feet. The golf course plays through lush forests accented with lava tubes, cinder cones, and an ancient stone wall that dates back over a century. The fast bentgrass greens, rolling fairways, and cooler climate are reminiscent of a course in northern California but the stunning panoramic views will definitely remind you that you are in Hawaii. Malakei Golf Club's 15h hole is a signature hole thanks to its memorable scenery. It not only offers an incredible view of Maui's 10,000-foot Mount Haleakala, it is also your best chance for a hole in one.

4 stars out of 5
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Dick Nugent
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1992
  • Golf Season: year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda grass
  • Greens: Bermuda grass

Facilities

  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: Yes
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Championship 72 7091 144 74.3
Blue 72 6698 140 72.4
White 72 6161 134 68.7
Red 72 5242 118 65.6
 

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4 stars out of 5
    by KR Smith
    on July 01st, 2013 22:37
    Best Views for the Dollar anywhere on Hawaii
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Aaron
    on August 15th, 2012 21:51
    Everytime I'm able to play Makalei I'm happy I went there. A challenging course with a wonderful staff and spectactular views.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by m.c. bennett
    on August 15th, 2011 12:51
    we discovered this course in 2009. so so club house, but what a wonderful surprise. course was in wonderful shape and more fun than any other big island course we played. I've played 18 hawaiian courses and this is near the top.
  • 3 stars out of 5
    by MikeW
    on December 03rd, 2010 13:07
    A nice course that winds its way up the side of Hualalai volcano on the front side and back down on the backside. The greens are quick and not like the ocean side courses on the Big Island. The course conditions were good except for some feral pig damage on the back nine. Worth the trip and a good value and a very playable course.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Mike G
    on April 02nd, 2010 18:18
    Great setting, fast green and on the side of Mauna Kea.
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