Beach Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort

3 stars out of 5
(based on 4 reviews)
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600 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
Phone(s): (808) 886-7888
A view of the 10th hole at Beach Course from Waikoloa Beach ResortA view from the 7th tee at Beach Course from Waikoloa Beach Resort.A view of the 3rd hole at Beach Course from Waikoloa Beach ResortA view of hole #18 at Beach Course from Waikoloa Beach ResortA view from tee #4 at Beach Course from Waikoloa Beach Resort.The Pacific Ocean backdrop encourages you to take your time on the seventh hole at the Waikoloa Resort Beach Course.The 174-yard par-3 12th at Waikoloa Resort Beach Course features three greenside bunkers.Water comes into play on the approach shot of the par-4 15th at the Waikoloa Resort Beach Course.The 17th is another example of a strong par 3 at the Waikoloa Resort Beach Course.The finishing hole on the Beach Course at Waikoloa Resort, at 397 yards, isn't overly difficult, but there are plenty of bunkers to catch wayward shots.Right away, the par 3s are challenging as in the 200-yard second hole at the Waikoloa Resort Beach Course.The number one handicap hole at the Waikoloa Resort Beach Course is the 586-yard par-5 fourth.One of the most picturesque holes at the Waikoloa Resort Beach Course is the par-4 fifth, which plays around a large lava formation.The signature par-5 seventh hole provides the best (and only) ocean view on the Waikoloa Resort Beach Course.

The 18-hole Beach Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort in Waikoloa, HI is a resort golf course that opened in 1981. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Beach Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort measures 6566 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 130 and a 72.7 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.

3 stars out of 5
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1981
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


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

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Championship 70 6566 130 72.7
Resort 70 5958 127 69
Forward 70 5122 125 70.7
Composite 70 5372 119 65.7

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 2 stars out of 5
    by Brian
    on May 09th, 2015 20:38
    My wife and I golfed this course on a recent trip to Hawaii. We wanted early morning to escape the heat and wind (a lot of it in the afternoon here). So, we paid non-guest morning green fees of $180 each (by choice) as we had heard so many good things about the "Beach Course".

    One would have certain expectations of a course with $180 green fees. I feel they fell short on service. Starting, no one at the bag drop. No directions, or easy to see signs directing us to the golf shop. Had to find it on our own and have the clerk call someone to help us with a cart and our bags.

    After bags loaded, two guys standing at a counter where the carts were and no one came up to us to tell us where to go. When I approached them and asked, they said "go to the starter" and a pointed with their hand. The starter, however, was polite and accommodating.

    The course was OK for a links course but was inside and around all the condos and roads. One, yes, One hole on the "beach". Aptly named for marketing I guess. A par golfer would find this course challenging, an average golfer like myself (90's) found the amount of sand protecting the holes a nuisance. I'm just whining here.

    In summary, I found the course to be over-hyped and over-priced. I would consider returning but will find a far better deal on fees first.
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Terance Anderson
    on May 22nd, 2014 10:48
    Beautiful venue, but a bit of a stretch to dub it the 'beach' course; the one hole pictured is it, then it heads back in between condos again.

    Sadly the course was not kept in the best of conditions; major problems were unraked bunkers (some looks like week[s] or more), no Marshall so play was backed up, esp. in the back 9, weedy/non-mowed in some areas. A fees break would have been nice since the greens had been recently aerated.

    Fairly open course; nice layout.
  • 3 stars out of 5
    by MikeW
    on December 03rd, 2010 13:14
    A nice layout with good conditions. Some interesting holes including number 7 which is the only hole that is on the beach. We stayed in a condo on the 15th hole and watched a bunch of players dump balls into the pond in front of the green. So make sure you take enough club to clear the pond. ;-)
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Brian
    on January 07th, 2010 19:34
    Played the Beach Course in Nov. of 09, and what a fun day it was. I would recommend looking at their website directly to get an idea of the layout, as they have changed a lot of the hole numbers when they consolidated clubhouses with the King's Course.

    What used to be the Par 5 12th hole is now the Par 5 7th. This is the signature hole that puts you right up against the Pacific. A wonderful hole (even better since I pared it) and of all things we ran into the cart girl on that hole. Since there wasn't anyone behind us she was more than happy to take a few pictures of us at the hole. Just one of the many nice touches the staff at Waikoloa brings to their courses.

    Lots of fun lava running through the course, and nice views everywhere you look.

    Not being a golfer that will be joining the PGA Tour anytime soon I appreciated that it was a challenging course, but not an impossible course for those of us that won't be going to Q School anytime soon.

    The other nice thing about this course is it seems that everyone wants to play the King's Course, which from what I understand is another outstanding course, but the upside to being the cast aside sibling is the course was wide open, and for all but maybe 2 holes I felt like we had the entire place to ourselves, which made the day that much more enjoyable!

    If you're an average golfer looking for a memorable, fun, and beautiful course while you're on vacation, you really can't go wrong at the Beach Course. (Oh and they offer very nice Nike gear as rentals for those who don't want to be bent over any harder by the airlines than you already will be getting over to Hawaii)
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