Waikoloa Village Golf Course, a Hawaiian Gem

Tee Off in Paradise: Waikoloa Village Golf Course, a Big Island Gem

The Waikoloa Village Golf Course, located on the sunlit Big Island of Hawaii, is not just a golf course – it’s a journey. Characterized as fair but challenging, this par 72 course, designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr., spans 6,791 yards and meanders through the condos and neighborhoods of Waikoloa Village.

Welcoming players of all skill levels, ‘The Village Course’, as it’s fondly referred to, effortlessly incorporates the natural terrain and rolling contours of the surrounding landscape. With every swing, you’ll soak in the vibrant island vibes that epitomize this tropical golfing paradise. But keep an eye out for the famed Waikoloa winds, which can add both length and difficulty to your round. For players who relish taking risks, your well-executed shots will be gratifyingly rewarded.

The charm of the Waikoloa Village Golf Course is further amplified by some notable golf holes, each adding a unique flavor to your game. The course begins with a golden opportunity at the Par 5, 1st hole, extending a warm welcome to both novices and seasoned players, and setting the tone for the rich golfing experience that awaits you.

Scattered across the course, the Par 3 holes present a medley of challenges. From audacious shots over water hazards to traversing a valley, and even negotiating a steep downhill shot, each Par 3 demands a distinct strategy. A standout feature is the enchanting 12th green that, from an aerial view, resembles a heart, a symbol that truly epitomizes the love for the sport. As you near the conclusion of the course, steel yourself for the long 17th hole. Scoring a par here feels like a significant victory. You’ll be playing into the wind, negotiating a narrow fairway, and overcoming tree-guarded approach shots.

The grand finale is the superb Par 5 finishing hole, which tempts golfers to carry the greenside lake in two, presenting a thrilling chance to finish with a birdie or better – a riveting conclusion to a great round.

As you navigate the fairways and greens, soak in the ‘peak-a-boo’ views of Maui that enhance your golfing experience. Occasional glimpses of the neighboring island punctuate your game, intertwining your play with the vast landscapes stretching from Waimea to Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, and extending to the horizon of the Pacific Ocean.

Beyond just golf, the Waikoloa Village Golf Course offers the opportunity to perfect your game at their comprehensive practice facilities. Consult with the friendly professionals at the pro shop to learn more about their clinics, tailored specifically for children and ladies. They also offer private lessons for a more personalized coaching experience.

The facility boasts a 250-yard driving range where you can refine your swing and master your distance shots. Alongside the range, a dedicated chipping area offers the perfect setting to practice those all-important short-game shots, key to lowering your scores. To fine-tune your putting skills, the large practice green presents a variety of slopes and speeds, simulating the diverse challenges you’ll encounter on the course.

Once the final putt has been sunk, conclude your day at Johnny’s. Bask in the camaraderie of fellow golfers as you enjoy an ice-cold schooner and a hearty bite, the perfect way to wind down after a day filled with golf.

As you can see the Waikoloa Village Golf Course is more than just a place to tee off – it’s a captivating blend of invigorating golf, mesmerizing views, top-notch golfing education, delectable food and drinks, with attractive pricing especially for Waikoloa Village Association members. 

See you on the first tee.

Waikoloa Village Golf Rates

Prices listed are daily rate with cart.
$ $59 Waikoloa Village Member
  • WVA Member Guest: $85
  • Hawaii Resident: $69
  • Hawaii Resident Junior: $40
  • Visitor: $130
  • Visitor Junior: $55
  • 9-Hole Sunset Special: $60
  • Rental Clubs: $50

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