Kona Country Club

Top-5 Reasons to play KONA COUNTRY Club:

  • A true oceanfront layout with five seaside holes
  • Recently renovated with new turfs and bunkers
  • Resort quality course conditions without the resort price tag
  • GOLFHAWAIICARD multiple-day rates as low as $85 per-day
  • Located in lovely Keauhou Bay just seven miles south of Kona


Kona Country Club was originally the Ocean Course at Kona Country Club, and the old moniker says a mouthful. Yes, this course meanders to and from the sea. In fact, it sits right on the Pacific Ocean for all of two and parts of three holes, which flourish along the edge of Keauhou Bay.

During the past 20 years, the layout has undergone two major renovations that have enhanced the original William Francis Bell design. The course is reasonably straight-forward and untricked-up, with two doglegs on each nine. Wide, resort-like fairways coupled with generous landing areas ensure that a golfer’s biggest challenge will be from 60 yards in. Excellent turf conditions combined with the gentlest breezes on The Big Island, should also assist with scoring.

The first renovations, which occurred just before the new millennium, for the 2000 and 2001 LPGA Takefuji Classic, added to the character and flavor of the layout. Improved tee boxes and clever use of the oceanfront terrain made the course more visually appealing and enhanced shot values. The most recent renovations from 2013-2015, dealt primarily with updating turfs, bunkers, irrigation and drainage. So, what golfers get now is a first-rate, immaculately conditioned  golf course juxtaposed to the blue Pacific.

The 2nd Green, entire 3rd Hole and 4th Tee (toughest hole on the course) are so close to the ocean that the sea spray can be experienced. The 12th and 13th Holes are equally compelling and situated similarly. No. 12 is a compelling par-3 that plays some 160 yards with the Pacific glistening in the background. The 13th Hole sports a natural “puka” blowhole  on the left, which can be be put in play by an errant drive. Eyes and ears must be alert  for breaching whales from late November through March.

Kona Country Club is a multiple-time “must play” on any golf adventure to The Big Island.

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COLOR TEE NAME 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
BLUE Championship 502 377 405 387 185 393 336 178 594 3357
WHITE Resort 477 349 380 344 175 365 311 150 564 3155
GOLD Forward 385 286 304 307 157 275 251 129 492 2586
                       
Par   5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36
Handicap   15 1 11 7 13 5 9 17 3  

 

COLOR 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTALS Rating/Slope
GOLD 582 380 298 184 327 363 397 144 475 3150 6507 71.6/131
BLUE 540 360 274 154 303 324 362 126 444 2887 6002 68.2/125 • W: 74.2/126
WHITE 476 270 211 118 270 243 293 108 370 2357 4945 64.5/116 • W: 68.1/110
                         
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72  
Handicap 12 6 8 16 10 2 4 18 14      

 

Golf Course Particulars

Designer:
William Francis Bell

Opened: 1969

Renovated: 1999-2001 & 2013-2015

Distance: 6,657 yards

Rating/Slope: 70.0 / 125