When it comes to Big Island golf vacation packages, The Big Island (often described as “The Golf Capital of Hawaii”) is a hands-down winner. A look at our HawaiiGolfDeals programs certainly bolsters the claim.
You will just not find better Big Island golf and Big Island golf vacation packages from any other source. HawaiiGolfDeals offers a veritable smorgasbord of outstanding Big Island golf courses that will suit every golfer to a tee, as well as a spectacular array of beachfront resort hotels and condo/villa complexes.
Not surprisingly, the Kohala Coast is the center of the universe when it comes to Big Island golf vacation packages and lodging on Hawaii’s Big Island. Resorts dominate the landscape. Well… not exactly. Frozen-in-time lava is far more abundant than any signs of development. But this particular stretch of coast is the big kahuna when it comes to resorts and great Big Island golf vacation packages.
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KOHALA COAST RESORTS
MAUNA KEA RESORT
At the far end of the Kohala Coast action, about 25 miles north of Kona International Airport at Keohole (KOA), is the Mauna Kea Resort with two fine hotels — Westin Hapuna Beach Hotel and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel — and two world-class golf courses with similar monikers. The classic Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed Mauna Kea Golf Course (renovated in 2009 by son Rees Jones) and the Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay-crafted, environmentally sensitive Hapuna Golf Course at Mauna Kea are the finest two courses found at any singular Hawaii resort.
Rooms at the WESTIN HAPUNA BEACH HOTEL, which just invested $90 million in renovations, are among the largest in the Aloha State and HawaiiGolfDeals always has the best deals. The beach is stunning and the general ambiance is quite unique and private. We are particularly fond of Hapuna’s beachfront location and views from the bluff it resides upon. And with the Hapuna Golf Course practice facilities just a mid-iron from the hotel entrance, the location is truly perfect.
The MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL is also a stunner. Our exciting Golf Vista Deluxe Junior Suites are sensational and we offer the best deal on the planet.
WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
Two fine golf layouts — the Waikoloa Beach Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and the Waikoloa Kings’ Golf Course, designed by the team of Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish — are the centerpiece of this sprawling resort. Its claim to fame in recent years has been the development of seven villa complexes with units that deliver some of the best lodging value anywhere in Hawaii.
HawaiiGolfDeals is proud to offer an exclusive condo/villa collection on the Big Island that is second to none. We feature one-, two- and three-bedroom units at all seven properties, but we have extra special deals at Vista Waikoloa, Waikoloa Fairway Villas, Colony Villas, the stunning Hali’i Kai and the inspired luxury of Kolea.
The best shopping and dining options are also found at Waikoloa’s Queens Marketplace and Kings’ Shops. Among the many shops, these two shopping complexes feature six full service restaurants, a food court and a sensational gourmet market (both at the Queens Marketplace).
When it comes to golf, the adjacent resorts lining the Kona-Kohala Coast are not the only game in town. HawaiiGolfDeals delivers the sensational Makani Golf Club (formerly Big Island Country Club) and the charming Waikoloa Village Golf Club just 10 minutes uphill from the entrance to the Waikoloa Resort.
MAUNA LANI RESORT
HawaiiGolf Deals features some outstanding Mauna Lani condo/villa options with special units at The Fairways, The Villages and the venerable Mauna Lani Point. A private beach club awaits all of our Mauna Lani guests.
This particular area has not fared well in recent years and we can no longer recommend it for our avid/core golf travelers. In addition to being the warmest spot on the island (and in all of Hawaii), this general area is also plagued by two forms of congestion—traffic and vog (emanating from the volcano when Kona winds replace normal tradewinds). Most of the lodging options are also a bit tired, stale and not suited to golf travelers. It is always best to lodge on the Kohala Coast for sensational golf, lodging, dining and weather, as well as proximity to your favorite activities.
Of course, HawaiiGolfDeals can book you in any lodging property in the Aloha State — All you have to do is ask!
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