Makani Golf Club

Top-5 Reasons to play MAKANI Golf Club:

  • A real country club layout that will call on every club in your bag
  • Some of the craftiest and most delightful holes in all the Hawaiian islands
  • Hawaii’s best finishing hole, which follows an island green par-3
  • GOLFHAWAIICARD rates as low as $65 per-day
  • Under new ownership & management. Formerly Big Island Country Club

Makani Golf Club is situated at the 20-mile mark on Highway 190 that connects Kona to Waimea. This puts its entrance about 23 miles/30 minutes above the Waikoloa Beach Resort and Waikoloa Heliport, with stunning long vistas as well as delightfully cooler temperatures and light breezes to match its perch at roughly 2,300-feet above sea level in the lee of Mauna Kea.

In the two decades, since opening in 1997 as Big Island Country Club, this crafty Perry Dye-design has certainly evolved, while still holding true to its original concept. The 18-hole layout exemplifies the difference between a country club design, as opposed to a resort course or daily fee course. The country club model must be conducive to regular repeat play by members, while still holding their interest and presenting a challenge. True to that calling, Dye’s original Big Island Country Club layout succeeds in every way, shape and form with a variety of par-3s, 4s and 5s that will engage all comers.

To put it best, the son of Pete Dye, has finessed the gently rolling topography with the essence of a Dye design, which is generally the juxtaposition of one diabolical side of a fairway across from a forgiving side. Here, Dye the younger takes a much more benign approach, while still drawing the golfer’s attention to the forgiving side. But to be sure, there is no lack of challenge.

Makani Golf Club sports nine holes with water features and notable holes throughout. In fact, there isn’t a laggard in the bunch. The most exciting flourish of holes occurs when one of each variety (par-3, -4 and -5) appear in some order. This happens to be the case at 16, 17 and 18, where a meandering par-5 is followed by the signature 17th Hole (the island green reminiscent of the 17th Hole at Pete Dye’s TPC Sawgrass) and concluding with Hawaii’s best finishing hole, an option-filled par-4 that will leave lovers of great course design with a desperate urge to come back for more. And you must!

EATS & TREATS
On the way up, be sure to stop at Waikoloa Highlands Shopping Center in Waikoloa Village, where you can find Island Lava Java for a terrific breakfast or lunch. On the way back (If you play in the PM), make it  Pueo’s Osteria, one of Hawaii’s absolute best eateries, or Red Water Cafe in Waimea, which may well be the best.

The Deal
Website
Directions
Weather
Aeration

UNLIMITED GOLF
with CART & RANGE BALLS

ONE-DAY BEFORE 11AM: $89 (SAVE up to $61)
ONE-DAY AFTER 11AM:  $79  
TWO DAYS ANYTIME:
$149
(SAVE up to $155)
THREE DAYS ANYTIME: $219
(SAVE up to $255)

SUNDAY SPECIAL:   Before 11am  •  After 11 am

  $75 • $65
(HUGE SAVINGS)

Tee times up to 90 days in advance.
This program guaranteed through Jan. 31, 2021.
NOBODY BEATS US!

COLOR TEE NAME 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
BLACK   449 529 376 384 240 557 401 225 459 3630
BLUE   386 500 372 365 220 531 396 180 416 3366
WHITE   350 489 345 346 183 485 354 142 401 3095
GREEN   324 440 225 308 144 418 322 110 346 2637
Men Hcp.   15 3 13 11 9 5 7 17 1  
PAR   4 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 36
Lady Hcp.   5 3 9 11 13 7 15 17 1  
COLOR TEE NAME 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Out
BLACK   401 408 542 222 407 281 547 206 472 3486
BLUE   357 380 540 189 371 250 494 153 428 3162
WHITE   342 321 499 163 356 242 463 144 346 2917
GREEN   280 302 425 123 310 224 415 107 322 2508
 
Men Hcp.   14 10 16 18 8 12 6 2 4  
PAR   4 4 5 3 4 5 5 3 4 36
Lady Hcp.   18 14 8 16 10 12 6 4 2  

 

 

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Golf Course Particulars

Designer:
Perry Dye, Dye Designs

Opened: 1997

Distance: 7116/6528/6012/5145 yds

Rating/Slope: 142/137/132/120

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