It is the site of many contests and tournaments, but on regular days, this gorgeous, sunny course on the Big Island's ... More
King's Golf Course
It is the site of many contests and tournaments, but on regular days, this gorgeous, sunny course on the Big Island's Kohala Coast is the playground of lucky amateur golfers from around the world. Situated on the sun-splashed oasis that is Waikoloa Beach Resort, King's Golf Course is convenient to the Hilton Waikoloa and several other resorts. The course was designed by Weiskopf & Morrish and is the twin of the Beach Course. It is a par-72 course with a double green. A pro shop and clubhouse are located onsite.
I wouldn't play this course again if it was free. Vacation time is far too precious to waste a round on a horribly maintained course. I paid $85 for a two o'clock time. Dying faiways, poor greens and cat litter box bunkers. Instead I suggest spending your money on Mai Tai's or a massage.
Here is an email I sent them as feedback:
Please forward to Golf Manager,
I would like to give you some personal feedback on our recent outing at your facility.
Traveling to the Big Island for the first time for a conference my wife and I stayed at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Planning on playing two rounds of golf during our stay we decided on Hapuna and wanted to play different course for our second choice. We found Waikoloa Kings course through an internet search and our decision came down between the Kings course and Mona Kea (sister club to Hapuna Beach). Looking at reviews and wanted something a little different we chose Waikoloa. Once we began playing we quickly began thinking we made the wrong choice. First off the tee-boxes, fairways, and especially the greens were in horrendous condition. I truly felt I was playing a local municipal course that get abused all year and not a world class destination course described on its website. Second, we played the sundown rates, after hitting our approaches to the 17th green a staff member told us to pick it up after finishing the hole. The only problem with that is there was still about an hour before the sun would set (not dark mind you, actually set). We felt the staff should have let us play out the 18th hole. And finally, once we finished up the 17th and headed to the clubhouse, the doors were locked an we didn't have access to the restrooms. Your staff is really lacking in professionalism and appear to really not want to serve you or your customers.
All in all it was a very bad experience. After this we started talking to some of the local golfers and pros who say your course used to be wonderful, but it has really slid in the conditions on the course.
I hope you take these comments as constructive criticism and return Waikoloa to a great destination course.
It just wasn't what we payed for or expected. I would highly recommend Hupuna Beach or Mona Kea (both course are manicured to perfection).
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