Big Island Country Club (Makani)
- "Looks like she hit the green Jim"
18 holes, par 72, 7136 yards. All prices are per person and include golf,golf cart rentals and range balls
Now called Makani - A Dye Design course, located 2300 above sea level in the cool mountain air above Kona, Big Island Country Club is one of the best examples of Hawaii's treasure trove golf courses. The course is home to Paspalum greens, Kikuyu Grass fairways and spectacular Island Green, hole #17. Big Island Country Club also has five sets of tee boxes ranging from 4803-7116 yards which give all caliber of player an enjoyable experience.
This course is at a higher elevation than typical Hawaiian courses. The fairways are slightly rolling and play host to over 2,000 different types of vegetation. Their signature 17th hole is a par-3 with an island green and all of the courses medium-sized greens are undulating and moderate in speed. Big Island Country Club is also home to many water hazards, which come into play on 9 of the 18 holes.
|Address: 71-1420 Hawaii Belt Rd Mile Marker #20 Kailia Kona, 96740|
|Architect:Perry Dye||Director of Golf: Jason Trim|
|Open: 1997||Golf Professional: Kevin Hayashi|
|Course Type: 18 holes, par 72||Yardage: 7116/6528/6012/5145|
|Yardage Markers: : sprinklers||Slope: 142/137/132/120|
|Rating: 75.6/72.2/69.4/70.5||Bunkers: yes|
|Golf Carts: yes||Pull Carts: no|
|Water Holes: yes||Caddies: no|
|Five-somes Policy: no||Walking: no|
|Greens: Paspalum||Fairways: Kikuya|
|Dress Code: proper golf attire||Spike Policy: soft spike only|
|GPS Tracking: no||Lessons: yes|
|Club House:temp||Pro Shop: yes|
|Restaurant:: no||Bar: no|
|Conference Facilities: no||Banquet Facilities: no|
|Lodging: no||Showers: no|
|Lockers: no||Rider Fee: $25|
|Practice Green: yes||Driving Range: yes|
|Club Rental: Titleist $25 JR: $15||Ocean Holes : no|
|Junior Rates: 16 and under $25|
The signature holes are the 9th hole, 17 hole and the finishing 18th hole. These three holes are typical trademarks of designer Pete Dye.
The course aerated their greens May 2, 2017.
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