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I just returned a week ago after staying at Su’s condo and wanted to share my experience.   The last time Liz and I were in Hawaii was 30 years ago for our honeymoon. During the past 30 years we have raised 3 wonderful adults and decided it was time to treat ourselves.

Su’s golf course home is conveniently located about 20 minutes from the Kona Airport in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.   The area is beautifully developed with mature trees, colorful flowers and many wonderful areas to walk and explore.  It is a private home on the 3rd hole of the Waikoloa Beach Course.  We enjoyed watching the golfers while eating breakfast or sipping wine on the lanai.  We played the Beach course on Monday and enjoyed the discounted rate Su offers her guests. We had a wonderful dinner that evening at The Sansei Seafood and Sushi Bar which was a short walk across the street at the Queens Shopping Center.  The following day was our official anniversary date and we had a special dinner at Browns Beach House at Su’s recommendation.  We arrived early and enjoyed drinks and live entertainment while we watched a beautiful sunset at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel balcony.   The food, service, and ambiance at Browns Beach House was spectacular. They even gave us a free mud pie which was a nice surprise.  We spent the next day at the Hapuna Beach State Park and enjoyed the comfortable Tommy Bahama beach chairs and snorkel gear that was in the garage.  That evening we went to the Lava Lava Beach Club and had Mai Tais and appetizers and watched another beautiful sunset.  Make sure to get there early because a lot of people have the same idea.  The following day we did a road trip across the island to Hilo and visited Volcano National Park and walked thru the Lava Cave.  At the Visitors Center, we learned about the history of volcanos and how the islands were formed.  We splurged and did a helicopter tour over an active volcano and beautiful waterfalls.  That was the highlight of our trip.

I give Su my 5 star rating for the condition, location, and amenities offered with her golf course home.  The home was beautifully furnished with comfortable furniture, fast Wi-Fi, television with surround sound, and many nice extras.

Take it from me, you will be very happy staying at Su’s hawaiigolfcondo while in paradise.

Dave and Liz Beckmann

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Bruce had a great “beach” shot on the Beach Course

 

Many were shocked that anyone would even think to attempt to carve a golf course out of the rocky coastline, through barren brush and lava fields. Expertly design by Robert Trent Jones, the bulldozers arrived and now many years later Waikoloa is home of two of the finest golf courses in the Hawaiian Islands.

There are two courses located within the Waikoloa Beach Resort. The Beach Course offers more than the expected manicured fairways and greens. It is the perfect course for the casual and relaxed vacation player or the handicapped player looking to conquer the course. All players who experience Waikoloa are enthralled with the eternal sunny skies, cool tropical trade winds, ocean and mountain views and glimpses of dolphins and wintering humpback whales.

The Par 70, 6566 yard course is a design that is gentle to novices as the island trade winds, but challenging enough for the handicapped player to dominate without frustration.

The Beach Course is dominated by Par 4 holes and range anywhere from 319 to 447 yards from the back tee. Pair of 5 pars is a part of the front nine while the longest hole starts the back nine. Hole 7 is the signature hole that makes that driver sing off the tee and ends with a green positioned on a lava peninsula with views of playful pods of dolphins. The course is rounded off by a pair of Par 3 holes on the front and back nine. Overall the Beach Course is a well balanced course that has something for everyone. But, certainly all golfers are amazed with the wide open spaces and endless views that can include everything from the highest snow covered peak in the Pacific to glimpses of the summit of Haleakala on Maui.

The never-ending views and wide open spaces of the Big Island’s Kohala Coast have been attracting golfers for many years. Because of the popularity of this picturesque course, early tee times are highly recommended. This course will not disappoint so call today to reserve your beach course experience.

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Su is enjoying a relaxing round with Bruce 

 

 

The golf guidance for this post was provided by Shannon Walker

hawaiigolfcondo golf course picWaikoloa sparks the spirit of adventure in every golfer.  It lives along the rugged lava coast, windswept and wave-washed by the powerful Pacific, where whispering palms share no secrets.

The spirit of adventure filled the sails of Polynesian voyaging canoes centuries ago and first drew them to Hawai’i Island.  It called warriors to battle, and inspired explorers and travelers along the “Kings’ Trail,” some carving their symbols in stone petroglyphs along the way.  It beckoned Captain James Cook, on the far side of the world, where he and his Scottish father may have played a round of golf before Cook set sail on his historic journey to the Sandwich Isles.

Golfers sense the spirit of adventure in the Beach Course, a study in color and contrast designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., with wide emerald greens marked by unforgiving black lava.  The Beach Course has the breathtaking look and alluring risk/reward that is classic Hawaii golf.  And, carved into rugged lava fields from ancient flows, the Kings’ Course has been called a surreal golf experience.  Designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish to demand respect and deliver reward, the Kings’ Course is truly a strategic player’s course, challenging mind, body and spirit.

Two of the Big Island’s best golf courses challenge champions and drive club players to excel and exceed expectations, where the shimmering Pacific Ocean meets the stark black lava.

Spectacular, historic and compelling, the Beach and Kings’ Course stand ready, to capture the spirit of adventure that lured explorers here from other lands, and entices new discoveries every day.

Let that spirit capture you.

When you stay at our hawaiigolfcondo, we have a gold membership at the Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf Course offering a discounted golf rate of $50 at the Kings Course and $75 at the Beach course any time of day. Mahalo!

Click here to learn more about the Waikola Beach Resort and Golf.