I won a contest at work that landed me in Waimea, with a free flight and hotel stay. Needless to say, I was already stoked. I almost immediately remembered Mauna Kea and booked my tee time online. The course has been on my bucket list for years, and it did not disappoint. Constant ocean views as I made my way around the course and a good variety of tees helped to make this my best golf experience yet.
There’s a good change in elevation on the green, and a lot of bunkers, which can make maneuvering a little difficult, but I was cool with the challenge. I played with a buddy of mine, and we moved pretty smoothly through the holes, only being stopped up once by the foursome ahead of us. Aloha!
Some people complain about the customer service. I thought everyone was pretty helpful and friendly, and the management is REALLY responsive to complaints and questions.