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Sheraton Keauhou tees up with three golf courses


Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa has partnered with Kona Country Club, Makalei Golf Club and Big Island Country Club to offer golfers the opportunity to experience three of the island’s most unique golf courses.

“Hawaii Island is an island of adventure and for many residents and guests, that adventure includes golf,” said Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa Area Managing Director and General Manager Steve Lindburg. “We’re pleased to offer an attractively-priced golf package so that more of our guests might enjoy some of the finest courses in Hawaii that happen to be right here in our community.”

The new Kona Golf Trail Package begins at just $259 per night for two golfers in a partial ocean view room. The package requires a minimum three night stay so that each of the three courses can be experienced.

Players might begin their Kona Golf Trail experience by teeing it up on one of Kona Country Club’s two 18-hole courses within steps of Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. Both courses can challenge the expert, yet prove entirely manageable for the novice.

Kona Country Club’s Ocean Course was designed by William Bell. Its natural settings hug the Pacific Ocean while offering gorgeous mountain views, wide, lush fairways, Bermuda grass greens and numerous sand bunkers. Championship Tee: Par 72, 6613 yards, Slope Rating 129, USGA rating 72.8.

Kona Country Club’s Mountain Course with breathtaking Kona coastline views, trails of ancient lava flows, and a cool mountain setting, was designed by William Bell and Nelson and Robin Wright. The course’s manicured Bermuda greens, elevated tees, numerous bunkers and three lakes make for challenging yet fun play. Championship Tee: Par 72, 6494 yard, Slope Rating 116, USGA rating 69.

Makalei Golf Club was designed by Dick Nugent & Associates. It boasts an elevation range from 1,800 to 2,850 feet. The layout in a cool, scenic, lush forest is an alternative to the island’s coastal golf course experiences. The temperate climate and elevation offer a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Features at Makalei include Bent grass greens, lava tubes, cinder cones and a stone wall dating back more than a century. Championship Tee: Par 72, 7091 yards, Slope Rating 144 USGA rating 74.3.

Big Island Country Club’s par 72 course is designed to be enjoyable for novices through expert players. Designed by famed golf architect Perry Dye, the course features wide fairways and water in play on nine of the 18 holes. Its spectacular location and scenic beauty add to its well-deserved reputation along with wide, gently rolling Bermuda grass fairways, medium-size undulating Bent grass greens, and an abundance of water. Championship Tee: Par 72, 7034 yards, Slope Rating 136, USGA rating 73.9.

Golf only for two persons to play these three courses could easily add up to more than $650. With a three-night stay in one of Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa’s spacious partial ocean view rooms inclusive of three rounds of golf for two totaling as little as $727 (plus taxes and resort service fees), the Kona Golf Trail package is a golfer’s value-added golf dream vacation come true.

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