Big Island Country Club Rebrands to Makani Golf Club

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Makani Golf Club (formerly known as Big Island Country Club) has unveiled its new name, logo and course details for the first time after more than six months of upgrades and improvements.

The improved course promises players a superior round of golf in the backdrop of some of Hawai‘i’s most prized natural environments with the level of quality in conditions, service, and visual beauty experienced players have come to expect from a Hawaiian golf experience.

Makani is a Hawaiian word for “wind”. A name that embraces the land and the location that we occupy, genuine and authentic to Hawai‘i. Makani can be a cool breeze on a hot summer day, setting you at ease. Makani can tempt your skill and test your resolve, reminding you that mother nature will do as she pleases. Such is the nature of golf.

“Our location is truly one of a kind,” said Jason Trim, PGA General Manager. “From the landscaping to the elevation and the panoramic views of the Kohala Coast, the Pacific Ocean and Mauna Kea, you’d have a hard time finding a more beautiful and seamlessly integrated natural course – even in Hawai‘i.”


While the natural setting found at Makani is impressive, the team has taken over a year to ensure players enjoy the best possible golf experience – no matter their skill level. Upgrades to the golf experience include:

  • Genuine Hawaiian Hospitality, the friendliest golf course in the islands.
  • Renewed commitment to conditions, and proper agronomic practices.
  • Upgraded EZGO Elite golf carts and John Deere turf equipment.
  • Newly appointed, experienced, professional staff.
  • A Big Island hometown hero, Director of Instruction, Kevin Hayashi.

Makani is open daily to the public. Kama’aina Rates and weeklong vacation memberships are always available, allowing all golfers a great vacation package or for locals to introduce visiting friends and family to the Makani experience.

About Makani Golf Club: Makani Golf Club is nestled within the natural wonders of the Big Island’s Kohala Coast. Offering an authentic Hawaiian golf adventure for new and experienced players alike, Makani is the result of six months of redevelopment and provides a unique, beautiful environment that will inspire players of every level. Future Full Membership Programs are currently being developed.



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