I want to talk about golf. I come from a golfing family. I didn't play much, preferring softball and soccer, except on holidays when my parents "forced me" (tough life, I know) out on the course. I've lived in North Kona on the Big Island for six years now and I never played until this year. Last Sunday, I realized what a beautiful place and how reasonable the kama'aina prices are at the Keauhou Country Club on the mauka (mountainside) course.
Effortless landscaping is yours when you live on a golf course like this Mauna Lani condo for sale (MLS# 242281)
It was absolutely gorgeous, with panoramic ocean views. The course is in excellent shape. (The setting made my game much better.) They have a great open-air restaurant with reasonable prices, good food, friendly atmosphere and, of course, a wonderful ocean view.
Yesterday, I played the Makalei course, which is a municipal course. Very down-to-earth, friendly employees, one minute you are in a forest and the next you are by a lake and then a panoramic ocean view. The breeze and elevation make it very comfortable. It is a challenging course, and with the peacocks and scenery, it was incredible.
After playing this past month I am now addicted. I don't need the loud, super-active sports, and appreciate the calmness and beauty of golf. I especially like golf in N. Kona. If easy-to-schedule tee time, cheap fees, and an amazing variety of landscaping environments pique your interest, take a look at a couple of galleries of golf properties for sale. These galleries present two varieties on the theme: Kukio and Hualalai, oceanfront courses on the higher end, and houses and land at a broader range of prices.