Big Island Group Golf Tournaments and Events
If you are planning a group tournament, corporate outing, charity event, club outing or any other golf event Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf with both the Kings’ and Beach Courses to chose from is the ideal venue. Our professionally trained staff will assist you with every detail to ensure that your experience from the very beginning planning stages to the execution and close of the event is worry free.
Waikoloa Beach & Kings’ Golf Course prides itself on delivering outstanding amenities and superior personalized service. From our two championship golf courses – with its own beautifully-appointed clubhouse, to our world-class practice facility and assortment of indoor and outdoor banquet space, we offer an unrivaled setting for connecting with family and friends, networking with business associates or hosting flawlessly-executed events.
Group Golf Amenities
All tournaments held at Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf include the following services:
- Group coordinator
- Laser-printed cart signs – with company or outing name, golfer’s name and tee time
- Printed scorecards – with golfer’s name, handicap and tee time
- Customized tournament information rule sheet
- Tournament scoring – our professional staff will tally results for competitors and act rules officials as needed
- Poster-size score sheets displaying individual and team results
- Club storage
- Bag transfers within the Waikoloa Beach Resort
- Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf staff will be on site during your event to ensure that all event set-up through scoring exceeds your expectations.
Tournament Style Events
Stroke Play – Each golfer plays their own ball throughout the round and keeps score accordingly. If desired, these scores can be adjusted by using handicaps.
Match Play – Each golfer play his or her own ball throughout the round. In match play, the game is played by holes. The side/golfer that holes its ball in the fewest strokes wins the hole. In handicap match, the lower net score wins the hole.
Scramble – A scramble is a great team event. On every hole, each member of the team may hit a tee shot. The team determines the best shot, and then all team members hit from that location. Players repeat this procedure until the ball is holed out, record a team score, and then move to the next hole. Scramble variations are available to suit any group’s desires.
Best Ball – The best-ball format combines elements of stroke play with team competition. A typical best-ball tournament involves four-person teams in which each participant plays his or her own ball and records the best score for the team. This can be done in a multiple best-ball format by recording the two or three best scores. If desired, these scores can be adjusted by using handicaps.
Skins Game – The basic format for “Skins” is one in which the winner (individual or team) is awarded a “Skin” for the lowest score on each hole. If desired, these scores can be adjusted by using handicaps. There can be no ties in this game, and it is possible to have as many as eighteen “Skins” awarded. A “Skin” is usually exchanged for a monetary award.
Special Games and Contests
Long Drive – In a long drive contest, the winner is the player who hits his or her ball the farthest in a single stroke, while keeping the ball in the fairway. Men and women may compete separately or play against each other, taking advantage of the placement of different tee grounds to level the playing field.
Closest to the Pin – This usually occurs on the par-3 holes, and players try to hit their ball closest to the hole in a single shot from the teeing ground. The ball must come to rest on the green in one stroke, and the player whose ball is closest to the hole wins. Men and women may compete separately or play against each other, taking advantage of the placement of different tee grounds to level the playing field.
Longest Putt – In a longest putt contest, the winner is the player who makes the longest putt in a single stroke, while putting from the green. Men and women may compete separately or play against each other.
Gifts & Recognition
No outing is complete without recognition and commemoratives for your guests. You can order golf shirts, hats, towels, golf balls directly from the Golf Shop, customized with the Waikoloa Beach Resort logo as well as your company, and your items will be waiting for you upon arrival.