Maui Golf Courses
South Maui Golf Courses
This golf club has had a past reputation as one of the less-visited courses in South Maui. With new owners and much renovation, this course has improved immensely in stature and popularity. Elleair is located in South Kihei, on the mountainside (mauka). This course is less expensive than the others, and has the same breath-taking ocean views. It has open fairways, great for beginner golfers, all at a price far lower than Wailea and Makena. Elleair also has a good driving range too. Reserve your game and cart by calling (808) 874-0777.
Makena North and South Golf Courses
The Makena Golf Courses are located in South Maui, boasting 1,800 acres of golf perfection. Makena has two 18-hole courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The South Course is a par 72 and 6,739 yards of rolling fairways with incredible ocean and Haleakala views. This course has 2 oceanfront holes as well as one of Hawaii's top driving holes, the Tenth Hole. With exception of views of the neighboring islands and breaching humpback whales, this peaceful course leaves you with very little distraction.
The North Course is a bit newer, opened in 1993. Built into the natural surroundings of Makena's most beautiful landscape, the North Course offers the same unobstructed views as does the South. With fairways built to slope into itself, you'll have less lost balls, and more playing time. The cart paths are all hidden from view, and the original Hawaiian rock walls have been left untouched. These two considerations when building the North Course have made it seem more like a natural park than a structured course. Two of the holes are high above the ocean with incredible views. For rates, contact the Makena Resort. They offer regular, twilight, kama'aina, and resort discounted rates. Some of these course's largest attributes are it's pure greens, consistently excellent weather, and well managed tee times. Book your reservations by calling (808) 891-4000.
The Gold, Blue & Emerald Wailea Golf Club Courses (800) 981-5512
Wailea Gold Golf Course
The most challenging of the three Wailea Golf Club Courses, the Gold is regarded as one of the best-designed courses in the world. The Gold Course's 7078 yards of natural terrain tests the skill of any golfer that tee's off. This course isn't reserved for only advanced golfers; each hole offers plenty of different tee boxes to match your skill level.
Wailea Emerald Golf Course
With 6,825 yards of forgiving fairways and incredible ocean views, the Emerald Golf Course has won many awards for it's friendly course and club. The tee boxes are numerous here for those players looking for more of a challenge. The clubhouse has the Sea Watch Restaurant, serving excellent fine dining. It also has a top notch driving range and practice greens.
Wailea Blue Golf Course
Set in the lower foothills of Haleakala, the Blue Golf course is a typical Hawaiian course with perfectly kept fairways and fantastic views. Every hole has an ocean view, much like the other three Wailea Golf Courses. Built in 1972, the Blue Golf Course reaches 6,765 yards throughout the resort.
West Maui Golf Courses
The Royal Ka'anapali Courses
Royal Ka'anapali (the north course) and Ka'anapali Kai (the south course) have been completely renovated in 2006. Since there improvements, these courses are in incredible condition. The North Royal Ka'anapali Course is more challenging and the South Ka'anapali Kai Course is better for the beginner golfer. With a good clubhouse restaurant and driving range, these courses offer views of the Lahaina coast, and our neighboring islands of Molokai and Lanai.
Kapalua Golf Club Bay Course
Viewed as the best resort course on the island, Kapalua's Bay Course is perfectly manicured and well suited for all levels of golfer. It's nestled between the West Maui Mountains and the pacific with views of both. The nearby Kapalua Golf Academy has the best practice greens on Maui.
Kapalua Golf Club Plantation Course
Hands down the most difficult and highly skilled course on the island, the Kapalua Plantation Course is a real challenge. The clubhouse has the Plantation Restaurant. This is a Maui favorite for the upper level golfers. It also is very close to Kapalua Golf Academy.
Kapalua Golf Club Village Course
This complex golf course designed by Arnold Palmer is set on the West Maui foothills in Upper West Maui. Kapalua's Village Course is par 70 with great views of the ocean, Molokai Island, and the bordering pineapple fields. With huge pines lining the course, you'll be playing a diverse landscape that is far from an ordinary Hawaiian layout. This is one of the most beautiful of the courses in Maui.
Central Maui Golf Courses
Kahili Golf Course
Similar to Pukalani, but on the other side of the island, the Kahili Golf Club sits on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains with great ocean and Haleakala views. The prices are good, and the holes built to keep a steady challenge. The practice area is well kept.
King Kamehameha Golf Club
Originally designed by Ted Robinson Sr in 1991, King Kamehameha Golf Course was redone 14 years later by his son. This challenging course tests the skills of its members and guests regularly but leaves them with little distraction from the roads and construction that the rest of the island suffers from. With it's central location, anyone on the island can play a round here and be back home to get ready for the next activity without trouble. Frank Lloyd Wright did the original clubhouse design.
The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course
Located in Kahului, The Dunes at Maui Lani offers a challenging links style golf course. The dunes are on the more challenging side, though it plays well for all levels of golfer. It has a great driving range and excellent restaurant at the clubhouse, Cafe O'Lei.
Waiehu Golf Course
Probably the worst course on the island, Waiehu Municipal Golf Course is out of the way, not up to standards of other Maui courses. It is a short course and the fees reflect this.
Upcountry Golf Courses
Pukalani Country Club
The Pukalani Country Club is different from the other courses on Maui because of its location upcountry. With the higher elevation comes a cooler climate and unique views of the West Maui Mountains and both the South and North shores of the island. With a good driving range, this course plays well for all skill levels. A fire in 2006 burned down the clubhouse and restaurant, of which temporary facilities have been set up during construction.
Lana'i Golf Courses
Experience at Koele
The Experience at Koele is a Greg Norman course made in a plantation style along and inside of the valley. It has some unique fairways and exciting greens. It has a small hotel that's great to stay at for some relaxation and tee time.
Challenge at Manele
One of the best courses in Hawaii and the World, The Challenge is perched on the cliffs of Manele Bay. With outstanding ocean views and breezes, this is a great place to golf. Lanai is only a short Ferry trip from Maui, and can be played in the same day as your return. Jack Nicklaus' The Challenge at Manele is closer to the ferry than the Experience at Koele, and is known to be a better course.
Moloka'i Golf Courses
Kaluakoi Golf Course
Since 1977, Kaluakoi Golf Course has attracted golfers to the island of Molokai. Built by Ted Robinson, this par 72 course has all around ocean views and you rarely have to wait for anyone. This uncrowded course is set at a low price and sits on 160 acres of perfectly manicured Bermuda grass.
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