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Maui Nui Golf Club
What can be said about the golf courses on Maui, besides perfection! The courses here on the island have been designed by some of the top architects in the business, like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Challenging layouts coupled with world-class views and balmy weather make for some of the best-ranked courses in the world.
The self-proclaimed “friendliest” course on Maui, Maui Nui Golf Club, is situated in the heart of Kihei Town in South Maui. It hosts sweeping views of the ocean and Molokini below, and the majestic slopes of Haleakala above. Spacious fairways, generous greens, and tricky trade winds create an engaging game for golfers of all levels.
The Maui Nui Golf Club’s course was designed by Bill Newis, and consists of 18-holes spread out over 6,404 yards with a total par of 71. There is a hybrid Bermuda turf grass throughout, with a slope rating of 124, and a total course rating of 70.6.
The course utilizes all the best classic design elements in a diverse layout that has golfers hitting in all cardinal directions. Smart golfers will enjoy the challenge of managing the trade winds that will switch trajectories on the ball depending on each hole being played.
The opening hole is a par-4, with great ocean views. There is a chance at a birdie here when played downwind and easterly, with a good drive and avoiding a pond on the right. If landed right, you’ve set up an approach shot to an elevated green.
The third par-3 is short and turns the golfer around northward toward gorgeous Haleakala. At the par-4 fourth hole, beware of a dogleg right-hand curve to the right about 220 yards off the tee. The total hole is 423-yards. So, one tip is to use the driver to push the ball over the trees and onto the fairway directly in front of the green. If done right, you’re only a short chip and a putt away from a birdie!
At par-4 sixth, the hole runs due south with a nice pond sitting on the right, and a spectacular ocean view. Coming along to the eighth hole, skilled golfers get a real test of their abilities and nerve. The total yardage of this par-5 hole is 513, but it can be reached with a good drive and a powerful second shot! Confident players have claimed it as an eagle hole.
Rounding the back nine, the course becomes even more aesthetically pleasing and athletically challenging. Hole eleven is a par-4 and delights with incredible views of the West Maui mountains, ‘Iao Valley, and Ma’alaea Harbor.
Accuracy is important on the Par-4 at the fifteenth hole. Protective bunkers and a hazardous pond call for keen precision with the club. As a bonus, this hole makes for some stellar sunsets.
The final hole is a 563 yard par-5 with a massive green that hairpins to the left. Some players opt for a lay-up shot to a wedge, and others test out a birdie. Good luck on this final run!
The Play Card Program has 3 options available, all of which were developed to ensure that the more you play, the more you save!
Please call the Maui Nui Golf Club at (808) 874-0777 for current details and pricing.
GOLF CLUB RENTALS & EQUIPMENT
Guests to the golf club can enjoy new premium-made Taylor Made Rocketballz clubs for rent. Currently, as an added amenity, guests receive two free sleeves of Taylor Made Super Deep Golf Balls when renting the premium Rocketballz irons.
There are also slightly older models Callaway and Taylor Made clubs available for rent at a lower rate.
All sets are available for ladies and men, and right and left-handed players.
CLUBHOUSE & REPAIR SHOP
Maui Nui Golf Club offers a fully stocked pro shop with equipment and apparel. There is also an onsite repair shop that is a member of the Professional Clubmaker’s Society. Golf lessons are available upon request.
Dining & Amenities
Kono’s On The Green is the perfect after-play indulgence. This restaurant and bar is quickly becoming a favorite for visitors and local residents alike, who appreciate delicious ingredients and expansive views in a relaxed upscale ambiance.
Owner and chef Kono Akao combines his Japanese heritage, authentic French culinary experience, and fresh Maui ingredients to create a mouthwatering and eclectic spread.
The menu ranges from Maui cattle company burgers to ahi carpaccio to rack of lamb. Guests can even find the famous “loco moco”, a Maui classic, on the menu.
Kono’s is known for having a wonderful happy hour with fun pupus (appetizers) like ahi sashimi or margarita pizza. Happy Hours are daily from 2:30-6:00 p.m. There is live music on Sundays.
Open Daily, from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Central Kihei Location
With the addition of Kono’s on the Green, the Maui tech park, and the new Hokulani Golf Villas at Kailea Community, this area is becoming the new hub of life in sleepy South Maui.
The Maui Tech Park came into existence with the goal of diversifying Maui’s job market from the usual tourism and providing for a more sustainable long-term economy. It is home to over 20 companies that enjoy the sophisticated telecommunications infrastructure, including Boeing, the Maui Economic Development Board, inc., and Pacific Defense Solutions. There are 5 buildings comprising 180,000 square feet, but the park is only 10% finished, with nearly 400 acres ready for development.
This area of central Kihei combines accessibility to the pristine beaches and opulent boutiques of Wailea with the convenience of nearby basic amenities at the Piilani Shopping Center and surrounding businesses. It has become the new hidden gem of Maui.
Hokulani Golf Villas
Homes at the much anticipated Phase II of the Hokulani Golf Villas have begun selling, and are favored for their richness of quality and detail, and fair pricing. These luxury condominiums boast generous lots with polished tropical landscaping and are situated on the lovely fairways of the Elleair Maui Golf Club.
The exclusive listing broker at the new Hokulani Golf Villas in Kihei, an area of brand new, state of the art homes, as well as several impressive estates in the Maui Meadows and Wailea neighborhoods, Dano can provide more information or take you on a tour of some truly spectacular properties around the island. Contact him directly at (808) 870-4899 or visit eMauiRealEstate.com.
Hokulani Golf Villas Amenities:
- Breathtaking views of South Maui sunsets, the ocean, and Maui Nui Golf Club
- Community infinity pool with waterfall
- Community clubhouse for private parties or general gatherings
- Tiled lanais
- Oversized courtyard garages
- Professional landscaping services
- Sprinkler system
- Ceiling fans in the living room, master bedroom, and lanai
- Custom designed kitchen cabinets
- Granite slab countertops
- Stainless steel appliances
- Center kitchen island
- Formal dining area