Maui Golf Vacations
Maui is world renowned for its beaches and being a favorite destination for honeymooners and romantic getaways. However, there is another reason to choose Maui as your Hawaiian Island to escape it all. Golf lovers are consistently enamored with the beauty and complexity of Maui’s golf courses. No matter where you choose to stay on the island, you will find a golf course nearby.
The Dunes at Maui Lani is located in central Maui. It’s unique because of the terrain and design techniques used by the architect. Much like the courses built in centuries past in the British Isles, the 6,840-yard par 72 Dunes at Maui Lani take full advantage of the natural, sloping island dune terrain. The Dunes at Maui will present many opportunities for you to exercise creativity, strategy, and finesse to make par.
Championship Tees Course Rating: 18 Holes; Par 72; 6840 yards, Rated 73.5, Slope Rated 136
The Maui Nui Golf Club (Elleair Maui Golf Club), is located in Kihei with exceptional views of the Pacific Ocean, Mt. Haleakala and Molokin. Golfers of all skill level will enjoy this course. However, the morning and afternoon trade winds will challenge and reward your skills. There are several sand traps with medium soft sand that require a sand wedge with 12 or 14 degrees of bounce.
Championship Tees Course Rating: 18 Holes; Par 72; 6404 yards, Rated 73.2, Slope Rated 135
The Royal Ka’anapali North Course is one of two golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. in all of Hawaii. The legendary architect took utilized the region's natural beauty to create a scenic course that is appealing, distinctive and demanding. The North places an emphasis on skill with large, contoured greens. Arnold Palmer called the 18th hole one of the most challenging holes he'd played.
Championship Tees Course Rating: 18 Holes; Par 71; 6994 yards, Rated 71.8, Slope Rated 129
The Ka’anapali Kai South Course showcases expansive views of the West Maui coast and the neighbor islands of Molokai and Lanai. In the winter months you may be fortunate enough to spot humpback whales cavorting offshore. Ka’anapali Kai South was designed by Arthur Jack Snyder and includes a par 71 and 6,250 yards near the ocean. The Sugar Cane Train offers a bit of nostalgia from the-turn-of-the-century as its locomotive engine chugs past on its way to the historic whaling town of Lahaina.
Championship Tees Course Rating: 18 Holes; Par 71; 6555 yards, Rated 71.2, Slope Rated 126
The Kahili Golf Course (formerly known as Sandalwood) is nestled in the foothills of the scenic West Maui Mountains. The architect designed the course to take advantage of the trade winds and local terrain to create a unique golf experience. Just 10 minutes from Kahului airport and 30 minutes from resorts in Wailea, The Kahili Golf Course is conveniently located in Waikapu. Kahilli Golf course offers stunning views of majestic Haleakala and the sapphire Pacific.
Championship Tees Course Rating: 18 Holes; Par 72, 6537 yards, Rated 71.9, Slope Rated 130
Designed by Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane, Kapalua Bay Course features a spectacular fifth hole with the tee on one side of a Pacific inlet and the green on the other. Kapalua Bay is the forerunner of the three championship golf courses in the area. Rolling green fairways and lots of trees make up this 6,600-yard par 72 golf course. The Bay Course is a superb example of resort golf at its finest.
Championship Tees Course Rating: 18 Holes; Par 72; 6600 yards, Rated 72.1, Slope Rated 136
Considered the golf mecca of the Pacific, The Kapalua Plantation is host to the Mercedes Championship PGA Tour each January. Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, the Plantation is a par 73, 7,263-yard course that sprawls across natural formations and pineapple fields that leave you breathless. Boasting some of Maui's most spectacular views, The Plantation offers a plethora of prestigious accolades, and a state-of-the-art Golf Academy. Treat yourself to play where Ernie Ells shot 32 in 2003!
Championship Tees Course Rating: 18 Holes; Par 73; 7263 yards, Rated 74.9, Slope Rated 138
Golf Magazine and Golf Digest have ranked Wailea Gold among the country's best new courses. Robert Trent Jones Jr., designed Wailea Gold with a rugged, natural look. The lava rock walls, built by early Hawaiians, were preserved to ensure their historic value. The 200 foot elevation change from top to bottom enhances Wailea Gold’s spectacular ocean and mountain vistas from nearly every hole. The Gold (also known as a “thinking player’s” course) will challenge you with the need for strategy and club selection to play well.
Championship Tees Course Rating: 18 Holes; Par 72; 7078 yards, Rated 73.4, Slope Rated 137
Golf for Women has rated Wailea Emerald as one of North America's most women-friendly courses. The Bird of Paradise, Plumeria, Allamanda, Gazenia and Bougainvillea all help to create this lush tropical playground. The Emerald is keenly designed for pure golf enjoyment, but don’t be fooled by the lush pleasant appearance. With four to six tee boxes on every hole, each player is able to tailor the course to their playing level.
Championship Tees Course Rating: 18 Holes; Par 72; 6825 yards, Rated 71.7, Slope Rated 130
A gracious resort course, Old Blue is the original course built in Wailea and ranked among America's best resort courses by Golf Digest. The LPGA Women's Kemper Open and Japan's Asahi-Kyosen pro-celebrity golf tournament have both been held at Old Blue. This is truly a tropical paradise with fountains and lakes, colorful Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, Plumeria and Wiliwili trees. If you can get over the distraction of the sapphire Pacific Ocean and majestic mountains, The Blue offers a measure of forgiveness in its wider fairways and large greens.
Championship Tees Course Rating: 18 Holes; Par 72; 6758 yards, Rated 72.2, Slope Rated 129