Best Golf Courses on Maui – HOP to it
Maui is home to many fine golf courses, far more than the five listed here. With the exception of one, all of the courses here are public. The one club that is private offers one-day guest memberships for visitors. From courses that double as PGA stops to municipal courses with stunning views, if you’re a golfer, there’s much to love about Maui’s golf courses.
- Kapulua Golf (Kapalua)
Let’s face it, if you’re a golfer arriving on Maui, you probably have your heart set on playing the Plantation Course at Kapulua (7,411 yards/Slope 144.) This track is home to the PGA’s Tournament of Champions every January and it is long, but a few downhill holes help mitigate the length. With wide fairways and forgiving greens, the course is actually accessible for most golfers with even limited experience. The Bay Course (6,600 yards/Slope 135,) though shorter than the hilly Plantation Course, plays roughly equal in length. Both courses offer gorgeous views. But really, given the option, play the Plantation Course. It should be on every golfer’s bucket list.
Plantation: From $225 – $325
Bay: From $165 – $225
- Wailea Golf Club (Wailea)
With three courses (Gold, Emerald and Old Blue), Wailea has something for every golfer. The Gold course (7078 yards/Slope 138) was once the home of the Champions Skins Game. With four-to-six tee boxes on every hole, the Gold course is playable for everyone. The Emerald course (6,825 yards/Slope 135) is a seven-time recipient of Golf for Women magazine’s Top Fairways Award for the country’s most female-friendly golf clubs. Finally, the Blue course (6,545 yards/Slope 129) affectionately called Old Blue, is the oldest of the three, but still gorgeous and in excellent condition. All three courses offer stunning views and are challenging, but extremely playable by golfers of all skill level.
Gold: From $145 – $250
Emerald: From $145 – $250
Old Blue: From $120 – $190
(Wailea Golf Club)
- Kahili Golf Course (Wailuku)
Known for their friendly staff and great views, Kahili Golf Course (6,554 yards/Slope 135) is a sneaky favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. The winds can be challenging, but the course plays fair and somewhat long. Whether you’re facing the Pacific, gazing out towards the Haleakala summit or scanning across the local sugar cane fields, the Kahili views are amazing. As an added bonus, the restaurant features the best buffet on the island.
Standard rates run from $79 – $99. Book online to save.
(Kahili Golf Course)
- King Kamehameha Golf Club (Wailuku)
King Kamehameha (7060 yards/Slope 139) is the only private course on Maui, but they do offer one-day memberships, which is perfect for visitors. You might want to channel your inner-Dustin Johnson because King Kamehameha plays long and is certainly challenging, with a whopping 580-yard first hole. The views of the West Maui Mountains are memorable, but the crown jewel of the course may be the incredible Frank Lloyd Wright-designed clubhouse.
Call or email for one-day memberships: 808-249-0033, email@example.com
(King Kamehameha Golf Club)
- Maui Nui Golf Club (Kihei)
The Maui Nui Golf Club (6,801 yards/Slope 135) has been called a fair, yet challenging course. The difficulty increases, though, in the late morning and afternoons if the tradewinds are blowing. The course offers amazing views of the Pacific, Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains. The restaurant has one of the best happy hours on Maui, so try to finish between 2:30 – 6:00.
Standard rate: $119. Many packages offered. Book online to save.
(Maui Nui Golf Club)