Top Ten Maui Golf Courses Delight Pros and Duffers Alike
From championship courses along the coast to cool Upcountry links, Maui has a wide variety of excellent golf courses.
Ten best golf courses on Maui
Kapalua Plantation Course
Considered by many to be the best course in the Islands, the Kapalua Plantation Course has hosted the Mercedes Championship since 1999. This incredibly scenic golf course has also been played by the renown Tiger Woods. While you are here you can also enjoy the Plantation House Restaurant above the Kapalua Resort, which has great views and great food. The unique cuisine is a blend of Mediterranean and Hawaiian.
Par 73; 7,411 yards; 808-669-8044
The Dunes at Maui Lani
The Dunes at Maui Lani golf course was designed by Robin Nelson who traveled to Scotland to research the courses there. Nelson integrated some of the features of a classic British course into the Dunes at Maui Lani. The golf course is located on Maui’s isthmus, the narrow strip of land that connects the two main parts of the island.
Par 72; 873-0422
Kaanapali Royal Course
Many prestigious tournaments have been held at Kaanapali Royal, including LPGA, PGA, and PGA Senior events. This course often gets strong tradewinds, but is well designed for those conditions.
Par 71; Yards: 6,693; 808-661-3691
Kapalua Bay Course
Featuring 8 water hazards, 68 bunkers, and many well-placed trees, this course provides plenty of challenging holes. Designed by Arnold Palmer along with Francis Duane, the Kapalua Bay Course provides plenty of challenges.
Par 72; 6,600 yards; 808-669-8044
Makena South Course
Known for its fast greens, the Makena courses also offer three practice greens, a practice bunker and a driving range as well as a pro shop.
Pukalani Country Club
This Upcountry course has cooler weather because it sits at an elevation of about 1,200 feet on the side of Haleakala Volcano amidst a residential community. There are scenic views of both the south and north shores as well as the isthmus of land between west and east Maui.
Par 72; 6,962 yards; 572-1314
Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the Wailea Emerald course has a laid-back style and a famous 18th hole. When you are done you can enjoy a meal in the Wailea clubhouse at the SeaWatch Restaurant.
With many natural hazards and an array of beautiful viewscapes, the Wailea Blue course is also known for spectacular 18th hole.
Par 72; 6,765 yards; 875-7450
This course first hosted the Champions Skin Game in 2001 when Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Hale Irwin comprised a remarkable foursome. Though it is a championship course, it is also suitable for recreational players.
Par 72; 7,078 yards; 875-7450; www.waileagolf.com
Featuring stunning views of Haleakala Volcano, this scenic course also has panoramic ocean views. The front nine holes border the sea, while the back nine holes navigate through an old sand dune area.
Par 72; 6,330 yards; 270-7400