THE WEBSITE OF THE MAUI GOLF SHOP (Est. 1998)
Your Guide to Discount Golfing, Activities & Golf Equipment
|WHO WE ARE
With 15 fabulous courses currently open, Maui and Lana'i are premier locations for golfers of every ability. And, each course has it's own special qualities. With so many choices, and a limited stay and/or budget, which courses to play can become a difficult decision.
Every day we receive phone calls and e-mails asking for our recommendations. So, we've written reviews of each course with rates, pictures and layout maps to help you decide which courses are best for you. Click on the link under Rates to book your tee times online up to 30 days in advance. Then, when you arrive on Maui, stop by the Maui Golf Shop to pick up your Discount Golf Vouchers.
Our Picks for the Best Courses to Play
Which are the must-play courses? Which courses should you play if you're on a budget? Which are the Pro's favorites? Below are our recommendations in order of preference. Click on the name of the course to read our Review.
Best Junior Rate
Note: Winter junior rates are higher Dec 20-April 30 call for price
on how Maui's weather effects
Play Lanai's Best Course "The Challenge at Manele Bay"
*Experience - Upper course is closed entire 2014.
The Challenge could be one of the best ocean front courses in Hawaii, played along ocean cliffs 200 ft. high.
Play Challenge Course twice for 36 hole Package until further notice
Make this an all-day golfing adventure.
Upon arrival you are greeted by trams that will take you to your desired course or hotel within 20 minutes. The $10 shuttle fee is good for the entire day and allows you to ride to both courses and back to the boat.
After lunch go back on The Challenge for another 18 on the cliffs which at the package rate of $435. Catch the 4:30 or 6:45 ferry back to Maui and watch the sunset with a Mai Tai at your favorite Lahaina restaurant. We highly recommend that you book this once in a lifetime all day golfing experience.
And remember, you can rent your
clubs at the Maui Golf Shop for as little as $25/ day or
hand pick a deluxe brand name set for up to $35-45. See our rates on
Dunes at Maui Lani
course and already one of our must-plays! This interesting test
of golf offers spectacular mountain and valley views of West Maui
Mountains and Halelakala Volcano. The first couple of holes and the final ones are
on the open plains exposed to the 15-25 mph tradewinds, but most
are in the sandy dunes forest. These are some of the most interesting
golfing holes in Hawaii.
Maui Nui - old Elleair
One of the Most
improved course on Maui! One
of Maui's best resort/public values and still improving. Lots of
good things happening at Maui Nui, was Elleair (formally Silversword). New owners
have improved the golf course with new designs on several formally awkward
holes. They have also added GPS for quick yardage and faster play. The driving
range is much improved also and on grass. There are new carts and
a friendly staff. The course is located in the heart of Kihei close
to South Maui's condos. Great for average golfers but challenging
from the back tees for better players. Is best played in the morning
before the afternoon trades spring up. Great 9 hole twilight rate at 3pm during the summer
A long time
favorite for West Side golfers, it has one of Maui's few oceanfront holes, #14. This Robert Trent
Jones classic design was Maui's first resort golf course opening
back in 1962. Kaanapali North hosted the World Cup in 1964 when
Nicklaus and Palmer teamed up to win and shoot the course record
64. Surrounded by hotels and condos, this is a popular course for
the Kaanapali visitors. Play early before the trades blow in and
make the course more challenging. This course also hosted the Senior
PGA event for 10 years. It's famous for its demanding finishing
holes with lots of water to navigate. Great finishing holes, 17 and 18 are real tests, over water, too
Course was redesigned in 2005 with
new greens and tee boxes and reopened in November of that year.
This sporty resort course offers lots of challenge as it's tight
but fun. With its southern location in Kaanapali it can be windy
on the North Course but calm on the South. One of the fun features
is that it runs along the Kaanapali Sugar Cane Train route
and the train riders wave as they go merrily along. The railroad trestle
at hole #4 is a great photo op. Fun to play in the afternoon after
a morning on Kaanapali's white sand beach.
Pro Shop • Driving Range • Pinepple Grill Restaurant
Showers • Snack Cart • Valet Service
Kapalua Plantation Course
Mike Jones, Director of Golf
This is course is consided one of the toughest and most spectacular golf courses on Maui. It has
the widest fairways and largest greens but plays tight due to the
elevation changes, sloping fairways and strong trades that challenge you on every
hole. Bring extra balls as the waist high rough eats golf balls.
Try to play with a partner experienced at Kapalua as local knowledge
is a must to score well here. The par 73 should be 83 even for pros
playing the first time! Remember to play safe whenever possible
as most short and wild shots turn into lost balls. Big sloping greens
Pro Shop • Driving Range • Plantation House Restaurant
Showers & Lockers • Snack Cart • Valet Service
The King Kamehameha Golf Club-
The King Kamehameha Golf Club is Maui's only 18-hole private golf course and has Maui's highest USGA course rating at 75.7. The average golfers should play the White tees and will fare better. Most holes are level or actually play downhill and feature lots of roll. The normal trade winds play a factor in club selection. The fairways are large targets and roughs are cut reasonably short. The course features many doglegs as holes hug the natural terrain. The green sizes are large, very smooth and sometimes have three levels making for exciting pin locations. Several beautiful water features and waterfalls come into play on 5 holes making well-placed approach shots a must.
The King Kamehameha Golf Club offers lush Fairways, pristine greens and exquisite bi-coastal views along with impeccable service from the staff. This is a "Must Play" for any golfer visiting Maui!
Maui Golf Shop can book tee times in the morning or afternoon at a big discount rate, call for price or go directly to booking form.
private 9 hole course. It's a fun short course in good condition.
The easy to walk nine-hole course plays the white tees on the front
and blue tees on the back. Maui Country Club was designed in the
early 20's for the sugar workers. It's Maui's oldest golf course.
In the 30s and 40s it drew all the golfing movie stars and celebrities
including Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Only open on Mondays and Tuesday
afternoon to non-members. Clif Council is two time club champion
The Old Blue
was the second resort course on Maui, built in 1972, and it's still one of Maui's most popular resort
courses. It's close to the Wailea hotels and new Wailea Shops making
this a favorite for visitors looking for a fun golf experience in
Hawaii. Its wide green fairways and large greens make for enjoyable
golfing for all. Most players have their best scores on the Blue
as it's user friendly. The calm warm weather makes golf more enjoyable.
sister to the Gold Course. Voted by Golf Digest "most friendly
for ladies" but the back tees are no pushover. The name Wailea
Emerald describes the great course conditions and color of the course.
The Emerald is a very nice tropical resort course for couples. Lots
of short fun holes and reachable par 5's... birdies are probable
for better players. Enjoy the amenities of Wailea's practice facilities
with one of the better target ranges and chipping areas in Hawaii.
of the Wailea resort courses. This was the home of Senior Skins Game and the Ladies Skins in January.
Wailea is known for this warm calm weather, great course conditions
and ocean vistas. The Gold is the most demanding of the three courses
and has lots of outstanding golf holes. One hundred and twenty eight
white sand bunkers protect the lush fairways and fast greens. We
would recommend the Gold as one of the better resort courses on Maui. A must play. Excellent practice facility with target range and three
chipping and putting areas.
the top 100 courses in the world, it is one of the best courses
in Hawaii. This Jack Nicklaus signature course has an awesome location
on the cliffs at Manele Bay. You can hear and see the ocean on every
We Highly recommend you play 36 holes courses same day, make it a all day golf experience you won't forgot.
One of the better courses in Hawaii, a Must Play!
Transportion on Lanai: You will pay the Shuttle bus drivers $10 credit card only for all day service to get to and from the courses and ferry, they will pick you up take you back to ferry when golf is done.