What to do and see in Maui, Hawaii (HI): The Best Golf Courses

May 16, 2022 Franklyn Hardiman

The Hawaiian island of Maui is a destination for true nature lovers. The ethereal bamboo forest and churning waterfalls in Haleakala National Park can be explored via the Waimoku Falls Trail. Stretch out on warm, golden sands or hit the surf for an unforgettable windsurfing or snorkeling session. Driving the scenic road to Hana along the island’s northeastern shore will be among the most spectacular journeys of your life. Time stands still at the Hawaiian village of Keanae, definitely worth a visit.
Restaurants in Maui

1. Sea Lily Adventures

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Sea Lily Adventures

An island concierge and tour operator and vacation rental delivery service. The premier human-powered, fully personalized planning, booking, and recommendations service in Kihei, Maui.

2. The Havens Experience

470 Lipoa Parkway, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753 +1 808-298-8012 [email protected] http://www.davidhavensgolf.com
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The Havens Experience

45 minute golf lesson with David Havens, PGA, located at Maui Nui Golf Club at the driving range. Havens is the Aloha Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year and Teacher of the Year. Let’s have fun learning golf!

Reviewed By AzCOJools - Parker, United States

We had such a fun and helpful lesson with immediate improvement in golf swing. David Havens is an excellent instructor who uses a variety of teaching techniques to help you improve (or correct a bad habit). We didn’t bring clubs to Maui so he loaned us some clubs so we could work on swing while we were visiting Maui! Highly recommend a lesson with him!

3. Kapalua Golf

2000 Plantation Club Dr, Kapalua, Maui, HI 96761-8781 +1 808-669-8044 [email protected] http://golfatkapalua.com/
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4.5 based on 181 reviews

Kapalua Golf

Located on the popular island of Maui, Kapalua Golf invites you to discover two of the most majestic golf courses in the world - the Plantation Course and the Bay Course. Recognized as the best golf course in Hawaii for thirteen consecutive years by Golfweek, the Plantation Course is home to the PGA TOUR's Sentry Tournament of Champions. The Bay Course has hosted over 20 professional tournaments - the most of any neighbor island course - and features the only hole to play over the ocean on Maui. Kapalua Golf & Tennis is proud to maintain its place among the best golf courses, teaching facilities, golf shops and resorts around the world.

Reviewed By diva59 - Coraopolis, United States

We stayed at kapalua golf villas in March 2018. The front desk manager, Romel was exceptional. Exceptional customer service. The entire staff was exceptional. We were not ocean front but ocean view and we saw a whale breach even from that distance. We had a two bedroom two bath condo, with a huge private balcony, part covered part open. Very quiet condo, beautiful grounds and shared but private pool, never crowded, 2 to 4 couples at most. Free shuttle service to beach and restaurants on property. The tavern near our condo was the best, very friendly and good food, reasonable for Maui.

4. Kapalua Resort

300 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua, Maui, HI http://kapaluavacations.com
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Kapalua Resort

This resort offers three championship courses: The Bay, The Village and The Plantation.

5. Kapalua Plantation Course

2000 Plantation Club Dr, Kapalua, Maui, HI 96761-8781 +1 877-527-2582 [email protected] http://golfatkapalua.com
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Kapalua Plantation Course

Consistently ranked as the #1 golf course in Hawaii, playing The Plantation Course is sure to be on every golfer's bucket list. Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, the course was designed on a grand scale in keeping with its location on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains and offers dramatic ocean views from virtually every hole. You'll feel like one of the pros when - with the aid of the aggressive slope of the 18th fairway - you will enjoy hitting one of the longest drives of your life. The Plantation Course is the site of the PGA TOUR Sentry Tournament of Champions each January featuring an elite field of previous year's PGA TOUR winners.

Reviewed By 329natashat

Sentry Tournament of Champions 2020 Shotlink Laser Operator Volunteer Gallo —— a 5 year volunteer This years PGA Tournament held on Jan.1-5 Starting with Aloha Day meet-and-greet with local celebrities and PGA tour players Go Hawaiian Salute our Military played on a 9 million dollar enhancement and refinement project First Class Experience Champions only event A man honored to be a part of the PGA tour were the number one champions of the world come together in perseverance pride and the love for golf on the beautiful sprawling lands of Maui Kapalua Plantations fairways Meet the players...Get signed autographs.... Operate the course..... ...be commended in appreciation for hard work....Attend a dinner and drinks celebration for all volunteers... win prizes... Play the Bay for Free.....Become a champion within yourself Sponsored by Sentry....treated like gold Heart & Soul full course Zazsfffgh jhsseccvh hjfds Judd khfddfg hgfddfg hgfddf hhfddf hgddghh jeff

6. Wailea Golf Club - Emerald Course

Maui, HI http://Www.waileagolf.com
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Wailea Golf Club - Emerald Course

This lush and tropical layout measures 6,825 yards from the back, featuring four to six tee boxes on every hole, allowing golfers to tailor the course to their level of skill.

Reviewed By TrueBob - Pennsylvania, United States

When I arrived at the starter's station for my 9:00 tee time, the people I'd been paired with did not show up, so the starter sent me out on my own. Bumped into 2 foursomes along the way and got a quick invitation to play through each time. Finished in just under 3 1/2 hours - my kind of golf! Course conditions were excellent from tee boxes through the greens. Generous fairways and well-tended greens. Even from the old man tees there is a nice mix of holes - left and right turns, a few blind shots, plenty of sand, some water. Very forgiving, too, at least for me. Pulled a few drives into lava and trees, and found my ball in the middle of the fairway each time! Course staff (from the pro shop to the guy who dropped by bag off at my car at the end of the round) were uniformly friendly, helpful and pleasant. Cart lady showed up regularly with water and a smile. Cloudless skies, low 80s, and outstanding ocean views topped off a perfect golf day. Thanks, Wailea!

7. Wailea Old Blue Course

120 Kaukahi St, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-8430 +1 808-879-2530 [email protected] http://www.waileagolf.com/wailea-blue-maui-golf-course
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Wailea Old Blue Course

The Wailea Old Blue Golf Course located on Maui, Hawaii is Wailea resorts original golf course. Reserve a tee time online or by phone. Old Blue features ocean views from every hole.

Reviewed By edm854 - Stuttgart, Germany

Maybe the best views on Maui for a golf course, especially from the back 9. Nice & wide forgiving fairways, numerous bunkers, great twilight rates and free junior golf for kids 17 and under! How can you pick any other golf in Wailea or Makena? Some construction right next to the 10th hole sucks but oh well, thats what mulligans are for.

8. Pukalani Country Club

360 Pukalani St, Pukalani, Maui, HI 96768-8434 +1 808-572-1314 [email protected] http://pukalanigolf.com
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Pukalani Country Club

Set in the gentle hillsides of "Up-Country" Maui, Pukalani Country Club overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers breath-taking panoranic views of the Valley Isle of Maui. The Pukalani Country Club is nestled at the 1,100 foot elevation level of world famous Mount Haleakala, an extinct volcano whose name in Hawaiian means "House of the Rising Sun" and is appropriately reflected as the golf course's logo. Pukalani's 18 holes were designed by golf course architect Bob Baldock who designed more than 69 public and private golf courses throughout the United States. The Pukalani Country Club's greenery covers nearly 160 acres. Built in 1980, the course is 6,962 yards long from the championship tees, plays to a par 72, and features 19 greens in its 18-hole layout! On hole #3, golfers may choose a tough iron shot across a ravine and into the wind for one green, or a challenging chip shot straight down to a well-trapped green several hundred feet below into the ravine. No other golf course in Hawaii can compare or offer you this unique setting and challenge of our hole #3. "Pukalani" which in Hawaiian means "Entrance to Heaven" certainly describes Pukalani Country Club!

Reviewed By Ksack88

Great course and very well kept. Rivals some of the most expensive courses on the island with their A+ maintenance and course care. Course rewards you when you hit it straight and challenges you if you're struggling to keep it in the fairway. Bermuda greens are very well kept. I've played a lot of the most expensive courses on this island and this is by far the best deal. For price, course quality and layout, it's the best deal on the island.

9. Wailea Golf Club

100 Wailea Golf Club Dr, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-5476 +1 808-875-7450 [email protected] http://www.waileagolf.com
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Wailea Golf Club

The Wailea Golf Club is home to three championship golf courses, the Gold, Emerald and Blue. Located in beautiful Wailea on the island of Maui, our award winning courses offer breathtaking views and challenging play. Come experience the best golf in paradise! Member GolfBC Group.

Reviewed By WilliamS1019

There are three great public courses in Wailea: Gold, Emerald and Blue. This is the order of difficulty There is a good driving range located where Gold/Emerald are located. Blue has no range but you can use the main range on the day you play Blue. You get 10% of clothes at the pro shops on the day you play. At the range certain days are mars only so check ahead. There is a cheaper twilight rate so check it out. Also remember that it can rain in the afternoon. Very friendly staff and good parking.

10. Makena Golf Courses

5415 Makena Alanui Makena, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8442 +1 808-891-4000 [email protected] http://www.maui.net/~makena/
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Makena Golf Courses

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