The Island of Maui offers some of the best golf courses globally. A few host major tournament events, including the prestigious PGA TOUR. So without further ado, please join me as we count down the best golf courses in Maui!
Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, this miraculous 7,411-yard course ranks as the #1 golf course in Hawaii. Located on the West Maui Mountains slopes near Kapalua Bay, this course offers the most dramatic ocean views and stunning scenery. The Plantation Course is home to the PGA TOUR’s Tournament of Champions.
Arriving at the #2 spot on our list, we find ourselves at Maui’s only 18-hole private golf club, the King Kamehameha Golf Club. Located on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains (750 feet above sea level), this exceptional course offers stunning mountain and bi-coastal views. It’s one of the most peaceful golf settings imaginable.
If you’re looking for an easy-going, fun, and scenic Maui golf course, look no further than this highly accessible course. In 1967, the 18 holes were initially designed to be over 6,388 yards by architect Arthur Jack Snyder. Since then, the course has undergone significant renovations and was re-designed by architect Robin Nelson in 2005.
Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed this unique course in 1994. The 18-hole course plays at a par-72 and offers exciting challenges. Generous fairways, various teeing grounds, and a few forced carries are why this course is considered one of Maui’s most popular golf courses.
The Bay Course at Kapalua is beautifully landscaped and offers stunning views of the Island of Molokai in the distance. This 18-hole course sits over 6,600 yards while playing at a par-72.
Designed in 1975 by architects Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane, the Bay Course is Kapalua’s original course. It’s hosted over 20+ major professional tournaments withstanding the test of time while hosting some of the best players in golf.
Situated off the tourist track and not far from the Kahului airport, this course comes at a terrific value.
Designed by architect Robin Nelson in 1999, The Dunes at Maui Lani offers an 18-hole, links-style course that spans 6,423 yards of greenery. As you might gather from the name, the course is spotted with dunes at every corner, offering a challenge at every hole.
The Kahili Golf Course is one of Maui’s secret golf gems. Designed by Robin Nelson and Rodney Wright, this exceptional course found its home in 1991 on the hillside of the West Maui Mountains. This 18-hole, par-72 course is situated on 6,560 yards of green hillside—but don’t let the length fool you.
The Blue Course is one of the three exceptional golf courses at the Wailea Golf Club. This traditional resort course was designed by Arthur Jack Snyder, and in fact, it was the first course built at this club in 1972. Similar to the Royal Ka’anapali in size, the Blue Course stretches to a length of 6,765 yards and offers 18 holes.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., Royal Ka’anapali has been a Maui mainstay since it opened in 1962. This exquisite 18-hole course runs about 6,700 yards. It stretches along the West Maui coastline at sea level before winding its way to the foothills of the West Maui Mountains.