Top 10 Golf Courses on Maui

Many Hawaii visitors seek out the Island of Maui for their ultimate golf getaway. When it comes to finding the perfect destination for a leisurely vacation, Hawaii is known for beautiful year-round weather and remarkable views at every turn. The island’s topography provides the perfect canvas for exceptionally unique Maui golf courses that challenge various skill levels.

Best Maui Hawaii Golf Courses

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!

Top 10 Golf Courses on Maui
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The Plantation Course at Kapalua Bay

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.

It would be unimaginable for golf enthusiasts worldwide to come to Maui and miss out on playing the legendary Plantation Course at Kapalua Bay. The course’s 18 holes are at a par-73 across a significantly lengthy property (offering quite the challenge to the pros). However, its wide fairways and generous greens make it an enjoyable play for the average golfer. It has hosted some of the biggest names in golf, including Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Justin Leonard, Ernie Els, and many more.

  • Ranked #1 golf course in all of Hawaii
  • It offers dramatic ocean views and stunning scenery
  • Hosts the PGA TOUR Hyundai Tournament of Champions every January
  • Hosts famous golfers like Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Justin Leonard, and Ernie Els
  • It offers a challenge to pro golfers

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King Kamehameha Golf Club

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.

The course was initially designed by Ted Robinson Sr. in 1991 and was renovated by Ted Robinson Jr. in 2005. The impressive design of the King Kamehameha course will challenge players without putting them over the edge. Enjoy playing the 18 holes amongst a beautiful ambiance with attentive personnel. Discover what draws players into a private membership with this unique club. Take advantage of the “Member for a Day” package and enjoy the fabulously designed Frank Lloyd Wright Club House (originally designed as a home for Marilyn Monroe).

  • The course rests on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains at 750 feet above sea level
  • There are stunning mountain and coastal views
  • Take advantage of the “Member for a Day” package
  • Visit the club house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Address

2500 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

Green Fees price ranges

Membership Rates & “Member for a Day” packages

Facilities

Pro in house, driving range, rental clubs and rental carts


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Gold Course at Wailea Golf Club

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1994, this 18-hole course spreads over a whopping 7,000 yards. This course is notable for being the former host of the Wendy’s Champions Skins Game.

While the play is picturesque in its landscape of beautiful greenery, exquisite ocean views, and stunning lava rock, it does pose quite a few challenges to well-experienced golfers. For example, there are lakes to clear, skinny driving alleys and fairways, and holes situated between lava rock formations.

The Gold Course at Wailea Golf Club offers excellent amenities. It’s a course that will challenge guests with obstacles while delighting their senses with exquisite scenery. Golf lovers won’t want to pass up a chance to play on the famed Gold Course at Wailea Golf Club.

  • It’s the most challenging course at the Wailea Golf Club
  • 18 holes over 7,000 yards
  • It offers a unique Hawaiian golf experience
  • This course was the former host of the Wendy’s Champions Skins Game

Address

100 Wailea Golf Club Drive, Wailea, Hawaii 96753

Green Fees price ranges

Weekdays & Weekends, Rates

Facilities

Pro in house, driving range, rental clubs and rental carts


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Ka’anapali Kai Course

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.

While the terrain is similar to its neighbor course (the Royal Ka’anapali), Ka’anapali Kai has gentle slopes that run upwards and downwards on the fairways. The Ka’anapali Kai course offers a more accessible playing field for golfers.

This course, set along the island’s western coast, presents outstanding views of the Pacific Ocean with the neighboring islands of Molokai and Lanai in the background.

  • It’s an easy-going, fun, and scenic course
  • It offers gentle slopes for golfers of all levels
  • The terrain is similar to the neighbor course, Royal Ka’anapali
  • It has Pacific Ocean views with the islands of Molokai and Lanai in the background

Address

2290 Ka’anapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Green Fees price ranges

Weekdays & Weekends Tee Times & Rates

Facilities

Club rentals, driving range, pro shop, golf lounge and snack bar


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Emerald Course at Wailea Golf Club

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 Emerald course boasts a spectacular design for pure golfing entertainment. Mix in ideal weather conditions and beautiful views of the Pacific, and you have all the makings for a perfect day of Maui golf.

  • Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
  • It’s one of Maui’s most popular golf courses
  • It offers challenges for all players
  • It has gorgeous ocean views

Address

100 Wailea Golf Club Drive, Wailea, Hawaii 96753

Green Fees price ranges

Weekdays & Weekends Rates & Packages

Facilities

Pro in house, driving range, rental clubs and rental carts


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The Bay Course at Kapalua

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.

Although the course proves to be user-friendly for the average golfer, it does provide an exciting amount of challenge for experienced players. Its stunning par-3 signature hole requires a precise shot over Oneloa Bay and the crashing Pacific. If you’re looking for a uniquely challenging course with breathtaking views all around, you don’t want to pass up the chance to play on the Bay Course at Kapalua.

  • It offers stunning ocean views with the Island of Molokai in the distance
  • It has hosted over 20+ major professional tournaments
  • The course is user-friendly for the average golfer
  • The challenging par-three signature hole requires a precise shot over Oneloa Bay

Address

300 Kapalua Drive, Kapalua, Hawaii 96761

Green Fees price ranges

Weekdays & Weekends Golf Rates & Specials/Packages

Facilities

Club rentals, driving range, pro shop and restaurant


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The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course

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 Dunes has received several notable recognitions and is one of the hosts for the 2022 US Open. Offering beautiful mountain views and the noteworthy Cafe O’Lei restaurant on property, visitors won’t want to pass on visiting this one-of-a-kind golf course on Maui.

  • Located near the Kahului airport
  • Host for the 2022 US Open
  • Beautiful mountain views
  • Enjoy the Cafe O’Lei restaurant on property

Address

1333 Maui Lani Pkwy, Kahului, Hawaii 96732

Green Fees price ranges

Weekdays & Weekends Rates & Memberships

Facilities

Pro in house, driving range, rental clubs and rental carts


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Kahili Golf Course

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.

When you factor in the elevation changes, hilly par-3s, high winds, and long par-5s, this course can challenge golfers of every skill level.

Another remarkable aspect of this course is its seclusion. Free from resorts, residential spaces, and highways, the Kahili Golf Course offers a unique setting of peace and serenity that allows golfers to focus on their game.

The Kahili Golf Course offers spectacular mountain and ocean views and beautiful practice facilities. This golf course offers one of the best-valued golf experiences in Maui.

  • Kahili Golf Course was founded in 1991
  • It’s on the hillside of the West Maui Mountains
  • It challenges golfers of every skill level
  • It’s away from the resorts

Address

2500 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

Green Fees price ranges

Weekdays & Weekends Ali’i Card, Rates & Packages

Facilities

Pro in house, driving range, rental clubs and rental carts


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Blue Course at Wailea Golf Club

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.

As it sits at the foothills of Mt. Haleakala, a 10,000 ft. dormant volcano situated at the center of the Island of Maui, the Blue Course is shielded from pesky high winds.

Blue Course offers beautiful ocean views alongside every swing. Its picturesque landscape boasts lovely lakes and classic coral sand bunkers. Here, guests rave about the remarkable sights of Mt. Haleakala, the West Maui Mountains, and Ma’alaea Bay.

It has three boxes at every tee for players of all skill levels. With forgiving fairways along the length of the course, the Blue Course at Wailea Golf Club is sure to be an enjoyable time for even the novice golfer.

  • It was designed in 1972 by Arthur Jack Snyder
  • Similar size to Royal Ka’anapali at 6,765 yards and 18 holes
  • The West Maui Mountains shield it from the wind
  • Beautiful ocean views and picturesque landscape

Address

120 Kaukahi St, Kihei, Hawaii 96753

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Weekdays & Weekends Seasonal Rates & Packages

Facilities

Pro in house, warm-up area, rental clubs and rental carts


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Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course at the Ka’anapali Resort

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.

True to his nature, Jones created a course with both wide fairways and rolling greens. Both accent the views of the gorgeous Pacific Ocean and the West Maui Mountains. This par 71 course has hosted numerous championship events, including the Champions TOUR Kaanapali Classic and LPGA Kemper Cup. Although it provides a worthy test of championship-style golf, it still offers a great learning environment for non-professionals.

With a prime location just outside the historic Lahaina Town, guests will find easy access to restaurants and shopping after enjoying time on the greens. If you plan on staying at the Ka’anapali Resort, look forward to receiving an additional discount on your Green Fees.

  • It’s an 18-hole course over 6,700 yards
  • Fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean and the West Maui Mountains
  • It has hosted numerous championship golf events
  • Conveniently located near historic Lahaina Town

Address

2290 Ka’anapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Green Fees price ranges

Weekdays, Weekends Golf Specials

Facilities

Pro in house, driving range, rental clubs and rental carts


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At Maui golf courses, guests will find incredible views, various course challenges, and accommodations to suit every golfer. We hope this list has inspired you to visit Maui and plan your next golf getaway at one of the best golf courses in Hawaii!

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