The Hawaiian Islands aren’t only famous for surfing, they’re also famed for world-class golfing, and Maui golf has the cream of the crop. Golfing on Maui offers spectacular scenery and courses like nowhere else on earth. Home to the Tournament of Champions, Maui has some of the world’s best championship courses. However, you don’t have to be a pro golfer to drive the ball on The Valley Isle; Maui offers some gorgeous, reasonably priced municipal courses too. Read on to learn about the best of Maui golf courses.
Top Maui Golf Courses
Kapalua Golf in Kapalua has two of the best pro courses in the world – the Bay Course and the Plantation Course. Both 18-hole Maui golf courses are brutally challenging. The Planation Course, home to the Tournament of Champions, has constantly changing elevations and boasts sweeping ocean views. The Bay Course has two seaside holes at the 4th and 5th, challenging you “do or die” pars. A pond carryover to a split fairway on the par four 16th makes this fairway one of the most challenging in Hawai‘i. Wailea Resort’s Blue Course is set amidst a panoramic view of Haleakalā and Mā‘alaea Bay. On the par five 17th, players are faced with a blind drive over an uphill that obscures the green and the majority of the fairway. Next door are the equally challenging Emerald and Gold Courses.
Municipal Maui Golf Courses
Not to be outdone by the top brass, the historic Waiʻehu Municipal Golf Course was voted by Golf Digest as one of the best 100 courses in the U.S. For $70 including a cart (non-resident fee), Waiʻehu Muni is one of the best Maui golfing values. The Dunes at Maui Lani is the only course in the state built upon natural sand dune terrain, and has breathtaking views of Haleakalā and the West Maui Mountains. The Maui Country Club in Pāʻia is a par 36, nine-hole gem. Though this Maui golf course may look easy, but the trade winds that are a constant feature of the area will give you a run for your money.
Right on Par
All golf course pro shops on Maui rent equipment, so no worries if you don’t want to haul your clubs on the plane! Maui has courses to fit every level of skill and budget, so what are you waiting for? We can get your feet on the green. Reserve your tee times today by contacting our Maui golfing specialists today at ILoveHawaii.com.