Whether you’re an avid golfer or have never even hit a ball, Maui, Hawaii, is the perfect place to practice your swing. Situated amongst the lush forests and looming mountain peaks, the golf courses on Maui offer challenging terrain and jaw-dropping views. The next time you’re on the island, grab your clubs and head to the green for an afternoon of relaxation and excitement! Here are some of our favorite places to play.
5 of the Most Spectacular Golf Courses on Maui
1. Kapalua Golf
If you dream of playing golf at one of the top resorts in the world, visit the Kapalua Golf Course. This award-winning facility was ranked the “#1 Golf Course in Hawaii” by Golfweek Magazine and features two championship courses: the Bay Course and the Plantation Course. There’s also a state-of-the-art golf academy, 23-acre practice area, and an online pro shop where you can pick up new gear before your trip. No matter your age or skill level, we promise that a game at Kapalua Golf will be one you’ll never forget.
2. The Dunes at Maui Lani
Conveniently located in central Maui, The Dunes at Maui Lani offer 18 unique holes that take advantage of the island’s rugged terrain and beautiful scenery. This course features a layout that routes up, down, over, and around the valley’s untouched sand dunes. In addition to great golf, The Dunes boast the only lit range with grass tees in central Maui. It’s also home to the Café O’Lei at The Dunes Restaurant.
3. Maui Nui Golf Club
The Maui Nui Golf Club in Kihei has a course design that rivals any other golf course on Maui. It combines fairness with challenge and is suitable for players of all skill levels. Course features include hybrid Bermuda turf grasses, an inviting opening hole, and prevailing trade winds to test the golfer and reward smart play. Maui Nui also offers exceptional views of the Pacific, Auau channel, Mt. Haleakala, Molokini, and the West Maui mountains.
4. Kaanapali Kai Golf Course
Set on 1,200 acres of land owned by ancient Hawaiian royalty, The Ka’anapali Resort in Lahaina is home to two championship golf courses. The Ka’anapali Kai course is an Arthur Jack Snyder design from 1962. It’s shorter and more narrow than its sister Royal Ka’anapali course but is less expensive to play. Many holes are tucked into the West Maui Mountains. Visit the resort’s website for details on rates and discounts.
5. Waiehu Golf Course
Looking for a great golf course that’s close to your accommodations? Head to the Waiehu Golf Course in Wailuku! Just a 10-minute drive from our inn, this course has 18 holes that overlook a stunning blue sea. Beautiful white sand beckons from below the sixth, seventh, and eighth holes. As an added bonus, the clubhouse complex comes complete with a restaurant, pro shop, and a starter’s booth.
Book Your Stay at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono!
Enjoy easy access to the best golf courses on Maui when you stay at our beautiful bed and breakfast! Located in a lovely tree-shaded neighborhood, our inn is the perfect place to relax after an exciting game. Sip a cocktail on your own private lanai, or take a stroll through our lush gardens and grounds. Join us for a hearty, homemade breakfast the next morning and tell us all about your experience. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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