Ka'anapali Kai

3.6093941176 3.6 stars from 5 (126)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6388 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

  • Kaanapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761, Maui County, USA
  • (808) 661-3691, (866) 454-4653
  • (808) 661-0203
  • www.kaanapaligolfcourses.com
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Year built: 1962
Architect(s): Jack Snyder
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Lava 70 6388 yards 70.7 135
Lava (W) 70 6388 yards 76.6 130
Sand 70 6010 yards 69.0 130
Sand (W) 70 6010 yards 74.4 125
Fern 70 5563 yards 67.1 126
Fern (W) 70 5563 yards 71.9 120
Hibiscus 70 4522 yards 62.2 109
Hibiscus (W) 70 4522 yards 66.2 112

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 126 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
58
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

95 out of 125 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions   Great for playing multiple courses advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Punched greens"


shark6y's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2019
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Reviewed on

Great layout great course great conditions except the greens had been punched. No mention of this and no discount for these conditions.

That’s not right!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A warning would be nice"


ajeremie's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
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Reviewed on

Punched greens and extreme wind conditions made the round much less enjoyable than it could have been. Wind is a given in Maui but the greens were the unexpected surprise that made it a bad round. A warning about the greens would have been nice, especially at the rate they charge for a middle of the mill course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging course in the wind"


boblinderman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in reasonable shape. Some of the greens had numerous either grassless or "crabgrass" rough spots that made putting a challenge. Bunkers were well maintained.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000005052768's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First and last"


Rick3566637's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Usually when you pay $120 for a round of golf you’d expect luxury and class. Didn’t get that. Being a resort course it was a pain watching the three guys with rentals trying to make 6” putts, they finally let my twosome pass when I nailed a 330 yard (with the wind and way downhill), they had no clue.

Once we

Passed them it was clear sailing. But ... the course needs some maintenance. Again, nice short course but there are a lot better for half the price. Done, know better now.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Slow play"


Pete8988495's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2019
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Slow play with no marshal. Cart broke down but they did replace after walking 2 holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good course. Extremely slow play."


u430976357's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2019
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Good layout. Tough. Pace of play way too slow. 5 hours through 16 holes. Unmarshalled. Should be better for the 150 plus green fee.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Ka’anapali Kai"


u000003158891's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2019
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During range has MATS!

Greens had been top dressed we were not told of this before the round.

Quite unspectacular course considering the venue.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Franco2084684's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u000005407086's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2018
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Kaanapali Kai Golf"


slawrence1962's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Always enjoyable to play this course, great location for vacationers up island and central to Lahaina. The course is very forgiving off the tee box but usual trade winds and Bermuda grass off its challenges.

Worth the play, friendly staff and spectacular views.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"not worth the money"


u00000804282's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course not well kept up, tee boxes need a lot of work, fairways have a lot of un mown clums and other places have grass clumps impeding ball roll. not worth th money charged, have seen public courses better kept. very disappointed in course. wouldnt play there again even if free.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



rbrgolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



rrwrightsf1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Originally set for Kai at 6:30am, but moved to main course due to Hurricane"


FCJen5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2018
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Reviewed on

Traps not taken care of, packed, wet sand. Cart broke down, though fixed within 20’. Only once saw the refreshment cart come by in 18.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Much improved, great play and views"


Crawfordsl's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We thought this was good value in Maui. Played it several years ago and it is MUCH improved. Overall good course, well kept (but not quite as good as Royal course). Great putting green. Driving range is mats. Cart gal came around 4-5 times during play, which was great. We had morning tee time and never waited once -- great pace. Carts tell you if you are running behind pace, which his great. Nice locker rooms. Bathrooms on course are needed -- PoPs not expected for a course like this.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Tom"


tj012068's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Nice resort course with awesome views, It is overpriced but it’s all about location, they need to use some of that profit and build a nice bathroom instead of a hot smelly Andy gimp !!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course was in very nice shape"


leftee13's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2018
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Conditions were pretty tough. Winds were really blowing, knocking down lots of god shots. Greens were in good condition running pretty true. Putts break towards the ocean.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great views"


Davehuston53's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’m just a hacker, but decided to play while vacationing in Maui. Read several negative reviews before playing. Either the course staff read them, too and took the to heart, or those other folks are just cranky. Fairways and tee boxes in great shape. Greens were recovering from aeration but were challenging without that. Played this course instead of the Royal course. Glad I did as the views were spectacular. Enjoyed the round


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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