The Dunes At Maui Lani Golf Course

3.6966000000 3.7 stars from 5 (145)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6841 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

  • 1333 Maui Lani Parkway, Kahului, HI 96732
  • (808) 873-0422
  • (808) 871-6647
  • www.dunesatmauilani.com
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Year built: 1999
Type: Public
Greens: Tif-419 grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6841 yards 73.5 136
Blue 72 6413 yards 71.6 130
White 72 5833 yards 68.3 121
Red 72 4768 yards 67.9 114

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 145 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
64
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

113 out of 144 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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"Course has good features to test every aspect of your game."


Ronald8673924's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing at the Dunes. Location is good. Staff was friendly and welcoming.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Save your money"


mailman909's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played this course on March 17 on the Friday deal of $78 bucks. The course is not in good shape. Fairways look beaten up and about half the greens are in terrible shape. A couple should be considered unplayable . In my opinion pay more and go somewhere else. According to one staff member the greens have been like this for almost 3 years.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Interesting course: too expensive for the conditions."


u940226551's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This course offers an interesting and challenging layout. In fact, the last 3 or 4 holes will really make it hard to finish low! The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the clubhouse has an excellent restaurant. However, the conditions when we played were poor. The fairways were average, but many of the greens were in bad shape. Normally I would have expected to see reduced prices offered with those conditions. Still a better price than the more expensive courses, but they need to fix the greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



mark4533239's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course. Great views. Greens need a little love but otherwise in excellent shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dunes Maui lani"


Jim8799883's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is OK but the greens are in bad shape
Many greens have large dead spots some are 90 % brown. Fairways are green and we'll maintained


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"This course needs some help!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Top notch staff here! The golf course needs a lot of work. We didn't find any help for first time player from the score card ( hole layout ). The hole signs were so faded out that you couldn't read then for guidance. The fairways were in good shape, but the greens were the worst I've ever played. Something infected them and they were bare for most of the green or really bumpy and beat up. The sand traps were thin and hard. Beautiful views and very challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Incredible day on the links!"


molly1girl's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Do not pass up this course. It was by FAR the best course we played on Maui. We didn't play Kapalua or the $200+ courses, in fact we got a "hot deal" from Golfnow.com and we're going again tomorrow!! If I could have given the staff more than a 5* rating I would have. Im sorry I didnt get the name of the guy who got our cart, explained the layout and generally welcomed us like we were family. I hope he's working tomorrow and I'll repost with his name because that guy needs a raise! We are beginner+ golfers and this course was amazing....rolling fairways, lots and lots of sand but I need practice on that. Just a great place to enjoy an afternoon of golf!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"what a shame"


mauinut's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

pao annua grass has taken over the greens.
my favorate maui course is in for big trouble. the greens are unputtable. big bumps of pao annua are all over the greens. can't putt around them...can't hold line over them. the only thing they can do is let them totally take over then they would be ok.
but i will not play there till they totally take over or are killed off.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyable layout"


charpuppy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our 2nd time playing maui Lani and we really like the layout. The course was in pretty good condition, some of the greens had been sanded and it was like putting on oatmeal but for the most part it was a nice experience. My wife loved it because the red tees were a huge advantage, at some holes close to 150 to 200 yards closer than the white.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value"


joeramirezdell's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fair price for course conditions. Greens in very poor condition


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyable golf"


Grandmadava's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2015
Previously played Played as a single Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, good variety of holes. Quick pace in the afternoon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course but in poor condition"


Brian2733016's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

It's a shame the way they let this course go. Tees, fairways and GREENS had weeds growing in them. The bunkers only get raked after someone plays out of them, not raked daily. It's a nice track, just needs to be maintained.
The lady in the pro shop wasn't very friendly but everyone else was, especially the starter and bag handlers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Need to play more than once."


Larry2903346's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had good time but need to come back to repeat the course to get more out of it. I remembered some holes and played better than the last time. Most played well for my game, wind was havoc on long drives. Greens were okay shape but we're not lush green. Similar to city courses in California.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great links course, great price in Hawaii"


u000007374712's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a tougher links style course in a convenient location, just a few miles from the airport. The course offers extremely scenic views of the mountains, and close ups of many Hawaiian animals. This course offers a challenge for advanced players and well placed tee boxes for beginners. A must play when visiting Hawaii.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Still better than your best day of work"


calzm5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played absolutely horrible. I try to get to any course i play, at least a half hour before my tee time. I like to hit balls, putt and chip around, warm up and let loose of any anxiety i may have. I arrived 35 minutes before my tee time and before i knew it, i was standing on the first tee, trying to loosen up after a 25 min. drive. My swing is fickle so i use the warm up time to try and dial it in. Mind you, i let the starter bump me ahead of my time. I wont let that happen again, ever.

The windy conditions and first time seeing this course, never allowed me to relax. The course was beautiful, with some scenic views and a bell on the 12th hole fairway. You ring the bell after your approach shot to let others on the tee box it is safe for them to hit. Pretty cool. Lots of undulations, fitting for a dunes course, the greens were firm but slow and there seemed to be a lot lot of sand as if they had just aerated. So even if i saw a break, the sand kept the ball straight and according to the starters, there isnt any definite breaks on the greens (toward ocean or mountains), so it is guess and hit. There also seemed to be patches of what looked like crab grass on the greens.

The water jugs on the course were far and few in between, and when we did find one, they were empty. We couldnt believe it! Yes, the tradewinds were blowing and keeping the temps mild, however, it was still warm and humid, with no water to fill our water bottles. A huge minus in my book.

When i return to maui, would i play this course again? It would have to take them paying ME to play. I played 2 other courses inside of a week and i would def play those others before coming back to Maui Lani. My money and time are too important for me to give a course "another" chance. First impressions, first impressions, first impressions...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Decent for price, not ideal Hawaiian golf"


MW6288's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Course was nothing special. Greens overall in poor shape compared to what I'm used to in Atlanta, but the course was similar to most average courses in the southeast. For $60 bucks, I'd much rather play somewhere nicer and double the price than spend a day in Maui playing this course for $60. The staff were very polite and nice, food was totally fine, but the course was simply nothing special. Don't expect ocean views or anything more than an average golf course. If you're on a really tight budget, it's adequate, but if you're willing to spend a little more and play elsewhere, that would be much more enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Bargain from golfnow"


uYGIR9367YG's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good rate from Golfnow- links style fun! Windy days are more challenging- back seemed easier and course appears longer than it is! Overall good experience and fun-


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice Course for the money"


u000007790101's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played in the afternoon, and the conditions were fantastic. The staff were very helpful, and friendly. This is not a $250 dollar per round type of Course so don't expect it. For someone who plays the better than average public courses, you will be impressed. Anyone who is used to a silver spoon and people pampering them, stay away. The course was in great shape, and there are some very challenging holes. Very well designed hole layout, and scenic vistas. This would be a good place to work on your long and short games. We will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Overall"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging for men, friendly to women who's tees are set up much closer to the greens, as they should be for women.
Pro shop and cart personnel are extremely polite, as always.
Been playing this course since it opened in 1999, but not lately, due to other interests.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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