King Kamehameha Golf Club

4.7667000000 4.8 stars from 5 (30)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7060 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 75.9
  • Layout

  • 2500 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793, Maui County
  • (808) 249-0033
  • (808) 249-8786
  • www.kamehamehagolf.com
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Year built: 2005
Type: Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate attire for gentlemen are collared shirts, mock turtleneck golf shirts, Bermuda length golf shorts, and slacks. Appropriate attire for ladies are golf shirts, sleeveless golf shirts, golf shorts, skorts, and slacks. No tank tops, t-shirts, deni

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7060 yards 75.9 139
Black/Blue 72 6838 yards 74.8 135
Blue 72 6584 yards 73.5 132
Blue/White 72 6341 yards 72.2 130
White 72 6110 yards 71.5 129
White (W) 72 6110 yards 76.2 135
Composite (W) 72 5700 yards 73.9 131
Red 72 5254 yards 67.1 124
Red (W) 72 5254 yards 71.4 125

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 30 Reviews
5 stars:
26
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

28 out of 30 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers water hazards  

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"Gargantuan mountain course"


John5966283's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a unique golf club, starting with a long driveway up the mountain that ends at a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed clubhouse. Definitely a high-end feel, but everyone is very down-to-earth and helpful. As a single on a weekday afternoon in early December, got around in two and a half hours. The course is built on the side of the mountain, with majestic views, big elevation changes, and no flat lies. Greens, fairways, and rough were all in excellent condition; the bunkers were somewhat uneven in quality. Did better on the back nine after I learned to go up about three clubs into the elevated greens. Great challenge, great fun. Not cheap, but worth the experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Mahalo Again"


Scott1717906's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What can I say I didn't say last year. It's become a must play when we're here. The staff, course and views are all awesome. I'll play it 4-5 times while we're hear. No Makena no problem-Play Here!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


super888's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Saw the chance to play at "Maui's only private course", so gave it a try.
It was a fun course, and the clubhouse is beautifully designed. Would play it again on my next visit to Maui


Player Tip: take extra 2 clubs when playing into the wind

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great layout and excellent value"


Jay1643047's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was pleasantly surprised upon arrival. The first hole is amazing and the rest of the couse didn't disappoint. Would play again in a heart beat. Make sure to make it one of your golf destinations when on Maui.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fit for a King"


ValleyCityBoy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We enjoyed an early afternoon round at KK having been paired with two other golfers in Maui for a conference. Pace of play was exceptional given the hilly terrain and occasional space between holes. The vistas from KK are amazing as you'll see planes on final approach actually at an elevation below you. Course conditions were impressive. The greens couldn't be compared to Kaanapali, but they rolled out nicely, albeit a little slower.


Player Tip: Club up on the Par 3's. They are a great test.

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



"Pristine golf course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a private course but you can play it for $150-170 through golfnow.com. This course is a treat for all golfers but especially for advanced players. The course is immaculate and the flowers and shrubbry are magnificent. There is a lot of wind, hence the reference to advanced players. Not to be missed is the 75000 sq ft Frank lloyd Wright clubhouse. Views of the Pacific are fabulous. Definitely worth the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of Maui's Best"


MichaelLowe's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We decided to play KK based on the great Golf Advisor reviews. It also came highly recommended by two very respected colleagues.

King Kamehameha is part part of a two course facility in Wailuku (along with Kahili G.C.), not to far from the airport. We stayed at Kapalua, so it takes about 50 min to drive back to the course. This is really the only drawback.

The pro shop and food & beverage staff were very friendly prior to play beginning.

The course is semi-private, so it wasn't overly crowded and was in excellent shape. We hit a bit of a backup on the back nine, so it took us around 4 hrs 15 min to play.

There were a few wet patches, due to some recent rain, but the course was in excellent condition. The course traverses its way up the side of a mountain, so there's a decent amount of wind blowing both ways. With the elevation changes, the views are beautiful. You can see two mountains, the bay and the ocean; can't ask for much more.

This was a very enjoyable round, that ended with chilled coconut scented towels to cool down.

Highly recommended, and for what you get compared to other high-priced locations on the island, a very good value.


Player Tip: Beautiful views, but be prepared for windy conditions.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Great course on a mountain"


Brent8056245's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is a private course. Got a tee time on GolfNow. It was pretty expensive, but worth it all the way. Staff was very friendly. Since it's private, the tee times were not too stacked up, and pace of play was decent. The clubhouse is spectacular. My wife snuck into the members-only locker room and said it was crazy awesome. Had a sandwich from the very friendly snack bar attendant. Best greens and fairways I've seen on Maui. The views are pretty great throughout the entire course and there were some interesting rock and water features. Overall, totally recommend if you have the money to spend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth The Drive"


drgarth's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

One of the few Maui courses that is not close to the main resort areas, but definitely worth the ride. The facilities are very well kept, but the course itself it beautiful, but challenging.
Greens roll true, if a little slow, but the elevation changes and the constant battle with the elements makes it an extremely entertaining course to play. If you're not on the top of your game, just stop to take in the vistas. Views to both sides of the island are common and breathtaking.


Player Tip: The severe elevation changes make club selection tricky first time around the course, so ask the members before heading out.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Windy/Over priced"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent shape and the staff was friendly. However, it is extremely windy. There can easily be a 30 yard difference in normal club selection.Personally, I don't find that enjoyable. At 179.00, there are several better deals on Maui.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Perfect experience"


ivys's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only accessible 18 hole private club on Maui. Well maintained, great pace of play and challenging without being extreme. Nice elevation changes..great view of Wailea and countryside. I would reccomend this to everyone visiting Maui. If you are going to be there for extended period, please check membership options as they have monthly options.We will definitely play it again on our return.


Player Tip: Play mix of tees when wind is high. 1/2 -1 club more into most greens as they have false fronts.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Views on a Fun Course"


dennis806's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was fun to play. Being on the side of a volcano, there was plenty of wind throughout the round. It seemed to be either in my face or my back but at least consistent. The bermuda rough was very challenging. The greens were somewhat fast but rolled true and would hold a shot to them. The one disappointment was there was one temporary green that neither GolfNow or the course mentioned. Otherwise a fine day. Every hole had great vistas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Views and Course"


dennis806's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is place on the side of a volcano. The wind is in a constant direction and affects all the holes. The course has some water challenges and you will have to place your shots with some thought. The rough can be punishing and the ball will sink down. The greens have subtle breaks in them that are not always apparent. Don't forget to look at the views, they are spectacular!

The only disappointment was one temporary green which was not mentioned either on GolfNow or at the club house. Otherwise, it was fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must play"


kenneth1481528's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course a little windy at times that's part of the make up of this course. First time playing here staff were great. Conditions were great , don't be surprised if you get a few showers during the day it will help u cool down


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course but too windy"


DonnellyTR's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, well maintained, moderate bunkering, decent sand, fast greens (recently sanded and punched). Almost no water on front 9, substantial water on the back 9. Downsides: Private country club requires membership or "member for a day" invitation. Very windy the day we were there made it totally unenjoyable. 25% higher score than typical and all wind related.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time we played this course, and I would highly recommend it. Perhaps the breeze caused a few not to play, but we found that once we teed off on #1, we didn't wait again the whole day. The round was completed in just over three hours, without rushing, just a nice pace of play.
The course was in excellent condition, though the greens were a bit slower than Kapalua or Kaanapali.
The wind did play havoc on short approaches into it, but no more than other courses, but assisted on the longer holes.
The course was challenging, but fair, with some longer, but down hill par 3's, and a nice mix of straighter and dog leg holes.
We definitely will play here again on a next trip to Maui.
Stopped for lunch after our round and found the restaurant matched the rest of the course.
This course gives great value, when you consider the course itself and especially the pace of play.


Player Tip: If the breeze is blowing, think of 2 extra clubs into the face of it when approaching the greens

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very fair layout"


nitemiche's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I rated pace of play high because I was only one of five golfers I saw on the course... earlier rain chased everyone else away. Fairly wide fairways to allow for the wind. Only two blind shots into greens. Various water features are scenic. Despite their appearance, greens are actually fairly flat, only have to judge the grain. Fantastic views of the peninsula and Hali a Kala volcano.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Another Day In Paradise"


scottcarnold's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have now played every course on Maui and the two on Lanai. It is in the upper tier for beauty and conditioning. A fair test for any skill level and we played with another couple. The women's tees are set up perfectly. Enjoyed the heck out of it and hope to find time to do it again.

Mahalo


I recommend this course


"The King"


u000008218149's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fabulous course! Frank Lloyd Wright clubhouse is stunning. Can't wait to go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fabulous!"


GP1139624's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Ending a 2 week vacation, the King was our last course to play. What a great way to exit Maui. My wife & I played a total of 8 times while here. If we had played this course earlier, we would have played it multiple times. Starting with the picturesque Frank Lloyd Wright inspired clubhouse, everyone should spend some extra time exploring. Make sure to allow enough time for a meal in the dining room too. We had an excellently prepared Opakapaka. The pro shop is like no other I've ever been in & I've traveled extensively playing around the world. The course is very well maintained & provides a stiff challenge from the blue tees, yet is also forward tee friendly. The finishing par 5 frames another spectacular view of the clubhouse set in the mountain side. I can't say enough about this reasonably priced gem. If I lived in Maui, I would have already filled out an application for membership.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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