Kapalua Resort - The Bay Course

4.2857000000 4.3 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6600 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

  • 300 Kapalua Dr, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761, Maui County
  • (877) 527-2582, (808) 669-8044
  • (808) 669-0507
  • kapalua.com
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Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (1975), Francis Duane (1975)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6600 yards 73.5 135
Regular 72 6051 yards 68.8 128
Regular (W) 72 6051 yards 76.3 131
Resort 72 5686 yards 68.8 124
Resort (W) 72 5686 yards 74.5 128
Forward 72 5119 yards 66.1 115
Forward (W) 72 5119 yards 70.8 123

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

6 out of 7 reviews


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"Not a bad view anywhere on the course"


JayCoffinGC's avatar
Golf Channel
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First off, don't even think about comparing it with the Plantation Course. It's not a fair fight.

But this course is really strong in its own right. The views are terrific, there isn't a bad one anywhere on the property. The two holes on the water have the best views even though the holes are mediocre.

The only criticism is that some of the holes are shoehorned into small spaces. There isn't a lot of room. But the property is so valuable and the real estate around the course is important, thus the reasoning.

But it was in great shape and it's a place where you'd continually go back and always have a fun time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Waste of time."


stras2000's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Kapalua bay is the most overpriced golf course. The weakest two holes are directly on the water. The rest look like Muni holes. The head golf professional doesn't know the first thing about customer service. He was more interested in the money game that went off at noon which comprise of five sums. The pace of play is ridiculous. Is there something better to do with $150? YES!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not Plantation but still a great course"


hawkeyegolfer's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I played both Kapalua courses on this trip and enjoyed both. Plantation is world class but the Bay course is fantastic if you don't compare it to Plantation. Course was in good condition except the greens had been recently aerated and sanded so they were not good. Hole 5 is a par 3 over the ocean that is very scenic. There were a number of other pretty holes. Fairly wide fairways so it was easy to stay out of trouble. Bermuda rough is tough to hit out of. Would definitely play this course when back in Maui.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great club with 2 great courses."


Bomber123's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Plantation: Tough course but very enjoyable. A lot of carries so better for experienced players.

Bay: Great for all players. Spread out tees.

Both: GREAT VIEWS.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Texas Hill Country Meets Pacific Ocean"


KRagwell's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I'm from Texas and the best way I can describe this course is one of our beautiful Hill Country resort courses, like Barton Creek or La Cantera, with all of their elevated tee boxes, set on the Pacific Ocean. Front nine is more scenic with holes along the water but back nine has some interesting holes as well. First hole is not as scenic as some others on the island (e.g. Wailea Emerald or even Pukalani for that matter!) but holes #4 and #5 are some of the most beautiful I've ever played. Windy in the afternoon but no more than Pukalani and expected. Beautiful natural beauty inspires my game so I caught fire on the front nine but couldn't keep it together on the back. Overall, an awesome experience that you have to experience at least one but it is expensive.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



"Amazing views, a must play!"


Char1208's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2013
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the Bay Course. There are so many holes that have outstanding views that you can hardly focus on the golf. However, the course is equally great. I used a rental set and they were great, new Callaways!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Visually Spectacular"


NoPoblano's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2013
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

Although the course is a bit quirky, it's a gorgeous facility, with amazing views throughout the entire course, and was tons of fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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