Makaha Valley Country Club

3.9720000000 4.0 stars from 5 (107)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6369 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 68.8

  • 84-627 Makaha Valley Rd, Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii 96792, Honolulu County
  • (808) 695-7111
  • (808) 695-5239
  • www.makahavalleycc.com
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Year built: 1967
Architect(s): William F. Bell
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6369 yards 68.8 127
White 71 6091 yards 67.2 123
Red 71 5720 yards 72.7 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 107 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
64
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

100 out of 107 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks  

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"Avoid this course"


alden523's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I've heard of goat tracks but, this was a chicken tract. Literally first tee box had 10 chickens on it and the course was in horrible shape. Greens are very bad along with rest of course. The cart paths are great if you like off roading. On the plus side it's super cheap as far as out of state hawaii golf goes but, I wouldn't play it again for free.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Fun round"


Patwjones's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Standing on first tee as a single was asked to join a threesome , they too were also from Washington state. But they being retired live in Hawaii for extended periods so this was there home course. Friendly group and helpful, course knowledge was nice. Agree the views of the ocean and mountains were nice, I always prefer courses without homes bordering the course and that makes this one an added benefit. I do agree on how rough the cart paths are. Finally a very friendly staff in all areas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Friendly staff"


p810dawn's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is great, beautifully situated in a valley between mountains and a view of the ocean from some holes. The pace of play is casual so it makes for an extremely relaxing day. The carts are well maintained. The only negative thing I have to say is the cart paths are really bumpy and needs patching or repaving (parking lot too).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Heavenly Views"


Mel4wine's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After big storm, lots of trees down blocking cart paths and roughs. Course played wonderfully. People were great. Will play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is great. The greens are very tough. The cart paths are the worst I have ever encountered. Overall, it was a fun course that I look forward to playing again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very fun course"


Gabrial6572516's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very well layed out course. Enjoyed playing it with excellent scenery. Not as well maintained as a resort course, but far superior in layout and playability. Staff was great, especially the starter. Gave me a few tips that helped out. Driving range is servicable along with the practice green. My only real complaint was the sand traps and cart paths. Do not drive fast on the cart paths, they are so bad they'll rattle your fillings loose. Sand traps were absolutely terrible. It was like hitting off of hard barren dirt. I don't think they've been raked or had sand added in years. For the 30 dollars I paid it was a bargain. Will definitely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Aging Course Needs TLC"


AKLoggie's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Makaha CC is an older course with a somewhat challenging layout. Although the fairways are in good condition the greens are quite inconsistent and in need of renovation. The staff is top rate and very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Hawaii value"


John3314's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Somewhat hilly but made for great views of the mountains, valley and ocean. Not very long but the greens very tricky to read. Friendly staff including the cats and chickens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Simply Great"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I did book a tee-off at 0700 am, I was alone, watching the sunrise.

The course is located in a wonderful surrounding, and is a great shape.

I truly did enjoy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was priced pretty well for Hawaii and the course was in really nice shape.

Greens were slower then expected, but if you had a downhill put they ran...

Carts were kind of rough as are the cart paths.

Overall a really great course for the money and a nice relaxing round - I would play it again - good value


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Makaha"


u000003468546's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the experience of the golf course is good. The layout is nice but the greens are not as good. But I guess in Hawaii you have to pay top dollars to go to an exclusive course to experience a world class hold course. Otherwise be ready to be surprised. The thing is that they gave us defective carts. No brakes on one of them and gave up on the last hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


Sam2559050's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Some says its on the short side but suits my game. The drive was long from the city but definitely worth it


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"It's nothing like a Hawaiian resort golf course"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worst golf course in the island of Oahu.
Overpriced for a municipal course.
It's nothing like a typical Hawaiian resort golf course .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course good value"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course with enough interest. Well maintained and excellent value. Not much to eat or drink.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


ejberen's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played this course on the recommendation of a friend who grew up in Hawaii. Nice course, well priced for the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value. Great Hawaii golf experience."


jeffdebalko's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Getting to Makaha is the beginning of a really nice golf experience. Coming from the Pearl Harbor area, much of the drive is right next to the coast. Traffic is always an issue in Honolulu but we made it to the course from Turtle Bay on the North Shore in about an hour and 1/2.

When you arrive at the course, you may be taken aback by the facilities which appear pretty run down, because well, they are pretty run down. No restaurant and a barely functioning restroom by the cart barn. The staff was very nice and seemed to enjoy their jobs.

The course itself is in excellent condition, especially the greens and tees. The landscape is constantly rolling with every hole having either an elevated tee, green or both. Throughout your round you are treated to views of either the ocean or the stunning mountains surrounding the course. We played from the back tees at 6200 which was a bit shorter than what we might normally play. Real long hitters might be left wanting although accuracy does pay a premium on most holes.

We loved the course, the setting and the old school vibe of the place. A tremendous value at less than $100.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Was good the first time we played it again."


BAMABOY71's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

First time playing this course and it was so much fun my friend and I went back played it again later in the week. Super friendly staff and the course was in perfect condition. Would recomend this course for anyone looking for good value and great playability.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

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


"deferred maintenance"


skinmd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course needs work. It is picturesque with interesting layout, but suffers from neglect. Also, the greens were hopelessly slow due to recent perforation and sanding. The cart paths were pocked with chuck holes, roots and gaps. Play was tediously slow. On the upside, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the greens fee is reasonable.


I don't recommend this course


"Aeration, oh well"


uQQIS6671QQ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first visit to Makaha. Great deal from Golfnow.com. Very long drive from town but the course is very nice and well maintained . I knew they were aerating but didn't expect so much sand on the greens. Cost me at least 5 strokes putting. But a very pleasant round on a very nice course, especially for an old duffer like me. I will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Escape"


kevin2470003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great views in all directions very challenging course in great condition tricky greens you will get ur money's worth


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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