Wailea Golf Club - Gold Course

4.3379882353 4.3 stars from 5 (61)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7078 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7078 yards 74.5 138
Blue 72 6653 yards 72.1 136
White 72 6152 yards 70.0 130
White (W) 72 6060 yards 75.5 136
Red 72 5442 yards 65.7 120
Red (W) 72 5317 yards 70.6 122

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 2.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 61 Reviews
5 stars:
31
4 stars:
24
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

59 out of 61 reviews


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"Hard not to have fun"


BrandonWebb's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Birmingham Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This was my second bite at the apple that is Hawaii golf, and I greatly benefitted from what I learned about the greens the previous day on the Emerald course. Putts do not break as much as you. Putts into the grain and downgrain generally stay in the cup. When putting across grain, read whatever break you see, then halve it. Just my experience. The Gold does not have the elevation change that the Emerald does, and the holes are a little beefier. The back nine is fantastic and the final four holes are really good, especially if you have a good score going and are trying to make pars. The rough is thick here, so don't try to do too much when getting the ball back in play. Driving range was mats only. Expansive putting green was an accurate portrayal of the greens encountered on the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Excellent Greens"


OscarBob's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Outstanding course, not to difficult. Greens were in excellent shape. Was set to go out as a single in second group of day. Played with the twosome that started as first group of day. Didn't hurry, played in under 4 hours. Very fair course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"high quality golf. high quality scenery."


toothysaw2's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Texas Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

played wailea gold on a recent trip to maui. it's full of stunning views! the course itself is in my mind a classic resort course. fairly open to allow any skill level player to have a good time, but interesting enough to keep things exciting for a better player.

the biggest defenses this course has are tiny greens and length. the day i played the wind was calm, but i can imagine it'd be tough with a stiff breeze.

overall, this is a great course that is well worth playing. the view never gets old, and the golf is pretty great too!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Double up on Emeral and Gold"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

If you are playing Emerald, book on Gold for a full golf experience. Course facilities; driving range and practice putting green very nice. Not as many views as on Emerald but, still grabs your attention on a few holes. Many bunkers on Gold! Greens are smaller than most think. Some forced carries but, not too many to get put you in bad spots. Par 5's for the average player are layups. Gold Course is long even from the resort tees! Overall, the average weekend golfer will enjoy the Gold and the above average player gets a great challenge!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Dreamday"


sergej21's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Me and my wife played early in the morning at 7.40 am. Everything was perfect. The course was in a perfectly shape. The crew was very friendly.


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:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Great course from facilities to the staff and track! Beautiful views!"


calummacleod's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/25/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Gold Course at Wailea Is a challenging track with good length variety to choose from. Lots of elevation changes from tee to green create the challenge while forgiveness is often found in many wide fairways which collect off Center shots back into play.<br/> Numerous bunkers in the fairways and protecting the greens will keep you honest and conscious of club selection.<br/> The staff is outstanding!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Decent course, Staff not cordial"


CactusClub's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice condition. Great views. Unfriendly staff. They need to overhaul personnel. This is a service/entertainment business afterall.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beverage cart"


u000002736716's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although the course was beautiful and the views were spectacular we played 16 out of the 18 holes before we seen the beverage cart.disappointing as no outside alcohol is permitted. Also you can not stop after nine holes and go by a beer at the clubhouse and take it with you. All in all a great day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging but enjoyable"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times in the past and I always go back every time I am on Maui. The course conditions are always perfect and the views are spectacular. The staff is also pleasant and professional!


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


"Gold worth the wait"


macena06's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2014
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I waited a long time to play the gold course and when it showed up as a hot deal I jumped on it. Reminded me some of the Makena courses. Great views, lots of elevation changes. This is not an easy golf course so pick the right tee box. Greens were Bermuda grass, so hard to read. I can't wait to go back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Over rated"


u000006126001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some decent views, but the course is not worth $150-$200, and is in average shape at best! Lots of "dead areas", grass is like crab grass which all seems like weeds. Cart girl maybe got around to us 3 times tops. I was disappointed after my round and the amount of money I paid thinking this was one if the best. It's not. For $70-80, fine but $150-200, not a chance of a replay!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Condition and Spectacular Views"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition, very scenic, great attention to detail, greens run fast and true, views of the ocean and humpback whales on almost every hole. Each hole was unique and the round was a very enjoyable experience. One of the top five courses on Maui (others include Kapalua Plantation & Bay Courses, The Dunes & Maui Lani and the Wailea Emerald Course, plus The Challenge at Manele on Lanai is a must for the avid golfer). The round was topped off by Susan getting a hole-in-one on the Par 3 11th hole, #2 and counting .........


Pace of Play: Average

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



"Review"


vito7134133's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2013
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course needs to be played by serious golfers and golfers who want to experience true Maui golf experience


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A real gem"


u000001900680's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a gorgeous course. Along with being beautiful, the course was in magnificent condition. The greens were really confusing to me, as they were very slow and just didn't break as much as they look like they should. But that doesn't take away from the course at all. The course is very playable - big wide fairways. A very enjoyable round!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"the course had a lot of sand traps."


golferblue209's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course has some tough holes if you a want a challenging course this is the one to play. the fairways were wide enough that you could drive in. sand traps had nice quality to it that you could get the club through it. had a lot of scenery to look at. out of the 18 holes I thought 11 of them could be their signature holes. the greens were tough to read at times but the starter tried explaining the way to read them. I'm more use to reading green that break away from the mountain or breaking towards the water. I got a great price by using golf now. the course plays from 5300 yards to over 7,000. it is a true test of one's golf game. this is one of the best venues for golf in maui


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course with beautiful views and attentive staff"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love to play in Wailea. Can't beat views! Course always in great condition and staff very friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great views, GPS in carts helped with course hazards."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day went well, the pace of play could have been just a bit quicker, I would say no more than 4 hours 15 minutes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great course-pricey"


996TBO's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second best course on Maui next to the Plantation course at Kapalua


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course with great views"


u000004383478's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/9/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition and had lots of variety-greens were challenging and fun. Had some holes with some well placed fairway bunkers so the course wasn't just a driving range.<br/> Beautiful views and extra plus.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful scenery and excellent condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/4/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is our favorite on Maui . We had more wind than we remember, so it made it a little more challenging. The course was in great shape. The staff was very friendly. The only negative was the GPS device didn't seem accurate, particularly within 125 yards.b


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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