Makena Beach & Golf Resort

4.2787000000 4.3 stars from 5 (61)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7038 yards
  • Layout

  • 5415 Makena Alanui, Makena, Maui, Hawaii 96753, Maui County, USA
  • (808) 866-6799
  • (808) 874-0250
  • makenagolfandbeachclub.com
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Year built: 1993
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1993)
Type: Resort/Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
O 72 7038 yards 0.0 0
I 72 6567 yards 0.0 0
II 72 6192 yards 0.0 0
III 72 5777 yards 0.0 0
IV 72 5273 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: No ratings so far
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 61 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
24
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

58 out of 61 reviews


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"Good value for the money!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/25/2013
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Excellent views of Maui and the Pacific on numerous holes. Resort style, not too tight, but tough to score with deceptive (and sometimes downright diabolical) greens. Pace of play was excellent - 3 hr. 15 min.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has great elevation changes and views of the Pacific are awesome!!"


redwingsno1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/19/2013
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Course is quite challenging and fair but challenging as well


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful views, while...."


mratzman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/13/2013
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Not as well maintained as some of the resort courses, but better than some of the lower priced courses on Maui. The traps are in poor condition in that the "sand" is shallow and contains a LOT of gravel......not what I expected on a mid-to-high price range course on the the island. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Like many course supplied cart GPS systems there are too many annoying messages...."you are nearing a restricted area" ( I can read the signs), or "Please return to the cart path" when you are on the cart path for example. However, GPS did seem very accurate to the pin which is a plus. Course is more difficult than some in the area in that there is little chance to play (or even find) a ball hit off the fairway and there are few level lies. All in all, it is a fun course to play and the beauty around you helps you get past the minor deficiencies of the course. We are hopeful that the "South Course" will be reopened soon as it was always our favorite Makena course in the past.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/04/2013

I agree about the Makena South Course, my favorite Maui course. Makena South had some of the most gorgeous golf holes you'll find anywhere in the Islands. I hear that efforts are being made to reopen some of the course, namely Hole 10 and 15 thru 18. Corporate greed and failed real estate gambles have done great damage to a wonderful course.


"Makena is beautiful"


Dougbaxter111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/28/2013
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Course is set in the natural surroundings of Maui. Has a ton of excellent views and great holes for the eye. Course played tough but very fair with tons of optins on shots. I would play again and again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Waiting for every shot"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2013
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Thank goodness the views were stunning because the play was painfully slow. Played here 2 years ago and thought it was the best...This time had far better experience at Wailea old blue. When you pay 150.00 a round you expect more, especially from Marshalls (didn't see one) and refreshment cart (didn't see until the 8th).


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great and challenging holes amist terrific scenery. A must play."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2013

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This course was a lot of fun to play. Some very challenging and interesting holes. Would recommend anyone to play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/24/2013
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This was a good, challenging course. A side bonus is great senic views of the ocean and nearby islands. The course was well maintained and the staff friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful views of Ocean and landscape."


ERLindstrom's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/22/2013
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Beautiful course to play with great views so take a camera along. Difficult greens to read and if not use to this type of fairways it is difficult to play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"wow the view was amazing"


mikeyg123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/12/2013
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Loved the hospitality and friendliness of the staff. The course was kept up pretty good, greens were being revamped so it was a bummer to put. Besides that the course was great w awesome views. Oh and the gps system was a big plus!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great location, views; course showing a lot of wear. Twilight rate makes it worthwhile."


craigers13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/7/2013
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My wife and I played here on our honeymoon back in 1999 and we were looking forward to a great return experience last week. Perhaps it can be attributed to the magic of that time in '99, but our round last week was just OK. We found the course pretty chopped up, the greens a bit rough, and the 6pm clubhouse closing a bit brusque considering the sun was still up and the play slow (1:12 tee time, had to sprint thru the last four holes). The staff was very friendly and helpful (including lending me a driver & 3 wood after I discovered the clubheads snapped off upon opening my travel bag), and of course the location & views are the highlight of this place. It was fine for the discounted online twilight rate but I would not be pleased at full rate!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good golfing if you can get a deal"


alemery's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/7/2013
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We were able to get a day of tee time here on golf now.com-- what a great deal at 42% off! We got a great morning tee time and headed out...check in was great- staff was prompt and attentive. Pro shop nothing special but their large resort towel is beautiful and I bought three as gifts!<br/> The course is gorgeous, of course ,with stunning views. My only complaint is the pace of play-- and no Marshall to keep it on task. The foursome in front of us never once played ready golf and we waited every time. I'm all for the aloha spirit, but 28 mins behind when there was no one in front of them is not good etiquette !


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Beautiful"


JodieFox23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/06/2013
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Course was great. good value, didn't get to finish due to rain. We also thought club rentals was $35 and it ended up being $55 each.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great views. Challenging but fair. Not as crowded as other courses nearby."


maceituno's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/3/2013
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Enjoyed the experience so much we booked another round. Definitely on our list of courses to play when on Maui.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Ocean Views, challenging course."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/26/2013
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Excellent Ocean Views, challenging course. It is a real treat to play such a beautiful course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Maui course."


dontodd's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/25/2013

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This is a fun but somewhat challenging course. It has great views of the ocean. Ranks as one of the best courses for the money on Maui.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course needs maintenance"


patch9699's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/22/2013
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I have golfed at Makena in the past years but this year the course conditions are not good....seems to be lacking attention and maintenance. I have golfed at other courses during the same week and seen other's ground crew trimming trees or manicuring lawn, but no one was in sight in Makena. Golfing at Makena used to be the top of my list on value for money but after this time it is longer deserves the top spot.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Very challenging, but fun course to play."


ChickenHawk13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/21/2013
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Great natural features and tremendous views on almost every hole. Course conditions were not perfect, but very good. Staff and facilities are both great. It was the only course that we played twice on our trip.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"this is my favorite course on Maui. I have played the course several times the past 3 years ."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/21/2013
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Overall I love this course. Usually the staff are very friendly and accommodating. On my most recent visit the gentleman working in the Pro Shop was fairly rude to me and several other customers which is so different from other staff, I hope I don't have to deal with him on future visits


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Ocean views on almost every hole!"


baldell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2013
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Bring your own clubs. I rented and paid $ 57.00 for clubs that looked like they'd played at least 1000 rounds.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful scenery"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/9/2013
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Really a beautifully laid out course. Sand traps could use better quality sand. Cart GPS is very good and helpful. More flexibility in when course closes would be appreciated; i.e., if someone has two holes to play and has to return cart, leaves bad taste. Ranger needs to nudge slower players.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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