Power Rankings: Maui Nui Golf Club is the top-rated course of the week

This week, one of Maui's best bargain courses tops GolfAdvisor's Power Rankings: Maui Nui Golf Club (formerly Elleair Golf Club), located just down the road from the prestigious Wailea Golf Club in south Maui.

I'm often asked about the price of golf on Maui, as readers and friends suspect there aren't many options beyond the lavish resort courses. But locals live on Maui too, and they need affordable courses, as do so many vacationers who may want a golf experience but not if it's over $100. That's where Maui Nui (as well as another personal favorite of mine, Kahili Golf Course ) comes in quite handy.

While Wailea's Gold Course and Emerald Course command Top 100 rankings and green fees that can run north of $200, Maui Nui is an oasis of value golf. Golfers gave it a 4.86/5 rating for value, and staff friendliness was also equally impressive.

Here are the rest of the top-rated courses of the week as reviewed by GolfAdvisor users in overall, value and conditions categories.

(Editor's Note: Courses needed a minimum of five ratings for the week to qualify, ties are broken by cumulative scores in sub-categories.)

Top 10 overall golf courses of the week

We took the sum of the average rating of all seven categories on GolfAdvisor to find out which golf courses offered the best overall experience.

1. Maui Nui Golf Club , Kihei, Hawaii
2. Blue Shamrock Golf Club , Palmerton, Pa.
3. Dry Creek Ranch Golf Course , Galt, Calif.
4. Southern Oaks Golf Club , Burleson, Texas
5. Bayonet & Black Horse , Seaside, Calif.
6. The Golden Bear Club At Indigo Run , Hilton Head Island, S.C.
7. River Islands Golf Club , Kodak, Tenn.
8. Grande Pines Golf Club , Orlando, Fla.
9. The Bog , Saukville, Wis.
10. Union Hills Country Club , Sun City, Ariz.

Top 10 value golf courses of the week

1. Union Hills Country Club , Sun City, Ariz.
2. Maui Nui Golf Club , Kihei, Hawaii
3. Dry Creek Ranch Golf Course , Galt, Calif.
4. Oak Hollow Golf Course , McKinney, Texas
5. Southern Oaks Golf Club , Burleson, Texas
6. Blue Shamrock Golf Club , Palmerton, Pa.
7. Widgi Creek Golf Club Bend, Ore.
8. Bent Creek Golf Course , Gatlinburg, Tenn.
9. River Islands Golf Club , Kodak, Tenn.
10. The Golden Bear Club At Indigo Run , Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Conditions:

Top 10 course conditions of the week

1. The Bog , Saukville, Wis.
2. Bayonet & Black Horse , Seaside, Calif.
3. Maui Nui Golf Club , Kihei, Hawaii
4. River Islands Golf Club , Kodak, Tenn.
5. Widgi Creek Golf Club , Bend, Ore.
6. Blue Shamrock Golf Club , Palmerton, Pa.
7. Grande Pines Golf Club , Orlando, Fla.
8. Dry Creek Ranch Golf Course , Galt, Calif.
9. Union Hills Country Club , Sun City, Ariz.
10. Southern Oaks Golf Club , Burleson, Texas

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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