King Kamehameha Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7060
Slope 139
Rating 75.9
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7060 yards 75.9 139
Blue 72 6584 yards 73.5 132
White 72 6110 yards 71.5 129
White (W) 72 6110 yards 76.2 135
Red 72 5254 yards 67.1 124
Red (W) 72 5254 yards 71.4 125
Scorecard for King Kamehameha Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.9/139 580 399 257 436 387 388 202 480 387 3516 213 545 333 451 427 429 404 183 559 3544 7060
Blue M: 73.5/132 552 374 231 414 357 356 177 461 363 3285 191 519 311 415 396 392 382 160 533 3299 6584
White M: 71.5/129 W: 76.2/135 508 342 206 395 336 338 158 443 339 3065 169 488 279 392 369 358 353 131 506 3045 6110
Red M: 67.1/124 W: 71.4/125 465 310 140 345 290 277 131 410 265 2633 144 444 252 340 285 300 311 103 442 2621 5254
Handicap 15 1 17 11 5 9 13 7 3 12 4 14 2 6 10 8 16 18
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 1 17 9 11 7 15 5 3 18 6 10 4 8 14 2 16 12

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate attire for gentlemen are collared shirts, mock turtleneck golf shirts, Bermuda length golf shorts, and slacks. Appropriate attire for ladies are golf shirts, sleeveless golf shirts, golf shorts, skorts, and slacks. No tank tops, t-shirts, deni

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Reviews

4.8
30

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 14
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 8
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
Advanced Golfers 12
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 6
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 10
Worth the Drive 9
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Gargantuan mountain course

This is a unique golf club, starting with a long driveway up the mountain that ends at a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed clubhouse. Definitely a high-end feel, but everyone is very down-to-earth and helpful. As a single on a weekday afternoon in early December, got around in two and a half hours. The course is built on the side of the mountain, with majestic views, big elevation changes, and no flat lies. Greens, fairways, and rough were all in excellent condition; the bunkers were somewhat uneven in quality. Did better on the back nine after I learned to go up about three clubs into the elevated greens. Great challenge, great fun. Not cheap, but worth the experience.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mahalo Again

What can I say I didn't say last year. It's become a must play when we're here. The staff, course and views are all awesome. I'll play it 4-5 times while we're hear. No Makena no problem-Play Here!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Fun course

Saw the chance to play at "Maui's only private course", so gave it a try. It was a fun course, and the clubhouse is beautifully designed. Would play it again on my next visit to Maui

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout and excellent value

Was pleasantly surprised upon arrival. The first hole is amazing and the rest of the couse didn't disappoint. Would play again in a heart beat. Make sure to make it one of your golf destinations when on Maui.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fit for a King

We enjoyed an early afternoon round at KK having been paired with two other golfers in Maui for a conference. Pace of play was exceptional given the hilly terrain and occasional space between holes. The vistas from KK are amazing as you'll see planes on final approach actually at an elevation below you. Course conditions were impressive. The greens couldn't be compared to Kaanapali, but they rolled out nicely, albeit a little slower.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Pristine golf course

This is a private course but you can play it for $150-170 through golfnow.com. This course is a treat for all golfers but especially for advanced players. The course is immaculate and the flowers and shrubbry are magnificent. There is a lot of wind, hence the reference to advanced players. Not to be missed is the 75000 sq ft Frank lloyd Wright clubhouse. Views of the Pacific are fabulous. Definitely worth the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

One of Maui's Best

We decided to play KK based on the great Golf Advisor reviews. It also came highly recommended by two very respected colleagues. King Kamehameha is part part of a two course facility in Wailuku (along with Kahili G.C.), not to far from the airport. We stayed at Kapalua, so it takes about 50 min to drive back to the course. This is really the only drawback. The pro shop and food & beverage staff were very friendly prior to play beginning. The course is semi-private, so it wasn't overly crowded and was in excellent shape. We hit a bit of a backup on the back nine, so it took us around 4 hrs 15 min to play. There were a few wet patches, due to some recent rain, but the course was in excellent condition. The course traverses its way up the side of a mountain, so there's a decent amount of wind blowing both ways. With the elevation changes, the views are beautiful. You can see two mountains, the bay and the ocean; can't ask for much more. This was a very enjoyable round, that ended with chilled coconut scented towels to cool down. Highly recommended, and for what you get compared to other high-priced locations on the island, a very good value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great course on a mountain

This is a private course. Got a tee time on GolfNow. It was pretty expensive, but worth it all the way. Staff was very friendly. Since it's private, the tee times were not too stacked up, and pace of play was decent. The clubhouse is spectacular. My wife snuck into the members-only locker room and said it was crazy awesome. Had a sandwich from the very friendly snack bar attendant. Best greens and fairways I've seen on Maui. The views are pretty great throughout the entire course and there were some interesting rock and water features. Overall, totally recommend if you have the money to spend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Worth The Drive

One of the few Maui courses that is not close to the main resort areas, but definitely worth the ride. The facilities are very well kept, but the course itself it beautiful, but challenging. Greens roll true, if a little slow, but the elevation changes and the constant battle with the elements makes it an extremely entertaining course to play. If you're not on the top of your game, just stop to take in the vistas. Views to both sides of the island are common and breathtaking.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Windy/Over priced

The course was in excellent shape and the staff was friendly. However, it is extremely windy. There can easily be a 30 yard difference in normal club selection.Personally, I don't find that enjoyable. At 179.00, there are several better deals on Maui.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Perfect experience

The only accessible 18 hole private club on Maui. Well maintained, great pace of play and challenging without being extreme. Nice elevation changes..great view of Wailea and countryside. I would reccomend this to everyone visiting Maui. If you are going to be there for extended period, please check membership options as they have monthly options.We will definitely play it again on our return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Views on a Fun Course

The course was fun to play. Being on the side of a volcano, there was plenty of wind throughout the round. It seemed to be either in my face or my back but at least consistent. The bermuda rough was very challenging. The greens were somewhat fast but rolled true and would hold a shot to them. The one disappointment was there was one temporary green that neither GolfNow or the course mentioned. Otherwise a fine day. Every hole had great vistas.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Views and Course

The course is place on the side of a volcano. The wind is in a constant direction and affects all the holes. The course has some water challenges and you will have to place your shots with some thought. The rough can be punishing and the ball will sink down. The greens have subtle breaks in them that are not always apparent. Don't forget to look at the views, they are spectacular! The only disappointment was one temporary green which was not mentioned either on GolfNow or at the club house. Otherwise, it was fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Must play

Great course a little windy at times that's part of the make up of this course. First time playing here staff were great. Conditions were great , don't be surprised if you get a few showers during the day it will help u cool down

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

Nice course but too windy

Beautiful course, well maintained, moderate bunkering, decent sand, fast greens (recently sanded and punched). Almost no water on front 9, substantial water on the back 9. Downsides: Private country club requires membership or "member for a day" invitation. Very windy the day we were there made it totally unenjoyable. 25% higher score than typical and all wind related.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Great Value

This was the first time we played this course, and I would highly recommend it. Perhaps the breeze caused a few not to play, but we found that once we teed off on #1, we didn't wait again the whole day. The round was completed in just over three hours, without rushing, just a nice pace of play. The course was in excellent condition, though the greens were a bit slower than Kapalua or Kaanapali. The wind did play havoc on short approaches into it, but no more than other courses, but assisted on the longer holes. The course was challenging, but fair, with some longer, but down hill par 3's, and a nice mix of straighter and dog leg holes. We definitely will play here again on a next trip to Maui. Stopped for lunch after our round and found the restaurant matched the rest of the course. This course gives great value, when you consider the course itself and especially the pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very fair layout

I rated pace of play high because I was only one of five golfers I saw on the course... earlier rain chased everyone else away. Fairly wide fairways to allow for the wind. Only two blind shots into greens. Various water features are scenic. Despite their appearance, greens are actually fairly flat, only have to judge the grain. Fantastic views of the peninsula and Hali a Kala volcano.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Another Day In Paradise

I have now played every course on Maui and the two on Lanai. It is in the upper tier for beauty and conditioning. A fair test for any skill level and we played with another couple. The women's tees are set up perfectly. Enjoyed the heck out of it and hope to find time to do it again. Mahalo

Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The King

Fabulous course! Frank Lloyd Wright clubhouse is stunning. Can't wait to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fabulous!

Ending a 2 week vacation, the King was our last course to play. What a great way to exit Maui. My wife & I played a total of 8 times while here. If we had played this course earlier, we would have played it multiple times. Starting with the picturesque Frank Lloyd Wright inspired clubhouse, everyone should spend some extra time exploring. Make sure to allow enough time for a meal in the dining room too. We had an excellently prepared Opakapaka. The pro shop is like no other I've ever been in & I've traveled extensively playing around the world. The course is very well maintained & provides a stiff challenge from the blue tees, yet is also forward tee friendly. The finishing par 5 frames another spectacular view of the clubhouse set in the mountain side. I can't say enough about this reasonably priced gem. If I lived in Maui, I would have already filled out an application for membership.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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