Kapalua Resort - The Bay Course

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4.3
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.4
85.3%
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5.0
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Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
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4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6600
Slope 135
Rating 73.5
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6600 yards 73.5 135
Regular 72 6051 yards 68.8 128
Regular (W) 72 6051 yards 76.3 131
Resort 72 5686 yards 68.8 124
Resort (W) 72 5686 yards 74.5 128
Forward 72 5119 yards 66.1 115
Forward (W) 72 5119 yards 70.8 123
Scorecard for Bay
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Champions M: 73.5/135 504 372 189 357 205 500 355 162 453 3097 527 408 220 345 349 539 371 192 552 3503 6600
Combo M: 71.2/134 504 372 176 357 154 471 355 162 413 2964 527 408 170 345 315 522 345 168 530 3330 6294
Regular M: 70.5/128 472 340 176 321 154 471 331 135 413 2813 489 366 170 333 315 522 345 168 530 3238 6051
Resort M: 68.8/124 W: 70.8/123 450 329 158 306 152 442 314 128 399 2678 479 350 155 305 308 451 324 144 492 3008 5686
Combo II M: 67.3/122 W: 69.1/122 450 329 158 281 135 406 304 128 372 2563 479 350 155 305 291 451 284 125 411 2851 5414
Forward M: 66.0/120 W: 68.0/121 406 282 141 281 135 406 304 112 372 2439 432 341 84 300 291 412 284 125 411 2680 5119
Handicap 11 1 15 5 9 3 13 17 7 4 8 14 16 6 12 2 18 10
Par 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 3 4 35 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 37 72
Handicap (W) 1 9 13 7 15 5 11 17 3 4 10 18 14 12 8 2 16 6

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1975) Francis Duane (1975) Hale Irwin

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Kapalua Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.3
8
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Spectacular

I played the Bay course yesterday with a 1 p.m. tee time. Incredible views of the Pacific all over the property. The layout and and design of this track was beyond my expectation. I was paired with a guy from Pleasanton, CA, (Zach), and we had a ball. Challenging but fair and we were treated to a peach of a day with little wind and a lot of sunshine. Good pace of play and friendly staff. Hole #5 is obviously a stunner with the tee shot over the ocean. But #16 was my favorite hole, with a river splitting the middle of the fairway leaving a golfer's choice to place the drive left or right. The only down side to the Bay course is the range, which limits your practice shots to 175 yards or less. We were told to not hit the driver at the range. But the overall experience was top-notch.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not a bad view anywhere on the course

First off, don't even think about comparing it with the Plantation Course. It's not a fair fight.

But this course is really strong in its own right. The views are terrific, there isn't a bad one anywhere on the property. The two holes on the water have the best views even though the holes are mediocre.

The only criticism is that some of the holes are shoehorned into small spaces. There isn't a lot of room. But the property is so valuable and the real estate around the course is important, thus the reasoning.

But it was in great shape and it's a place where you'd continually go back and always have a fun time.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

Waste of time.

Kapalua bay is the most overpriced golf course. The weakest two holes are directly on the water. The rest look like Muni holes. The head golf professional doesn't know the first thing about customer service. He was more interested in the money game that went off at noon which comprise of five sums. The pace of play is ridiculous. Is there something better to do with $150? YES!!!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 01/06/2018

Really???? You’re in Maui on the coast, yet complaining about it? For $150, that’s a steal for Kapalua.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Not Plantation but still a great course

I played both Kapalua courses on this trip and enjoyed both. Plantation is world class but the Bay course is fantastic if you don't compare it to Plantation. Course was in good condition except the greens had been recently aerated and sanded so they were not good. Hole 5 is a par 3 over the ocean that is very scenic. There were a number of other pretty holes. Fairly wide fairways so it was easy to stay out of trouble. Bermuda rough is tough to hit out of. Would definitely play this course when back in Maui.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great club with 2 great courses.

Plantation: Tough course but very enjoyable. A lot of carries so better for experienced players. Bay: Great for all players. Spread out tees. Both: GREAT VIEWS.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Texas Hill Country Meets Pacific Ocean

I'm from Texas and the best way I can describe this course is one of our beautiful Hill Country resort courses, like Barton Creek or La Cantera, with all of their elevated tee boxes, set on the Pacific Ocean. Front nine is more scenic with holes along the water but back nine has some interesting holes as well. First hole is not as scenic as some others on the island (e.g. Wailea Emerald or even Pukalani for that matter!) but holes #4 and #5 are some of the most beautiful I've ever played. Windy in the afternoon but no more than Pukalani and expected. Beautiful natural beauty inspires my game so I caught fire on the front nine but couldn't keep it together on the back. Overall, an awesome experience that you have to experience at least one but it is expensive.

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

Amazing views, a must play!

Really enjoyed the Bay Course. There are so many holes that have outstanding views that you can hardly focus on the golf. However, the course is equally great. I used a rental set and they were great, new Callaways!

Conditions Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Visually Spectacular

Although the course is a bit quirky, it's a gorgeous facility, with amazing views throughout the entire course, and was tons of fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Valid dates: Nov 08, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
Enjoy four rounds of golf at either of Ka’anapali’s championship courses and a beautiful Ocean View room with a five (5) or more night stay at the Royal Lahaina Resort.
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