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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
76.8%
Recommend this course
9 out of 11 reviews
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3.3
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.3
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
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2 out of 3 reviews
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3.8
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4.0
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Layout
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4.8
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3 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6600 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.5
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 Course
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: 73.5/135 355 162 453 527 408 220 345 349 539 3358 371 192 552 504 372 189 357 205 500 3242 6600
Champion/Regular M: 71.2/134 355 162 413 527 408 170 345 315 522 3217 345 168 530 504 372 176 357 154 471 3077 6294
Regular M: 70.5/128 W: 76.3/131 331 135 413 489 366 170 333 315 522 3074 345 168 530 472 340 176 321 154 471 2977 6051
Resort M: 68.8/124 W: 74.5/128 314 128 399 479 350 155 305 308 451 2889 324 144 492 450 329 158 306 152 442 2797 5686
Resort/Forward W: 72.9/125 304 128 372 479 350 155 305 291 451 2835 284 125 411 450 329 158 281 135 406 2579 5414
Forward M: 66.1/115 W: 70.8/123 304 112 372 432 341 84 300 291 412 2648 284 125 411 406 282 141 281 135 406 2471 5119
Handicap 12 18 6 2 8 14 16 4 10 3 17 11 13 1 15 7 9 5
Par 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 3 5 5 4 3 4 3 5 36 72

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

3.8
11 Reviews (11)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Not worth the $$ - better courses in Wailea

Having moved the clubhouse on Nov 15, 2018 resulted in a new course layout such that you finish on the new 18th, which is the old 6th hole. You might know this hole as an unremarkable par 4 with a really big catch net along the road. Truly uninspiring as a finishing hole.

It's amazing how this decision affects one's desire to play the course and a true demonstration of the impact of proper golf course design/architecture.

Not my first loop through the Bay course, but I won't return as there are simply better courses on Maui to spend $200/round. Specifically go play the Gold course in Wailea.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Lot of fun, had a good time at bay course

Here is a course who have it all. Beatiful layout, beatiful conditions, fair for everyone. The 17th hole is one you will remember for life. Will play it again any day...

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 50 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
First Time Playing

This was my first time playing the course. This Arnold Palmer designed course gave us plenty of challenges, between the spectacular views and the wind, we were distracted all day. We had an amazing time out there, some good hole and some bad. Staff was great and the food was good. Nothing to complain about, and more to praise.

They have a nice practice range and 2 putting areas. We are off to play Plantation tomorrow and looking forward to making in on the green in 2 in the 18th:)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
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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