Makaha Valley Country Club

3.5135529412 3.5 stars from 5 (115)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6260 yards

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6260 yards N/A N/A
White 71 5990 yards N/A N/A
Red 71 5410 yards N/A N/A

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 115 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
67
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

107 out of 115 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks  

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"Course near me"


rdmcallister's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The cart paths definately need a lot of work. Easier to get on grass as soon as possible. Love the course layout but hardly a level lie to be found. Even steep enough to make it hard to get the ball up on many holes. Beautiful views of ocean and mountains plus the tropical hues of many trees. Depending upon when you come it can be slow going but generally it moves along OK unless you are behind beginners. Compared to all but the military courses it is a reasonable value.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course is in terrible shape"


u000004376706's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were the worst on the island by far. Almost had to play automatic 2 putts. Definitely will not go back even though it is as cheap as it comes for non locals.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"This course is ok to play once"


ekakmiller's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some of the views at this course were spectacular. Disappointed in the greens. Didn’t seem to be well maintained & certainly did not roll well. For the premium you pay as a visitor, not sure it’s worth it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Jrodarmy06's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Garden of Eden"


jimmyv9635's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's beautiful course I've seen. Greens need work.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Well worth the money"


Eddie4952349's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and the views were spectacular!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Makaha Country Club"


sandymckay's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

A little out of the way but a good golf course.

Too bad they did not have more money for maintaence. The bunkers need work as do the cart paths.

If those things were fixed it would be great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Needs some love, but still fun."


u000007451953's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

3rd time to play course in the past 15 years as I'm from the Mainland. The cart paths still need to be fixed...so what. Green fees are reasonable, rental clubs are in good shape and reasonable ($48 with tax), the fairways are nice, not perfect, but nice, the are greens fun...they will break uphill towards the ocean, sounds crazy, but it does happen. Views of surrounding mountains are beautiful. Staff was friendly. Pace of play was under 4 hrs on day I played. I think some expect too much as I read some of the negative reviews as this is a local course and NOT a resort course. Go and have good time and appreciate the fact you not paying overpriced resort fees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Avoid this course"


alden523's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I've heard of goat tracks but, this was a chicken tract. Literally first tee box had 10 chickens on it and the course was in horrible shape. Greens are very bad along with rest of course. The cart paths are great if you like off roading. On the plus side it's super cheap as far as out of state hawaii golf goes but, I wouldn't play it again for free.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Fun round"


Patwjones's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Standing on first tee as a single was asked to join a threesome , they too were also from Washington state. But they being retired live in Hawaii for extended periods so this was there home course. Friendly group and helpful, course knowledge was nice. Agree the views of the ocean and mountains were nice, I always prefer courses without homes bordering the course and that makes this one an added benefit. I do agree on how rough the cart paths are. Finally a very friendly staff in all areas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Friendly staff"


p810dawn's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is great, beautifully situated in a valley between mountains and a view of the ocean from some holes. The pace of play is casual so it makes for an extremely relaxing day. The carts are well maintained. The only negative thing I have to say is the cart paths are really bumpy and needs patching or repaving (parking lot too).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Heavenly Views"


Mel4wine's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After big storm, lots of trees down blocking cart paths and roughs. Course played wonderfully. People were great. Will play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Jrwatt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is great. The greens are very tough. The cart paths are the worst I have ever encountered. Overall, it was a fun course that I look forward to playing again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very fun course"


Gabrial6572516's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very well layed out course. Enjoyed playing it with excellent scenery. Not as well maintained as a resort course, but far superior in layout and playability. Staff was great, especially the starter. Gave me a few tips that helped out. Driving range is servicable along with the practice green. My only real complaint was the sand traps and cart paths. Do not drive fast on the cart paths, they are so bad they'll rattle your fillings loose. Sand traps were absolutely terrible. It was like hitting off of hard barren dirt. I don't think they've been raked or had sand added in years. For the 30 dollars I paid it was a bargain. Will definitely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Aging Course Needs TLC"


AKLoggie's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Makaha CC is an older course with a somewhat challenging layout. Although the fairways are in good condition the greens are quite inconsistent and in need of renovation. The staff is top rate and very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Hawaii value"


John3314's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Somewhat hilly but made for great views of the mountains, valley and ocean. Not very long but the greens very tricky to read. Friendly staff including the cats and chickens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Simply Great"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I did book a tee-off at 0700 am, I was alone, watching the sunrise.

The course is located in a wonderful surrounding, and is a great shape.

I truly did enjoy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good value"


rscottd's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was priced pretty well for Hawaii and the course was in really nice shape.

Greens were slower then expected, but if you had a downhill put they ran...

Carts were kind of rough as are the cart paths.

Overall a really great course for the money and a nice relaxing round - I would play it again - good value


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Makaha"


u000003468546's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the experience of the golf course is good. The layout is nice but the greens are not as good. But I guess in Hawaii you have to pay top dollars to go to an exclusive course to experience a world class hold course. Otherwise be ready to be surprised. The thing is that they gave us defective carts. No brakes on one of them and gave up on the last hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


Sam2559050's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Some says its on the short side but suits my game. The drive was long from the city but definitely worth it


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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