Wailea Golf Club - Gold Course

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4.5
67
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
99.6%
Recommend this course
65 out of 67 reviews
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4.7
3
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.8
6
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
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0
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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7078
Slope 138
Rating 74.5
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7078 yards 74.5 138
Blue 72 6653 yards 72.1 136
White 72 6152 yards 70.0 130
White (W) 72 6060 yards 75.5 136
Red 72 5442 yards 65.7 120
Red (W) 72 5317 yards 70.6 122
Scorecard for Gold
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.5/138 422 523 202 415 452 287 590 216 353 3460 415 170 487 530 444 548 208 378 438 3618 7078
Blue M: 72.1/136 400 500 176 393 428 264 567 188 333 3249 397 159 470 514 420 507 180 348 409 3404 6653
Combo M: 70.8/134 400 500 176 365 406 264 544 154 333 3142 371 159 440 514 386 507 150 348 364 3239 6381
White M: 70.0/130 W: 75.5/136 379 467 153 365 406 241 544 154 310 3019 371 135 440 486 386 468 150 333 364 3133 6152
Red M: 65.7/120 W: 70.6/122 340 413 131 333 355 197 518 107 166 2560 319 95 373 447 327 430 108 318 340 2757 5317
Handicap 11 9 15 5 3 17 1 13 7 12 16 2 8 4 14 18 6 10
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 3 15 7 5 13 1 17 11 12 16 6 2 10 4 18 8 14

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Wailea Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire must be worn at all times

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4.5
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course - better than Kapalua

Played this course 3 times in one week. The weather in Kapalua, where we were staying, was a bit showery so we followed the sun to Wailea. Great idea as we discovered the Gold course. Wonderful layout, great views, great staff.

We belong to a top golf course at home where the green fees are $250/round, so we (my wife and I) are familiar with what a good course looks like. The Gold course is right up there with the top courses on the mainland.

Came back for two additional rounds, and these were just as fun. Great views from most holes, and the condition of the course is top flight.

We played the Bay course in Kapalua and were really disappointed by the course condition and the stupid new hole layout following the recent relocation of the clubhouse (Nov 2018).

Have fun - you won't regret spending the $$ on this loop.

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

Paradise Golf

I have played the Gold Course but it had been a few years. Course was as expected in phenomenal shape. Greens were little slower than I am used to Bermuda Grass Greens take a little time to get used to. If your putting into the grain hit it firm!! Course is extremely more difficult when the wind starts to blow. Play early mornings to avoid this.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

very nice

booked an early tee time to stay out of the wind and was lucky to have amazing weather. the course is heavily bunker so be prepared for that. booked as a single but was paired up with 2 other guys who were a good time. definitely makes you think off the tee box with your club selection. driving range is disappointing as you have to take a separate cart to go to the range. greens are tricky to read with speed. i recommend the course to anyone looking for a nice course in wailea.

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

A real treat

While the gold doesn't offer as many stunning views as the emerald, the course is a treat none the less. A bit more challenging with more bunkering that is strategically placed. Overall though the course is very fun and worth the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Maui Must Play

Awesome ocean views paired with a great design and great conditions to play on. This course with Plantation are top notch golf experiences on Maui.

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

A Must Play

This course was manicured perfectly. The greens were smooth and quick and the fairways were lush and the rough thick. The most challenging aspect of the course is the strategically placed bunkers. You will most likely hit it in at least one bunker when you play. I definitely recommend playing this course when visiting Maui.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Hard not to have fun

This was my second bite at the apple that is Hawaii golf, and I greatly benefitted from what I learned about the greens the previous day on the Emerald course. Putts do not break as much as you. Putts into the grain and downgrain generally stay in the cup. When putting across grain, read whatever break you see, then halve it. Just my experience. The Gold does not have the elevation change that the Emerald does, and the holes are a little beefier. The back nine is fantastic and the final four holes are really good, especially if you have a good score going and are trying to make pars. The rough is thick here, so don't try to do too much when getting the ball back in play. Driving range was mats only. Expansive putting green was an accurate portrayal of the greens encountered on the course.

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

Excellent Greens

Outstanding course, not to difficult. Greens were in excellent shape. Was set to go out as a single in second group of day. Played with the twosome that started as first group of day. Didn't hurry, played in under 4 hours. Very fair course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

high quality golf. high quality scenery.

played wailea gold on a recent trip to maui. it's full of stunning views! the course itself is in my mind a classic resort course. fairly open to allow any skill level player to have a good time, but interesting enough to keep things exciting for a better player. the biggest defenses this course has are tiny greens and length. the day i played the wind was calm, but i can imagine it'd be tough with a stiff breeze. overall, this is a great course that is well worth playing. the view never gets old, and the golf is pretty great too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Double up on Emeral and Gold

If you are playing Emerald, book on Gold for a full golf experience. Course facilities; driving range and practice putting green very nice. Not as many views as on Emerald but, still grabs your attention on a few holes. Many bunkers on Gold! Greens are smaller than most think. Some forced carries but, not too many to get put you in bad spots. Par 5's for the average player are layups. Gold Course is long even from the resort tees! Overall, the average weekend golfer will enjoy the Gold and the above average player gets a great challenge!

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

Dreamday

Me and my wife played early in the morning at 7.40 am. Everything was perfect. The course was in a perfectly shape. The crew was very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course from facilities to the staff and track! Beautiful views!

The Gold Course at Wailea Is a challenging track with good length variety to choose from. Lots of elevation changes from tee to green create the challenge while forgiveness is often found in many wide fairways which collect off Center shots back into play. Numerous bunkers in the fairways and protecting the greens will keep you honest and conscious of club selection. The staff is outstanding!

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

Decent course, Staff not cordial

Nice condition. Great views. Unfriendly staff. They need to overhaul personnel. This is a service/entertainment business afterall.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beverage cart

Although the course was beautiful and the views were spectacular we played 16 out of the 18 holes before we seen the beverage cart.disappointing as no outside alcohol is permitted. Also you can not stop after nine holes and go by a beer at the clubhouse and take it with you. All in all a great day

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

Challenging but enjoyable

I have played this course many times in the past and I always go back every time I am on Maui. The course conditions are always perfect and the views are spectacular. The staff is also pleasant and professional!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Gold worth the wait

I waited a long time to play the gold course and when it showed up as a hot deal I jumped on it. Reminded me some of the Makena courses. Great views, lots of elevation changes. This is not an easy golf course so pick the right tee box. Greens were Bermuda grass, so hard to read. I can't wait to go back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Over rated

Some decent views, but the course is not worth $150-$200, and is in average shape at best! Lots of "dead areas", grass is like crab grass which all seems like weeds. Cart girl maybe got around to us 3 times tops. I was disappointed after my round and the amount of money I paid thinking this was one if the best. It's not. For $70-80, fine but $150-200, not a chance of a replay!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Condition and Spectacular Views

The course was in great condition, very scenic, great attention to detail, greens run fast and true, views of the ocean and humpback whales on almost every hole. Each hole was unique and the round was a very enjoyable experience. One of the top five courses on Maui (others include Kapalua Plantation & Bay Courses, The Dunes & Maui Lani and the Wailea Emerald Course, plus The Challenge at Manele on Lanai is a must for the avid golfer). The round was topped off by Susan getting a hole-in-one on the Par 3 11th hole, #2 and counting .........

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

Review

this course needs to be played by serious golfers and golfers who want to experience true Maui golf experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A real gem

What a gorgeous course. Along with being beautiful, the course was in magnificent condition. The greens were really confusing to me, as they were very slow and just didn't break as much as they look like they should. But that doesn't take away from the course at all. The course is very playable - big wide fairways. A very enjoyable round!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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