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4.9
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6825 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.8

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1994) Donald Knott (1994) Gary Linn (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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2019 #12)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Hawaii (2019 #1) (2018 #10) (2015 #3)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2019 #8)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2019 #13)

Reviews

4.9
88 Reviews (88)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 6

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Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A must play

I can see why this was rated a must play by Golfweek magazine. The middle difficulty course of the 3 at Wailea.
After an error of my own making, I missed my original tee time. Yet, they went out of their way to fit me in to a rather busy schedule
This course starts off with a par 4 downhill, playing straightaway. Stand on the tee, and it is hard to concentrate, with the view facing you.
All the hole play tighter than the Old Blue course. But they also play fair.
Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Practice area sits on a hill. Your clubs are loaded on to pre-staged carts, based on course playing and tee time. They have specific carts designated strictly for range access. So, you do have to transfer clubs. Not a big hassle.
Tees, greens, fairways, and yes bunkers are kept in immaculate condition, and play true.
Enjoyed the round, and was sorry to see the 18th green. Could have gone on for hours longer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Blame it on the Views!

I didn't play my usual perfect (not) 18 holes but can blame it on the course itself. The views are like non other and can lull you to another place between each hole. So, the magnificent views, coupled with the most beautifully kept grounds I've ever played, are the reasons I may have played beneath my typical par.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Emerald

A real risk/reward course. As you stand on the elevated first tee taking in the amazing view looking down the steep fairway and thinking "I can drive this green!", think again. Rock outcroppings and steep fall offs near fairways are will what you be contending with should your aggressive play come up short of perfection. I absolutely loved this course and it is set up for scoring and fun, take what the course gives you and you will have the time of your life. And if your game isn't on don't worry, just take a deep breath and take in the amazing views of surrounding islands and then everything will fall into place. The course staff was amazing, as well as pace of play and fairways and greens. I highly recommend this very playable and beautiful course to everyone, if you're gonna play one course make it this one!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wow what a course.

Paired up with strangers and had a blast playing this golf course.
Challenging shots are rewarded when executed properly.
Would recommend to anyone wanting to have fun playing golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Have fun in Wailea

Great, friendly, helpful staff.
Beautiful course with challenging shots and grand views.
Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing

Favorite course in Maui

My wife and I played the Emerald course and it was our favorite in Maui (we also played Kapalua Bay Course). Played in the afternoon and the views were breathtaking. Only complaint was when we rented clubs, we didn’t receive any sleeves of balls, which is a tad inconvenient for travelers. Other than that, it was an incredible experience all around. Must play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unbelievable Course and Views

A beautiful course in a beautiful location. What more could you ask for? The course is very challenging, but fun, and there are amazing views of the ocean throughout the course. Jungle and heavy bush surround many of the holes so make sure you can keep it straight! Will be back to play this one.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Wailea Golf Club Review

My two boys and I played this course back in June. Our third trip to Maui. If you are on this side of Maui, this is one of the nicest, friendly layouts in Maui. Perfect for first-timers. Lots of slope on the fairways but the greens are fairly flat and not too fast. Some elevation changes on holes but just makes the shots more interesting. Most holes have a nice view of the ocean, which of course, is awesome. Fairly wide open fairways. Great condition. Great staff. After finishing, we just sat out by the clubhouse and soaked it all in. Can't go wrong here. BBoz / Shreveport, LA

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Second time better than the first

I played this course 8 years ago during my wedding and it was just as amazing this time as it was then. Perfect conditions and amazing staff. Best course I've ever played

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stunning course

This course was beautifully laid out and had stunning views. Everything was first class from staff to course maintenance. They even have a great restaurant to enjoy after your round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

golf in paradise

a round at wailea emerald is like a fantasy .it's so beautiful.the service is first class.a must play in maui!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Emerald the beautiful

Golf in Hawaii is a special treat & the Emerald course @ Wailea on Maui is no exception. From the time you check-in to driving the cart to the stunning 1st tee, nothing is left to chance. The Staff are friendly and the practice facilities great. The course layout is fantastic & they have tee boxes for all levels of players. Views are some of the best on Maui. I’ve played courses from California to Scotland and as far as Thailand, this course is in my top (5).
Can’t wait to return-
Thank you Wailea Emerald.

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

It’s just... Wow

Played this course and had a very good time. The course is in great conditions and it’s fun to play. One of my favorite of all times. I definitly would like to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
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

Nothing dramatic or crazy to say, just a solid beautiful golf course. Fun and fair layout with beautiful views. If you're lucky enough to be in Maui and staying on this side of the island, it's a no brain'er to play here. Hoping to get back sooner than later.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Worth the money

Pretty hesitant about the cost of playing this course, but the Mrs. said go for it as it is once in a lifetime for us.Well, I am certainly glad we did. From the time we set foot on site, to the time we left, we couldn't ask for a better experience.
The course is ideal for an average golfer, fairways are wide and very friendly for women golfers. Plenty of challenges for your to conquer as you make your way around.
Pro shop was helpful, the starter guided us to where to go for hitting range balls and then advice about the course that you need to know before starting.
Plenty of picture taking moments as you wait on the group ahead of you to finish their hole.
To top that off, on this particular warm day, cold wet towels was waiting on you when you finished your round.
This was a great experience and the Mrs. really like the course as she came within 6 inches of an ace on #16

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Excellent Resort Course

Played this with my wife the day after playing the Plantation Course at Kapalua. Stunning views and a course much more playable for the average golfer. Wide fairways, good greens and ample challenges from the various water hazards to keep you on your toes. As good as the course was, the staff was equally poor. Aloof for the most part, they were basically rude when they had to interact with us. It was a pleasure to leave the cart area and the staff there behind and meet a pleasant starter on the first tee box. The round was wonderful, the course pleasurable, but my lasting memory was basically having to argue with the cart staff to get my bags to the pick up point and leave the course in my rear view window.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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