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4.9
88 Reviews (88)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
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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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Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Emerald golf course is absolutely beautiful and well maintained.

We enjoyed the course very much unfortunately the welcoming female staff at the pro shop was not friendly at all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great views, excellent course conditions - perfect day

Fantastic view upon the ocean from many fairways.
Some challeging greens with unexpected breaks.
Overall excellent course conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful Golf Experience

Fabulous! Everything about the Wailea Emerald course was an excellent experience. The course is well maintained and everyone associated with the facility were very helpful. It was my first time to play the course and I would play it again in a New York minute. I was offered a tip about reading the greens, which helped everyone in our foursome except me. Tip: All the greens slope away from the ocean. Even though it appears to slope toward the ocean, the ball rolls the other way. I had a lot of trouble on the green with both sloop and pace. However, I had a great golf experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, Great deal

Same day booking on Golf Now, could not believe the deal. Course was in Outstanding condition! Fun to play, beautiful views, and pace was OK for a resort course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Fun Course

All aspects of course were good. Great vistas of the Pacific from most holes. Pace of play was good. The GolfNow rate made it more enjoyable. Course design required the use of all clubs and shot shapes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

not many folks out there. offfered replay at same price as original.

Grumpy old guy in pro shop should retire, took shine off of what was a great experience.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Gorgeous Course

The Emerald course has stunning views of the Maui shorelines and surrounding islands. The course itself is beautifully landscaped and in pristine condition.

As a beginning player I found the course fun and challenging and well suited for players of all levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Perfect! Beautiful course. Great ocean views. Excellent condition.

This is a course worthy of Hawaii. My wife's absolute favorite. Very much a resort course with mostly wide fairways. Try the food at the course restaurant - Gannon's. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all outstanding. We go there to eat even when not playing golf. Reasonable prices as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

good ocean view course

friendly staff, nice practice area, ocean can be seen from most of course, huge landing areas and green run-offs, (played with my wife who is just starting to play & it was enjoyable for her) well maintained, and Gannons is a nice place for after-round snack.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Stunning views from every hole!

Outstanding golf course with absolutely gorgeous views from nearly every hole. Course condition was immaculate. Moderate difficulty but fair. Very friendly for women. Only downside is the staff was not very helpful. Had to ask several times before getting any service or information.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Golfing in paradise!!!

We had a blast at this amazing golf course. The view is breathtaking with every hole. I've never seen such a pristine fairway like walking on a carpet. We felt like commiting a crime every time we took a divot. It is truly a golf in paradise to be treated like a King and Queen.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Friendly and challenging at the same time

Great pace of play. Fairways in great shape. Greens in good shape although some brown patches of grass. Grain on greens always makes reading putts difficult. Beautiful views of ocean and neighboring islands.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Beautiful Views.. bring your camera to take picutres when it is not your turn.

I came from the West Maui, the Kapalua area and traffic to get there was a mess. I left an hour and half before my tee time expecting to arrive a 1/2 hour ahead. I arrived 2 min past my tee time. My group was sent out on time and I followed them out. The starter told me I could tee off and take my time to catch them or go by myself. I caught them on 3 playing normal speed. The whole round we were not rushed. The speed of play was great. The course was great. I and another Gent played from the blue tees and the length of the holes for the most part were within reach on the second or 3rd shot. Greens were nice and big, the speed on the putts was perfect, not too slow or too fast. The cart Girl was great, the staff was great. I had a great time and would play there again. Just give myself more time to get there and warm up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Very nice course,beautiful views and in great shape!

The only complaint we had, I called ahead to reserve clubs( new taylormade), for $60, but when we got there,they tried giving my husband an old mismatched set, for the same price. Apparently reserving clubs doesn't exist. They were quite put out when we complained,but they did give him a demo set to use. Everything was great!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

The best!

Wow is this course unreal! Even saw whales jumping while I was putting! Only complaint was the group behind us hitting up on us a few holes..If your in that much of a hurry stay at home! First class golf resort wish I played it again but the memories will remain!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

challenging with great views

Great resort goolf course, can be tough, but very fair. Very scenic with numerous ocean views

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great greens, great staff, Gannon's Restaurant has great food and Beverage

Nice views of the whales breaching!! Only one downfall, guy in group ahead of us got a hole in one and didn't even buy us a beer.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Staff was super friendly, course was in great shape, but pace of play was torturously slow. Corporate outing in front of us.

Great course. friendly staff but pace of play was really slow because of corporate outing in front of us. Staff tried everything to get them moving, but with no success. Staff apologized many times about this inconvenience. We were on vacation so it didn't matter much to us.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Ocean views every hole.

Beautiful course. A little slow play but OK, Marshall tried his best. Great discount from Golfnow. Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great Course/Great Views

My wife and I played this course and loved it. Friendly for all levels of golfers and just beautiful in terms of scenery. We definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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