Royal Ka'anapali

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3.9
98
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.2
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
77.1%
Recommend this course
75 out of 98 reviews
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3.8
8
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.0
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 8 reviews
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3.9
16
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
75.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6700 yards
Slope 145
Rating 79.6
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Kaanapali Royal Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Uliuli/Royal Blue (W) 71 6700 yards 79.6 145
Uliuli/Royal Blue 71 6700 yards 74.2 131
Keo Makamae/Sandy White 71 6267 yards 72.1 128
Keo Makamae/Sandy White (W) 71 6267 yards 77.2 139
Kula/Gold 71 5839 yards 70.0 125
Kula/Gold (W) 71 5839 yards 74.8 134
Pu Koko'o/Burgundy 71 5016 yards 65.5 121
Pu Koko'o/Burgundy (W) 71 5016 yards 70.1 123
Scorecard for Royal Kaanapail
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.7/129 519 190 421 373 474 460 324 185 485 3431 454 424 362 390 405 202 437 155 440 3269 6700
White M: 72.0/125 W: 76.7/137 502 175 353 359 440 440 306 167 467 3209 433 399 335 362 380 171 412 140 426 3058 6267
Gold M: 69.8/122 W: 74.5/130 449 153 338 302 427 420 285 149 441 2964 413 359 323 343 359 151 393 121 413 2875 5839
Red M: 65.3/112 W: 69.3/120 394 135 275 240 339 403 267 135 428 2616 394 260 251 301 272 126 374 100 322 2400 5016
Handicap 5 15 3 7 1 13 11 17 9 10 4 14 6 12 16 8 18 2
Par 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 37 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 34 71
Handicap (W) 1 17 9 13 5 7 11 15 3 2 8 14 12 10 16 6 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1962
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1962)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

3.9
98

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 12
Bunkers 11
Elevation Changes 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
Advanced Golfers 7
Entertaining Clients 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 13
Near Local Attractions 7

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Royal time

Great day for golf. Challenging course pin positions accessible depending on location of drive. Greens are hard to read but enjoyed the challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace 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

Nice surprise

As I continue my Maui golfing trip we had our eye on the Royal course for sometime now. It’s hosted many events and is the more challenging course between the 2 on the property.

We were surprised with how nice it played. Course was in good shape, pace of play was perfect and the views and surrounds are nice as is everywhere in Maui.

This was the lowest priced green fee we have seen so far and it’s shows in the overall feel compared to The Bay and Plantation courses.

I would recommend playing here forsure if you’re in the area and I wouldn’t hesitate playing here again myself.

The course itself isn’t that difficult as there is limited water and lots of areas to bail out. Putting always comes down to knowing if you are with or against the grain here, figure it out sooner than later:)

Enjoy!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:16:54.000+00:00

Mahalo for playing Ka'anapali! We also appreciate you taking the time to do a review and provide some feedback. Hope to see you again soon. A hui hou (until we meet again)!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun challenging resort course

Attentive staff that acts excited to help, limited warm up number of balls but decent rental clubs. Layout as I remembered with more than 10 years since last round. Some long par 4’s some short par 5’s but layed out to move people around. Slows down if everyone hitting out of sand. Fun and would do again tomorrow.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:29:22.000+00:00

Mahalo for playing and your great review! Happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope you enjoyed your second round just as much!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just ok

Round was fun. Course very scoreable, but for 180 I just expect a little more. Course was beat up after a long week of play over thanksgiving, I don’t fault them for that; it was just the little stuff, didn’t get greeted when we showed up, no direction, nobody asking if we’d played before, small range. All in all it was golf in Hawaii, but not a course I’ll try to play again while visiting.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:30:19.000+00:00

Aloha Tyler! Mahalo for playing Ka'anapali and we for providing us some feedback. Hope to see you again soon so we can turn you into a WOW!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice views

Greens had been sanded. No notice until we saw the sign upon entering the pro shop to check in. And they called it “too dressing applied to course”. Not “greens were sanded”. Lame

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:31:28.000+00:00

Apologies Charley that you were not notified until check in about the top dressing that day. Hope you were able to still enjoy your round and we appreciate the feedback!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Pace of play sucked, no marshals to help out

How can you allow a five some to play Saturday afternoon when you have a full tee sheet. On one hole there were 4 groups waiting for the five some. We phoned and got no satisfaction. The excuses were that there was a tournament and a skins game. Took 4 hours and 45 minutes to play. Unacceptable. Do not play here.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:50:19.000+00:00

Mahalo Rusty for playing Ka'anapali and providing your feedback to us.

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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:32:15.000+00:00

Aloha Rusty! Mahalo for playing Ka'anapali and appreciate your feedback on pace of play.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Get out and play early

Spendy but its Maui. Driving range is minimal-mats and short... Course opens at 6am but has 6:30 tee times, not much time to get food(Roy’s “opens” at 6am as well-no food ready), drinks, warm up and putt. Nothing else is open at that hour in Ka’anapali either...Beautiful weather and almost no wind that early. Played in 4 hours with a foursome and none of us had played the course before. So that was great! I say you try it once, beautiful scenery and good conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:33:00.000+00:00

Mahalo for playing Ka'anapali and appreciate the feedback you offered. Hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a day!

Strong trade winds made the round even more challenging than anticipated, but what an amazing experience. The course was in great shape and I was reminded once again what a master designer RTJ Sr. was. Check your ego at the door, play the course as it was designed, and prepare to have a wonderful day. Until next time!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:33:36.000+00:00

Mahalo for your great feedback and review! Happy to hear you will be back, a hui hou (until next time)!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

5 Hour Round and plague of Nats

We played behind a tournament and there was NO Marshall on the course to monitor play. OVER 5 hours to play. Nats were everywhere and got in my eyes, mouth and ears. Also, Cart lady just came around twice. WAILEA OR Kapula are much better options.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:34:23.000+00:00

Mahalo for playing M. Fazio and for providing the feedback to us.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice resort.

More beauty than challenge. Fairy wide and forgiving but not easy to beat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:34:50.000+00:00

Mahalo for playing Ka'anapali and appreciate your great review!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:35:08.000+00:00

Mahalo for playing and taking the time to give us a review!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is convenient to hotels and resorts but expect super slow play

They sound out 5s and 6s which slows down the already slow play.also kinda expensive

Yiu can play 45 minutes away for half the price

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:35:35.000+00:00

Aloha Franklin, thank you for playing and we certainly appreciate the feedback.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Closest thing to paridise.

Did not have any bad things to say about this course or the staff. I would rather play here than Pebble. The greens were fast and true even though it looked liked they had been punched and sanded within the last few weeks. It was so nice and not crowded had to play 36.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:36:25.000+00:00

WOW, mahalo! Happy to hear such great feedback, hope you shared your experience with others. Hope to see you again soon! Aloha

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy

Course was in pretty good shape although the greens had just been aerated and sanded and were slow. The traps had hard packed sand which made them difficult to escape. The fairways were in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:36:58.000+00:00

Mahalo for playing Bob, thanks for taking the time to give us a good review!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:37:17.000+00:00

Mahalo for playing and posting a review for us!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

Fairways and greens were in good condition. Only few spots of tire marks make your shot difficult on the edges of the fairways. Views are fantastic, specially on a sunny and dry day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:37:42.000+00:00

Mahalo for playing Ka'anapali and for the great review! Hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:38:29.000+00:00

Thanks for playing and for the review!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Fun Ocean Views Track

Course was fun to play and had some nicely designed holes that would be fun for all skill levels. Great ocean views throughout the property. Greens rolled good about a 9 with the grain against a 7

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:38:11.000+00:00

Mahalo Nash for the review and playing Ka'anapali. Hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play here twice and skip Kapalua

Very playable resort course. Not as dramatic as I expected, missing ocean holes, but great views throughout the round. Much better value than Kapalua Plantation which I wouldn't play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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GMkaanapali
Commented On 2018-12-10T23:38:59.000+00:00

Mahalo for playing with us and for the nice review! Hope to see you again soon!

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