Ka'anapali Kai

3.7243647059 3.7 stars from 5 (107)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6388 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

  • Kaanapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761, Maui County, USA
  • (808) 661-3691, (866) 454-4653
  • (808) 661-0203
  • www.kaanapaligolfcourses.com
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Year built: 1962
Architect(s): Jack Snyder
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Lava 70 6388 yards 70.7 135
Lava (W) 70 6388 yards 76.6 130
Sand 70 6010 yards 69.0 130
Sand (W) 70 6010 yards 74.4 125
Fern 70 5563 yards 67.1 126
Fern (W) 70 5563 yards 71.9 120
Hibiscus 70 4522 yards 62.2 109
Hibiscus (W) 70 4522 yards 66.2 112

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 107 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
50
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

83 out of 106 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions   Great for playing multiple courses advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"Great views"


Davehuston53's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’m just a hacker, but decided to play while vacationing in Maui. Read several negative reviews before playing. Either the course staff read them, too and took the to heart, or those other folks are just cranky. Fairways and tee boxes in great shape. Greens were recovering from aeration but were challenging without that. Played this course instead of the Royal course. Glad I did as the views were spectacular. Enjoyed the round


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Aerated greens"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
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We were not told the greens had been recently aerated and green fees were not discounted. Over priced fees for aerated greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



rmr1971's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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It is best to get out early and the pace of play is faster-only problem is there is only one bathroom on each nine


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



subtley's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Charles3358512's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000002262128's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Municipal Course at a resort price"


donhum64's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
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Course is average, service is very average. Not even close to being worth $140 before noon. Do yourself a favour. Drive to Kahili or Maui Lani and pay 95 bucks. Take the $45 per player you saved and have a nice dinner.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor service"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
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Unfriendly staff and appalling slow pace of play. Our tee time was 1:50 and we finished 13 holes with 15 min to return carts to clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice, except for..."


MBS33's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
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The bunkers! It looked like it had been days since they had been raked.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Next time I will skip this course!"


golfterry's avatar
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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

First my issues: had to unload and pack my own bag to and from cart. Next there was no water provided as the online reservation stated. The course claims they told golfnow they don’t give out water. The range balls are additional and you must hit off the oldest worst mats I’ve seen in years. There are no Marshall’s on course to deal with slow groups or the tourists wandering about. The positive: nice starters, scenic views, interesting holes, decent conditions.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Slow pace of play"


Bootsieyvr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Frustrating for the etiquette-conscious golfer, despite being among Maui's more expensive courses. We were delayed on the 1st tee waiting for the other twosome who showed up late. The girlfriend in the twosome had only just started learning to golf. Despite the published dress code, the pro shop allowed her on to the course wearing cutoff jean shorts and a t-shirt. Not once did a marshall show up to tell us to speed up the pace of play, which we desparately hoped would happen. Ended up racing to finish our round before dark, and this is not a long course. Otherwise the pro shop and practice areas were well organized and staffed. We just wish that golf etiquette, specifically keeping up with the group ahead, could be more strictly enforced.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Worth Playing"


wyoming919's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is more challenging than expected, but still fun to play even for higher handicappers. Course was in good condition and is fair price at about $100-150. Not sure I would pay more than that given the other options available at the higher price point. It can be busy and pace of play can be an issue, but you are in Hawaii so things could be worse......Definitely one of the more enjoyable courses on Maui. I recommend it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Joggers Beware"


Christina3743712's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
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Reviewed on

There were quite a few joggers on the course which is rather unsettling.I was surprised that management left them on the course. It looks to me that could be a rather serious liability. We had a lot of rain in Maui prior to playing so it was cartpath only which gave us a lot of exercise with the course was in excellent shape and the staff is wonderful


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


"Tropical resort golf"


zanng's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I live in OR so that is my frame of reference. The course is a little shabby but not enough to complain about. The sand in the few bunkers I experienced was good. The greens are really slow; never did figure out the speed. The staff is efficient and friendly. I started right behind a big ladies' shotgun group, expecting slow play, but the pace was great. A little spendy, but hey, it's Hawaii. It was a pleasant experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u399952691's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic views"


randy15345's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pro’s:

Nice fairways. Tricky greens. Beautiful views. Very friendly, helpful staff.

Con’s:

Bunkers in rough shape.

Several blind shots.

Course is a little overpriced. I played it as a treat to myself.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Snow"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
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It's not same course I played 3years ago it seems run down honey buckets on the course fairways greens not in good shapes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Too many other courses to choose from!"


TannonBrown's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
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Reviewed on

I have played this course many times in the past. This is now the most run down course in the area. When you can play one of the Kapalua courses or make the drive to Wailea (for the gold or emerald courses for the same price and in WAY better condition), there is no reason to settle for Ka'anapali Kai. If you must stick around the Ka'anapali area, play the Ka'anapali Royal course, which is in far better shape than this course, and a better track with better scenery.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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