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3.8
142 Reviews (142)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
72.2%
Recommend this course
108 out of 142 reviews
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4.3
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
81.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 16 reviews
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3.9
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
67.9%
Recommend this course
19 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6388 yards
Slope 135
Rating 70.7
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Kaanapali Kai Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1962
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder

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 Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire must be worn at all times

Reviews

3.8
142 Reviews (142)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Undulating Greens 9
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 8
Advanced Golfers 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 14
Near Local Attractions 6

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Fun Fun!

Nice layout with superior views of Lanai and Molakai. Greens were tricky and fairly quick (10); rough was fair, fairways fairly dry without a lot of roll. Plays longer than card distances. GPS system outstandiing! A very run, moderately difficult course that we will play every time we're on Maui at this price!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kaanapali Kai golf course

Perfect last day in Hawai’i.
Great weather
Great staff
Great course
Played in under 4 hours

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

Greens under aeration

Apparently numerous courses aerate greens in September which is understandable, but not conducive to my dream vacation. The course itself had a great layout with nice ocean views, but good look trying to 1 put. Tee boxes and fairways were also aerated making for difficult lies throughout the round. The golf course did give a warning and a decent discount, but I expected more when still paying $100. I recommend avoiding this course until it heals up in a couple of weeks.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Better value at many other course in Maui.

The price was much higher than other courses we played. Greens had been sanded and small groves cut in green as part of sanding process making it near impossible to putt. Will not return.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Kaanapali Kai

My son and I played the Kai course today for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed the round. First have to say the staff was very friendly from the pro shop down to the starter and attendants. The starter offered for us to tee off 30 minutes early since there was a gap. The clubhouse serves both courses and there is a good sized putting green (no practice bunker) and a driving range with mats that is adequate. The course itself was in great condition with shots in the generous fairways rewarded with great lies. The bunkers are maintained well overall with a few that were on the dry side. The greens were in terrific condition with challenging undulations. This course has incredible Maui scenic views of both mountains and ocean. We played at twilight which was a great value for the experience!

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

Fun round

Good course. Lots of long holes and challenging shots. Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good...not great

Rude staff at the driving range...redheaded male attendant needs basic training in customer service and communication.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Punched greens

Great layout great course great conditions except the greens had been punched. No mention of this and no discount for these conditions.
That’s not right!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A warning would be nice

Punched greens and extreme wind conditions made the round much less enjoyable than it could have been. Wind is a given in Maui but the greens were the unexpected surprise that made it a bad round. A warning about the greens would have been nice, especially at the rate they charge for a middle of the mill course.

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

Challenging course in the wind

Course was in reasonable shape. Some of the greens had numerous either grassless or "crabgrass" rough spots that made putting a challenge. Bunkers were well maintained.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First and last

Usually when you pay $120 for a round of golf you’d expect luxury and class. Didn’t get that. Being a resort course it was a pain watching the three guys with rentals trying to make 6” putts, they finally let my twosome pass when I nailed a 330 yard (with the wind and way downhill), they had no clue.
Once we
Passed them it was clear sailing. But ... the course needs some maintenance. Again, nice short course but there are a lot better for half the price. Done, know better now.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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