|Lava (W)||70||6388 yards||76.6||130|
|Sand (W)||70||6010 yards||74.4||125|
|Fern (W)||70||5563 yards||71.9||120|
|Hibiscus (W)||70||4522 yards||66.2||112|
|Lava M: 70.7/135 W: 76.6/130||376||370||225||308||390||193||395||541||373||3171||384||182||558||391||220||360||402||372||348||3217||6388|
|Sand M: 69.0/130 W: 74.4/125||358||351||213||300||357||177||365||510||352||2983||361||155||536||368||194||340||387||353||333||3027||6010|
|Fern M: 67.1/126 W: 71.9/120||323||332||189||259||331||159||327||486||334||2740||335||139||509||340||176||319||373||319||313||2823||5563|
|Hibiscus M: 66.2/109 W: 66.2/112||293||246||142||233||254||140||186||414||319||2227||251||119||372||279||160||275||262||306||271||2295||4522|
Photo submitted by u504884013 on 12/18/2019
There are some nice views on the Kaanapali Kaui course on Oahu. Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA on 01/29/2014
Photo submitted by Tom4559001 on 11/22/2013
25mph cross wind Photo submitted by u000005546095 on 02/17/2013
Maui beaches! Photo submitted by u000005546095 on 02/17/2013
Love playing Kaanapali courses
I had great time playing Kaanapali Kai especially at the rate I got through Golf Now.
Enjoyable course layout
I decided to play the tips as I find it offers the most scenic views. Played the cheaper Kai course. Teed off at 1:50 pm and struggled to get all 18 in as we were following a threesome with a beginner lady golfer. I hope the new 54 handicap doesn't encourage more high handicappers to play on championship courses as it really ruins the experience. Par 70, over 6,300 yards, although numerous tees had been moved up. W
indy conditions. Only about 5 holes on the flat lower grounds and the rest are on the side of the volcanic ashes making for entertaining holes with great vistas. The greens were running fast and true and were very soft from all the rain. Beautiful views of volcanic mountains and a late afternoon finish provided some great light for photos. Sand traps were fair and sand quality was good for getting it up and down. Not many water hazards on the course.
Spend your money elsewhere
We got to the 13th tee box 25 minutes behind time. We played at 13:02. Tells you something about the pace of play. Very frustrating. Course in good condition generally but there couldn’t have been more than 2 players in front of us who knew how to fix a ballmark on the green, or a divot on the fairways. Pro shop has some great duds though. The trade winds and the showers are part on the game here, so can’t complain about that. It comes with the territory. But it sure does make for some incredible rainbows!
Good layout and not to difficult. Greens were in great shape along with nice fairways. Will try to play the Royal course next time as looks a little bit nicer but this one was good too.
Casual friendly and playable course
We played this course twice this week and enjoyed the casual and friendly atmosphere and found the course fairly easy and playable. Some of the fairways still needed some TLC but overall it was in reasonable shape.for the price we paid. A couple of really nice ocean views topped it off!
You golf, you go home
The course was in great shape and offered a few interesting challenges along the way. However, we were surprised how little F & B was available. The cart came by on Hole 1 and again on Hole 9. No halfway house or snacks off of the clubhouse. Even worse, the staff at the restaurant and bar were unfriendly and less than accommodating. Within a few minutes we decided to leave and go elsewhere.
Short course, big bite
Don't be fooled by the length because it requires accuracy and shot placement is key here. Plenty of hazards to run up your score if you think you're just gonna show up and overpower this course. Use the GPS and plot your game plan before hitting the tee box, otherwise you may take par out of play quickly.
My wife and I played here the first day of the Golf Advisor Maui Getaway trip [ also played Royal Ka'anapali, Kapalua Plantation, Wailea Emerald & Gold. I will review these course as well ]. This was the perfect course for our first day as it was the easiest of the 5 courses to play [ but wasn't my best round ]. It is pretty open so not a lot of worries about wayward tee shots. Conditions were pretty soft so not much roll in fairways. Greens putted true and I found that the grain had much more influence than my home courses [ southern Arizona ] . Very fast with the grain , very slow into it. I also asked the starter about putts breaking towards the ocean and he told me that most of the putts would break towards the hotel with the green roof [ sorry don't remember the name of the hotel ] and I found this tip very helpful reading the greens. I think this is the perfect course for your first round to kick off your vacation and highly recommend to anyone visiting Maui.
Kaanapali Kai - Just OK
I was really lookng forward to playing this course and it was the 4th round for me in Maui this week. Firstly, I didn't find service that great. We had to carry our bags from the car to the pro shop area. The person takng our clubs wasn't overly friendly. We got there early to hit some balls and was not given a key to our cart so we had to walk to the practice area. The starter was the most unfriendl;y person we met. He never smiled and was just plain "blunt" when I asked if they were on schedule and if we could possibly start a bit early.
As far as the course, the greens were in great shape but I found a couple of pin placements quite "stupid". One was on a small shelf (#2) and one was at the back of the green about 4' from the edge. This particular green was huge.
All in all, I probably would not play this course again, nor would I recommend it to a friend unless he got a hot deal through Glofnow.
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!
Kaanapali Kai golf course
Perfect last day in Hawai’i.
Played in under 4 hours
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.