Makena Golf - South Course
Good value for the money!
Excellent views of Maui and the Pacific on numerous holes. Resort style, not too tight, but tough to score with deceptive (and sometimes downright diabolical) greens. Pace of play was excellent - 3 hr. 15 min.
This course has great elevation changes and views of the Pacific are awesome!!
Course is quite challenging and fair but challenging as well
Beautiful views, while....
Not as well maintained as some of the resort courses, but better than some of the lower priced courses on Maui. The traps are in poor condition in that the "sand" is shallow and contains a LOT of gravel......not what I expected on a mid-to-high price range course on the the island. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Like many course supplied cart GPS systems there are too many annoying messages...."you are nearing a restricted area" ( I can read the signs), or "Please return to the cart path" when you are on the cart path for example. However, GPS did seem very accurate to the pin which is a plus. Course is more difficult than some in the area in that there is little chance to play (or even find) a ball hit off the fairway and there are few level lies. All in all, it is a fun course to play and the beauty around you helps you get past the minor deficiencies of the course. We are hopeful that the "South Course" will be reopened soon as it was always our favorite Makena course in the past.
I agree about the Makena South Course, my favorite Maui course. Makena South had some of the most gorgeous golf holes you'll find anywhere in the Islands. I hear that efforts are being made to reopen some of the course, namely Hole 10 and 15 thru 18. Corporate greed and failed real estate gambles have done great damage to a wonderful course.
Makena is beautiful
Course is set in the natural surroundings of Maui. Has a ton of excellent views and great holes for the eye. Course played tough but very fair with tons of optins on shots. I would play again and again.
Waiting for every shot
Thank goodness the views were stunning because the play was painfully slow. Played here 2 years ago and thought it was the best...This time had far better experience at Wailea old blue. When you pay 150.00 a round you expect more, especially from Marshalls (didn't see one) and refreshment cart (didn't see until the 8th).
Great and challenging holes amist terrific scenery. A must play.
This course was a lot of fun to play. Some very challenging and interesting holes. Would recommend anyone to play.
This was a good, challenging course. A side bonus is great senic views of the ocean and nearby islands. The course was well maintained and the staff friendly and helpful.
Beautiful views of Ocean and landscape.
Beautiful course to play with great views so take a camera along. Difficult greens to read and if not use to this type of fairways it is difficult to play.
wow the view was amazing
Loved the hospitality and friendliness of the staff. The course was kept up pretty good, greens were being revamped so it was a bummer to put. Besides that the course was great w awesome views. Oh and the gps system was a big plus!
Great location, views; course showing a lot of wear. Twilight rate makes it worthwhile.
My wife and I played here on our honeymoon back in 1999 and we were looking forward to a great return experience last week. Perhaps it can be attributed to the magic of that time in '99, but our round last week was just OK. We found the course pretty chopped up, the greens a bit rough, and the 6pm clubhouse closing a bit brusque considering the sun was still up and the play slow (1:12 tee time, had to sprint thru the last four holes). The staff was very friendly and helpful (including lending me a driver & 3 wood after I discovered the clubheads snapped off upon opening my travel bag), and of course the location & views are the highlight of this place. It was fine for the discounted online twilight rate but I would not be pleased at full rate!