Makena Golf - South Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7017
Slope 138
Rating 72.6
Type Resort/Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7017 yards 72.6 138
Blue 72 6629 yards 70.17 134
Orange 72 6168 yards 68.5 129
White 72 5529 yards 71.1 130

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

4.3
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

This course has great elevation changes and views of the Pacific are awesome!!

Course is quite challenging and fair but challenging as well

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Puuhale
Commented On 08/04/2013

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.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

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).

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Good Course

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

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!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

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!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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