Sure, there are many ways to have fun in Maui, but if you are looking for an ultimate, unique adventure combined with sightseeing and relaxation, head to Kaanapali Kai Golf Course for an exciting golf play!

Redesigned by one of Hawaii’s most famous golf architects, Robin Nelson, this 6,400-yard golf course with ocean views is now more forgiving (with a twist) that suits all levels of players. Many of its holes offer you stunning sights of natural canals, lava rock boundaries, and trenches, along with the beautiful and fragrant Hawaiian flowers throughout the course. Plus, a widespread of Coconut trees and Norfolk Pines, which border many fairways. 

Book your tee time now and find out why it was chosen in 2008 to host the “Ladies Only Big Break Kaanapali!”

What to Expect

The best thing about this golf course is that it has everything you need. It features its own lodging services, apart from a few hotels nearby, where you could shop and dine. Kaanapali also offers packages, which you might want to consider, along with hotel services. In addition, you can bring your children who are seven years old and up to avail of exciting freebies! If you are traveling during the rainy season (April to October), we recommend bringing a rain jacket. Lastly, don’t forget your cameras because many beautiful sceneries are truly worth capturing.

When it comes to their facilities, the Pro Shop is fully stocked with a variety of golf items, including hats, sweaters, Hawaiian-designed t-shirts, and golf accessories that you can purchase. Hopefully, they will be on sale when you are there. And of course, club rentals are available here if you haven’t brought yours. The accommodating and friendly staff ensure to help you in any way they can, from checking-in to leaving the course.

Once you step foot on Kaanapali Kai Golf Course, you can see it is well-maintained. It’s landscaped with beautiful flowers, including Hibiscus and Bougainvillea. If you smell a sweet scent, that is probably Plumeria, which is also known as Lei flower that is usually used for the popular Hawaiian lei greetings. Moreover, the land where this course is located used to house a sugar cane plantation, so don’t be surprised if you see some Sugar Cane Train steam on many holes. Not to mention the awe-inspiring West Maui Coast views and its neighboring islands Molokai and Lanai. If you happen to book between November and April, chances are, you could spot humpback whales that migrated from the colder waters for breeding.

Though you are not allowed to walk, they have GPS available on their cart, so it makes it easier, especially if it’s your first time playing here. Plus, it helps with the pace of your play. If you haven’t been playing for a while and wish to practice your swing before your round, you can utilize their practice green. A regular player could finish a round in 3-3.5 hours, which tells it is not a very difficult play. If you are a real golf player, you may find the course easy, but the wind might challenge your skills. The greens are in good condition but undulating. We suggest your approach shots should be in the right tier. Otherwise, the result would be three putts. There are only two water hazards, but a lot of sands.

Your round is accented by the signature hole 7th, par 4 with a Pineapple train in the background, in addition to 4 great pars.


Golf Course Information

  • Location: 2290 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui
  • Architect: Arthur Jack Snyder (recently renovated by Robin Nelson)   
  • Started Operation: 1976   
  • Golf Professional: Sutee Nitakorn
  • Course Type: 18 holes, par 70   
  • Yardage: 6388/6010/5563/4522
  • Yardage Markers: Sprinklers and 150 yards   
  • Slopes: 135/130/126/109
  • Ratings: 70.7/69.0/67.1/62.2   
  • Golf Carts: Yes   
  • Pull Carts: No
  • Bunkers: Yes
  • Water Holes: Yes
  • Greens: Bermuda   
  • Fairways: Bermuda
  • GPS Tracking: Yes
  • Practice Green: Yes   
  • Driving Range: Yes
  • Ocean Holes: No   


  • Caddies: No
  • Five-some Policy: Not allowed   
  • Walking: Not allowed
  • Dress Code: Proper golf attire   
  • Spike Policy: Soft spike only


  • Club House: Available   
  • Pro Shop: Available
  • Restaurant: Available   
  • Bar: Available
  • Conference Facilities: Not Available   
  • Banquet Facilities: Not available
  • Lodging: Available   
  • Showers: Available
  • Lockers: Available


  • Rider Fee: Around $30-$15
  • Club Rental: Titleist (Around $55 and $35)   
  • Junior Rates: Around $55 or free with paying adult at 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM



Operates daily
If booking Friday night, please call for availability.

Reception Plans require 24 hours notice to book.

Please see our Holiday Cruises for Valentines, Easter, Father’s Day, July 4th, & New Year’s Eve.

Special Instruction

Where and When: 2290 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, HI 96761
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Special Notes: Golf club rentals are NOT included in your package. You will want to make arrangements if you need golf club rentals.

Operation Days: Open daily

Vendor: Hawaii Tee Times

Island: Maui

Equipment: This course aerated their greens on April 9th, 2019.