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4.3
190 Reviews (190)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
92.6%
Recommend this course
158 out of 190 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.6
82.4%
Recommend this course
14 out of 17 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
92.7%
Recommend this course
38 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6700 yards
Slope 129
Rating 73.7
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Kaanapali Royal Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1962
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1962) Robin Nelson (2006)

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 No
Dress code Proper golf attire must be worn at all times

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
190 Reviews (190)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 12
Undulating Greens 12
Elevation Changes 11
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
Advanced Golfers 8
Group Getaways 7
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 14
Near Local Attractions 7

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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/02/2022

Aloha and Mahalo for your 5 star rating! We’re thrilled you had a positive experience. We will be sure to let our team know as well. A Hui Hou (until we meet again)!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/02/2022

Aloha and Mahalo for giving us your feedback. We will be sure to let our team know you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Punched greens and nothing exciting.

I didn’t know i was paying $190 for punched greens. The wind was enough to contend with without bumpy greens. The woman in the pro shop was snotty. Not expected with what you’re charging. No one offered to clean clubs post round. Expected more from a course listed as top 3 on the island. Drove 50 minutes from the Wailea area. Disappointing.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/02/2022

Aloha and thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry to hear that we didn't provide you with the best experience possible. Hope you’ll give us another chance in the future. I assure you the issues you mention will be addressed with our team. Mahalo.

Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good but too expensive

Its sad, faiways are ok, greens slow. Pace of play horrible. No water in the cart. Too expensive.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/11/2022

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to write. Here at Kaanapali Golf Courses we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. We are happy to announce that after a long shipping delay, we just received 8 new water stations for the course. Your next experience here should be much more enjoyable. Mahalo.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/11/2022

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to write. Here at Kaanapali Golf Courses we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again in the near future. Mahalo.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun afternoon

Got paired with another single and we played in 3.5 hours after getting waived through on 7, teeing off just after 1. Fairways and greens in good shape, bunkers need more or new sand. Beer cart was only by once but she warned us so we loaded up. This course has some views from upper holes but it's like golfing in any residential/resort course with mostly views of houses and condos. Warning: there are more than a few non-golfers wandering through the lower holes between their rooms and beaches/shopping/etc.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/31/2022

Aloha and Mahalo for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your round and we will share your review with our team. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/16/2022

Aloha and Mahalo for giving us your feedback. We will be sure to let our team know you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Seemed pricey for the experience - while I think the course is good - it was too much money for the experience

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/28/2022

Aloha and thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We apologize for the unusual slow day on your visit. Keeping our customers happy is our number one priority and I assure you this will be addressed. I’d hope you give us another chance in the future. Mahalo.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun, enjoyable afternoon of golf

Purse offer a great value for a fun course. Good value for their afternoon rounds. Course was fairly unremarkable for Hawaii but I. Good shape and pace of play was great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/06/2022

Mahalo for playing Kaanapali and for taking the time to offer your feedback. We will be sure to let our team know you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. A Hui Hou (until we meet again)!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

We've played kaanapali Royal several times and love the layout. Nice wide open fairways and best greens on Maui.
Staff were great. I lost my range finder on the last hole and the staff found it.... Very helpful!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/27/2022

Mahalo for playing Kaanapali and for taking the time to offer your feedback and we will be sure to let our team know you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. A hui hou (until we meet again)!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Commented on 01/27/2022

Mahalo for playing Kaanapali and for taking the time to offer your feedback. We will be sure to let our team know you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. A Hui Hou (until we meet again)!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course on beautiful day, rental clubs banged up!

What a beautiful, well laid out course. I had such a fun round but was quite disappointed with my rental clubs given what was paid and expected. My irons were a mixed and matched set of titleist and my hybrid and 3 wood had significant dents. I will be back but I will take care and time in reviewing the set of clubs provided.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/27/2022

Aloha and Mahalo for your feedback. I'm happy to announce we just received our new brand new Callaway rental clubs. We hope you'll have a better experience here on your next visit. A Hui Hou (until we meet again)!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/06/2022

Mahalo for playing Kaanapali and for taking the time to offer your feedback. We will be sure to let our team know you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. A Hui Hou (until we meet again)!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/15/2022

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback and thank you for your positive review. We are very pleased you had a great time out here at Kaanapali golf courses. We will be sure to let our team know you enjoyed your round. We hope to see you again soon. A Hui Hou (until we meet again)!

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Pro shop staff is rude

I’ve never been to a golf course with a more rude pro shop staff. Seriously, if you’re that miserable do something else. Folks who play this course are usually on vacation and are excited to be there… the staff takes the wind right out of your sails. If you book through GolfNow, expect zero accountability from the staff. I pre-paid and was told that I didn’t. The member said “they charged you, we didn’t so you have to pay the full rate”. I was on vacation and didn’t want to sour my mood so I let it go. I’ll be submitting a claim to GolfNow. Avoid this course, it’s not worth the money nor the rude staff. I won’t be coming back.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/16/2022

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. We would love to connect with you to discuss your experience further; if you can please email me at kreul@kaanapaligolfcourses.com to connect. Mahalo!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No marshals

The views and layout are amazing. The way the course is managed is sub par - grouchy and rude. On the day we played - it was raining. We decided to play anyway. The group in front was playing horribly slow and it was impossible to play through. After asking the cart host if they could help - nothing changed. Basically a 5.5 hour round with only 4 or 5 groups on the course.

For the amount of money - play elsewhere

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/27/2022

We’re sorry to hear that we weren’t able to provide you with the best experience possible. Thank you for your feedback! Since your review, we have required all staff members to undergo additional customer service training. Hope you’ll give us another chance in the future. Mahalo.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf VACAY

Had an excellent time playing the course. People were friendly. Course is in great shape. Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/13/2021

Mahalo for playing and for sharing your review. We appreciate it!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/24/2021

Mahalo for playing and leaving a review. We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pace of play is the only thing that needs some improvement.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/24/2021

Mahalo for playing and leaving a review. We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Avatar
Commented on 11/24/2021

Mahalo for playing and leaving a review. We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again in the near future.

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