The Ka'anapali Kai Course on Maui is popular with locals and tourists alike.
2290 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761, US
(808) 661-3271
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About Ka'anapali Golf Resorts (Maui)

Ka'anapali is a resort development in the west Maui town of Lahaina. It is home to two golf courses, Royal Ka'anapali and Ka'anapali Kai, as well as a number of beachfront hotel and condominium properties that offer stay-and-play golf packages. Ka'anapali is a three-mile stretch of beach with 13 places to stay and 45 restaurants. Hotel brands include the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Aston Maui Ka'anapali Villas, Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui Eldorado Ka'anapali by Outrigger, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Aston at The Whaler on Ka'anapali Beach, Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Marriott's Maui Ocean Club, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort, Spa & Residence Club and Ka'napali Royal. The beaches are famous for stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, sailing, parasailing, sunset dinners and whale watching. Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed the famous Royal Ka'anapali Golf Club in 1962 and the shorter Ka'anapali Kai course was added later.

Facts

Price Range$$$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres1200
Year Opened1962
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite, Villas/Casitas, Fractional Ownership
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course & staff

Easy to book, rent clubs and buy all accessories for a nice round of golf at this course.

Great views and course conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is great, driving range is awful

The course is amazing and can see why it’s consistently rated one of the best in Maui. The driving range is an absolute joke and makes you feel like you’re playing at some low budget municipal course. For a Troon golf course and the amount you have to pay, you expect high end course AND facilities. It really dampens the whole experience. For the money I’d likely go someplace else.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/25/2022

Aloha and Mahalo for giving us your feedback. We will be sure to let our team know you enjoyed your experience with us. At 250 yards long, our driving range is primarily a "warm up" range but we continue to look for ways to improve the customer experience there. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

2nd class to Royal. Windy as all.heck that day.

Playing Royal first was a good idea, as I knew immediately hi course is a distant second. Unfortunately the way I played it was about 40 mile an hour winds, which made every club swing a bit of a guessing game. But my wife and I both enjoyed it and look forward to coming back again

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overpriced

1. You pay separately for range balls
2. Not prestine condition
3. Just you regular home course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf cart wouldnt get up the hills on back 9 - had to push it Cart GPS had no button to call clubhouse for assistance. For the price paid, this shouldnt have happened. No bevwrage cart out and it was an extremely hot datly. Pro shop staff could be much more personable.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/25/2022

Aloha and Mahalo for giving us your feedback. We are happy to announce that after long supply chain delays, we just got our new fleet of 170 brand new carts this week. We hope to see you here at Kaanapali Golf Courses again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/25/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/25/2022

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. We are thrilled to hear you had a positive experience here at Kaanapali golf courses. We will be sure to let our team know you enjoyed your round of golf 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 week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great experience

Great course, forgiving fairways which is great for a relaxing vacation round. Greens were in perfect condition, super fast! Staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. Will definitely play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/27/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Walked

For the price from where we live it is overpriced. The course was good but it would have been nice to see the cart person sooner. The pace of play was okay till the threesome in front of us joined the threesome in front of them, then it was really slow.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/27/2022

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to write. Sounds like we met most of your expectations and promise to work on the rest. Hope to see you again in the near future. Mahalo.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/08/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pam

Great course shot a 4 over with rental clubs. So fun

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A little over rated

For the cost of green fees the course did not give me a big “WOW”.
It was in good condition and straight forward but I have played other courses that were better for less.
I would have a difficult time justifying paying the price again.
I suppose reputation has a lot to do with it

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

It was okay. Not worth the value.

I know a lot of Hawaiian courses cater to tourists, but for the price of the course, it definitely wasn't worth it.

The staff was great, but the course conditions weren't the best. Some parts were still soggy and wet, couldn't get traction in the cart, almost getting stuck.

The pace of play slowed down a lot, with a 2 some in front of us having both beginner players. There was no marshall to be found. A typical 4 hour round turned into a 5.5 hour round. Unacceptable.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/07/2022

Aloha and Mahalo for giving us your feedback. The great thing about the pandemic is that many new players have been introduced to golf. However, some haven't spent much time on the range. We try to be patient since we were all at that level at some point in our own golfing careers. We hope at least you enjoyed the great views and great weather and we hope to see you out here again!

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Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Over rated

The greens were punched 2 weeks before we played with NO notification, additionally they some sort of disease growing in them that made it impossible to putt. Of course no price reduction Their restaurant was closed unless you had reservations. Good chance we won’t play there again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/07/2022

Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time to offer your feedback. We are thrilled to hear you had a positive experience here at Kaanapali golf courses. We will be sure to let our team know you enjoyed your round of golf with us. We hope to see you again soon. A Hui Hou (until we meet again)!

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Commented on 10/07/2022

Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time to offer your feedback. We are thrilled to hear you had a positive experience here at Kaanapali golf courses. We will be sure to let our team know you enjoyed your round of golf with us. We hope to see you again soon. A Hui Hou (until we meet again)!

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/26/2022

Mahalo for the great review and we hope to see you again soon! I see you are a long way from home and we are thrilled you had a great experience here at Kaanapali Golf Courses!

Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 47
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great overall course

It was challenging but very playable for any golfer. Pace of play was great with a foursome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/19/2022

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 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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