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 Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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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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

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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

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3.0
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Previously Played

Sand traps

The course was in so so shape. The sand traps were all in very poor shape and were being made over it appeared. No one warned us to f that

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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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
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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.

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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Swing away

With the pandemic still going on Kaanapali Royal still puts up the good service. Had a great time playing on the royal course. Fairways bunkers greens we’re all in such great shape. I’ll recommend the Royal to anyone.
Mahalo to the staff at Kaanapali Royal

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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.

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Fun course

Beautiful views. Fun course. Play was a little slow but it gave us time to enjoy the views.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Please provide water!

Overall we enjoyed the round but the 4 of us were dehydrated by the end. There are no water facilities provided at the club house or on the course. We saw the facilities cart once during the round and had to share two $5 bottles of water as there wasn't any more for sale. This isn't satisfactory for a golf course in Maui's climate.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Must play the wind!

Course layout is good. The variables wind made it more challenging!

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

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Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Fun course with spectacular ocean views

Pro shop staff friendly.
Starters very friendly and helpfull
Tee boxes in good shape
Fairways were great
Greens were very smooth, consistent not overly fast, plenty of slope and grain.
Green side bunkers were pretty well maintained and quite consistent and playable- good thing because there’s a bunch of them and with strong winds playing with my golf ball, I hit a bunch of them

The front nine especially has gorgeous ocean views.
Pace of play wasn’t terrible but our fore some consistently were waiting on a twosome ahead of us who were painfully slow and I didn’t see anyone else slowing them down

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/15/2021

Mahalo for playing and sharing your review with our team. We appreciate you choosing us and look forward to serving you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good resort course

Second time playing this course. Fairly recent since punching the greens so they were rough. Also the sand traps had been watered and were near,ly unplayable. Rest of course was fine

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/15/2021

Mahalo for playing and sharing your review with our team. We appreciate you choosing us and look forward to serving you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time at Royal Kaanapali

The course was great! The only reason it did not get a Five Star was because the greens had been aerated so putting was a chore!. Easily playable! For all golfers!
I would recommend this course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/01/2021

Mahalo for playing and sharing your review. Hope to see you again.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/01/2021

Mahalo for playing and sharing your review. Hope to see you again.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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