Blog: A taste of what you may find on Maui

Where to golf on Maui

If you have been following this blog for some time, you will have noticed that I do not post about golfing. The main reason is, I don’t golf. However, the Pride of Maui recently posted a Top Ten Golf Courses on Maui blog. Please check it out for much information on some of the nicer golf courses on Maui.

If you enjoy golfing but don’t want to break the bank, there are also some less expensive options to golf on Maui.

  1. Maui Nui Golf Course in Kihei. This is the former Elleair course. It is conveniently located right in Kihei (at the intersection of Pi’ilani Hwy and Lipoa). They have a pro-shop, offer lessons, rentals and a restaurant (Kono’s on the Green).
  2. Pukalani Golf Course is located upcountry in Pukalani. Check out their website for a map and directions.
  3. Waiehu Golf Course – this is a County of Maui owned and operated golf course in Waiehu (past Wailuku). It is likely the most reasonable golf course on Maui, with non-resident golf fees at $20 (compare that to $235 at some of the high-end courses).

What is a kama’aina rate? Kama’aina is another word for local or resident rate. Yes, many golf courses and some other activities offer locals a discount to encourage them to also use the facilities. Typically all in the party must show a Hawaii driver’s license or ID to get the rate.

What about club rentals? From what I can see, in most places you can rent from the individual course’s pro shops. There are also a number of individual rental shops. Again, not my area of expertise, so I suggest checking reviews on Tripadvisor or Yelp for more information.

How about lessons? I am happy to recommend Eddie & Renee Lee at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, located above the driving range at the Emerald Course. Renee is also a great kids instructor and regularly hosts kids’ golf clinics. Contact her for details.

How about mini-golf? There is one mini-golf place on Maui, the Maui Golf and Sports Park at Ma’alaea Harbor. They have two 18 hole mini-golf courses, bumper boats, extreme trampoline and a climbing wall on their wedge-shaped lot.