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“Makena - Best So. Maui Golf Course” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Makena Golf Courses

Makena Golf Courses
5415 Makena Alanui, Makena, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
(808) 891-4000
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Ranked #59 of 99 Activities in Kihei
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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“Makena - Best So. Maui Golf Course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

Just finished 2 mos visit to Wailea, HI and had chance to play all So. Maui golf courses several times - Elleaire (White 6003yd, fun track, good condition, most economical, and good practice range), Wailea Blue (White 6397yd, excellent condition, wide fairways, resort course, enjoyed), Wailea Emerald(White 5873yd, narrower fairways, average condition, good ocean views), Makena (White 6151 yd., best layout offering the most diversity of the group - more interesting (useable/all skills) fairways & greens and best utilization of terrain. Of all courses, Makena stretches the highest up the mountain for best ocean/mountain views. Course in very good condition. Resturant & mid-course snack shack. Staff are very helpful with plenty of Aloha spirit to ensure good game. 5th trip to Maui and Makena always good, and new owners making numerous improvements, so much better! All courses fun, but Makena is clearly the best total value. Jeff S. Hncp15

Visited April 2011
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“Great view...if you don't look at the golf course.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

I had been looking forward to playing this course since my last visit to Maui, so you can imagine my disappointment when I walked out onto the #1 tee and found it covered in deer feces. As was every other tee and fairway. I have lived in deer country pretty much my whole life, and have never seen anything approaching this. On top of that, the fairways looked like minefields, littered with poorly replaced divots and brown patches. I have played $15 muni courses that were in better condition than this one. The views FROM the golf course are as beautiful as before, but not the views OF the golf course. What made it even worse was that the carts were dog-slow - perhaps the slowest I have ever seen in 35 years of golfing.

Save your money, or better yet, take it to the Dunes at Maui Lani. Best golf value on the island.

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