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Kaanapali Golf Courses

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Played the Royal

I’ve played several times. Mainly out of convenience when I stay on the west side. Of the two... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mprach024
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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You’ll enjoy these courses

Only had one round of golf planned during my honeymoon but decided to play these courses. Well kept... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
Jeremy S
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World-class golfing at the heart of Kaanapali Beach Resort, is home to the Senior PGA Tour EMC Kaanapali Classic.
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2290 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1911
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve played several times. Mainly out of convenience when I stay on the west side. Of the two, the Royal and the Kai, the Royal is much nicer. Not nearly as nice as either Kapalua course, but still it’s a fun track, with s couple...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Course was just okay, greens were pretty good but the sand traps were not raked. Not the condition that one would expect for a resort course. We played both courses and they were in the same okay condition.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Leslie E
KaanapaliGC, Manager at Kaanapali Golf Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha Leslie, Thank you so much for playing the Royal and Kai Courses! We appreciate the kind feedback on our greens and strive to improve on sand trap conditions.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the most expensive crappy public courses I have ever seen. $180 for a round should get you better than a rubber mat and crowded driving range that's only 200 yards and half the range irons only. The saving grace...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JHov83
KaanapaliGC, Manager at Kaanapali Golf Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha Joseph, We appreciate you playing the course and are happy you enjoyed the views. The Robert Trent Jones Sr. design did focus on that aspect as well. We will strive to improve on all other aspects.

Reviewed December 11, 2018

There are two courses at Kaanapali, The Royal, and The Kai, both courses are fine tracks, I like the Royal for the closeness of it to the ocean.

Date of experience: October 2018
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KaanapaliGC, Manager at Kaanapali Golf Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha, Mahalo for playing both courses! We agree that the Royal Course presents a certain charm at hole #5.

Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Only had one round of golf planned during my honeymoon but decided to play these courses. Well kept and very playable but your mainly paying for the view

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeremy S
KaanapaliGC, Manager at Kaanapali Golf Courses, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha Jeremy, Thank you so much for playing! We are happy you enjoyed your experience and agree with the great views!

Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I played the Kai course on Tuesday and the Royal course on Thursday. Very different experiences. The Kai course was relatively uncrowned when we teed off a few minutes before 9 AM. The course conditions were very ragged: most of the tee...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sutee N, Manager at Kaanapali Golf Courses, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Aloha Dave F, we appreciate you taking the opportunity to play both of our golf courses during your stay and had some bright points in each round! The Royal Course greens definitely have enough undulation to require a deft touch. Mahalo for your review!

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

My rating of Kaanapali relates to its “value” compared to other pricey courses we have played while on Hawaii. Hoping to play as a twosome, my husband noted that the online system showed several “1-4 player” open slots late morning. When he called to inquire,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sutee N, Manager at Kaanapali Golf Courses, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Aloha John M, Mahalo for taking the time to provide us with your review and feedback. We appreciate and take seriously your concerns and hope that you will give us another chance to improve your experience. A hui hou...(until we meet again)

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Very good resort style golf course. Not overly difficult but when the trade winds whip up around 20mph a few holes can be tough Conditioning good on this course. Greens very smooth and need to pay attention to the grain (anything putting up MAUI hillside...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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G K, General Manager at Kaanapali Golf Courses, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Mahalo Rick for playing Ka'anapali and for your review. We value for feedback and hope to see you again soon. A hui hou (until we meet again)!

Reviewed August 28, 2018

We played the ROYAL Course. This was my first experience with this course. It had a very good mix of holes and was in good condition. The greens were very large, somewhat fast and difficult to read. Very enjoyable round of golf with great views.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Aggowl
G K, General Manager at Kaanapali Golf Courses, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Mahalo for playing! Trent Jones Sr. definitely designed some tricky greens! Glad you enjoyed the course and views and hope that you will share your experience with friends and family :)

Reviewed August 2, 2018

I love the Kaanapali Courses but they nickel and dime you for everything! Rented clubs one day (Left Handed Ladies) and they are not worth the price...old set of clubs from the 90's. Did receive a refund for the rental set after I saw the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mdl38
G K, General Manager at Kaanapali Golf Courses, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Aloha MDL, Mahalo for taking the time to provide us with your review and feedback. We appreciate and take seriously your concerns and hope that you will give us another chance to improve your experience. A hui hou...(until we meet again).

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Roys is amazing! Not a snack type deal at all. It's a distination type restaurant!
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