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“Golfing hubby loves this course!”

Makena Golf Courses
Ranked #64 of 91 Outdoor Activities in Kihei
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Sacramento CA
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Golfing hubby loves this course!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Husband plays this course every visit. He loves the staff and enjoys a good, challenging game on well maintained fairways. Views to die for as you can imagine.

Visited November 2012
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Seattle, WA
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63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Course, Could be Better”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Makena has fallen on hard times and has had to close down one of their two courses. The dead course just sits there, brown and abandoned, awaiting the day when finances allow for its resurrection. The remaining course is in decent shape and has some good holes. Not as great as the Plantation Course, but you get what you pay for. I would choose Makena over the other Wailea Blue/Green/Gold courses because it is rougher and wilder and more difficult.

Visited October 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Makena worth the price”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We did a 1:30 tee time and it was great ! No one in front of us and no one pushing us. Course in good shape...maybe a little dry because of the time of year. We really enjoyed playing this course. It was very fair and challenging but not extremely difficult as some in HA are...we got out res thru Golf Maui and saved some $$ by doing so.....Fantastic views of the water from up on the side of the mountain

Visited October 2012
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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful Course”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

The views on this course are fantastic and worth the price alone. The greens are in great shape, as is the rest of the course. It is very challenging and narrow. The changes in elevation make it so you never have a flat lie. Definitely a course for shape shots. Overall a great experience. Rented clubs were adequate Callaway Razr. Wife does not golf, but was able to ride along in the cart and enjoy the views for $30.

Visited October 2012
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Maui
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Makena and Plantation are Maui's best to courses.”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

I'd say no matter which side of the island you are on: play Makena and Kapalua's Plantation course, both, while here. That'll put you on both sides of the island and give you a real taste of both sides, and these two are worth the money. Makena is the only course left without housing all over the place lining its fairways. It is calm there (little wind), and the views are the best on that side of Maui. The course guys working there are great. The owners need to get off their butts and put more $s into the place and have RT Jones II come back and update the bunkers and everything, but the guys there are replacing all the tees with paspalum on their own. Pretty cool. I'd say the greens have always been among the best on the island.

Visited October 2012
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