Makena Golf Club
Rates: $115 – $200
(Includes cart fee and range balls)
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., this unique gem boasts 36 spectacular holes of the most pristine golf imaginable.
“Top 100 Golf Resorts” – Golfer Magazine
Opened in 1993, the North Course goes out of its way to make golfers feel at one with their natural surroundings. There are no distractions on this course-unless you considered the unobstructed views of the blue pacific, neighboring islands, and humpback whales breaching during whale season to be a bit distracting. Natural Hawaiian rock walls are left right where they were found, and they play an integral part in the course design.
Natural gulllies and streambeds are also left intact, along with Makena’s indigenous kiawe trees. And as an added bonus to save golfers some time looking for lost balls, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed most fairway so that everything slopes back towards the center.
Sharing the same spirit that embodies the Makena Resort, the South Course also provides the serenity and tranquility many golfers are looking for. It’s not to say that the course doesn’t provide quite a measure for golfers of every level. It certainly does. But it’s remote setting and well-spaced tee times make the South Course a favorite of many Maui golfers.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the South Course is a 6,739-yard, par 72 course with natural rolling fairways, undulating greens, and capitivating ocean and mountain views.
The proximity to the ocean is exactly why this course is so special. Besides having two oceanfront holes, numbers fifteen and sixteen, the South Course also affords an excellent view of humpback whales that visit here each winter. And since they keep coming back year after year, they must be on to something good!
Robert Trent Jones Jr.