Kaanapali Golf Courses

Kaanapali Golf Courses - Two Courses and FootGolf Course
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Kaanapali Golf Courses offers two courses that give golfers exceptional views of the ocean and the Maui Mountains. They are the only facility on Maui with a 9-hole FootGolf course where players kick a soccer ball instead of using clubs and golf balls. Weddings and special events are welcomed at Kaanapali Golf Courses, where the scenery and landscape make that special day exceptional.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

We can’t promise that you’ll play your best game at one of the Kaanapali Golf Courses, but we can vow that you’ll never forget its stunning beauty. 

Located in the Lahaina, Maui, Kaanapali Golf Courses offers two golf courses and is the home to the Senior PGA Tour EMC Kaanapali Classic. The facility has two courses you may play: The Royal Kaanapali Course and the Kaanapali Kai Course. The area of Kaanapali was once home to the Royal Chiefs of Maui. Each course utilizes and honors this sacred past by intertwining Hawaiian history with the game of golf.

The Royal Kaanapali Course has historical plaques at each tee displaying the stories and history of Kaanapali and Maui’s proud past. As a golfer, you’ll need your A-game so you can focus because the breathtaking vistas will distract you! 

While golfing, you’ll see the islands of Lanai and Molokai off in the distance. The vast course will have you playing near the oceanside (Makai) and the West Maui Mountains (Mauka). Cool tropical tradewinds will keep you comfortable swing after swing, and if you spy a rainbow, well, maybe you’re in for a lucky day of golf. 

The Kaanapali Kai Course rests on the vacation lands of the Royal Chiefs. When you’re on the fairways, you’ll tread where Maui royals played a form of yard bowling using round stones. The first tee is on the oceanside (Makai), and your game will meander toward the foothills of Mauka, also known as the West Maui Mountains. Stunning vistas, beautiful scenery, and backdrops await you on this course in paradise. 

Need to spruce up your putting game? Are you looking to improve your form to get maximum distance when you drive? Then consider a private or group lesson with the PGA Pro for game-changing tips. They even provide video swing analysis. 

Kaanapali Golf Courses also has the only FootGolf course. What is FootGolf? Imagine kicking a soccer ball and playing by golf rules, standards, and etiquette. There is a designated 9-hole FootGolf course that will keep you out of the way of the serious golfers. FootGolf is a great family game for those of any skill level and age. 

Weddings transcend into an out-of-this-world experience when set in the stunning beauty and lush backdrops at Kaanapali Golf Courses. Special events like team-building, birthdays, or client appreciation gatherings can be held at Kaanapali Golf Courses. For price and availability, you’ll need to submit a request form that you’ll find online.

We believe that if you’re looking for a beautiful, challenging, nostalgic course for golf, then you can’t go wrong with teeing off at Kaanapali Golf Courses. 

Insider Tips:
If you didn’t bring golfing gear, you might rent at Kaanapali Golf Courses. They also offer shuttle service to nearby hotels. FootGolf visitors said they didn’t need a cart since the course is small.