Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists
100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES
1 / 5
“Beautiful restoration by Dennis Wise of one of the more scenic sites one will ever experience w/ views of the ocean, area vegetation, and neighboring islands! Great design variety between using every club in one's bag, uphill/downhill variation, change in direction, and differing length of par 3's, 4's, and 5's. #6 was a unique split fairway par 4 that provides option of playing as a dogleg right or dogleg left up the mountain. #8 is one of the more dramatic par 4's a player will experience hitting over a lake between bunkers off the back tee overlooking the north shore of Maui in the distance. Very playable for all skill levels and in the wind w/ how the designer left room for shots to run into greens...yet still challenging for the scratch or better player. Wonderful all paspalum grass surface conditioning, never made a ball mark all day, greens played firm and fast while fairway and tee surfaces left perfect lies all day similar to zoysia."
2 / 5
“It is all about enjoying your golf from the driving range to the first hole. Management and the Hawaiian coastal view makes every aspect of your round memorable."
3 / 5
“Off the charts service here. A very pretty course and a wonderful way to spend the day. The atmosphere and service exceeds the quality of the golf, but that golf quality is still quite good if not great. A really solid golf course, but nothing of unique note or world class status. All of the Par 3s playing downhill takes away from some of the design variety."
4 / 5
“One of the unsung courses on the island, it should get more play. Just down the road from Wailea, Makena is a solid design. The resort had fallen on hard times but the new owners have made some good changes and the south course is going to be resurrected."
5 / 5
“Makena is a Discovery Land Company development and is possibly the best course on Maui. It offers some amazing views, and the routing and layout are outstanding. The service by the team at Makena is low key and welcoming. The facilities including clubhouse, locker room, dining area and practice range is second to none. At the turn, there is a comfort station to prepare whatever you would like to eat and provide refreshments. Truly one of the great golf experiences in Hawaii."