Ka’anapali Kai Course was originally designed by architect Arthur Jack Snyder in 1976 but was recently renovated by one of Hawaii’s most prolific golf course architects Robin Nelson. At 6400 yards, the Par 70 course is now more forgiving and features subtle, undulating greens that suit all levels of play. The newly designed course even made headlines when chosen in 2008 to host the Ladies Only Big Break Ka’anapali. Additional features that make the course enjoyable include natural canals, trenches, and lava rock boundaries which lie along many of the holes. The course is also beautifully landscaped with native flowers such as the Hawaii state flower Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, and wonderfully smelling Plumeria, not to mention the prevalent Norfolk Pines and Coconut Trees that border many fairways.
With sweeping views of the West Maui Coast and neighbor islands Moloka`i and Lana`i, the Ka’anapali Kai Course is unquestionably one of the top courses on the island. To add to these great views if playing here between November and April you may even be lucky enough to spot humpback whales cavorting offshore.
|Address||22290 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761|
|Aeration||2022: 9/13-21 (recovery 9/22-10/5)|
|Age Minimum||Players:7 years old; Riders:7 years old|
|Player Minimum||2 Players|
(subject to seat availability.)
|Free for resort guests – must make reservations directly with resort|
(subject to change by golf course.)
Most courses close for aeration (see schedule above). During recovery period, play is ok, but not ideal.
|Architect||Arthur Jack Snyder (renovated by Robin Nelson)|
|Grass||Fairways: Bermuda, Greens: Bermuda|
|Golf Carts||Cart access to all fairways.
(Cart access may be restricted due to weather or maintenance)
|Dress Code||Proper golf attire – collared shirts only; no jeans (or denim) allowed.|
|Shoes||Soft spikes only|