Maui is a golfing paradise with some of Hawaii’s top courses including the Ben Crenshaw designed Plantation Course at Kapalua Bay, and Wailea’s famous Gold Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Needless to say there is no shortage of great courses to play. And, there’s no shortage of great resorts for golfers to stay in either with ocean and golf course views.
The Best Resorts For Golfers on Maui
Kapalua Bay Golf Courses
Kapalua is set on 54 acres and offers 2 golf courses, the Plantation Course designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore which home to the PGA’s Tournament of Champions, and the Bay Course designed by Arnold Palmer which is the original course at Kapalua and has hosted 20 professional tournaments over the years.
The 5 star Ritz-Carlton is the premiere place to stay at Kapalua. Ritz-Carlton offers tennis courts, a 3 level pool, a spa, and 3 restaurants. Accommodations are very luxurious, it is one of the best hotels on Maui for golfers.
This luxurious oceanfront hotel is just 7 minutes walk from the tee. Located at the Kapalua Bay Resort it is an excellent choice if you are in Maui for golf and looking to play Plantation Course or the Bay Course.
Wailea Golf Resort
Wailea Golf Club offers 3 courses, the famous Gold Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Formerly the home oof the Champions Skins Game, this is one of the best courses in the world, probably second only to the Plantation Course on Maui. It’s a challenging course designed to test any golfer.
Also at Wailea, is another Robert Trent Jones Jr course, Wailea Emerald. The Emerald Course is designed to be a little easier, but is still a testing golf course. It is known for its stunning views.
Wailea’s third and oldest course is Wailea Blue designed by Arthur Jack Snyder. This fabulous course has stood the test of time and is still considered a challenging but fun course with sloping fairways and puzzling greens.
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
This luxury resort next to Wailea Golf Club on Maui’s Wailea Beach has 40 acres of grounds , as well as 7 restaurants, a water park, and a luxurious spa. Perfect for an upscale family vacation in Maui, or a romantic couples getaway. Easily one of the best hotels in Maui for Golfers.
Overlooking Wailea Beach, this 5 star Maui hotel has 3 restaurants including one by Wolfgang Puck. There are 3 pools and a spa. Rooms are large & luxurious with ocean or garden views. This is the best hotel in Maui for a luxury vacation.
Right on the beach in Wailea, this luxurious 5 star hotel offers 3 outdoor pools and 5 restaurants, as well as direct beach access and a spa. One of the top hotels in Maui, for .
This 5 star Maui Hotel is a short walk from Wailea Beach. Offering luxury accommodation, a kids club, pools & waterslides as well as a spa and 5 restaurants (including a Starbucks).
Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux
Maui’s 5 star adults only resort Hotel Wailea is situated on a cliff with magnificent ocean views. The resort is luxurious and romantic. It is ideal for an luxury escape on Maui for couples.
AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea
AC Hotel by Marriott is a good quality 4 star hotel suitable for families. It is located at Wailea Resort so it is a great choice for families who golf. Wailea golf club is well set up for families with kids tee’s on both the Gold and Emerald courses.
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort is another excellent option for golfers on Maui. It’s part of Wailea Resort so very handy to Wailea Golf Club. The hotel has 4 infinity pools and to restaurants plus an excellent spa. It’s a top quality 4 star hotel and is popular with couples, especially golfing couples.
Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea
Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea is the cheapest option at Wailea Resort, it’s great for families on a budget or a group of buddies on a golfing tour of Maui. There’s a pool and a bar, breakfast is offered at the pool bar perfect for a quick bite before you start your first round of golf.
Ka’anapali Resort Golf Courses
Ka’anapali Resort has two courses. The Royal Ka’anapali is one of only two golf courses in Hawaii designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. It’s a wonderful course and a true maui classic, look out for the signature 18th hole.
The Ka’anapali Kai course is a brilliant fun golf course originally designed in the 1960’s, the redesigned by Arthur Jack Snyder in the 1970’s, before being extensively remodelled again in 2005 by Robin Nelson.
The 4 star Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa offers 5 restaurants, 3 tennis courts & a large pool. Located at Black Rock, overlooking Ka’anapali Beach. It is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a golf vacation on Maui.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Situated in Ka’anapali Resort, on the west coast of Maui in 40 acres of tropical gardens, this luxury 4 star resort has 5 restaurants, a water park, and a luxurious spa. Many rooms offer private balconies with ocean views. A perfect choice for your dream golf vacation on Maui.
Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club
Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club offers a 3.5-acre heated outdoor pool, a luxurious spa and private balconies in every suite. The luxury hotel overlooks Maui’s famous Ka’anapali Beach. It is an excellent choice for golfers on Maui.
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is located on Ka’anapali Beach. It features 6 outdoor pools as well as waterslides, 5 restaurants and a spa. Popular with couples and families, The Westin offers a relaxed, luxurious experience without being to formal. If you’re looking for a luxurious hotel next to Kaanapali Golf Course then The Westin Maui is an excellent choice.
Kaanapali Alii, a Destination by Hyatt Residence, is located on Ka’anapali Beach. It offers luxury condominiums with full kitchens and an excellent outdoor pool. This is a great option for anyone looking for a luxury vacation in Maui, especially those that are on Maui for golf.
Ka’anapali Beach Hotel
Ka’anapali Beach Hotel bills itself as being Hawaii’s most Hawaiian Hotel and that might just be true. It’s relaxed and friendly, and very beautiful. Located right on the beach (which is one of Hawaii’s best) this is an excellent place to stay if you are planning a round or two of golf on your stay in Maui.
Royal Lahaina Resort & Bungalows
Royal Lahaina Resort & Bungalows is a family friendly affordable hotel at Kaanapali Resort. It’s great if you are on a budget but still want a beachside hotel on Kaanapali Beach that’s walking distance from Royal Kaanapali Golf Course.
Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas
Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas is another affordable gol resort hotel in Maui. It is located at Kaanapali Resort so you can play either the Royal Kaanapali or Kaanapali Kai. An the location is sensational for a hotel at this price point it is right on the beach in Kaanapali.
These are the best maui hotels near a golf course for you to enjoy, so pack your clubs and hit the fairways.
Golf in Maui
Maui has a lot to offer golfers of every level. There are 3 main Golf resorts, each has a number of Hotels attached to them. Wailea Golf Club is attached to the Wailea resort and has 3 courses. The are fairly expensive but excellent courses. The Gold Course is the most famous at Wailea. Ka’anapali Resort has two golf courses and is the cheapest by far of the 3 main golf resorts on Maui but it has two excellent courses and is a still a world class golfing destination. Finally Kapalua Resort has two excellent golf courses including the Plantation Course which is currently a stop on the PGA tour. In addition to the 7 courses at those 3 major resorts there are a number of other great courses around Maui.
The 10 Best Golf Courses in Maui
- The Plantation at Kapalua Bay
- The Gold Course at Wailea
- Kaanapali Kai at Kaanapali Resort
- King Kamehameha Golf Club
- Mākena Golf & Beach Club
- The Bay Course at Kapalua Bay
- Emerald Course at Wailea
- Royal Kaanapali at Kaanapali Resort
- The Blue Course at Wailea
- The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course
Discover Luxury Accommodations at Maui Hotels Near a Golf Course
Maui is a popular destination for golfers, offering some of Hawaii’s top courses such as the Plantation Course at Kapalua Bay and the Gold Course in Wailea. Maui hotels near a golf course include the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua, Montage Kapalua Bay, Grand Wailea Resort, Four Seasons Resort, Fairmont Kea Lani, Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Hotel Wailea, AC Hotel by Marriott, Andaz Maui, and Residence Inn by Marriott. All of these resorts offer luxurious accommodations and various amenities including restaurants, spas, and pools, making them the ideal choice for a golfing vacation on Maui.
The best way to get to Maui with golf clubs is by Private Jet. It takes all the hassle out of travelling and turns it into a luxury experience, and there is no problem with bring your clubs.
It is Ritz-Carlton at Kapalua Bay, a beautiful 5 star hotel at the best course on Maui.
Maui has great weather for golf all year around. It’s never very cold even in winter and at the height of summer it’s generally not to hot. March is the rainiest month so try and avoid that.