Kahili Golf Course, Maui
Located near the King Kamehameha Golf Club course, but at a slightly lower elevation, this Robin Nelson and Rodney Wright design is very similar to its Maui neighbor in both layout and character.
The prevailing trade winds are the dominate characteristic, although the hillside routing affords golfers commanding ocean views both to the north of Kahului Harbor and to the south of Maalaea Bay. Across the central valley floor is 10,000-foot Haleakala, which dominates the Maui skyline. The course first opened in 1991 and was known at the time as the Grand Waikapu Country Club.
By whatever name, Kahili remains a favorite venue for both locals and visitors alike. Its par-3s are a joy to play, yet it's the relatively short par-4s that play both downwind and upwind that make Kahili stand out. Accuracy is a must on the tree-lined fairways. When in doubt, the best option is to play an accurate short stick rather than a long club.
Daily Fee | 18 Holes | Par 72
Course Architect: Robin Nelson
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