Kapalua Resort (Bay course)

300 Kapalua Drive,

Lahaina, Hawaii (Maui) 96761

  • Office

    +1 (877) 527 2582 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (808) 669 8044
  • Fax

    +1 (808) 669 0507
  • Golf pro

    Ben Hongo (PGA, Director of Instruction)
  • Academy

    Kapalua Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, residential and briefly oceanside (Oneloa Bay).

  • Designer:

    Arnold Palmer & Francis "Frank" Duane.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6600
5686
5119
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.5
68.8
70.8

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Bay course. Also at Kapalua Resort is the 18-hole Plantation course (par-73; 7411 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

20.998515

Longitude:

-156.663457

How to get there:

2.5 mi N of Napili-Honokowai / 32 mi NW of Kahului.

Kapalua Resort (Bay course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1974

Kapalua Resort (Bay course): Located on the northeast coast of the Hawaiian Island of Maui, the spectacular Kapalua Resort is home to two 18-hole championship golf courses. The highly-rated Plantation course, a regular early-season stop on the PGA Tour, is complemented by the easier-going and also well-rated Bay course.

The Bay course is a tree-lined parkland layout that should not disappoint, with many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy. The layout winds its way through towering palms and flowering hibiscus, with housing flanking a few holes along the way.

With its gently rolling fairways and frequent views of the Pacific Ocean, the scenic Bay Course provides plenty of golfing challenge in a well-crafted design. Good upkeep also contributes to the appeal of this course. One to include on your play list if you are in the area.

Pick of the holes: after playing out to Makaluapuna Point at the par-4 4th, your tee shot at the par-3 5th will need to carry the glistening waters of Oneloa Bay to find the safety of the green.

Stay&Play at Kapalua: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Hawaii - Maui & Lanai

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: $279 + tax (all days). Golf cart rider fee $59.

Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The golf courses and facilities at Kapalua are operated by Troon Golf, one of the world's leading upscale golf course management and development companies. Both the Plantation and Bay courses are certified as Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary courses.

The Plantation course is home to the PGA Tour's Tournament of Champions, the tour's season opening event (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Kapalua Resort).

Published ranking

Bay course:
Hawaii's 17th best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).

Where2Stay

  • The Ritz-Carlton KapaluaAAA 5-Diamond

    One Ritz Carlton Dr, Kapalua, HI 96761

    +1 (808) 669 6200

    Visit website

    The 463-guest room Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is a stunning Maui resort, enveloped in a lush, oceanside setting. With direct access to the secluded, award-winning D.T. Fleming Beach, guests of this luxury Maui hotel can relax in the sun, or connect with the natural, tropical environment through hiking, snorkeling, golf and a variety of other outdoor activities.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Kapalua (Bay and Plantation courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ka'anapali

  • Napili Sunset Beachfront Resort

    46 Hui Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761.

    +1 (808) 669 8083

    Visit website

    Napili Sunset is quite literally, on the beach. The resort's two-storey Kanani and Kekalani buildings house 26 units which open to an elevated lawn with a commanding view of Napili Bay, the islands of Molokai and Lanai, and spectacular sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Kapalua (Bay and Plantation courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ka'anapali

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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