Dunes At Maui Lani Golf Course

4 stars out of 5
(based on 14 reviews)
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1333 Maui Lani Parkway
Kahului, HI 96732
Phone(s): (808) 873-0422
Web: www.dunesatmauilani.com

Looking for great golf in Maui? Visit The Dunes at Maui Lani, the course Golf Digest called the "Best Kept Secret Golf Courses in America." Designed by Robin Nelson, the course features 18 challenging hole of links-style golf. You'll feel like you're in Ireland by way of Maui.

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For golfers looking for a great Maui experience, your destination is The Dunes at Maui Lani.

Golf's most respected journalists agree: The Dunes is a must-play. Golf magazine named it among the top 35 best new golf courses in America, while Golf Digest called it one of the five "Best Kept Secret Golf Courses in America."

Designed by Robin Nelson, The Dunes at Maui Lani is immaculately maintained and brilliantly laid out. It is a tribute to the great links courses of Ireland that more than one golf writer has described as a "British Open course on Maui." Stunning dunes dot the terrain at every corner, challenging the golfer at every hole.

In addition to 18 holes of championship golf, The Dunes offers the only lighted practice range in central Maui, with grass tees, fairway and green-side bunkers and a pitching and putting green, plus an air-conditioned pavilion. Also, when not on the golf course, golfers can enjoy a four-star meal at Cafe O'Lei at The Dunes.

4 stars out of 5
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1999
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  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed:
  • Fairways: Bermuda grass
  • Greens: Tif-419 grass

Facilities

  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
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Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 6841 136 73.5
White 72 5833 121 68.3
Blue 72 6413 130 71.6
Red 72 4768 114 67.9
 

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4 stars out of 5
    by cliff copus
    on February 18th, 2013 11:54
    A very fun course. combination of dunes and h ills. conditions were good. greens very good and many shot values due to elevation changes and overall course design. if you do not enjoy this course you do not understand true quality golf. I have played most courses on maui and consider this course as the best .
  • 3 stars out of 5
    by Tom D
    on January 25th, 2013 10:14
    Played last November. Don't know whether I played a links course, a desert course or an upcountry course. Course has different holes set into different environments. Too bad the middle holes wander all around a residential area. The architect was quite creative in order to fit this course into the area he or she had to work with. Great view from some tees and greens over the valley and ocean. Greens in pretty good shape.

    Don't now if I would go back. Liked Kahili down the road a few miles better and it is cheaper. At least I felt like I was in the country in Hawaii.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Mike M
    on March 15th, 2011 12:43
    This course is well worth the money which is very reasonable.

    The course is very well maintained with some very challenging holes.

    Will definitely play again next time in Maui
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Gord
    on February 04th, 2011 23:28
    For my last round in Maui, I was torn between trying to squeeze in a twilight round at the Plantation (which I have played before), and a round at the Dunes. I'd read some reviews - hidden gem etc, and I was a bit skeptical.

    I have played several top courses in the US (Pacific Dunes, Edgewood Tahoe, Harding Park, Cog Hill! Troon North, Spanish Bay)and about 30 of Canada's top 100.
    This course ranks in my top 10 lifetime. And for the price, it is probably the best value I have ever played.

    Let me set something straight, though. This is NOT a links course. Links "style" maybe. In that you play nine away from the clubhouse and then nine back in. And yes there are some pot bunkers. But there is no bump and run here. Not like Pacific Dunes, which is a real links course.

    it's certainly not as scenic as say the Challenge at Manele, but it's every bit as challenging, and less than half the price. Sorry, Kapalua, but you've seen my last dime. I will be back tom play the Dunes at Maui Lani.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Keith Kennedy
    on December 03rd, 2010 08:09
    This is a real Gem!If you feel you must play the big name dropper courses on Maui, go ahead, but leave room on your calender for a round, or two here. Great Course, Very Affordable! a Must Play every time I visit Maui! Friendly Staff and a unique layout.
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by mike burns
    on October 11th, 2010 06:58
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by 5t1ck5
    on September 13th, 2010 03:58
    After playing nearly all the courses on Maui, Kauai and Oahu over the years, The Dunes at Maui Lani is by far the most challenging and rewarding track. You will not be bored playing this course! From the back, it's not long, but it will require focused shot making. This is a golfer's course. If you want to see pretty ocean scenes, go to one of the resort courses. If you want to PLAY golf, play the dunes.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Ethan Fisher
    on September 06th, 2010 10:39
    This is my favorite course on Maui. It's just plain awesome. It's basically a British Open course that was just dropped right in the middle of Maui that has sunshine and warm weather rather than rain and cold temperatures. The staff is great, the food is great, the practice area is great, the course is great, and overall it's fantastic. This has to be the most underrated course in Hawaii and maybe even in the US. Playing this course is a experience you shall never forget.
  • 3.5 stars out of 5
    by Ben
    on August 06th, 2010 21:40
    Can I be picky? The above pic is the par 3 #17, not the par 5 #18.

    It is a nice course, and a fair challenge for the most part. I might call #11 an exception though, as your second shot after a decent drive will be like hitting from ground level onto the roof of a four story building from 125 to 150 yds out. Hit the green and you're probably going over. Hit short right of the front bunker and you might as well walk to your ball because it'll be coming back to meet you halfway. Thick rough and bushes left...
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Ron
    on February 12th, 2010 16:33
    The Dunes is the most interesting course on Maui. Every hole is unique and after you have played the course a few times you will remember every hole - unlike many courses where one hole merges into the next. Although it is a shorter course, it will use every club in the bag. It also rewards good shots and offers a lot of risk-reward. Unlike most Maui resort courses with wide fairways, trimmed rough, and a lot of similar holes, the Dunes is the links style. The staff are friendly and much more personal than most of the courses - more local, and laid back in some ways. Good practice facility (#3 on the island after Wailea and Kapalua.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Jim N
    on January 27th, 2010 13:27
    This course grabs your attention and holds onto it for the whole round. The new hole #4 is a great addition to a already fabulous course.
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Mike M
    on January 22nd, 2010 11:15
    I love this golf course, it's not the traditional American style golf. The new layout of number four works great.

    The course isn't perfect greens and sand traps. I love this about it... It's more old school and the way golf should be played.

    Number three could be the toughest short par three on the island at only 145 yards. Number ten is difinetly one of the toughest golf holes I've ever played.

    Love this course would play it every day if I could.
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by David Gleason
    on January 21st, 2010 17:17
    The 4th hole at the Dunes was under renovation from July '09 through December 21st '09.
    During that period an alternate layout was in play. The newly renovated 4th is getting great reviews and the 9th hole is back to it's original challenging Par 5.
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by MikeW
    on January 07th, 2010 19:32
    I played the Dunes this past November and was disappointed with the new configuration that was done to the front nine. You drive around the first par5 #4 which had been one of my favorite holes on my previous three rounds. Then they converted the other par5 #9 into a par3 and par4. The back nine hadn't been touched was in very good condition. I have no idea why they made the change but to me it completely changed my feeling towards the course and it is way down on my Maui re-play list. The course was in good condition and the staff service was good so no issues there.
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