Emerald Course at Wailea Golf Club

4.5 stars out of 5
(based on 9 reviews)
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100 Wailea Golf Club Dr
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii 96753
Maui County
Phone(s): (888) 328-6284, (808) 875-7450

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the scenic Emerald is one of three golf courses at Wailea Golf Club and considered to be the most women-friendly of the bunch with few forced carries, various teeing grounds and generous fairways.

Wailea - Emerald #16 & #10

One of three championship golf courses at Wailea Golf Club on the south side of Maui, the Emerald is one of two at the club designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. This is a bolder and more modern test compared to next door Old Blue, though it is more playable than the Gold Course. The Emerald was one of the first golf courses in Hawaii to be rated women-friendly by Golf for Women Magazine, an honor the course has won seven times. Playing under 6,900 yards from the championship tees, there are fewer forced carries on the Emerald as well as wider, kinder fairways. The course is also home to a double-green, shared by No. 10 and 17 and bordered by a 2.7 million gallon lake, one of the club's most scenic spots.

4.5 stars out of 5
(based on 9 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Donald Knott, Gary Linn, Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1994
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $109 - $250
  • Weekends: $109 - $250

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Emerald 72 6825 135 72.8
Red (W) 72 5256 120 70.5
Red 72 5268 118 65.4
White (W) 72 5785 126 73.9
Blue 72 6407 130 70.8
White 72 5873 120 68.5

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by LAREQUI
    on May 14th, 2013 16:28
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Douglas
    on February 09th, 2011 09:32
    Just played this course a few days ago. We had two foursomes and the staff and service were very good. My wife and I had brought both of our clubs in a single bag and the course was kind enough to loan us a second bag (for free!) to use during the round - I had expected to be charged for at least one rental set, so this was a pleasant surprise.

    Practice areas were fine, though I expected for the price to be able to hit off the the grass and not from mats.

    The course is very well maintained; the bunkers in particular were in really great shape. The course is, as should be expected, really breathtaking in terms of natural beauty.

    The major drawback is that this is not a very hard course. I'm not a great golfer, and I don't play often, yet I scored very well. And didn't lose a single ball all round. You've got to really shank a drive to lose one, and the course is pretty wide open.

    Definitely recommended, but excellent golfers may want more challenge.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Joyce
    on November 13th, 2010 07:46
    Please disregard my average rating. I hit the submit before changing the rating to perfect.

    This course is a pleasure to play and is beautiful.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Joyce
    on November 13th, 2010 07:42
    Have played this course multiple times. Absolutely beautiful.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Debbie and Bill
    on March 14th, 2010 21:35
    We still talk about this golf course and even have a video of of our foursome having 3 out of 4 making par on a par 3. What a wonderful course along the coast of Maui. Deb and myself would rate this course as number one that we have ever played. Well, it was our honeymoon.
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by D Owram
    on February 20th, 2010 19:06
    A course that is a great example of Hawaii golf. Great views, a playable course but one that can also be a real challenge to score low.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Mike
    on January 07th, 2010 19:17
    The Emerald is my favorite resort course on Maui. Wonderful views on most holes and in very good condition. Excellent service by staff and a nice practice area to warm up. The view from the 11th green is one of the best on Maui. The course layout is very interesting and a good mixture of short and long holes. It is an interesting course for most players and a very fair layout.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Ho'onani
    on January 07th, 2010 13:41
    Love this course - beautiful and fun!
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Mary & Ken
    on August 18th, 2009 21:33
    I would give this course a 5 star rating, it is fabulous.
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