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5 Best Places to Golf in Wailea

Wailea is a paradise located on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands and is home to one of the most luxurious communities and golf courses in the archipelago. The past year has marked a new record for the median home price in Wailea, with the average home price currently at $1,160,000.

As of January 2022, home sales have risen 8%, and compared to the previous January, home prices have increased to 18.4%. Maui may be a seller’s market, but it doesn’t mean you can’t find your perfect home near an amazing golf course.

To help blow off steam while you shop—or to celebrate landing a luxurious new home on the island—below is a detailed list of five of the best places to golf near Wailea.

Wailea Golf Club

Wailea Golf Club
is home to three different golf courses — Blue, Emerald, and Gold.

The Blue Course

The Blue course
is for a round of classic island golfing—full of coconut trees, coral sand bunkers, and quintessential tropical views of the classic Maui golfing experience. Along with its bunkers, the wide fairways help balance out the level of difficulty and make it just challenging enough to keep you coming back time and time again. With this being the center point of Wailea, golfers can expect great views of the golf resort area. 

The Emerald Course

The Emerald course
is designed for players of all levels. It has six tee boxes at each individual hole for players of all skill levels to enjoy. Between the ocean and nature, this course has a beautiful layout and tends to be the go-to for beginners.

The Gold Course

The Gold course
at Wailea has been recognized as one of the best golf courses in America multiple times. While this course also features multiple tee boxes for various skill levels, it’s still the toughest course at the Wailea Golf Club. Many legends have also played on this course.

Mākena Golf & Beach Club

Image courtesy of Makena Golf & Beach Club
If you’re looking for some stunning views during your golf game, the Mākena Golf & Beach Club is a perfect choice. This gorgeous club is home to an 18-hole champion golf course full of beautiful surroundings, wiliwili trees, remnants of the dryland forest, and historic lava flows. Additionally, players will get a spectacular view of the four surrounding islands as they play. As an added bonus, this course has a comfort station located halfway through where you can stop for some cool refreshments and snacks.

Maui Nui Golf Club

Established in 1987, the Maui Nui Golf Club is an 18-hole classic course with widened fairways and new hybrid Bermuda turfgrasses. It also provides many scenic views of the ocean, mountains, and channels. They have a restaurant and bar called Gilligan’s Bar and Grill and the course welcomes junior golfers to come to play, as well. Players of any skill level are able to play at the Maui Nui Golf Club, and the club is always looking to improve the experience of its course. Maui Nui Golf Club has also won an award for being America's best golf value.

Searching Wailea homes for sale?

Maui is home to many golf clubs, resorts, and courses. If you’re interested in living on the island or purchasing a vacation home, consider speaking with Deanna Davis and the Ohana real estate team. The team’s trained professionals are sure to find you a beautiful home, near a community and amenities you’ll love for years to come. If you’re looking for a Maui home for sale, contact the Ohana real estate team today!

*Header image courtesy of Wailea Golf Club

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