THE KING KAMEHAMEHA GOLF CLUB
Designed by Ted Robinson in 1991.

HIGHLIGHTS BY DA GAME SHOW HOST DAVE WARD

The only private course on Maui, and it is everything you’d expect a private course to be: immaculate conditioning, spectacular clubhouse and amenities, professional, friendly and courteous staff. Part of the challenge of this course is the hillside location.
The greens are half the challenge; the wind is the rest. Greens are small requiring well-placed second shots. Most holes are either straight into the wind or with the wind. Long par 4s like the 15th are driver, wedge; short par 4s like No. 2 are driver and everything you’ve got in your bag!

OVERVIEW

For scratch golfers Wailea Old Blue is Maui’s 4th easiest from the tips. Bogey golfers playing from the ‘whites’ will score better here than even on the Emerald, with the USGA rating it as Maui’s 3rd easiest from the whites. Forward-thinking golfers who play the red tees will find it is also Maui’s 3rd easiest, and for ladies it is just a paltry two-tenths of a shot stronger than the Emerald.
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The Old Blue effectively plays to its shortish length. There are about as many uphill shots as there are downhill ones. Roll is a little less extreme, but several holes do have slopes that run away from where you want to be. Roughs are cut short and allow for recovery, although many greens are narrow targets and can be tricky to hit or hold from the short side. The few sharp doglegs favor mostly the draw, although a fade is the shot off several tees. The Blue’s topography is hilly with fairways often lower than the tees and greens, except on two of the reachable par 5s. Several holes may feature a side-, up-, or downhill lie or stance depending on where you place your drives. The green sizes are large and hold very well. Most are bunkered to the sides more than in front. Hole locations are mostly level. Fear isn’t an emotion you will feel much of on the Blue.
DIFFICULTY
HAZARDS AND ROUGHS
GREEN SIZES

EDITOR’S NOTES

Unlike the courses on the West Side, which were built on old sugar cane and pineapple fields, Wailea’s 54-holes were all carved out of lava rock! The stark contrast between these two types of course construction is evident in the way holes can change elevation so radically and in short order, as opposed to a a gentle slope. You really get the sense that you’re playing golf on the side of a volcano here, only the Gold is very lush and features preserved Hawaiian archeological treasures, such as lava outcroppings.
FOR THE MEEK
ROOM FOR ERROR
WOW FACTOR

FACILITIES AND AMENITIES

Luxurous clubhouse originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Mariyln Monroe. Lavish locker facilties, fine restaurant, driving range with grass tees and target greens, practice putting green with bunker, pro shop, on-course restrooms and water.
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CONCLUSIONS

This is a private golf club that allows a limited number of visitors to play on its otherwise empty fairways as a means of keeping the annual dues low.
Charity isn’t running in the veins of the members but know this: they give away more than you. Rest assured a day on this course is a victory.

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THE KING KAMEHAMEHA GOLF CLUB INTRODUCTION

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Tee Rating (M) Slope (M) Rating (W) Slope (W) OUT IN TOT
Black 75.7 134 n/a n/a 3516 3544 7060
Blue 73.4 130 n/a n/a 3285 3299 6584
White 71.3 125 76.2 135 3065 3045 6110
Red n/a n/a 71.4 125 2633 2621 5254
Year Built: 1991, 2005
Greens: TifEagle
Fairways: Tifton 328
Practice Range: Yes
Lessons: Yes
GPS Tracking: Yes
Metal Spikes: No
Walking: Yes
Fivesomes: No
Pro Shop: Yes
Lockers/Showers: Yes
Rental Shoes/Clubs: Yes
Cart Fees: Included
Rider Fee: Yes
Twilight Rates: No
Online Booking: No
Restaurant: Yes
Bar: Yes
Architects: Ted Robinson Sr. & Jr.
Director of Golf: Rick Castillo, PGA
Superintendent: Ikaiaka Bechert

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King Kamehameha Golf Club

2500 Honoapiilani Highway
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 249-0033
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