The wife and I played today, and it was awesome. The greens and fareways are rougher than over at Wailea, but the scenery and interesting holes are much better. The split faraway on the 6th was awesome. There are some tricky par 3s that are no joke. One I recall had a water hole to the right and mean bunkers on either side. Like the 12th and 13th, precision matters. There are a number of holes that will make you pay if you overshoot the green.
The views from the back 9 are amazing, particularly at 12 and 14. The fareways are forgiving and lots of fun. We booked through Maui Golf Shop to get on at 1:30 for $70. Absolutely worth it. There was nobody behind us, so the friendly staff told us to take our time and take lots of photos, which we did. The play was very slow, but that was fine by us. Why rush in such a lovely place? It was probably an anomaly that there was nobody behind us, but the whole place was laid back. it would have been the same if someone was behind us. It was just the 2 of us and an absolutely perfect day.
The greens were being air raked and pretty unpredictable. Crazy brakes and challenging approaches. A must play.
Played today at 2pm and got the twilight rate of $95. Course had several great holes, with the crystal blue ocean as the backdrop. The 6th hole has a fun split fairway and the back 9 had killer ocean views, in particular the par 3, 15th hole. I also saw a lot of cool birds and animals, always a bonus.
I've played all over Maui and this course is maybe the best value play. The staff all had the friendly aloha spirit. The pro shop was not spetacular, but does it need to be? They also have a full driving range. I look forward to my next round at Makena.
Played 1st time today. Great views, gps plus water in carts, fun players course. Check online for discounts as we were able to play for 40 percent off, and teed off right at 8 am. Some interesting shots lava flows, and ocean views come into play quite a bit. Greens really grab at the ball and are not memorable. All in all, a very enjoyable golf experience.
Played Makena today for probably the 20th time. One of my favorite courses in the world. The layout is nice and people are friendly. Played with my good friend Donald and Eric, all was good.
Makena North is very pricey $129 for what you get. The staff is fantastic, the pro shop is very lackluster, not too many offerings. The course is ok, with fantastic views of Molokini crater. There is no beer cart on the course. It was not one of my favorite course, especially for the price. I am surprised to find out that the south course no longer exists.
Note: there is a driving range and they do provide ice chest with ice and water.