The Royal Ka’anapali Course is one of only two courses in all of Hawaii designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The architect took advantage of the rolling landscape to create gently sloping fairways and large contoured greens to ensure a challenging approach to each hole. Stretching 6,700 yards, this par 71 course will challenge your club selection and putting skills. The Royal Ka’anapali Course begins at sea level with a par 5 hole extending 550 yards. The course hugs the shoreline before winding its way to the West Maui Mountain foothills. Arnold Palmer called the 18th hole (par 4) one of the best and most challenging finishing holes he’d ever played. The 449-yard hole plays longer than it looks, hugging the brackish water canal the entire length of the fairway and green, making it a memorable last hole.
You become a part of this beautiful history as you make your way around our playground. Breathtaking views from our sloping vistas reveal the islands of Lanai and Molokai in the distance. The tropical tradewinds will keep you cool during your round, and rainbows you will see remind you that our home is a special place. As you journey through the Royal Course, notice the historical plaques on each tee, sharing our history and stories of Kā’anapali. The course will take you Makai (Oceanside) and then bring you into the West Maui Mountain foothills (Mauka) with stunning panoramic views.