The Dunes at Maui Lani
The Dunes at Maui Lani
1333 Maui Lani Parkway
Kahului, HI 96732





The Dunes at Maui LaniMore than one golf writer has described The Dunes at Maui Lani golf course as a "British Open course on Maui." The Dunes is indeed inspired by such great venues, with its clever hole designs and rugged terrain closely mimicking the birthplace of golf. A million years ago, The Dunes was submerged beneath the sea. Most classic links courses in Ireland and Scotland are by the water. But in Hawaii it is a little different because many of the shorelines are of lava. There are few real dunes in the islands.

Maui's Central valley however, known as the Kahului isthmus, rests between two separate volcano mountain ranges. Over tens of thousands of years, as the volcanoes rose, and the sea receded from the Isthmus, sand dunes formed where The Dunes at Maui Lani is today. Settlers over the past two centuries cultivated much of the land, but the site where The Dunes lies was mostly left untouched. It is one of the few spots in Hawaii where true dunes exist.

Minimal earth-moving occurred when The Dunes was designed and built six years ago; a departure from the modern-day American course architecture that has ruled for much of the last century.

Its layout routes up, down, over, and around the course’s ancient alluvial sand dunes (not through them). These dunes, which were shaped by the winds over a million-year time span, are where the holes weave and turn. Golf shots must be played through these gaps formed by nature, much like they are in the greatest links courses on earth.

Like many classic links courses, the front nine heads out, and the back nine heads in. According to Nelson, “Anyone who has seen Ballybunion, Wild Dunes, or Shinnecock Hills will recognize a similar look and feel at The Dunes.

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
BLACK
Rating: 73.5, Slope: 136
428 381 145 509 362 198 351 198 547 3119
BLUE
Rating: 71.6, Slope: 130
403 347 120 490 334 178 329 172 526 2899
WHITE
Rating: 68.3, Slope: 121*
358 300 104 455 306 149 304 155 467 2598
RED
Rating: 67.9, Slope 114
302 256 85 384 247 115 252 114 412 2167
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 3 5 35
Handicap 6 12 18 4 14 8 16 10 2  

Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN
BLACK
Rating: 73.5, Slope: 136
474 416 424 516 340 428 346 190 588 3722
BLUE
Rating: 71.6, Slope: 130
440 398 403 489 316 416 326 168 588 3514
WHITE
Rating: 68.3, Slope: 121*
424 354 395 433 298 373 300 142 516 3235
RED
Rating: 67.9, Slope 114
324 282 308 372 273 298 195 78 471 2601
Par 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 37
Handicap 1 7 11 13 9 5 17 15 3  

HOLE
TOTAL
Black
6841
Blue
6413
White
5833
Red
4768
72

» A collared shirt must be worn at all times.
» Soft spikes on golf shoes are mandatory.
» Slower players must allow faster players to go through.
» USGA rules govern play, except where local rules apply.
» Golfers play at their own risk, and are responsible for any
and all personal injuries and damages caused by them while playing.