The Legend and Magic of Maui Nui Golf Club


Aloha and welcome to Maui Nui Golf Club!  After several great years as Elleair Golf Club we have changed our name to reflect the magic and legend of Maui.  We want to extend a warm welcome to our loyal guests and cardholders who have called Elleair home in the past and to everyone who is visiting us for the first time. You'll find Maui Nui Golf Club to be in amazing shape. You'll also notice that the Maui Nui service team is focused on providing you the best golfing experience on Maui.  We are committed to making everyday a Beautiful Day at Maui Nui golf club.  Please accept our invitation to visit us and experience the legend and magic of Maui Nui golf club for yourself.

The Legend of Maui Nui

The Legend has been told, that millions of years ago, the Polynesian Demi-God Maui was belittled by his family as he was not a great fisherman.  Maui prayed and received a magical hook to fish the ocean. Maui's brothers teased him and did not want to let him fish, but at last they allowed him to charter the ocean with them.  On their fated journey after days of failure to catch nothing but sharks, Maui prayed to the heavens and cast his magical hook into the depths of the ocean and hooked the earth.  Maui instructed his brothers to paddle and never look back.  After days of fighting the ocean, the line snapped and Maui had pulled the earth to the surface of the water to form the island chain that is now known as Hawaii.

Geologically Maui Nui was formed 1.2 million years ago from 7 volcanoes and was “one” island of 5600 square miles.  As the glaciers of North America began to melt, the waters rose and created the 4 islands of Maui Nui approximately 20,000 years ago during the last glacial maximization.  The 4 islands today are known as Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe and Maui.  They all comprise Maui County. Our enchanted island is lush with green valleys and majestic mountains now and is truly Maui No Ka Oi!

Imagine this ...

Maui Golf - Elleair Golf ClubYou've just made a discovery. You've found the best weather in Maui and you've found it on the scenic grounds of the Maui Nui Golf Club. At this club you hardly feel the island's winds, at least far less than you do elsewhere, and every tee box, every green and every fairway here seems to feature a different and spectacular, breath-taking view of the ocean. As you sink your final putt on the 18th green, you retrieve the ball and look toward the horizon. You've just found the best view of the world-famous Maui Sunset.

Welcome to Maui Nui Golf Club, one of the friendliest courses on the island as well as one of the best values. Our guests have a long tradition of raving about the superb playing conditions, views and convenient location in the heart of Kihei, just minutes from Wailea and other Maui resorts.  Our layout manages the difficult double task of challenging serious players while helping newcomers relax and soak in the ocean-side views as they learn this classic game.

Now, we have a few humble requests to make of you.  Please ask us about our customizable, value-based play programs that include one or multiple rounds.  Please browse through our 9 and Dine Breakfast Buffet Special and give serious consideration to dinner on the patio of our award-winning restaurant, Kono's on the Green.  Please try the latest and greatest Taylor Made RocketBallz Rental Clubs, and please please PLEASE stop in and say Aloha. We can't wait to meet you!

Maui Nui Golf Club rated #1 value by

Top 10 overall golf courses
We took the sum of the average rating of all seven categories on GolfAdvisor to find out which golf courses offered the best overall experience.

1. Maui Nui Golf Club, Kihei, Hawaii
2. Blue Shamrock Golf Club, Palmerton, Pa.
3. Dry Creek Ranch Golf Course, Galt, Calif.
4. Southern Oaks Golf Club, Burleson, Texas
5. Bayonet & Black Horse, Seaside, Calif.
6. The Golden Bear Club At Indigo Run, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
7. River Islands Golf Club, Kodak, Tenn.
8. Grande Pines Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.
9. The Bog, Saukville, Wis.
10. Union Hills Country Club, Sun City, Ariz.

 This week, one of Maui's best bargain courses tops GolfAdvisor's Power Rankings: Maui Nui Golf Club (formerly Elleair Golf  Club), located in Kihei in the heart of south Maui.

I'm often asked about the price of golf on Maui, as readers and friends suspect there aren't many options beyond the lavish resort courses.  But locals live on Maui too, and they need affordable courses, as do so many vacationers who may want a golf experience but not if it's over $100.  That's where Maui Nui comes in quite handy.

While Wailea's Golf and Emerald Courses command Top 100 rankings and green fees that can run north of $200, Maui Nui is the oasis of value golf.  Golfers gave it a 4.86/5 rating for value, and staff friendliness was also equally impressive.

5 Most Epic Golf Courses in Maui: From the Mountains to the Sea
by: Bart Potter,

If it's Maui we're talking about, there's plenty to do, see, taste, and experience that has nothing to do with golf.

But, to be able to throw in a round of golf, or three or four, on a small island dense with some of the best courses in the Pacific, is a little topping of bliss on your Pineapple Paradise ice cream. Really, I get to play golf, too?

Even if you didn't lug your golf clubs on the long flight over the pond, you're here, and you're itching to play, and you should, if you can.

If you feel like a splurge, you can play the same course where top PGA pros teed up last January. Or test out the Gold Course at Wailea Resort, which hosted the Champions Tour Skins Game from 2001-2007.

But you, sir or madam, might be a purist, and your head won't be turned by a name or a price tag … you just want a great golf experience. If it's a bargain you're looking for, you're in the right place. Maui offers some of the most spectacular courses for your money.

Maui Nui Golf Club

Other parts of the island “have got to deal with the wind and the other elements,” says Lief Smith, director of golf at Maui Nui Golf Club in central Maui, one of the island's busiest courses. Maui Nui, formerly known as Elleair and now under new Hawaiian ownership, has the least rainfall and wind of any Maui course, protected as it is by Mt. Haleakala and the West Maui mountains.

“It's pretty cool,” says Smith. “Golf's got to be in the top five, maybe top three, things to do on Maui. You've got the views, got the weather, got all the different layouts, you've got mountain courses and beach courses.”

He's right: Maui's diversity in climate and topography make for a singular golf experience. At Maui Nui, the course is player-friendly and the view changes on every hole. Fairways were recently widened and the greens are large, but a player wanting to score well will still need to keep the ball in play.

Play Card Programs

We understand that golf in Maui can get pricey, but at Maui Nui you will enjoy a great experience for a low price.  If you are looking to play just one day, click on Booking A Tee Time and choose from our amazing internet specials.  Interested in playing more than one day?  Then you need one of our 'Play Cards'.

Our Play Card Program was built with you...our guest in mind. It is a very simple program - the more you play, the more you SAVE!!! The program was designed based on the needs and at the requests of our esteemed guests. There are three programs that are popular with our guests:

Two Play Card
If you are looking to get two rounds of golf during your stay, then this card is perfect for you. With the purchase of this card you receive two rounds of golf with cart, GPS and tax. You can play anytime, no time restrictions. Enjoy all of this for only $168 plus tax (that nets your in season rate down all the way to $84 per round). This card is prepaid and non-transferable.

Six Play Card
Coming out with your wife or have an extended stay planned?  Then this option is perfect for you.  With the purchase of this card you receive six rounds of golf with cart, GPS and tax.  You can play anytime, no time restrictions. Enjoy all of this for only $444 plus tax (that nets your in season rate down all the way to $74 per round). This card is prepaid and is transferable to one of other persons in the initial golf party.

NEW! Maui Nui Players Program
This is perfect for full and part-time residents of Maui.  It is a pay when you play program that provides you an in-season rate for no higher than $54.  Other inclusions are two free rounds, gift card for the golf shop, discounts on guest fees, range balls and more.  So if you are in Maui longer then a vacation and you want to regularly play golf, then visit us today for the Maui Nui Players Program.

2015 Cards are IN!!  Players Program Cards now available for $199 renewal!!!
Non-Residents now eligible for players program at $279!!

For more information or to sign up for one of these three programs. call one of our Sales and Service Specialists at (808) 874-0777

Happy golfing!!!

Maui Nui Golf Club ... No clubs, no shoes, no problem!


Don't want to lug your clubs thousands of miles?  Trying to avoid expensive baggage fees?   GREAT NEWS!!!

Maui Nui just received BRAND NEW latest and greatest Taylor Made Rocketballz rental clubs, BONUS:  Receive TWO Free sleeves of Taylor Made Burner Golf Balls when renting the premium Rocketballz irons or Jet Speed Irons in Stiff flex.    Enjoy all of this for only $50 per set, (Includes clubs and two sleeves of balls)
Looking to save a few bucks…  We have a few sets of prior years Taylor Made rentals for only $25 (does not include the balls) 
Sets available in Men's and Women and in Right and Left Handed
You can reserve a set while making reservation or at check in.   We look forward to having you enjoy a great day at Maui Nui Golf Club..