Large and difficult to navigate
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Only 18-hole public course on Maui
- Despite all the rain, course was not the muddy
Cons: - Difficult to navigate
- Most signs are missing
- Most tees pads are temporary
Other Thoughts: I played this course while on vacation and was disappointed. It was not as well maintained as most of the courses I've played on the mainland. I'm not even sure I played all 18-holes, because after awhile I was just making it up as I went along. I only saw a couple signs, and many of the teepads were carpet mats. Some baskets I threw at multiple times. It's possible some baskets were missing. This course is at least 30 minutes from the resorts of Maui, so I wouldn't waste your time.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Unique course, coming from Michigan
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Aesthetic-- plays through a very large multi-use park in the valley city of Kahului on Maui!! Shares many areas with walking paths but other amenities are relatively safe. Be vigilant of walkers etc.
Baskets-- DisCatchers all in good repair, the yellow bands aided visibility
Routing and nav-- With the map (you need the map!) routing isn't terrible. However, many of the tee areas aren't immediately evident and you may just have to throw from a selected spot.
Use of available terrain-- uses an old drainage ditch for a couple holes but the grass isn't cut here. Other holes utilize "gully" type shots and hills are a major factor here.
Risk v Reward-- the main RvR here is the rough. It's punishing is you have errant shots so keep 'em on the fairway!!
Challenge-- with the wind, the challenge becomes playing the wind and keeping your discs on the fairway. I'm sure it's not always windy but it was 30-40mph the day we were there.
Safety-- because this course shares many areas with walkers/runners/bikers the course has safety issues. Be aware of the other people using the park and you'll be fine.
Routing/nav-- As I already said, the tee areas aren't always immediately evident as tee areas. Later in the course, they are bigger dirt scuffs or carpet pads and these are easy to follow.
Tee areas-- some are side walks with painted lines, some are dirt scuffs, some are carpet. Seem to be in decent repair for what they are.
Long walks-- seemed to be some long walks between 4 & 5 specifically..
It's disc golf in paradise, how could it be bad?
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Disc golf on Maui!
Pros: Good diversity of shots, there is at least one for any style of throw. Park is empty during the morning, then gets busy in the afternoon, but the people are all friendly. Especially the local DG club. They have weekly doubles tournaments on Wednesday afternoons around 3. Great way to learn the course!
Cons: Tee pads are needed! winds can be REALLY strong, so if your not used to wind it could be a long day...
Other Thoughts: The Facebook site helped out a lot, and they have a website for a local club. MDGA, just ignore all the dairy goat sites and contact the club to ask about meeting a local to be a guild... They get a kick out of it and seem to appreciate people's thoughts on how to be better.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Bring your heavy discs!
Pros: Challenging hole layout. Hole 3, short, was a "through the eye of the needle" drive from the tee. The basked was under a big tree, so the shot not only had to be accurate out of the hand, it had to be a laser to reach the basket off the tee.
The next hole of interest was #11, across a gorge to the top of a hill on anhyzer approach. Really cool.The course didn't have any trash cans, but on the other hand, I saw no trash at all on the entire course.
Cons: Wind. Since I was on vacation I only brought 4 discs and really needed by 175-180g's. My 165's were too light to handle the wind. And tall grass and bugs! I even got a thorn through the bottom of my Merrels that stopped me in my tracks.
The baskets were in good shape except that almost all the chains on every basket were rusted . . . which prevented hearing the beautiful chimes when you catch them.
Really need tee pads and tee markers and next hole signes. I had a devil of a time finding my way around even with the UDisc app and the map here. Really long walk from 4 to 5. No tee pad or marker whatsoever for 16, 17, and 18. I finally used my GPS to get me where the tee pad "should" have been and threw from there.
Other Thoughts: I had a great time all in all. There wasn't anybody on the course the 2 hours I was there. It took so long to play because I was "GoPro-ing" every hole for posterity sake. This was the only course I found on the island. Forget Oahu. I tried to get onto Bellows AFB, and that was a total loss. I finally played the beach park right outside the base. No one was there, so we made our own course using trash cans. Still had a great time.
So, if you go to Oahu, this course is definitely worth visiting. Especially if you are an uber-disc golf junkie like me and there's nowhere else to throw!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Baskets are all in decent condition.
-Good variety of holes requiring different throws
-Nice views of the mountains nearby
-Course/park was almost completely empty (weekday late morning)
Cons: -Difficult to navigate even with a map.
-Teepads are mostly nonexistent except for a few holes.
-Some holes a little too close to other park users: I.e. swimming pool, playground and soccer fields
-Not a fan of the holes in the dry drainage ditch 7,8,16, and 17, only because it looks like they don't mow that area very often if at all
Other Thoughts: Very nice course on the island of Maui, just bring a decent map because they layout can be confusing. Most of the confusion could be solved with more defined tee pads/markers. Overall I enjoyed my round at this course and would play it again.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Solid, Fun Course
Pros: -Good use of existing terrain, resulting in a fun variety of shots.
-Well thought out basket positions
-Good use of existing elevation changes. It has some really fun downhill tunnel throws
-Park setting has amenities for other members of your family.
-People using the park actually seemed aware if you were trying to throw and acted accordingly.
Cons: With a map, you can figure out the course but it isn't easy.
Tee pads and signs would bump this course up at least .5
Other Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised when I played this course alone on a weekday. While some of the physical things still need work (pads/signs), you can tell that the course was designed by players for players and has great potential to improve. The shared baskets on a couple of holes don't seem to be problematic. Well done and thank you for a solid course on Maui!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Good Thing for Locals!!
Pros: Great use of land
Good changes of elevation
Cons: Confusing if not with a local
Other Thoughts: I am very lucky that I ran into a group of three very nice guys who live in the area and played with them. The one guy is one of the designers of the course so he took me through it. Lots of interesting shots. In some instance we threw at the same basket more then once but from a different approach.
I had a great time, but if I would have not run into these guys there is no way in the world I would have figured out the layout becuase there was very little signage.
That being said, I know they are working hard on this course and are still tweaking it and pouring new cement pads, so I think it will be even better next time I go back.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good use of land.
Fairly easy to navigate with a map.
Cons: Tee areas need to be marked better.
Signage would be very helpful.
Other Thoughts: There are some really fun shots here! Locals seem friendly. Hole 1 can punish you if you end up below the basket.
Personal highlight was finishing with a birdie! Keep up the great work.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course starts in open field. Tee #1 is near yellow gate and plays to basket surrounded by pine trees. Tee #2 is down hill and basket is a dog leg left. Baskets # 3 & 4 are both out in open. No real tee boxes on any of first four baskets.
Hole # 5 is across parking lot,(follow pathway) thru another yellow gate, in between buildings and by a kids play area. Paint on ground marks Tee box 5. Most of the rest of tee boxes are marked with carpet pads. On hole # 12, you throw across a ditch. There are stairs, if you are looking at basket, on your left to get across.
Holes # 13 & 14 both use same basket. #14 tee box is near tennis courts. Tee box #15 is thru gulley. Little walk to get to it. Also you will want a spotter if grass is still long. Hole # 18 throws to hole # 5 basket, ( towards pool house building)
Cons: Difficult to navigate. I asked a park employee where hole # 1 starts and they said " just start anywhere."
I found a couple of locals playing and they helped alot!
Hopefully a course map is made or maps put on-line.
Other Thoughts: This is a permenant course near Maui's airport and shopping is also nearby.
Lots of wind and lots of potential!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
First permanent 18 hole course in a public park
Pros: Right in the Heart of Maui. Shops nearby, nice variety of shots, and slight elevation changes. Tough course when the wind is roaring! which it usually is!! Fun Course!!
Cons: still a fresh course, so alot of room for improvement. also 2pm-sunset it can get really crowded with pedestrians and other park users.
Other Thoughts: as time goes by, this course only can get better..
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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