They call it Maui's Golf Coast. Fifteen courses ranging from sun-soaked resort layouts, where all three PGA tours play, to a links course that is a slice of Scotland in Maui's central valley.
The Kaanapali Golf Course features two championship golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones (Royal Kaanapali) and Arthur Jack Snyder (Kaanapali Kai). Green fees include a shared cart. Also available: driving range, putting green, club storage, top-of-the-line golf equipment, club and shoe rentals, and apparel for men and women. Free transportation available by resort shuttle. Kaanapali Beach Hotel room and golf packages are available.
Just out the front door of Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel, take a right and two minutes later you're at the Golf & Resort Pro Shop at the Kaanapali Golf Resort Courses.
The Royal Kaanapali Course is the most challenging and plays host to the Wendy's Champions Skins Game each winter. This course winds from the shoreline of the resort to the foothills, with a spectacular par 4 at along the beach. With over 45 years of tournament history, this course has challenged golfing legends and amateurs alike.
The Kaanapali Kai Course, originally an executive course, was recently redesigned and is now the local’s favorite on Maui. This course may play shorter than the Royal Course but the combination of narrow fairways and bunker-protected greens, makes a deft touch around the greens a necessity. Golf Channel’s #1 series, Big Break Kaanapali, was recently filmed on the Kai Course.
Continue your golf odyssey at Kapalua, home to the PGA Tour's annual opener, the SBC Championship (formerly the Mercedes Championship). Choose from two award-winning courses. The Plantation Course, features broad fairways, large undulating greens and ocean views beyond compare. The Bay Course is Kapalua's first, and features one of Hawaii's most famous holes - the par 3 5th. The shot is 154 yards from the white tees, almost entirely over water. Just try to keep your head down!
Drive South just pass Maalaea and you're on course for Central Maui's Sandalwood, Maui Lani, and Waiehu venues. Sandalwood hugs the hillside and features some tee shots with over 100 feet of vertical drop. The rough is tough, and the water is wet, but the normally downwind par 5, 18th hole will make you feel like Tiger Woods. Maui Lani, adjacent to Kahului, is Maui's newest and most unique. A true links course, it winds up through canyons and sand hills. Waiehu, Maui's municipal course hugs the north shore. A slice here puts you in the surf line.
South Maui's courses start at Elleair in Kihei. It's tight, and tough, a shot-maker's delight. Water features require some planning, but a couple of relatively short par 5's will test your go-for-it skills.
Wailea Resort's Blue, Gold and Emerald Courses. The working definition of manicured; these three layouts are everyone's favorites. Wailea boasts an excellent practice facility, and the Emerald has been recognized as among the most "Woman Golfer Friendly" courses in America. But don't let that fool you. The Emerald, just like the Gold and Blue, is no pushover. Bring your "A" game - and your camera.
Maui's Golf Coast ends at Makena. Here, the North and South Courses go from desert conditions, to hillside tee boxes with views to die for. Home of the Hawaii State Open, Makena is well known for its layout and is a jewel that sparkles at the southern tip of Maui.
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