From Tee to Green
Maui’s reputation as one of the world’s premier golfing destinations is well-deserved. Its links provide stunning views and exciting challenges. From Kapalua to Makena, a string great resorts have at least two courses each, which are open to the public. In addition, there are a few fine country club and municipal courses around the island.
Along West Maui’s “Golf Coast,” from Kapalua to Ka’anapali are five championship courses, three at Kapalua Golf Club and two at the Royal Ka’anapali Golf Courses. Kapalua’s three 18-holers include the Village Course and the Bay Course, both designed by Arnold Palmer, and the Plantation Course, designed by Ben Crenshaw. The Kapalua International and other televised tournaments are played here.
Of Ka’anapali’s two courses, the North Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and the South Course by Arthur Jack Snyder.
Maui’s South Side offers five additional world-class resort courses. Wailea Golf Club has three courses: the Blue Course, with its wide fairways, was designed by Arthur Jack Snyder; the Orange Course is also a Snyder design; and the Emerald Course is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. course that Golf magazine ranked as one of the nation’s Top Ten New Courses in 1995.
Next door, at the new Makena Golf Course, are two 18-hole courses also designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. They offering challenging play and the spectacular views.
Maui’s other courses include the Silversword Golf Course in Kihei, the Upcountry Pukalani Country Club Golf Course, and the Sandalwood Country Club and the Waiehu Municipal Golf Course both in Wailuku.