Three Golf Courses not to be missed on Maui, Hawaii

Here is a list of Three of the "Must Play" golf courses on the Hawaiian Island Of Maui. Hawaii is full of fantastic golf courses but here is a list of three of the most famous, renowned and unique golf clubs that everybody should play while visiting Maui, Hawaii. Hawaii Golf clubs are listed in alphabetical order.



Recognized as one of the top golf resorts in the world, Kapalua’s two championship golf courses are nothing short of breathtaking.  The Kapalua Bay Course, Host of the 2008 Kapalua LPGA Classic, winds its way through towering palms and flowering hibiscus. Built with the tee on one side of a Pacific inlet and the green on the other, use the trade winds as your 5th tee shot carries over glistening Oneloa Bay. With its uninterrupted views of the Pacific and gentle rolling fairways, the Bay Course is sure to excite Golfers of all skill levels.The Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane designed course was one of the earliest features in the development of Kapalua Resort and the forerunner of the resort’s two championship courses. The course has two holes that are on the Pacific. The short par 4, 4th hole and the great par 3, 5th hole.



The Kapalua Plantation built around the natural wonders of the West Maui Mountains, the Plantation Course at Kapalua ranks among the world’s greatest courses. So special, even the PGA tour only allows winners from the previous year to tee it up at its season opening event, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. The Plantation Course was designed by famed golf architects Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore and stretches out across natural geographic formations and pineapple plantation fields. The views are simply incredible from every hole on the course! In winter months, you will see Humpbacks breaching and amazing views of the islands of Molokai and Lanai. The finishing 17th and 18th holes are truly two of the great and fun finishing holes in golf.  The 17th is a 508 yard par 4 and the 18th is a 663 yard par 5! On each hole there is serious elevation change, where drives can be over 400 yards on the 18th fairway!



Home to three great courses - Wailea Gold Golf Course, Wailea Emerald Golf Course and the original golf course, Wailea Old Blue Golf Course. All levels of golfers will love it here. Wailea Gold was honored by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest as one of the country’s ten best new resort courses when it opened in 1994. Known as a “thinking player’s course,” the Gold offers a true test of a golfers skills. The Maui Historical Society recognized the course for its preservation of prehistoric lava rock walls during construction, and hailed as one of the world’s best designed courses by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler in the magazine’s first golf resorts poll. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, The Gold's 200 foot elevation change from top to bottom enhances the numerous ocean and mountain views available from virtually every hole.

Carl Murphy


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