Golf in Paradise: Maui

Tee off on some of the some of the most breathtaking courses you’ll find, with stunning views of volcanoes, sandy tropical beaches or humpback whales breaching in the distance.

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The Royal Kaanapali Course

This 18-hole resort course is par 71 at 6,700 yards. The venerable Robert Trent Jones, Sr., created a certified golf challenge when he laid out this West Maui course. The spectacular 18th hole demands a shot over water and is said to be one of the toughest holes in the islands.

The Kaanapali Kai Course

This was a piece-of-cake executive layout until Arthur Jack Snyder got his hands on it in 1977 and added some real golf gusto. It was later renovated by Hawaii’s most prolific golf course architect, Robin Nelson. This is a good one for players of all levels with a par 70 at 6,400 yards.

Maui Nui Golf Club

About halfway between Lahaina and Haleakala, this public course in Kihei is a par 71. With ocean views from every hole, high handicappers will have a great game if they’re not distracted by breaching whales or challenging wind. The course was previously named the Elleair Maui Golf Club.

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The Kapulua Plantation Course

Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore designed this challenging course, hailed as the best layout in the state. The course is home to the annual PGA Tour winners-only Mercedes Championship. Experience Hawaii golf at its best with gorgeous views, dramatic elevation changes and natural obstacles.

The Kahili Golf Course

Known as Maui’s best value course, this par 72 course has sweeping views. Fairways ease into the spectacular foothills of the West Maui Mountains. Both visiting and local golfers love the superb turf conditions and immaculate putting surfaces here. Enjoy lunch with breathtaking views after a round.

The Kapulua Bay Course

This par 72, 6,600 yard course designed by Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane winds its way through towering palms and flowering hibiscus. The par-3 fifth hole calls for a drive across an ocean inlet, one of the most photographed holes on Maui. Amateurs and pros alike love the scenic play here.

 

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