Wailea Golf CoursesIf you come to Maui for golf don't dare miss Wailea Golf Club's Gold Course. Distraction will be a factor all day on this signature layout. There's the ocean backdrop, the topography, the lava rock walls, 200 feet of elevation changes, tall native grasses, 92 difficult bunkers and just enough doglegs to make you carve some shots. David R. Holland has more from Wailea.If you are a fan of old-style golf and architecture, the Old Blue Course at Wailea Golf Club on Maui is a must-play. That's without even considering the spectacular views, lush foliage, strategic ponds and coral sand bunkers. Today, Wailea is also home to the Wailea Gold and Emerald Courses, five stunning white crescent beaches, five-star resorts, the Shops at Wailea, Wailea Tennis Club, panoramic vistas with the occasional whale pod breaching out in the channel and a warm spirit of aloha.The Emerald Course at Wailea Golf Club is one of three 18-hole courses at the south Maui golf course and resort development, and it's undeniably the most scenic of the trio. The Emerald, despite being overshadowed by the Gold Course in most rankings, is also the most played of trio.