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Ka’anapali Golf Courses is home to 36 holes of championship golf and has hosted both the LPGA and Tour of Champions, in addition to Big Break Ka’anapali. With two distinct layouts, a FootGolf course, GolfBoard rentals, a beautiful logo shop and Roy’s Ka’anapali as its 19th hole, Ka’anapali has something for the whole family!
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A reader asked Jason Scott Deegan about "not-so-obvious" choices for golf on Maui besides Kapalua's famed Plantation Course. From Challenge at Manele Bay to Kahili Golf Club, here are his picks for Maui and Lana'i, its sister island.
Royal Ka'anapali Golf Course is one of only two Robert Trent Jones Sr. designs on Maui. Since Bing Crosby opened the course with a tee shot in 1962, Royal Ka'anapali hasn't missed a beat. From start to finish -- the 18th is one of the most challenging finishing holes in golf -- you'll enjoy Royal Ka'anapali, David R. Holland writes.
Under normal circumstances it's not easy to pick at top 5 list of anything. Then make it about golf courses -- golf courses on Maui in particular -- and the task is really difficult. But that's what we asked Bill Bowman to do following his recent trip to Hawaii. Here there are his picks for Maui's five best courses. Do you agree?
You're on vacation in Maui, so obviously you are going to tee it up. But there is more to this Hawaiian island paradise than fantastic golf courses. Bill Bowman helps guide you through a typical day on Maui, combining golf with a myriad of other activities that this island paradise has to offer.
Few courses in the world give you views like Kapalua's Plantation Course, host to the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the PGA Tour's first event of the 2014 season. The West Maui Mountains are behind you, and the Pacific is seen from just about every shot. But upon even closer inspection you might be lucky enough to see a whale breaching and surfers.
When you're staying at a five-star golf resort, it's pretty easy to find good food. Most people who travel to Maui, however, don't want to eat every single meal at the resort, so Mike Bailey offers up a few good choices for those looking for a little adventure off the golf course.
Kapalua Resort not only features two terrific golf courses (Plantation and Bay) but also the Kapalua Golf Academy. Operated by Troon Golf, golfers can use the Academy for a one-time lesson, half-day golf school or three-day golf school. Best of all, it all takes place at one of the best settings in the world.
Paradise is abundant in Hawaii, but it's a very personal thing, particularly on Maui. Do you want amenities or seclusion? Lavish amenities or a little nightlife? Maui is small but diverse enough that it's all here, you just need to know where to go. So which corner of Maui is right for your vacation? Here's a primer on what to expect, from Kapalua on the north shore to Makena in the south.
August 13, 2018
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Ewan Porter travels down under to visit some of the best golfing destinations in Australia. Porter visits Moonah Links to play a round with 2018 Australian Senior Amateur Champion Sue Wooster. Along the way, Porter spends time meeting koala bears at the Moonlit Sanctuary and diving alongside sharks in a Melbourne aquarium. A visit to King Island leads to a tour of Cape Wickham and an Australian cheese tasting. The round trip ends with an excursion to Tanzania that includes golfing at Barnbougle and mountain biking in Derby. (2019).
Matt Ginella travels to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to visit the “seaside golf capital of the world.” During a visit to Pine Lakes Country Club, Ginella spends time with Brandon Canesi, the founder of the Hole High Foundation. Along the way, he tees it up with junior golfer Jackson Cole and hits the water at Shark Wake Park with Greg Norman Jr. Between rounds, Ginella goes fishing at Paradise Reef and enjoys some delicious tacos from Bubba’s Love Shak. The round trip ends with a visit to Pawley’s Plantation Golf and Country Club to talk music and golf with Mark Bryan. (Original air date 2018)
Matt Ginella ventures across the pond to explore the culture of golf in Ireland. After discussing the updated Adare Manor Golf Club with Andy McMahon, Ginella heads to town to listen to some traditional Irish music at Aunty Lena’s. The tour of Ireland continues with a visit to Waterville Golf Links and Ardglass Golf Club. Amidst teeing it up along the coast, Ginella makes time to try Bushmills Whiskey and visit Lahinch Golf Club, home of the 2019 Irish Open. The round trip ends with a visit to Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland to play a round with John Bamber. (Originally aired 2018)
Join Matt Ginella as he travels to Big Cedar Lodge on Golf Advisor Round Trip. Overlooking Table Rock Lake in the Ozark Mountains, Big Cedar Lodge is a golf resort founded by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, boasting four courses designed by legends including Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Tom Fazio. Watch Matt play with Morris’ nephew Hudson at Top of the Rock, get adventurous at Fun Mountain, go bass fishing with hall-of-famer Stacey King at Bent Hook Marina, and play Buffalo Ridge with Les Garland, the founder of MTV. Get a sneak peek at Ozarks National, designed by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, and even go bow fishing with Johnny’s son, John Paul. (Originally aired 2018)
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Valid dates: Jan 11, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
Enjoy four rounds of golf at either of Ka’anapali’s championship courses and a beautiful Ocean View room with a five (5) or more night stay at the Royal Lahaina Resort.