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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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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?
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.
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.
Royal Course at Ka'anapali Golf Resort on Maui gets the majority of the rave reviews. But players need to remember its sister Kai Course is also a tremendous challenge. From breathtaking views and scenery to enough rolling fairways and undulating greens, it's a course that will leave you wanting more, especially in the wake of recent renovations by Robin Nelson.
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