Golfing at Kapalua Resort
All avid golfers have a dream golf course to challenge them.
Two championship golf courses in Kapalua Resort are the favorite picks of professionals and casual golfers alike – the Plantation Course and the Bay Course.
The Plantation Course
Built by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore on the slopes of the of the West Maui mountains, the Plantation Course was a homegrown favorite even before the Hyundai Tournament of Champions staked its claim on the place.
Through the years, the 7,411-yard, par-73 course has been widely acknowledged as one of the very best golf courses in the world.
It’s not hard to see why, given the lush green terrain, dramatic ocean view, and a challenging course with sudden changes in elevation.
No wonder The Plantation Course has been ranked consistently as the #1 Golf Course in Hawauu.
The Bay Course
Tall palm trees, bright hibiscus flowers, and the infinite expanse of the Pacific Ocean through Kapalua Bay.
These are among the many charming features of the world-renowned Bay Course in Kapalua.
This course has witnessed history-making moments, such as the first live television broadcast of the Kapalua International Tournament in 1983 and the Kapalaua LPGA Classic today.
Greg Norman’s first win on American soil was played right on this course, alongside Ian Woosnam and David Llwellyn’s grand-slam victories for Wales in the World Cup of Golf.
Needless to say, the Bay Course is a challenging course loved by many professional golfers – and earned a reputation for being the proving ground for amateurs. Known for its extraordinary 5thhole—the only hole that is played over the ocean—the Bay Course is truly one of the world’s “must play” golf courses.
Where to stay
If you’d like to time your visit with the golfing events at Kapalua Resort, you have a choice of several rentals including:
- The Bay Villas just off of the Lower Honoapiilani Road, at 500 Bay Drive, Kapalua Resort, Lahaina, Hawaii
- The Ridge Villas at 100 Ridge Road, Kapalua Resort, Lahaina, Hawaii, just off of the Lower Honoapiilani Road
- The Golf Villas at 2000 Village Road in Lahaina