The island of Maui is an incredible place to live. With impressive beachfront homes for sale and highly sought after luxury real estate in West Maui, it’s no wonder why people all over the world are looking to call this Hawaiian paradise home. But we have another reason, beyond the best luxury island real estate, why Maui is a great place to live, and that’s for its epic golf courses!
That’s right, golf lovers be prepared because you’re in for a real treat this week. We’re going to fill you in on two of the top golf courses in all of West Maui and hope you have a pen and paper ready and are prepared to make note of what makes these courses some of the best of the best.
Kapalua Golf Courses
There are two world-class courses located in Kapalua that provide stunningly beautiful island scenery and offer a challenge to even the most seasoned pro. These are some of the best golf courses, teaching facilities and golf shops!
Kapalua Plantation Course Maui: This course is ranked as the number one golf course in all Hawaii! Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore on a grand scale, the Plantation Course is perfectly situated on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains and has dramatic ocean views from every hole.
Its lengthy 7,411 yard par 73 layout is a challenge for even the pros, but with its spread-out fairways and great greens any golfer can enjoy this special spot. The Plantation Course Maui also just so happens to be the site of the PGA TOUR’s Sentry Tournament of Champions and some of the best golfers in the world have played here.
Kapalua Bay Course: The Bay Course opened in 1975 and since that time has hosted more than 20 major professional tournaments! It’s most well-known for its breathtaking 17th hole that plays over the stunning Pacific Ocean. These two courses are some of the best in the world, let alone Hawaii, so they’re a must for your next golf outing.
Kaanapali Golf Courses
The Kaanapali Golf Courses offer 36 holes built on over 1200 acres of land with dazzling views of the Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountains. With renowned golf tournaments such as the Champions Tour Kaanapali Classic, the Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, the Canada Cup and the LPGA Kemper Open, these courses are among the best in all of the Hawaiian islands.
Royal Kaanapali Course: a Par 71, with 6700 yards. This golf course has challenged the best in golf so you’re sure to have an experience here. The Royal Kaanapali Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and is recently renovated. The course layout begins at sea level and climbs up into the foothills of the West Maui mountains which presents challenging shot selections over the contoured greens.
Kaanapali Kai Course: a Par 70 with 6,400 Yards, you can expect narrow fairways and epic views. Renovated in 2008, the Kaanapali Kai Course provides a more forgiving layout than its counterpart, the Royal Kaanapali Course, making it a great experience for all skill levels. Basic strategy is more important than distance on this course which was built upon an old sugarcane plantation.
Those are our favorite West Maui golf courses. Contact us if you have any more questions about real estate on Maui and we hope to see you on the green sometime soon!