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Golfing on Maui

Maui is home to over 20 golf courses and has been labeled the world’s premier destination for golfing. Many of the golf courses on the island are ranked at the top or close to the top in relation to all of the other courses in the world.

In Maui, you can enjoy numerous professional tournaments, but there is always space for non-professionals on the course. You won’t have any problem getting a tee time for a leisurely game with family and friends.

Maui golf courses are excellent for competing, enjoying a game of golf, or just learning the game and having some fun. Below you will find a list of some of the most popular courses on the island.

The Bay Course
Designed by Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane, the Bay Course is one of three Championship courses that are owned by Kapalua Resort. The Bay Course is a par 72 course that spans 6,600 yards. Generous, beautiful greens and rolling fairways make this course a pleasure to play. The Bay Course has 68 bunkers, 8 water hazards, and a breathtaking 5th hole that rests along the edge of the Pacific.

The Plantation Course
The Plantation Course is home to the Mercedes Championship, which is the championship that opens the PGA tour season. You will enjoy numerous terrains on this course, from deep valleys to large, expanding greens and fairways. The Plantation Course is a par 73 course that spans 7,411 yards.

Wailea Blue
The Wailea Blue course is located on the lower foothills of the majestic Mt. Haleakala. Designed by Arthur Jack Snyder, this course spans 6,765 yards and offers family rates. You will find serene lakes, coral sand bunkers, and cooling fountains. You will view spectacular scenery of the sparkling ocean and the dramatic volcano in the nearby distance.

Wailea Emerald
The Wailea Emerald course was given a Top Fairways Award as being one of the most golf-friendly courses for women. Additionally, it is considered one of the most fun Maui courses for all players. Spanning 6,825 yards, you will find carpet-like fairways, an abundance of vistas showing off the Ocean and the volcano, and plenty of colorful foliage. For players that like to have a challenge they will be able to tailor the course to their needs with the use of four and six tee boxes.

The Village Course
The Village Course is filled with all the right aspects to provide a breathtaking view and a challenging game. Your game will be graced with hilly terrain, plenty of bunkers, and 4 water hazards. Additionally, you will have breathtakingly scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, Lanai, and Molokai.

Makena North Course
Makena North is located on 1,800 acres of land. Naturally beautiful and unspoiled, this course is perfect for golfing in every way. This 18-hole course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The views of the Pacific are as clear as day. Many people play slowly as they end up watching the whales or looking to the neighboring islands in the distance. The tenth hole offers natural Hawaiian rock walls and there are natural gullies and streambeds throughout the entire course.

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