Maui’s Finest: The Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf
Kapalua Golf

Nestled along the West Maui Mountains, the Plantation Golf Course epitomizes the quintessential character of a picturesque location – complete with fantastic vistas of the Pacific Ocean.
(Photo courtesy of golf at Kapalua.)

Throughout the years, The Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii has become a dream destination for many avid golfers. Nestled along the West Maui Mountains, it epitomizes the quintessential character of a picturesque location – complete with fantastic vistas of the Pacific Ocean. According to Golf WRX, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw designed the magnificent course and was open for play in 1991. It highlights a distinctive par-73 layout that stretches 7,411 yards from the back tees – requiring vast amounts of appreciation and creativity. But with a few holes that need to be played downhill, it seems shorter than the scorecard yardage.

The Kapalua Golf Plantation Course was initially meant to be a resort course. Thanks to Coore and Crenshaw, and their ingenious plan to provide traveling golfers with extensive fairways, minimal forced carries and massive rolling greens.  The course offers a fun and stimulating experience to everyone. This, in more ways than one, opened the door to prestigious international golf events such as the more recent SBS Tournament of Champions.

The likes of Ryan Moore (above) and Jhonattan Vegas were having a blast playing one of the most scenic courses not just in Hawaii, but in the world.
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Last January 5, 2017, the SBS Tournament of Champions welcomed the New Year and new golfing season with a bang. During the opening ceremonies, Kapalua cultural adviser Clifford Naeole draped the traditional lei on the tree marker at the course’s first hole; in what was considered as one of the most unique golf rites of all. For those who’ve missed the Maui event, golf website Play Your Course covered all the social media activities and showcased stunning photos of those involved. In the feature article by Jessica Goulart, we can see how the likes of Ryan Moore and Jhonattan Vegas were having a blast playing one of the most scenic courses not just in Hawaii, but in the world.

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, a 54-acre hotel also maintains the Honokahua Preservation Site adjacent to the resort’s beach.
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When it comes to accommodations, Golf Advisor suggests the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, a 54-acre hotel that maintains the Honokahua Preservation Site adjacent to the resort’s beach. Aside from the one-of-a-kind view and luxury hotels, The Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf has nonstop undulations, sudden elevations changes, and several blind tee spots – making it the ideal spot for every golfer of regardless of what skill level they possess.

Indeed, this experience may require some golfers to break the bank, but the memories will definitely last a lifetime. The world-class golf course truly speaks for itself. So if the Kapalua Golf Plantation Course isn’t on your bucket list, then we would encourage you to add it immediately. On the other hand, if by now you’ve already made plans to fly to Hawaii and play golf, then you’re surely in for a fantastic treat.

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