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Top 5 Maui Golf Courses You Have To Play

It's every golfer's dream to play some rounds on Maui golf courses. Are are the five must visit destinations on the island.


Hawaii has become a top spot to play golf, because of the fantastic atmosphere and tropical climate.  But as a response to the rampant tourism and interest, slowly but surely Maui has become a top spot for golfing because of the quality courses as well.  You’ll find that there are some of the best courses in the world here, that ensure you’re going to be able to play a quality game.  Whether you’re looking for a challenging game of golf, or just some of the most beautiful views of the ocean you can see in a lifetime, you’re going to find that there are several Maui golf courses you want to hit up.

Golfing is such a great sport because it’s as much about enjoying your surroundings and the outdoors, as it is about what’s happening on the green.  That means you want to really be able to look around, and appreciate the landscape and everything the earth has to offer, in addition to playing one of the most fun sports.  Plus there’s plenty of challenge, and fun to be had no matter your handicap or what level of the game you’re at right now with your own personal development.  Here are 5 of the best Maui golf courses that Hawaii has to offer, that you need to see on a vacation:

1) The Experience, Keole

Chiseled right into the local mountain range, you’ll find this to be one of the most beautiful courses you’ll ever play.  You’ll also find that the first nine holes take you right through historic pineapple fields, and all the beauty presented throughout this type of an area.  You’ll also find the legendary 17th hole takes you on a fantastic deep drop down a ravine, so that you literally go from the mountains to the lowest points throughout Lana’i.  This is a 7,000+ yard course, that features a par 72 difficulty, so you can be sure there’s plenty to experience for golfers at any level of expertise.

2) The Challenge at Manele

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this is highly regarded to be one of the greatest golfing venues available worldwide.  What you’re going to get is a fantastic course that hugs the rock coastline of the island to produce some of the most beautiful shots of the surrounding landscape that you’ll be able to see anywhere.  Plus they also offer fantastic beach and activity facilities in addition to championship golf, making The Challenge one of the top Maui golf courses that you have to see.

3) Kapalua Golf Resort

One of the best resorts to stay at, and actually rated the #1 in all of Hawaii by Travel magazine.  You’re going to find fantastic championship golf from this venue, and also the spot where the LPGA tours every single year.  That means quality, and true championship golf like you can’t get on every single course.  That makes the Kapalua golf course Maui’s best attraction if you’re looking for a really cozy place to stay, in addition to a great venue for you to golf.

4) The Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., here you have a just under 7,000 yard course with a par 71 rating, making it an exceptional experience for any golfer. Specifically taking advantage of the unique rolling hills throughout the area.  Here you’ll find great fairways with gentle challenging slopes, as well as large attractive greens that provide you with plenty of unique challenge as well as golfing glory.  In fact, you’re thrown right into the mix of things as the course starts out with a challenging 5 par 550 yard hole, just to make sure you’re awake and ready to play.

5) Wailea Gold Course

Created by Robert Trent Jones Jr, this is a course that has been awarded by just about every golf magazine out there, for it’s distinguished excellence in design.  The Wailea Gold course has been painstakingly designed to incorporate all the challenges and beauty you would want from golf, in addition to all the beauty that the local natural ecological formations provide.  In fact, Wailea painstakingly worked around all natural lava rock wall formations, to incorporate them into the design and structure of the course, adding to the beauty you’ll find playing the 7,078 yard distance.

 

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