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Kapalua Resort, Maui

Offering a unique golf experience like no other, a golf vacation to Kapalua Golf in Hawaii is a trip you’ll remember forever. This resort is recognized as one of the top golf resorts in the world, and for good reason.

The lush greens meet the azure waters of Maui’s coastline, while two world-class golf courses sit amongst the breathtaking scenery and enjoy the gentle breeze from the North Pacific. Each championship course offers something different, with the Plantation Course being a little more challenging than the Bay Course.

Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course is built around the West Maui Mountains, with dramatic elevation changes and unrivaled views from every hole. It’s also home to the PGA Tour’s annual ‘The Sentry’ Tournament, providing guests the opportunity to watch an elite field of the previous year’s PGA Tour winners.

The Bay Course comprises rolling fairways and uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean, delivering a more relaxing experience. Kapalua Golf experiences don’t stop on the courses, there’s a state-of-the-art golf academy and relaxing clubhouse for unwinding at the end of a long day.

Kapalua Golf Courses

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Plantation Course

Designed by the legendary Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, the Plantation Course at Kapalua is a masterpiece that offers more than just a round of golf; it’s an immersive experience in nature’s grandeur.

Perched on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains, this par-73 course provides players with breathtaking ocean views and challenging elevation changes. The Plantation Course is a true test of skill for golfers seeking both beauty and challenge.

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Bay Course

For those seeking a respite from the more challenging Plantation Course, the Bay Course at Kapalua is a sanctuary where the rhythm of the ocean harmonizes with the pursuit of the perfect swing. It’s not just a golf course; it’s an invitation to bask in the serenity of Maui’s coastal beauty while indulging in the joy of the game.

Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane have crafted not just a golfing destination but an immersive experience where every stroke becomes a brushstroke on a canvas painted with the colors of paradise.

Facilities at Kapalua Resort

Kapalua Golf offers a selection of luxury accommodations, from the opulence of the Ritz-Carlton to the beautiful oceanfront villas of Montague Kapalua Bay. After golf, enjoy further activities including extensive tennis facilities, and relax at the pools, and spas located across the resort. Dine at the selection of fine restaurants available, and enjoy a nightcap at one of the seafront bars.

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Two world-renowned courses
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Host of the PGA Tour’s Sentry Tournament of Champions
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Paradise beaches and scenery
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Luxury facilities include a spa and tennis courts
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Fine dining options on resort
Dramatic Hawaii coastline

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Combine the luxurious, paradise resorts of Maui and the Big Island, with some of the most spectacular golf on the planet. Play the famed Kapalua Plantation course, with panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean, the volcanic carved layouts of Mauna Lani, and the ocean side holes of Hapuna.

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How to get to Kapalua Resort

Kapalua Golf Resort is located at Maui’s most northern tip, creating a sense of exclusivity, and allowing for the unspoiled ocean views for which it is famed. However, despite Kapalua’s remote location, Maui’s Kahului Airport is less than an hour’s transfer along scenic coastal roads. Regular flights connect to Hawaii’s islands and across the USA.

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Kapalua FAQs

Kapalua Golf Resort is located on the northern tip of the Island of Maui, which is home to two world-class courses; the Plantation and the Bay Course.

Golf cart rental is an option that Kapalua Golf Resort offers to all visitors.

There are two courses available at Kapalua, Hawaii. which are called The Plantation and Bay Course.

Prices to Kapalua can vary greatly depending on duration and flight. At Premier Golf, we recommend combining a 7-night stay with a 6-day round trip across two islands, and prices for this start from $5,980.

Of the two courses available at the Kapalua the Bay Course is considered the easiest. The Plantation hosts the “PGA Tour event – The Sentry” each January and is known to be a test for most golfer’s skills thanks to the frequent and challenging elevation changes.

The best times to visit Kapalua are in the Winter and Spring (mid-December – March), but Hawaii is great for golf all year. The Winter and Spring are perfect to escape the cold and experience the impeccable natural views that Kapulua has to offer.

The closest major airport to Kapalua is the Kahului Airport (OGG), the main airport on Maui, and is a 1-hour transfer to the venue.

The time it takes for a round of golf at Kapalua depends on the skill of the individual golfer and your party size. The average time for golf courses of a similar size is around 4 hours and 30 minutes.