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Kapalua Plantation Course, Kapalua

4.5
#1 of 53 in Golf in Hawaii
Test out your golfing skills on the course that hosts the PGA Tournament of Champions each January set amidst the tropical scenery in Hawaii at Kapalua Plantation Course. Some of golf's best have played this course, including Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. The course is long, at 6,776 m (7,411 yd), and has a par 73 layout, but it offers plenty of greens, wide fairways, and multiple downhill tee shots. You'll play within expansive ocean views, a luxury that has caused the course to be regularly ranked as the number one golf course in Hawaii. Due to the difficulty of the course, golf pros recommend only those with previous golfing experience play here. If you plan on golfing more than once, consider the discounted multi-day packages. Plan my Kapalua trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • If you want to golf in Maui, there are many other options. The Plantation course was beat up. The greens were in ridiculously bad shape. Not sure what happened. The cart GPS didn’t work. Changed carts...  more »
  • Beautiful views, amazing course. It’s a lot of fun to play where the pros play. Staff is top notch. Clubhouse is beautiful. Teeing off with whales breaching in the background is really an experience. ...  more »
  • We played this course the week before the PGA tournament. It is definitely challenging and I’d recommend bringing extra balls! It is a hilly course and the wind was whipping. It was cart path only so ...  more »
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  • Great customer service. Some of the best I have had. Course was in the process of getting ready for the Tournament Of Champions so it was cart path only. Not ideal on such a hilly terrain but overall very enjoyable. Always enjoy my visits.
  • Humiliating experience. We took a wrong turn on a hiking trail and ended up on the course. We asked at the clubhouse for directions back to the trail and were no more than five minutes on our way when one of the employees - Kevin - stopped us and insisted we turn around. "This is a high-class resort and you two are improperly dressed. Turn back now and go around on the road." (We were hiking, so... I guess we weren't wearing the signature Ralph Lauren polo shirt required to be on the property.) We asked if we could just continue until we connected to the trail, but he became rude and belligerent and sent us to the road, forcing us to walk an hour out of our way to reconnect. Ruined our day. In an alternative universe where this isn't the snobbiest resort on the island, the employee would have asked us if we were lost then offered us a quick ride in the cart to get back to our trail. We would have apologized, thanked him, and been on our way. But we didn't seem to fit the demographic that is catered to at the resort, so we were treated poorly.
  • Bucket list experience! I got to enjoy it with my son in 2010. Always enjoy watching PGA event each January.
  • This is a PGA championship course- incredibly challenging, blind shots, double incline shots, deep bunkers... but, the most amazing views on Maui! Every hole is another OMG vista, inspiring elevated tee boxes; just an incredible experience. This will be frustrating and NOT fun for a beginner; consistent drives are essential. Best course on Maui by a mile.
  • Absolutely fabulous in every way, service outstanding, food delicious and view spectacular. Can t wait to come back.

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