Among West Maui’s finest features are its post card beaches, magnificent real estate listings, and world-class golf courses. In fact, Kapalua Golf Courses recently earned special accolades from “Golfweek Magazine.” The publication routinely makes recommendations to its many readers throughout the U.S., and this is the twelfth consecutive year that they’ve named the Plantation Course the Best Course to Play in Hawaii. Meanwhile, the Bay Course ranked twelfth in the same category.
The results are part of Golfweek’s annual Best course-ratings program, which they release every year in the spring, featuring multiple categories. The winners in each category are based on 10 criteria, which they use to calculate their overall rating to compare within their state, or nationally. Here are this year’s rankings for Hawaii’s golf courses.
Best Courses to Play in Hawaii
1. Kapalua (Plantation), Maui (No. 45 m)
2. Four Seasons Resort (Manele), Lanai (No. 64 m)
3. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel GC, Kona (m)
4. Princeville Makai, Kauai (m)
5. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kailua-Kona (m)
6. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa (Poipu Bay), Kauai (m)
7. Wailea (Gold), Maui, (m)
8. Turtle Bay Resort (Arnold Palmer), Oahu (m)
9. Wailea (Emerald), Maui (m)
10. Kapolei GC, Kapolei (m)
11. Ocean Course at Hokuala, Kauai (m)
12. Kapalua (Bay), Maui (m)
13. Mauna Lani (North), Kona (m)
14. Wailua Municipal, Kauai (m)
15. Ko Olina, Oahu (m)
It may be worth noting that out of fifteen courses on the Hawaii list, Maui claimed four spots, which was more than any of the other islands in the state. Two of Maui’s winning courses are in Wailea, South Maui, while two are located in Kapalua here in West Maui. If you love a great game of golf and you’re looking for West Maui real estate, keep in mind that there are also courses in Kaanapali and elsewhere on the island that are well worth experiencing, even though they didn’t make the top 15. There’s some pretty tough competition when it comes to golf courses in Hawaii, thanks to their world-class designers and the phenomenal natural beauty that surrounds them.
If you’re planning to buy a West Maui property, you may also want to take advantage of the Kapalua Golf Academy, which recently earned the 2018 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award for Best Golf Academy in Hawaii. Whether you’re a veteran or you’re new to the game, it’s the best place to learn in Hawaii. You can take advantage of individual lessons, group lessons, video analysis, custom club fitting and on-course playing lessons.
You may also be interested in their unlimited golf packages for this year, running from April 1st to December 19th. If you’d like to learn more, visit golfatkapalua.com or call 1-877-KAPALUA. If you’re browsing for listings in the area, there are magnificent luxury homes for sale in Kapalua that might interest you. If you need our assistance finding the right investment, feel free to contact us. Mahalo!