Kapalua Resort (Plantation course)

2000 Plantation Club Drive,

Lahaina, Hawaii (Maui) 96761

  • Office

    +1 (877) 527 2582 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (808) 669 8044
  • Fax

    +1 (808) 669 0507
  • Golf pro

    Ben Hongo (PGA, Director of Instruction)
  • Academy

    Kapalua Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, limited high-end residential and many ocean views.

  • Designer:

    Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7411
6019
5627
Par
73
73
73
SSS or slope
74.9
71.7
73.2

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Plantation course. Also at Kapalua Resort is the 18-hole par-72 Bay course (6600 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

21.006903

Longitude:

-156.639258

How to get there:

4 mi N of Napili-Honokowai / 33 mi NW of Kahului.

Kapalua Resort (Plantation course)

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1991

Kapalua Resort (Plantation course): Located on the northeast coast of the Hawaiian Island of Maui, the spectacular Kapalua Resort is home to two 18-hole championship golf courses. The highly-rated Plantation course, a regular early-season stop on the PGA Tour, is complemented by the easier-going and also well-rated Bay course.

Kapalua's Plantation course is one of the top-rated and finest championship layouts in the Hawaiian Islands. The excellent tree-lined and open parkland course contains a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes. Built around the natural wonders of the West Maui Mountains, awe-inspiring views, dramatic elevation changes and rolling terrain accompany you throughout. Definitely a course that will challenge your all-round game, and well worth going out of your way to play.

Stay & Play at Kapalua Plantation: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Hawaii - Maui & Lanai

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes at peak times in high season: $325 (all days). Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The golf courses and facilities at Kapalua are operated by Troon Golf, one of the world's leading upscale golf course management and development companies. Both the Plantation and Bay courses are certified as Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary courses.

The Plantation course is home to the PGA Tour's Tournament of Champions, the tour's season opening event. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Kapalua Resort.

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 130th best course and 22nd best public course in the USA; 2nd best course in Hawaii.

Where2Stay

  • The Ritz-Carlton KapaluaAAA 5-Diamond

    One Ritz Carlton Dr, Kapalua, HI 96761

    +1 (808) 669 6200

    Visit website

    The 463-guest room Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is a stunning Maui resort, enveloped in a lush, oceanside setting. With direct access to the secluded, award-winning D.T. Fleming Beach, guests of this luxury Maui hotel can relax in the sun, or connect with the natural, tropical environment through hiking, snorkeling, golf and a variety of other outdoor activities.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Kapalua (Bay and Plantation courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ka'anapali

  • Napili Sunset Beachfront Resort

    46 Hui Drive, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761.

    +1 (808) 669 8083

    Visit website

    Napili Sunset is quite literally, on the beach. The resort's two-storey Kanani and Kekalani buildings house 26 units which open to an elevated lawn with a commanding view of Napili Bay, the islands of Molokai and Lanai, and spectacular sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Kapalua (Bay and Plantation courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ka'anapali

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