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West Maui Golf: Take a Swing on Championship Fairways

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October 25, 2019

When it comes to finding the Hawaii luxury home of your dreams, no one can pass up the majestic beauty of Maui. With subtropical weather year-round and jaw-dropping views at every turn, it’s no wonder why golfers flock to the Valley Isle for their ultimate golfing paradise. The island’s topography serves as the ideal playing field, making for uniquely stunning courses that are sure to test all skill levels. And, with the gorgeous backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, you might even find it difficult to stay focused on your game! West Maui real estate, in particular, is home to some of the best golf courses in the world, even hosting the renowned PGA Tour. You’ll feel like a pro teeing off at these courses you can find conveniently near your West Maui condo or residential home.

Kaanapali Golf Courses

For novices or anyone looking to try their hand at the sport, the Kaanapali Kai is the perfect getaway course into golfing. It’s neighbor course, Royal Kaanapali, may be where all the pros play, but you won’t ever be in their shadow. The terrain is quite similar with gentle slopes along the fairways. At 6,400 yards, there’s no need to overpower this par-70 course (each of the 18 holes estimated at a par-4, or 4 strokes). Professional instruction is available, otherwise don’t be afraid to tee off and practice your drive. The Kaanapali Kai is fun, easy-going, and it’ll keep you coming back for more. Soon, you’ll have the Royal in your sights in no time.

The Royal Kaanapali has been a golfing mainstay since it opened in 1962. Designed by architect extraordinaire Robert Trent Jones Sr., this exquisite 18-hole course runs for 6,700 yards, stretching along the coastline and running up the foothills of the West Maui Mountains. Sporting wide fairways and rolling greens, the Royal is sure to challenge your putting skills. Put your club selection to the test and you’ll feel like a champion on your way to the final hole.

Surrounding these two amazing courses you’ll find many luxury homes for sale in Kaanapali.

Kapalua Golf

Near your own luxurious Kapalua Bay Villas for sale, you’ll find the Kapalua Golf Academy, a state-of-the-art instructional facility and viable resource to harden your skills. Kapalua is a golfer’s paradise, you’ll soon find.

The Bay Course is Kapalua’s original golf course and has been host to over 20 tournaments. Despite these accolades, this 6,600-yard course is remarkably friendly to the average golfer, providing consistent challenges that will harden your skills and resolve. Helpful tip: watch out for the 5th hole – the only hole on Maui that requires you to play over the ocean. Landing on the green here is oh-so-satisfying. The Bay may be challenging as you go along, but it is also primely situated. The island of Molokai lurks not too far off, it’s quiet beauty a distraction you won’t mind having.

If you really want to golf like the pros, the Plantation Course is where the money’s at. It is consistently ranked as the #1 golf course in all of Hawaii. At 7,400 yards with elevation changes on every hole (even the par-3s), this course is no picnic. The Plantation tests even the pros. But that’s no reason to avoid this course altogether. Wide fairways and generous rolling greens make it a blast to play. With the steep slope of the 18th fairway, you just might hit one of the longest drives of your life! Only if you’re not star-struck the entire time. The biggest names in golf have played here, from Tiger Woods, to Justin Leonard, to Ernie Els. The Plantation is a golfer’s paradise you simply cannot miss.

With some of the finest golf courses at your disposal to suit your lifestyle on West Maui, you’ll definitely feel like you belong no matter your skill level. Contact Betty and Roy about investing in one of the luxury Maui properties today and you’ll be teeing off at these courses in no time!

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