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With emerald fairways that end in dramatic ocean views, the two 18-hole championship courses at this Maui golf resort promise the challenges and rewards of internationally acclaimed play. The Plantation Course, consistently ranked as one of Hawaii’s finest, hosts the PGA Tour’s Sentry Tournament of Champions, while the Bay Course is a player favorite. The experience is complemented by the Kapalua Golf Academy, home to the industry's top instructors.

The Golf Vacation of Your Dreams Awaits

A bucket-list destination for any golfer, Kapalua’s two championship courses are as challenging as they are beautiful. The Plantation Course, consistently ranked as one of Hawaii’s finest, hosts the PGA Tour’s Sentry Tournament of Champions, while the Bay Course is a player favorite. The experience is complemented by the Kapalua Golf Academy, home to the industry's top instructors.


Plantation Course - Hole 18
Plantation Course - Hole 18

Consistently ranked as the #1 golf course in Hawaii, playing The Plantation Course is sure to be on every golfer’s bucket list. Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, the course was designed on a grand scale in keeping with its location on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains and offers dramatic ocean views from virtually every hole. Its lengthy 7,411 yard par 73 layout challenges the pros but it’s wide fairways and generous greens make it very playable for the average golfer.  With dramatic elevation changes, this course offers plenty of downhill tee shots. You’ll feel like one of the pros when - with the aid of  the aggressive slope of the 18th fairway -  you will enjoy hitting one of the longest drives of your life.

The Plantation Course is the site of the PGA TOUR's Sentry Tournament of Champions each January featuring an elite field of previous year's PGA TOUR winners. The field has included golf greats such as Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Justin Leonard, Ernie Els, Davis Love III and many more. The course record is set at 62 and tied between K.J. Choi (2003), Graeme McDowell (2011), Chris Kirk (2015) and Jason Day (2015).

Men's Rating/Slope
Championship - 77.2/144
Championship/Regular Combo - 75.2/142
Regular - 73.3/140
Regular/Resort Combo - 71.9/132
Resort - 71.5/132
Forward - 68.2/127

Women's Rating/Slope
Forward - 74.2/133
Resort - 78.3/142
Regular/Resort Combo - 78.6/142
Regular - 80.2/144

The Bay Course opened in 1975 and in that time has hosted over 20 major professional tournaments - the most of any neighbor island course in the state of Hawaii. From the first live prime-time televised event in golf at the 1983 Kapalua International to the Kapalua LPGA classic some 25 years later, The Bay Course has consistently faced the best players in golf and withstood the test of time and technology.

Great champions and stories have emerged here, such as Greg Norman’s first win on America soil, Ian Woosnam and David Llwellyn’s thrilling victory for Wales in the World Cup of Golf and Morgan Pressel’s nail-biting win at the Kapalua LPGA classic.  Two of the most popular PGA players ever, Fred Couples and Davis Love III, have each earned victories here - twice.

The Bay Course is a championship course that is as challenging as it is beautiful. Known for its breathtaking 17th hole, the only hole to play over the ocean on Maui, it should certainly be on the "must play” list for any golfer visiting Maui.

Men's Rating/Slope
Championship - 73.5/135
Championship/Regular Combo - 71.2/134
Regular - 70.5/128
Resort - 68.8/124
Forward - 66.1/115

Women's Rating/Slope
Forward - 70.8/123
Forward/Resort Combo - 72.9/125
Resort - 74.5/128
Regular - 76.3/131

Two Championship Kapalua Golf Courses
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Plantation Course

This bucket-list course reopened in November 2019 after a major renovation and is consistently named the Best Golf Course in Hawaii by Golfweek. Designed by Bill Core and Ben Crenshaw, it also has one of the PGA Tour’s most famous finishing holes.

The Bay Course - Hole 5

Bay Course

This player-friendly course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Frances Duane, offers ocean and island views on the 16th and 18th holes. Its 17th hole is also the only in Maui to play over the ocean.

The Kapalua Golf Experience Package

Plan your golf vacation of a lifetime in luxury Maui accommodations and two rounds of golf at two world-renowned Kapalua golf courses.

Kapalua Plantation Course - Hole 11
On-Site Outlets
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The Ritz-Carlton Maui Spa, Kapalua

The 17,500 square foot Spa features 15 treatment rooms, over half of which open onto private outdoor shower gardens, with two private, outdoor couples' hale (cabanas)

Phone:   +1 808-6657079
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Appointment required


Plan your golf vacation of a lifetime with the ultimate golf experience in Kapalua, Maui. Exclusively offered at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua.
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Kapalua Golf

Set amid a 23,000-acre historic pineapple plantation, Kapalua’s Plantation Course and Bay Course offer two 18-hole golf experiences, each with distinct character, challenges and incredible views.

Phone:   +1 808-669-8044
Address :   2000 Plantation Club Drive, Lahaina, Hawaii, USA, 96761
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Fitness Center

This ocean view fitness center offers a variety of classes and equipment.

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
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Outdoor Pool

Mon-Sun : Open 24 Hours