Golf and Tennis

Maui is truly a golfer's paradise! The island is home to some of the world's top courses, which challenge even the most experienced golfer. With unrivaled scenery and courses for ever skill level, it is easy to see why Maui continues to top the list in all things golf.

Given the abundance of courses to choose from, we have compiled a list of our favorite golf courses and tennis facilities.

The Plantation Course

The Plantation Course

The Plantation Course is located in Kapalua®, and is home to the PGA Tour Tournament of Champions, which is held each January. This word-class course is ranked as the #1 golf course in Hawaii each and every year.

The Plantation Course offers some of the most stunning views on all Maui, while challenging even the most experienced golfer. The pros make this course look easy, yet it is anything but! The famed 18th hole provides golfers with a grand finish unlike anything else they have ever experienced. What folks may not realize, is that the Plantation Course was designed around the 18th hole, for its favorable slope and jaw dropping splendor.

Perched high along the slopes of the West Maui Mountains, golfers overlook both Lanai and Molokai`, as well as the beautiful Maui coastline.

The Plantation House Restaurant is located just off the course, and is the perfect place to enjoy a great meal after an action-packed day on the course.

Location: 2000 Plantation Club Drive Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: 1-877-527-2582 or 808-669-8044
The Bay Course

The Bay Course

This championship golf course was once home to the LPGA Classic, and the Lincoln-Mercury Kapalua® International. As an Arnold Palmer designed golf course, The Bay Course offers golfers some of the most beautiful fairways and views in all Hawaii. Meandering through the resort and at times bordering the Kapalua® coastline, The Bay Course is perfect for golfers of all skill levels.

The 4th and 5th hole are located along the ocean, and the 5th hole provides golfers a thrilling chance to hit their ball over the bay onto the green. Better bring your snorkeling gear along just incase you do not make the shot!

Location: 300 Kapalua Drive Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: 1-877-527-2582 or 808-669-8044
The Kapalua® Golf Academy

The Kapalua® Golf Academy

The Kapalua® Golf Academy was designed by Hale Irwin, and is rated by Golf Digest as one of the top twenty-five golf academies in the nation. With its state-of-the-art golf facility, golfers can hone their skills from some of the best instructors in the business. The academy features over twenty-three acres, including practice areas and driving bays. The professional instructors offer putting instructions, wedge and bunker techniques, and much more!

Not only will a visit to the Kapalua® Golf Academy help to improve your golf game, but taking in the fabulous views it so beautifully showcases is an event in itself.

Location: 1000 Office Road Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: 1-877-527-2582
The Kapalua® Tennis Garden and Academy

The Kapalua® Tennis Garden and Academy

This premier tennis garden features ten tennis courts with decks for viewing, four lit courts for evening games, and a wide range of classes and clinics for players of all ages.

This award winning facility is located in a lush tropical setting, plus provides players with a privacy that is a luxury on its own.

Classes and clinics include stroke-of-the-day sessions, cardio tennis, junior and group clinics, and private lessons. If you do not have a partner, give the Kapalua® Tennis Garden a call and they will be happy to pair you with someone at your level. A wide range of tennis apparel and gear can be found to rent or purchase.

Location: 800 Kapalua Drive Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: 1-808-662-7730
Ka`anapali Royal Golf Course

Ka`anapali Royal Golf Course

The Ka`anapali Royal golf course was designed by legendry pro golfer, Robert Trent Jones Sr. and is located on land that was once reserved for Hawaiian royalty. This championship course has been home to many professional tournaments and features gently sloping fairways, large contoured greens and lovely scenery. This challenging course was rated a 4.5 out of 5 stars by Golf Digest and continues to attract even the most skilled golfers.

Location: 2290 Kaanapali Park Way Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: 1-866-454-4653
Ka`anapali Kai Golf Course

Ka`anapali Kai Golf Course

The Ka`anapali Kai course is perfect for all skill levels. This newly redesigned course features forgivable fairways with large greens that will not leave you feeling like throwing you club into orbit.

The gorgeous views of the neighboring islands, as well as the lush tropical foliage will gift you with a memorable game, not matter your score.

Location: 2290 Kaanapali Park Way, Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: 1-866-454-4653
The Dunes at Maui Lanai

The Dunes at Maui Lanai

Named "Best Kept Secret Golf Courses in America" by Golf Digest, the Maui Lani offers players a challenging game with incredible landscapes! Located in Kahului and deigned to mirror the great links courses in Ireland, this course is not only unique in style, but offers players large fairways and challenging greens. Even though this course is a favorite for those with experience, it is still a wonderful choice for those who are new to the game.

At the end of your game, the golf course restaurant, Cafe O`Lei, is a wonderful spot to grab some drinks and burgers and recap the day.

Location: 1333 Maui Lani Parkway Kahului, HI 96732
Phone: 1-808-873-0422
King Kamehameha Golf Course

King Kamehameha Golf Course

The King Kamehameha Golf Course is a private course, but offers non-members an opportunity to play as a "Guest for the Day." This fabulous course features some of the best views of the island of Maui and the Pacific Ocean. Sitting 750 feet above sea level, guests not only get to take in a great game of golf, but also the dramatic scenery of Haleakala, the valley of Maui and the sparkling ocean on each side of the island.

This 18-hole golf course is considered to be one of the more challenging courses on Maui, and is known to make use of all the clubs in your golf bag!

As a bonus, you will have access to their club house, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This clubhouse was originally designed as a home for Marilyn Monroe and her husband Arthur Miller, but given their divorce, they abandoned the project. When visiting the clubhouse, be sure to reserve some time to explore this incredible piece of architecture.

With spa facilities in both the men and women`s locker rooms, you will find that you get a lot out of just one game of golf!

Location: 2500 Honoapiilani Hwy Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: 1-808-249-0033
Wailea Gold Course

Wailea Gold Course

Wailea is home to three world-class golf courses, and one of these courses, the Wailea Gold Course, is continually on the top of golfers` lists. This championship course was named as one of the country`s best golf courses by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the Wailea Gold Course challenges golfers on a whole different level. Strategy is key in mastering this exciting course, and the stunning views do not make it any easier to concentrate on your game.

Ancient lava rock, lush tropical greens, and ocean and costal views provide golfers with an experience that will be difficult to improve upon.

Location: 100 Wailea Golf Club Dr. Wailea, HI 96753
Phone: 1-888-328-MAUI