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Recent Golf Course Review Kapalua (PLANTATION COURSE) Lahaina Hawaii

Kapalua (Plantation Course)

Lahaina, HI

Reviewed by: sr129, Diamond Bar

Golf Playing Conditions 7.60 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 7.60 GREAT

Played here 1-22 and had a great time. The weather was a mix of sunshine rain and wind at times. Never rained hard or very long and the wind was only an issue on a couple of holes then it went away.

The staff was great and welcoming. I was paired up with a nice guy from Texas and we played as a twosome. Had an 8:00 am tee time and we got off about 10 minutes early. We played at our own pace and finished in less than 4 hours. Never saw anyone behind us and the guys ahead moved along at a good pace.

The Review

The tees were in good shape with no problems finding good level spot to hit from.

Fairways are nice to hit from with good coverage and I never had a bad lie when I found the fairways.

The rough is about 2″ deep Bermuda and the ball really sits down making it tough to get out of at times.

I was in one green-side bunker and it had plenty of red sand. Not to soft and good to get out of.

If you watched the recent tournament, it was obvious that they had some issues with the greens due to more rain that usual in Dec. Now they have recovered except for a couple that still had some thin spots. On these greens the pins were away from the bad areas and we did not have any problems.  These greens are huge and have lots of slopes to deal with. One of my shots landed short of the green and ran off the back (about 60 feet). long on these is not a good place to be.

This place is pricey but its a bucket list course so I was OK with the cost. The views are amazing and I even saw a whale breach off in the distance from one of the greens.