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Resort Stats

Island:  Maui

Course: Ka‘anapali — Royal Ka‘anapali
Par: 71
Yardage: 6700
Fee: $169-$255

Course: Ka‘anapali — Ka‘anapali Kai
Par: 70
Yardage: 6400
Fee: $129-$205

Activities: 5 major hotels, condominiums, golf, dining, tennis, shops, spas and fitness centers, ocean activities, cultural activities and more.

Golf: (866) 454-GOLF (4653) / (808) 661-3691

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Kaʻanapali Resort

For most of the early life of tourism in Hawaiʻi the destination was Waikiki that changed in the 1960’s when the Kaʻanapali Beach Resort was built on Maui. Today Kaʻanapali remains one of the icons of Hawaiʻi travel.

Kaʻanapali continues to attract visitors to Maui’s beautiful west coast with its mega hotels and three miles of golden sand beach. Minutes from the historic whaling town of Lahaina and back dropped by the West Maui Mountains, Kaʻanapali is where the world comes to play. On 1,200 acres this destination features all you could ever want in a tropical island retreat.

Let’s start with the Kaʻanapali Beach ... it’s long, it’s beautiful and it’s protected. This beach has easy access to every imaginable water sport and every member of your family will enjoy it here.

Then there are the hotels bookended by the Sheraton and the Hyatt with the Westin in between. All together there are 11 major resort properties, hotels and condominiums to please the most discriminating traveler. And of course each resort provides its own unique brand of fun with super pools, spa facilities, gourmet and casual restaurants and of course shopping.

The Kaʻanapali Golf Resort features two courses that compliment each other very well. The Royal Kaʻanapali Course has been a great test for the best players in the world for over five decades. From the day the Bing Crosby helped to usher in the Royal Kaʻanapali Course back in the early 60’s people knew this place was going to be something special Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus helped launch Kaʻanapali’s tournament legacy when they won the Canada Cup, now the World Cup only a couple of years later. Since then Royal Kaʻanapali Course has been the home to numerous big events on both the LPGA and Champions Tour along with the Golf Channel’s Big Break and currently the Wendy’s Champions Skins Game.

The Royal Kaʻanapali Course was designed by the legendary architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. and it is truly one of his classics. As you would expect from Jones Sr. the bunkering here is one of the most dominant features both visually and strategically. The fairways here are really quite generous but there is a real premium on approach shots into the greens. The putting surfaces are large and undulating and precise shot making is required to keep the ball on the proper side of the hole. The Royal Kaʻanapali Course underwent a major renovation a few years ago and the gem has been polished its original luster.

Royal Kaʻanapali’s sister course the Kai offers a wonderful complement to the more difficult tournament course. The Kai is not overly long and is particularly user friendly for middle to high handicappers. The vistas are magnificent and from nearly every hole you can enjoy the spectacular sights of the West Maui coastline and the neighboring islands of Lanaʻi and Molokaʻi. There are some unique features here like the historic railroad trestle behind the fourth green. A few years back Architect Robin Nelson gave the Kai Course an entirely new look and feel, one that you will enjoy.

The Kaʻanapali Golf Resort ... Its history is rich and its future bright and exciting. Come and enjoy Hawaiʻi’s first neighbor island resort and still today one of the best.

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