Course Review: Kapalua – The Plantation Course

With the ToC this week, now is as good a time as any to revisit my Plantation Course review from last year.

Kapalua (The Plantation Course) – Maui, HI (Architects: Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore)

Background

The Kapalua resort on the island of Maui began building the Plantation Course in the early 90s after architects Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore were hired for the job. Coore and Crenshaw shaped the former pineapple plantation (hence the name) on the side of a mountain so that it traverses up, down, and across the mountain it sits upon. The course provides visitors with stunning views of Maui, the Pacific Ocean, and the island of Molokai that rests in the distance across the sea. 
Plantation Golf Course View

Having previously hosted a silly season event sponsored by Cadillac around the Thanksgiving holiday, the Plantation Course has been home to the PGA Tour’s Tournament of Champions since 1999.

Layout/Scenery

The island of Maui is full of stunning views and scenery and so too is the part of the island that the Plantation Course…

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