I have been on a trip to Maui with the family for the past week and was able to sneak in a couple of rounds of golf and wanted to share the pictures with the group. The first stop was on one of my favorite all around courses, the Plantation Course at Kapalua. The only sketchy thing about West Maui can be the weather. The first four holes started out somewhat soggy. It was fortunate that I brought a FJ rain jacket and rain gloves!!
Finally as we played the remainder of the holes the sun came out and all was dry. The wind was up, as it always is, but we had a great time although the scores could have been better! I am going to blame my putting on the fact that they had recently punched and sanded the greens. I must have been the greens, not me. Right?? Played with some great guys I met from Australia and could not have had better playing partners. The remaining pictures look a little more like what you would expect from Hawaii golf. It's amazing how quickly the rain can move in then back out again.
Finally, the number 18 closing hole on The Plantation Course at Kapalua. I believe it is the longest hole played on the PGA Tour at over 650 yards. At least it is downhill and generally downwind!
I was also able to sneak away and play a round on the Wailea Gold course. This is a great course on the other side of the island and it was really good to me this week. I was able to card five birdies for the round (which is a record for me) and was able to enjoy the Hawaiian sunshine for the entire round. I have to share some of the credit for the five birdies to all of the Titleist gear in my bag as well as my trusty ProV1x ball! The following are some shots from the Wailea Gold course.
All in all a great golf location and one I will be coming back to! Heading back to the mainland tomorrow afternoon and back to the Texas heat for the summer but I won't be forgetting the five birdies in a round (or probably matching it) anytime soon!