We had spotted this golf club alongside the highway not far from where we were staying in Kihei so Steve checked it out online. It was rated one of the best value golf courses to play in the USA and it was 10 minutes from where we were staying – result : ). We booked three rounds here and managed to get one of the first tee times each day which meant we were teeing off about 6.20am. This worked perfectly as we were normally back to the apartment by 10am to spend the rest of the day with Ashleigh and Taj.
It turned out to be a really nice course with lots of hole variety, vistas and the odd water hole. The layout wanders through the foothills of Haleakala, providing subtle elevation changes as well as views of the ocean and surrounding West Maui Mountains and the volcanic atoll Molokini.
The course was designed by Bill Newis and opened in 1987.
Legend of Maui Nui
The Legend has been told, that millions of years ago, the Polynesian Demi-God Maui was belittled by his family as he was not a great fisherman. Maui prayed and received a magical hook to fish the ocean. Maui’s brothers teased him and did not want to let him fish, but at last they allowed him to charter the ocean with them. On their fated journey after days of failure to catch nothing but sharks, Maui prayed to the heavens and cast his magical hook into the depths of the ocean and hooked the earth. Maui instructed his brothers to paddle and never look back. After days of fighting the ocean, the line snapped and Maui had pulled the earth to the surface of the water to form the island chain that is now known as Hawaii.