Friday, October 1, 2010

Spectacular Golf Vacations in Maui

Are you looking for some fun rounds of golf with awesome weather, the sun, sand and sea all thrown in together? Are you planning on taking your family along so that they unwind snorkeling and whale watching while you relax with your game of golf at picturesque courses? Maui, an island of Hawaii, is the place for you.  This volcanic island has some very interesting golf courses ranging from the championship courses to the resort variety where golf can be fun or more than a challenge.
The North Royal Kaanapali course is an excellent example where you and your family can both have a good time. Located a short distance from the popular town Lahaina, this is a par-71 Robert Trent Sr. designed course. Terrain which is a few hundred feet to sea level gives you an overall island view. Your better half and children can head to the famous Blackrock snorkeling site, or just stroll along the wharf lined with shops and hotels for some lazy fun.
If you want a feel of the tropics then it has to be the Kapalua Bay Course. This is a 6600 yard Arnold Palmer creation. There are views of the coast, ocean breezes for some challenge at the 4th hole and even a view of the neighboring Molokai Island.  If serious golfing is your cup of tea then go to the Kapalua Plantation course. A championship course, this is a PGA season opening site for the Mercedes Championship and is a challenge worth taking. The Wailea Gold course is another place for a seasoned golfer to try their hand at. This well crafted course makes the best use of natural terrain. The Wailea Emerald course on the other hand is considered one of the most women friendly courses and gives a new meaning to the enjoyment and pleasure of the game.
The Pukalani Country Club with an elevation of 1100 feet is a course where you can play in cooler climates. The wind provides for some exciting challenges and its wide fairways and sloping greens all give you a great feel of the game.
Holidaying in Maui also means visiting the black sand beaches and exotic waterfalls along the winding mountain Hana highway. The Haleakala National park which houses a dormant volcano is another must visit while you are not playing golf. Visiting Maui during the winter months also means you can watch the endangered humpback whales moving about in pods or groups.
Maui is truly a place where you get the rare opportunity of experiencing natural beauty at its peak while you do not compromise on modern amenities. Always consider booking your golf vacation well in advance with a golf vacations planner as you will not only walk away with the best prices and have a lot of options to select from but will also be let into little known secrets of the island to make your trip that much more memorable. This is one trip your family will always cherish.