Golfers have many outstanding greens to choose from on Maui, from world championship courses to municipal parks with oceanfront views. Greens fees are pricey, but twilight tee times can be a giant deal. Be forewarned; the tradewinds pick up in the afternoon and can seriously alter your game. Stand-by Golf (www.hawaiistandbygolf.com; 888/645-2665) rents clubs and offers savings off greens fees at Kaanapali, Wailea Golf Club’s Gold and Emerald courses, and Pukalani golf courses. Golf Club Rentals (www.mauiclubrentals.com; 808/665-0800) has custom-built clubs for men, women, and juniors (both right- and left-handed) that can be delivered island-wide; the rates are $25 a day for steel clubs, and a full graphite set is $30 a day.
Maui Although not part of posh resorts, courses in this area feature equally beautiful scenery—and often much better rates, making them worth the 30- to 40- minute drive from Kihei or Lahaina, and just a few minutes longer from Kaanapali or Wailea.
Note: Avid golfers staying in West Maui will want to consider a hop to Lanai to experience The Challenge at Manele Bay ★★★, a Jack Nicklaus– designed oceanfront course with gorgeous views and challenging holes, including one with a 200-yard tee shot across the ocean. A special package includes round-trip ferry ride from Lahaina, shuttle to and from the harbor, continental breakfast, and greens fees, for $575; book through Expeditions ferry (http://go-lanai.com/lanai_golf; [tel] 800/695-2624). For more details on the course, see p. ### in Chapter 10, “Lanai.”
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.