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Maui Golf Courses Reopening Following Devastating Fires

Oct 16, 2023

West Maui’s collection of resort and daily-fee golf courses are reopening following the wildfires of August 8th, and rescue and recovery efforts in the weeks after the tragedy. The golf courses and facilities at Ka'anapali and Kapalua Golf were spared from the devastation. Similarly, Wailea Golf Club property and its three golf courses in South Maui, were also unaffected by the fires. Sadly, the fires impacted associates at all three golf resort properties with many losing their homes and possessions. As the Maui community heals, the properties continue to welcome back team members to work as they are ready to return.


Kaanapali reopened its driving range and Royal Ka'anapali Golf Course on Monday, September 18th and will reopen the Ka'anapali Kai Golf Course on Monday, November 20th. Kapalua Golf reopened its Bay Course on Wednesday, September 20th and will reopen its Plantation Course on Wednesday, October 18th. The Bay Course’s practice range reopened on August 28th. Wailea Golf Club remained open after the fires as Wailea’s Gold, Blue and Emerald Courses continue to welcome guests.


All three properties have focused extensive efforts to support team members who lost their homes or loved ones, while also continuing to help the larger Maui community recover through donations and fundraisers.


“As part of Maui's recovery process, we need our visitors to help keep our community employed. We welcome respectful, responsible and compassionate travel to all accessible parts of Maui. We encourage our visitors to buy local, dine at local restaurants, enjoy Maui's incredible activities and attractions including our beautiful golf courses, and most of all visit our island with patience and grace,” said Sherry Duong, Executive Director, Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau.


About Ka'anapali Golf Courses
Built on 300 acres of land once home to Hawaiian royalty, Ka'anapali Golf Courses present golfers with pristine conditions and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountains. Opened in 1962 and designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the par-71, 6,700-yard Royal K?‘anapali Course features wide fairways and undulating greens which make it both distinctive and demanding. The tournament-tested layout played host to the Champions Tour Ka'anapali Classic for 14 years, Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, the Canada Cup and LPGA Kemper Open, welcoming Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, Jan Stephenson, Betsy King and other legends. Complementing the Royal Ka'anapali Course is the modernized Ka'anapali Kai Course, which hosted Golf Channel’s “Big Break Ka'anapali” in 2008. Extensively renovated in 2005, the 6,400-yard, par-70 layout boasts an array of strategically placed bunkers, contoured fairways and resurfaced greens. The Ka'anapali Golf Courses are proudly managed by Troon®. For more information and engagement: and 808-661-3691.


About Kapalua Golf & Tennis
Managed by Troon, Kapalua Golf & Tennis features two 18-hole golf courses (The Plantation and The Bay). Kapalua’s Plantation Course is ranked No. 23 on “America’s Top 100 Public Courses” list by Golf Digest. Celebrating its 48th anniversary in 2023, The Bay Course has long been dubbed as “Hawaii’s favorite resort course.” Its breathtaking par-three 17th hole is the only hole to play over the ocean on Maui. Kapalua Golf Academy is Hawaii’s most comprehensive practice facility, offering individual lessons, Trackman analysis, custom club fitting, group lessons and on-course playing lessons. The Kapalua Tennis Garden is located in the splendid natural setting of Kapalua Resort and now features four dedicated pickleball courts. Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course and Bay Course are open to resort guests and daily-fee play. For more information on Kapalua Golf, visit or call 1-877-KAPALUA.


About Wailea Golf Club
Wailea Golf Club offers the premier golf and social experience in Hawaii. With three spectacular layouts – Gold, Emerald and Blue – Wailea provides a variety of memorable playing experiences, plus incredible ocean vistas from virtually every hole. Located in sun-kissed South Maui, the award-winning club also encompasses the 12-acre Wailea Golf Academy and practice facility, two clubhouses, and a range of social amenities. Over the years, Wailea Golf Club has hosted several televised professional golf tournaments including the Champions Skins Game and earned nearly 200 golf and travel accolades for course design, customer service, golf shop excellence, friendliness to women players and more. For more information about the Wailea Golf Club, visit

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