Maui’s Wailea Golf Club and Kauai Lagoons Golf Club have once again
been named to Golf magazine’s elite list of 25 Gold Medal Resorts
for 2004-2005. The biennial award is based upon an extensive survey
of Golf magazine’s readers.
Hailed as the perfect balance between doing everything and doing
nothing, the Wailea Golf Club features three courses within close
proximity to the resort’s luxury accommodations.
Readers surveyed applauded the Wailea club with comments like
“the most beautiful courses on the island.” Another reader went on
to add, “I felt like a member of the course from the time I arrived
at the bag drop.”
According to Rick Castillo, head PGA pro at Wailea, the award
truly reflects the quality of the Wailea destination.
“The overall experience at Wailea is what we consider the best
in the state,” Castillo said. “It’s nice to be recognized.”
Golf magazine described the Kauai Lagoons Kiele Course as a
superior test that skirts ocean cliffs and freshwater lagoons. The
back nine at the Kiele is memorably dramatic. Readers remarked that
Kauai Lagoons is a wonderful resort. The course was noted for its
lush fairways and greens.
Both courses are list veterans. The Kauai Lagoons Golf Club
previously earned the magazine’s Gold Medal award four times, while
Wailea has been selected twice. Both resorts are also on Golf
Digest’s prestigious list of the 75 best golf resorts in the
Kauai Lagoons Resort is home to two Jack Nicklaus-designed
courses the Kiele and Mokihana. Overlooking picturesque Nawiliwili
Harbor, the 750-acre resort offers complimentary shuttle
transportation between the airport, Kauai Lagoons Golf Club and the
Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.
Tee times may be made 30 days in advance by calling 800-634-6400
Wailea Golf Club is home to three championship layouts Wailea
Blue, Emerald and Gold courses. Each winter, the Wailea Gold hosts
The Champions Skins Game at Wailea, featuring four of the greatest
players in golf. Tee times at the Wailea Golf Club may be reserved
up to 30 days in advance by calling 888-328-MAUI.