18 Holes; Par 72; 7078 yards. All prices per person
including golf cart rental.
The home course of The Senior Skins Game, the Wailea Gold Course is the most
challenging of Wailea's trio. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., it has been
ranked among the country's best new courses by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest,
and one of the world's best designed by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler.
(greens will be aerated April 6-7,2004)
Jones flavored the Gold with elements of classic golf course design, then
finished it with a rugged, natural look. Throughout the course are stark lava
rock outcroppings, indigenous Hawaiian grasses, an abundance of kiawe (a
relative of mesquite), and remnants of papohaku, prehistoric lava rock walls
built by early Hawaiians and preserved for their historic value. The Gold's 200
foot elevation change from top to bottom enhances the numerous ocean and
mountain vistas available from virtually every hole. The course has been labeled
a "thinking player's" course because it demands strategy and careful club
selection to be played well.