Golf & Tennis
While Maui boasts many championship golf courses (including the Kapalua Plantation golf course which is part of the PGA TOUR’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions), Wailea has three championship courses of it’s own: Wailea Old Blue, the Gold Course and the Emerald Course.
Wailea Blue Course
NEW PRO SHOP LOCATION: 100 Wailea Ike Drive. Wailea Resort’s original layout, beautiful and gracious, hails from an era when character defined the golf course. In the case of this renowned Arthur Jack Snyder design, the Blue is aptly nicknamed the “Grand Lady of Wailea.”
Wailea’s Blue is a true Hawaiian classic, and akin to the perfect hostess. Her picturesque fairways guide guests on a relaxing jaunt through the heart of resort, offering inviting views of Maui’s neighboring islands and its 10,023-foot dormant volcano, Mt. Haleakala.
Along the way, the Wailea Blue serves up ample portions of great island golf: lush fairways with fragrant landscaping, greens with a bit of bite, lovely lakes, and classic coral sand bunkers. Snyder clearly took advantage of the Blue’s superior location on the foothills of Haleakala to create a series of fun and challenging fairways. On the par 5 #17, for instance, golfers are presented with a blind drive over a dramatic uphill slope that obscures the green and most of the fairway. But there’s a reward at the top of the hill: magnificent views of Ma`alaea Bay and the West Maui Mountains.
The Wailea Blue features its own clubhouse and pro shop, and is a perennial favorite among returning Wailea golfers who enjoy the Grand Lady’s time-honored design and friendly island hospitality.
For course and hole information go to: http://www.waileagolf.com/wailea-blue-maui-golf-course/
Wailea Gold Course
The home course of The Champions Skins Game from 2001 to 2007, the 7,078-yard Wailea Gold is a masterfully designed layout. Its strategic and rugged design takes advantage of the terrain’s natural undulations and phenomenal ocean vistas, but four to six tee boxes built into every hole makes it a suitable track for virtually every player.
Shortly after opening in 1994, the Wailea Gold was named by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest as one of the country’s 10 best new resort courses. It was also hailed as one of the world’s best designed courses by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler in the magazine’s first golf resorts poll.
In more recent years, the Gold Course has collectively been honored dozens of times by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Golfweek, Gayot and Zagat. Local readers of The Maui News voted it one of their top choices in the “Best Golf Course” category.
The Wailea Gold was created by architect Robert Trent Jones II, and has been called a “thinking player’s course,” offering a true test of one’s golf skills. Strategy and finesse are important to playing the Gold well, and the course’s intriguing risk-reward choices makes it possible to use every club in your bag.
Perhaps the most difficult hazards on the Wailea Gold, however, are the distracting island views. Gold #8 is a prime example. This par-3 beauty has golfers teeing off toward an unbeatable view of the ocean and little Molokini, a crescent shaped islet and one of Maui’s most popular snorkeling spots. Juxtaposed between the tee boxes and the fairway is a dark papohaku wall, and the verdant green is ringed by coconut trees and a sparkling white bunker. It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque Hawaiian vista.
For course & hole information go to: http://www.waileagolf.com/wailea-gold-maui-golf-course/
Wailea Emerald Course
Designed to be fun for practically every player, the 6,825-yard Wailea Emerald Course was one reason Golf for Women Magazine first granted the Wailea Golf Club a Top Fairways Award for the country’s most women-friendly golf clubs, an honor that the Wailea Golf Club received seven times.
The truth is, the Emerald Course is simply a delightful course for all players. Its carpet-like fairways, fragrant tropical foliage, and numerous ocean and island vistas capture just about everything you could expect from a golf round on gorgeous Maui. While the Emerald’s friendly fairways are by no means a cakewalk, the course is ideal for players who enjoy the challenge of golf but view it as an enjoyable form of recreation rather than a grueling test of concentration and precision.
Memorable holes include #6, a par 4 downhill dogleg, measuring 415 yards from the white tees. There’s plenty of landing area for your tee shot, but the green falls off sharply in all directions into grass bunkers, leaving you with a tricky pitch shot if your approach shot isn’t on the mark. Hole #11 is the longest on the course, 535 yards from the white tees, and usually into the wind, making it tougher to reach the green. One of the more unusual features of the Emerald Course is the double green shared by holes #10 and #17. The green borders a 2.7 million gallon brackish water lake and is one of the most picturesque spots on the course. Like its companion Gold Course, the Emerald has four to six tee boxes on every hole, enabling golfers to tailor the course to their skill level.
For course & hole information go to: http://www.waileagolf.com/wailea-emerald-maui-golf-course/
Wailea Tennis Club
131 Wailea Ike Place, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii 96753
Monday thru Friday: 7 am – 6 pm Saturday & Sunday: 7 am – 5 pm
At the award-winning Wailea Tennis Club, service means more than just powering the ball across the net. Honored as one of the country’s most outstanding facilities by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), this award-winning complex offers a “home away from home” country club setting for resort visitors and Maui residents alike.
Play to your heart’s content on one of our 11 Sportsmaster courts including our centerpiece stadium court with enough seating for 1,000 cheering spectators. Hone your skills with the help of our USPTA certified pros, join one of our many fun and healthful tennis activities, and let our friendly staff help you make the most of your tennis experience.
Since January 1st, 2016, the Wailea Tennis Club also offers the fastest growing racquet sport in the United States – Pickleball. Please contact our Pro Shop for rates and to schedule court times.
Public Tennis Courts
Located at Kalama Park in central Kihei, behind the Maui sunset condos (north of Azeka Shopping Centre).