Gold Course at Wailea Golf Club on Maui
One of Maui's top resort golf courses is the Gold Course at Wailea Golf Club in south Maui.
The Gold Course is one of two 18-hole courses at the main Wailea Golf Club facility, while the original Old Blue Course at Wailea Golf Club is nearby. The Gold Course shares its property with the Emerald Course, both of which were designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and were built at the same time, opening in 1994.
Set beneath Mount Haleakala and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Gold Course was built on top of black lava rock, much of which is still exposed. Also on display throughout many parts of the course are black, lava rock walls built by native Hawaiians many years ago as territorial boundaries.
Of the three Wailea courses, the Gold is considered by many to be the headliner as a result of hosting the Wendy's Champions Skins Game from 2001-2007, hosting the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. It is the longest of the Wailea courses at 7,078 yards with the highest slope/rating.
On site at Wailea Golf Club is a driving range, the newly modeled Gannon's A Pacific View Restaurant and pro shop, as well as a David Leadbetter Academy.