Summary: 18 hole regulation | 72 par | 7,078 yards | 73.4 USGA | 137 slope | Driving Range | GPS | Proper Resort Attire
The most challenging of the three Wailea courses, Gold was former host to the Champions Skins Game and opened in 1994.
Gold is part of a trio of Wailea courses – Blue and Emerald are the others.
While this is the most challenging of the three, if you play tough courses, it probably won’t be among the toughest you’ve ever played. That said, it is definitely a course where hitting the fairway is essential, and there are great risk:reward opportunities all throughout the course for better players.
Speaking of risk:reward, there are at least four, and as many as six tee boxes on all the holes – so while the most difficult of the three, it is fully accessible to higher handicap players.
The course is rugged throughout, and like its sisters takes advantage of the terrain’s natural contours and undulations. Also like its sister courses, it is built upon land that was once inhabited by Native Hawaiians, and you can see that in the archeological remnant walls preserved throughout the course.
The staff is courteous, professional, friendly and attentive, and the course is meticulously maintained.
Views are absolutely spectacular: mountain, ocean, island & islet – just try and keep your eye on your game 😉
Robert Trent Jones II design. Rusty Hathaway, PGA, Head Golf Professional
Location: 100 Wailea Golf Club Dr., Wailea
Price: $80 – $225