Makena Golf Course

Written by Liza Hartung
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Like many courses, the Makena golf course is divided up into the North and South Course. It resides on Maui which is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the other islands, so I accept no excuses for avoiding these courses. Island-hopping is easy, what with boats and helicopters. Check with your hotel's concierge desk--often they will be able to arrange island-to-island transportation for you.

It's been said that the Makena golf course has the best golfing weather in world. I know plenty of people who will play in all sorts of weather, but wouldn't it be grand knowing that whenever you play this course, the breeze, temperature, and precipitation will be perfect? I don't think there are many people who would say no to that question.

North and South--Two Choices for Makena Golf Courses

The North Course was opened in 1993 and was designed to have zero distractions except for nature, which, in this case, could easily prove a viable attention-getter. Even the cart-path is tucked away among natural gullies, streambeds, and rock walls. Make sure you're not pressed for time when you reach the 13th hole because it has an absolutely incredible view.

Once you've seen all you can see from the 13th on the North Course, just wait until the 14th hole. There is a 200-foot elevation drop from the tee to the green. That is definitely an outstanding feature of this Makena golf course. The South Course is equally as wonderful, and was designed specifically around the needs of a golfer for serenity and tranquility.


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