Sunday, June 24, 2007

 

A Day of Golf in Wailea, Maui


Yesterday I accompanied my partner on the Wailea Gold Course, a world class golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II. It was one of those perfect days--not too hot, a nice breeze, and no crowding from the guys golfing behind us. My partner is a very good golfer, even though he doesn't like to admit it for some reason. Others who golf with him are usually the ones to comment on his golf skills.

He played a very good game yesterday with one birdie out of six opportunities!

If you'd like to see more photos from this golf course, I'll be posting more on my other blog, Wailea Daily Photo.

Here is what Wailea Golf writes about this awesome golf course:

"The home course of The Champions Skins Game, the 7,078-yard Wailea Gold is the most challenging of Wailea’s trio, with a rugged and masterful design that takes advantage of the terrain’s natural undulations. But four to six tee boxes on every hole also make it a suitable track for virtually every player.

Created by architect Robert Trent Jones II, the Gold was honored by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest as one of the country’s ten best new resort courses when it opened in 1994. It has also been recognized by the Maui Historical Society for its preservation of prehistoric lava rock walls during construction, and 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.

Called a “thinking player’s course,” the Gold offers a true test of one’s golf skills. But the most difficult hazards on it are the distracting island views. In one round, you can enjoy spectacular vistas of the ocean, Molokini islet, ancient lava rock walls, coconut trees and sparkling white bunkers."

The Molokini islet mentioned in this last paragraph is the photo above.

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