Chip Shots

Golf Vacations - - Contents - By Dave McKibben

MAUI, HI—In­ter­ested in a lit­tle sea­side golf, fol­lowed up by some de­lec­ta­ble Hawai­ian fu­sion fare? The Honua Kai Re­sort & Spa, Ka’ana­pali Beach’s new­est re­sort, has just the pack­age. The “Is­land Golf & Gourmet” deal of­fers re­sort guests who en­joy a five-night stay, two rounds of golf at the stun­ning Ka’ana­pali Kai course and a $50 din­ing credit at the world-fa­mous Roy’s Ka’ana­pali restau­rant. The deal, which saves guests $259 and will last through­out the year, also in­cludes a full-size rental car from En­ter­prise and a welcome amenity.

The beauty of the pack­age is it gives golfers an op­por­tu­nity to play the re­cently ren­o­vated Kai course twice for free. With some of the finest greens Maui has to of­fer and nar­row fair­ways that test your course man­age­ment skills, the Kai course is a 6,388-yard, par-70 mas­ter­piece de­signed by Arthur Jack Sny­der and ren­o­vated by one of Hawaii’s most pro­lific golf course ar­chi­tects, Robin Nel­son. The ren­o­vated course made head­lines in 2008 when it was cho­sen to host the Ladies Only Big Break Ka’ana­pali.

With four sets of tees start­ing at 4,522 yards, the course is well-suited for all lev­els of play. Sev­eral holes are nes­tled into the West Maui Moun­tains and fea­ture panoramic views of the Pa­cific and neigh­bor­ing is­lands, Lanai and Molokai. Nat­u­ral canals, trenches and lava rocks wind their way through the course, strik­ingly land­scaped with na­tive flow­ers bor­der­ing most fair­ways.

Roy’s Ka’ana­pali of­fers lunch and din­ner at the club­house restau­rant, which over­looks the 18th green on Royal Ka’ana­pali course. Roy’s Pa­cific Rim cui­sine is the cre­ation of award-win­ning Chef Roy Ya­m­a­gushi. The 628-unit Honua Kai, which opened in 2009, is one of six lux­ury re­sort ho­tels nes­tled along in­ter­na­tion­ally-renowned Ka’ana­pali Beach. Honua Kai of­fers all suite ac­com­mo­da­tions and boasts breath­tak­ing views from its ocean­front lo­ca­tion.

For reser­va­tions or more in­for­ma­tion on the Is­land Golf & Gourmet pack­age, call 808-661-3691 or visit www.honu­akai.com.

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