|For the golf enthusiast||
Don't worry, I'm not going to tell you how to play golf in Maui. Instead I'm going to tell you where to play in Maui, when you should play and how you will save money.
Before you leave the mainland, go and check the usual sites for discount golf in Hawaii. I like TeeOff.com the most because they have all the popular courses and the rates are the best. Look up Maui and enter the dates you will be there. With Teeoff.com, you will be limited to a window of about 7 days. If you are going to Maui in two weeks then this is the week you need to look up and book your tee times. Booking ahead will be key because you will be able to print your confirmation and bring it with you to check in.
Before looking up discounted rounds, it is important to find out when sunset is. Google the sunset time for Maui and give yourself ample time to finish a round. Resort rounds can take up to 5 hours so make sure you don't book anything before sunset that doesn't give you enough flexibility. If you do, be prepared to either hurry your round or finish up without playing the full 18.
The courses to look for are:
These are great courses to play and they won't break the bank. If you haven't play these courses yet, do so. I highly recommend all of them.
If you still want to play Kapalua then I recommend you play the twilight round at a substantial discount. There are two courses there to pick from. The Plantation course is the one that the PGA Tour plays on in January while the other one, the Bay Course is more friendlier and is closer to the ocean. It is still up there but see if you can get on for less than $90. Take your spouse along and pay the rider fee.
Another recommendation is the Makena Golf Course but at the time of writing, it is closed for renovations.
Play where the Locals play
Playing golf in Hawaii can be expensive if you don't know where to go. The reason is because Hawaii has the best climate all year round and it is considered one of the best destinations to go to anytime of the year.
If you want to play golf and save money, play the courses that the locals play. Stay away from the resort courses that charge over $150 per round.
Wailua is popular among the locals because it is right by the ocean and the green fees are reasonable for visitors (and for residents). Hole # 2 plays alongside a beach and from the blue tee box, you can see the ocean above