Hawaii in the fall: A perfect time to visit island resorts

Updated: September 4, 2018

Ka’anapali Resort on the island of Maui is a great place to visit anytime of year but in the fall, the golf courses, the conditions, the sights . . . everything is perfect. And now the resort has even more to offer with FootGolf and GolfBoards.

Ka’anapali Golf Courses is the only facility across the island of Maui to offer a FootGolf Course for residents and visitors alike. Nine and 18 holes of FootGolf is available at Ka’anapali after 4:00 p.m. seven days a week starting at $15 to walk and an additional $15 to ride a shared golf cart.
Players can bring their own soccer balls or rent one for $5 per round. Ka’anapali Golf Courses joined several other Billy Casper Golf-managed courses across America to launch the program in 2015 and it has quickly become a popular afternoon activity for all ages and skill levels. Ka’anapali hosts an annual fall FootGolf League, along with occasional weddings, reunions, birthday parties and other events on the FootGolf course.

In addition to the FootGolf track, Ka’anapali Golf Courses also offers two championship 18-hole courses, a practice range and two putting greens for all levels of play.

The Royal Ka’anapali Course, a Robert Trent Jones Senior design, opened in 1962 and has tested the skills of golf professionals and amateurs alike. A Par 71 stretching 6,700 yards, the Royal Course combines wide fairways and undulating greens, making it both distinctive and demanding. Home of the PGA TOUR Champions Ka’anapali Classic for 14 years, the Royal Ka’anapali Course has hosted some of golf’s legends: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, Jan Stephenson and Betsey King.
The Ka’anapali Kai Course is a Par 70, 6,400-yard course and boasts an array of strategically placed bunkers, contoured fairways, and re-shaped and resurfaced greens. This course, host of Golf Channel’s Big Break Ka’anapali, is a challenge to play and places a premium on strategy off the tee, accuracy with approach shots, and a deft touch around the greens.