Great Golf Getaways: Wailea Golf Club

 

"it just doesn't get any better than this", says Rusty Hathaway, Head Professional at Wailea. "And this is what people think and dream about, what Hawaii golf is really about, and that's what Wailea is."If you're looking for great views from golf, both the gold and emerald courses feature beatiful opening holes. Number one on the emerald couse is a par four, 380-yards downhill looking right at the ocean.

 

While your tee shot needs to be accurate, you'll also notice the fairways are plenty wide even if you do get a little squirrely with the driver. Also, notice the rock walls which were built by islanders in the early 20th century, giving you a hint of Hawaii's history.

"These were all built by hand, says Hathaway.  "To either one, separate the plots of land, or to keep some of the livestock intact."

And off in the distance, the Molokini Crater, which beckons to you as you tee off number eight on the gold course.  Making for the perfect Great Golf Getaway.

 

When you think of your own golf escape, no doubt at some point you've thought about Hawaii.

KVAL sports director Tom Ward thought about Hawaii as well, and decided to hit the Island of Maui

for this week's Great Golf Getaways.

There's nothing like a trip to the islands to put you in a relaxed state of mind.  And when on the island of Maui, there's no place...like Wailea Golf Club.  Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the gold and emerald courses make up 36 of some the finest holes Hawaii has to offer.