The views from these three championship courses are worth the greens fees alone. The par-72, 6,761-yard Bay Course (tel. 808/669-8820) was designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. This course is a bit forgiving, with its wide fairways; the greens, however, are difficult to read. The often-photographed 5th overlooks a small ocean cove; even the pros have trouble with this rocky par-3, 205-yard hole. The par-71, 6,632-yard Village Course (tel. 808/669-8830), another Palmer/Seay design, is the most scenic of the three courses. The hole with the best vista is the 6th, which overlooks a lake with the ocean in the distance. But don't get distracted by the view -- the tee is between two rows of Cook pines. The Plantation Course (tel. 808/669-8877), site of the PGA Mercedes-Benz Championship, is a Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore design. This par-73, 6,547-yard course, set on a rolling hillside, is excellent for developing your low shots and precise chipping. Facilities for all three courses include locker rooms, a driving range, and excellent dining. Weekdays are your best bet for tee times.
- Very Highly Recommended 2010