Royal Ka'anapali is the first golf course I played, twenty years ago. I was delighted this year to play it a second time -- travel to Hawaii is a rare treat for me. It's still a splurge, but the course has lost nothing of its charm, its spectacular beauty and mild weather, its very accommodating staff. The course was in great shape, in spite of recent rain. Generous fairways. Excellent facilities, spacious pro shop -- with photos and plaques of golfers we know on a first name basis: Bing, Arnie, Jack, Fuzzy, Gary.... My score was high, but so were my spirits, and I savored every par. It's a bucket list course.
Date Played: January 23, 2014 | Cost: $181