The Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed Emerald course at Wailea Golf Club is more forgiving than the Gold—also designed by RTJ—but has the same dramatic elevation changes and scenic ocean vistas as its sibling. Starting with the par-4 opener, there are plenty of downhill tee shots that play to relatively generous landing areas with the Pacific in the background. The views, playability and quality conditioning making the Emerald course an enjoyable track on Maui’s southwest coast.
Best in State: Ranked inside the top 10, 1999. Ranked inside the top 15, 2001-'05, 2009.