Our highest-ranked course of the three at the Wailea Golf Club, the Gold course is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design on Maui’s southwest coast. The layout has plenty of elevation changes and ocean views, especially on the front nine, which several of our course-ranking panelists have noted is the better of the two sides. The most demanding course of the three at Wailea from tee to green, the Gold has well-placed fairway bunkers and a few forced carries over deep ravines. Though with five sets of tees, there’s a playable option for every handicap. In the early 2000s, the course hosted the Champions Skins Game, an exhibition with some of the best players from the over-50 circuit.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked from 2009-'16. Highest ranking: T-74, 2011-'12.
Best in State: Ranked ninth, 2011-'12. Ranked inside the top 10, 2005, 2009-'10. Ranked 13th, 2015-'18, 2021-'22. Ranked 14th, 2013-'14, 2019-'20. Ranked inside the top 15, 2007.