The Plantation at Kapalua Golf Resort, The - Resort Review

Kapalua Resort - The Plantation Course #18Kapalua Resort - The Plantation Course in Lahaina

2000 Plantation Club Dr
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Maui County

April 20th, 2009 15:50

Reviewer

First Name William
Last Name Anderson
Handicap 8

Course Review and Comments

When I was asked if I wanted to play the Bay course or the Plantation course; I was not told that the Bay course had three temporary greens; I just picked the Plantation course because I was told it was a “must”.
I was staying at the Ritz-Carlton, I understand that technically the hotel is not affiliated with the course, but I did receive a nice discount since I was staying there.
I was told that restaurant was not affiliated with the course or the Ritz, so they had no control over the opening time.
If I had been told by the staff about the Bay course and the restaurant; and if the greens crew had explained to us (asked us if it was okay) what they were going to do (…although only God knows why they “had” to change a hole at 9am on a Saturday morning); I may give this place 3 stars.
I did talk with others on the island throughout my 10 days on Maui, including a few members and home owners, they all said the management and service has gone down hill dramatically. One person did tell me that the course was recently purchased by a private interest, but that they had signed a 2 year deal to keep the same management company, he said “no one on the island can figure out why”
Really too bad, the course sits on very nice piece of earth.
Save yourself the time and travel; go play your local city course and get treated better!

Ratings

Date course was played Saturday 11th of April 2009
Price paid for golf 210
Price comments
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments Pretty lay out
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments On the 6th hole at about 9:15 am (at 1 over, having a great round), a member of the greens crew drove past me while I was on the Tee box. He went to the green without stopping, and changed the hole location. A supervisor came to help him, they had trouble repairing the old hole. They did all this without telling us, never mind asking us if we minded, at the 15 minute mark; I walked off the course.
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments I had a 8am T-time; the restaurant does not open until 8am. They fail to tell you this when you make a T-time. The practice range was of "muni" quality if that, although the practice facility at the "school" looked nice -- I bet that restaurant was open
Course Overall Rating
Play Again No
Recommend No

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