Maui offers more than a dozen worthy golf courses to sample, as well as plenty of beaches and off-course activities, making it one of the world's favorite island destinations.
For golf, headliners include three-course Wailea Golf Club, PGA Tour host Kapalua Resort and multi-resort Ka'anapali on the island's west side near Lahaina. The island, while small enough to explore on one visit, is very different throughout. Mount Haleakala anchors the east side, a 10,000-foot-high dormant volcano that many tourists will head up and watch the sunrise from the peak (some choose to bike down as well).
South Maui sits below Haleakala at its southern base and is home to bustling Kihei, where many restaurants and vacation condo rentals as well as golf courses such as Wailea and Makena.
To the west, the West Maui Mountain range dominates the landscape, and courses such as King Kamehameha Golf Club and Kahili Golf Course sit in their foothills.
Maui is all too scenic at every turn, whether you're on the beach or teeing it up on one of the island's golf courses. Here are some of Brandon Tucker's favorite shots on the golf course and off during his recent Maui golf trip.
Where will you be in Maui at sunset? There are a lot of places to take in a fabulous ending of the day.
Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort
The final two holes on the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort play straight downhill toward Molokai.
King Kamehameha Golf Club
King Kamehameha Golf Club, a private club with member-for-a-day access, plays beside the West Maui Mountains.
Dunes at Maui Lani golf course
The Dunes at Maui Lani is a daily-fee golf course that plays between the West Maui Mountains and Mount Haleakala.
Kahili Golf Course
Kahili Golf Course plays just below its sister course, King Kamehameha G.C., on the west Maui mountainside.
Mount Haleakala sunrise
Many visitors in Maui make the trip to the top of Mount Haleakala for the sunrise once during their vacation.
Old Blue Course at Wailea Golf Club
Old Blue is the first of three golf courses at Wailea Golf Club in south Maui.
Gold Course at Wailea Golf Club
The Gold Course at Wailea Golf Club is considered one of Maui's top championship plays.
Emerald Course at Wailea Golf Club
The Emerald Course is one of two Robert Trent Jones Jr. designs at Wailea Golf Club.
Sugar Cane Train
The Sugar Cane Train runs along many holes on the Ka'anapali Kai golf course.
Sheraton Ka'anapali resort
The Sheraton Ka'anapali was the first resort to come to Ka'anapali on the west side near Lahaina.
Black Rock - sunset
At the Sheraton Ka'anapali, you can take in the sunset at Black Rock at the beach.