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Kapalua’s Bay Course celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year

By Staff | Jan 15, 2015

The Bay Course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Frances Duane, is ranked 18th in Hawaii by Golf Magazine. 

KAPALUA – Kapalua’s Bay Course, the highly acclaimed Arnold Palmer classic, will celebrate its 40th Anniversary throughout 2015.

Known for its spectacular vistas and quality golf holes, The Bay Course has withstood the test of time and technology and remains a quintessential resort golf experience in Hawaii.

Back in 1975, it was The Bay Course that jumpstarted the metamorphosis of a 22,000-acre pineapple plantation into a world-class resort. Palmer’s creation has been the centerpiece of the Kapalua Resort ever since.

Even as seaside resorts have sprung up all over Maui, the fifth hole on the Bay is still the only over-the-ocean par three on the island and one of the most photographed golf holes in the world.

For four decades, The Bay Course has played host to the greatest golfers in the game. From Greg Norman’s first win on American soil to Fred Couples and Davis Love III’s multiple Kapalua International titlesto Morgan Pressel’s dramatic victory in the Kapalua LPGA Classic as the resort’s touring pro, The Bay Course roster of participants and champions reads like a who’s who in golf.

To this day, The Bay Course has been the venue for more major professional events than any other neighbor island course in Hawaii.

To help celebrate 40 memorable years, The Bay Course will be offering a series of promotions and special events throughout 2015.

Kapalua Golf, managed by Troon Golf, features 36 holes of award-winning golf and Kapalua Golf Academy, a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School.

Kapalua’s Plantation Course, a Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw design, is home of the PGA Tour’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions. It is ranked 19th in America’s Top 100 Public Courses by Golf Digest.

Kapalua Golf Academy, Hawaii’s most comprehensive learning center and practice facility, offers individual lessons, golf schools, video analysis, custom club fitting, group lessons and on-course playing lessons.

For additional information, visit www.GolfAtKapalua.com or call 1-877-KAPALUA.