The older of two 18-hole courses at the Ka'anapali Golf Resort, the Royal Ka'anapali layout was Robert Trent Jones Snr’s first Hawaiian design back in 1962. Over the years, it’s hosted a number of events on both the LPGA and Champions Tour.
It's your standard Hawaiian resort course. I don't feel it's worth as much as the green fees might indicate, but it is a good course. #5 is a lot of fun to play as you come right up alongside the Ka'anapali beach and get to putt out with lots of beach bums spectating. The course is in good shape, but between value and bang for your buck, I firmly believe visiting a course like The Dunes at Maui Lani or Kahili is more valuable. They're better golf courses in my book, cheaper, and not nearly as busy. I'd like to see at least one of them make the cut and be listed on the Hawaii ranking here sometime.