Jan and I are now booked on United and in a vrbo rental in Kihel for an extended stay for the Classic. We will arrive maybe a week prior to the Classic.
I have no info on the Classic other than the flyer sent to me from the alumni association, but I presume tickets would be fairly easy to obtain If any of you are going and have info on how we may join in on fan activities associated with the Classic, please help us.
Also, I have a strong desire to golf while there and if any of you headed to the Classic want to play, contact me.
We plan on returning to the tournament after attending in 2005 and 2013. I don’t remember tickets being difficult to get; however, I do remember saying in 2013 that they were so expensive that we might not be able to return when the Hogs
played again. The tournament is held at a small gym in Lahaina that only seats 2400. Hopefully, tickets will be available for those fans not traveling with the school packages. We have our flights reserved on Delta and 15 nights reserved. Ten nights are in Wailea using Marriott reward points and 5 nights in Ka’anapali. I think our biggest expense will be a rental car for 15 days at approximately $100 day. We are not golfers; however, would really enjoy getting together with other Hog fans.
Fred, you gotta play Kapalua Plantation course. I’d also recommend taking the ferry out of Lahaina to Lanai and play Manele Golf Course at the Four Seasons Resort, which was designed by Jack and is probably the most scenic course I’ve ever played. Wish I could join you bc the golf over there is superb. Enjoy
We will be there and open to meeting with any and all Razorback fans. Flying into Kauai first to redo some activities have done before and then hoping over to Maui. Have been to both islands and enjoyed them both.
If you have not been to Maui before, it is expensive. Eating out each meal can run into real cost. Remember, Costco is right by the airport and almost a must stop. It is also the place to fill the rental car before turning it in. Be prepared for a line
Jim is correct about food costs. When we visited Maui about 15 years ago, we parked near a Burger King to get to another restaurant and I noticed a Whopper meal was $15 back then, but the same meal was $6 here in West Monroe. The restaurants and Manele Bay and at Kapalua were great for after round meal or dinner—beautiful venues.
Another thing golfers…learn how the grain runs on those greens over there. My putting killed me when I played, and it was because of how grainy those greens were and hard to get the speeds correct.
Use to be able to play 36 at Plantation for $75. Bermuda greens are indeed grainy. Tend to grow towards the setting sun. Once you reach the green, look at the cup. The dead grass is the direction of the grain. For example, if the dead grass is on the west side of the cup, the ball will roll faster putting to the west. And it will putt slower putting to the east against the grain.
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The greens definitely took me a little while to get used to… you really have to recognize which way the grain is going to putt those greens, three putted a couple times because of it but by the end of the round I was able to figure it out.
Fred, the Wailea Gold Course is a nice RJT Jr track and closer to where you are staying in Kihei … 2 restaurants not to miss are Mama’s Fish House (perfect for last meal before departure flight, but book ahead) and the Hali’imaile General Store … we also like Cafe O’Lei in Kihei and Lineage in Wailea.
Wailea has the best winter weather in November. Kapalua can be very windy and wet in the winter. Rainy season is October through March.
Wailea has three courses. The original Blue mainly meanders in between condos. Very wide and easy to score. Emerald and Gold are relatively short courses. Very scenic and well maintained. Fairways can be tight. Makena North and South courses (don’t know if they will be open or not) are more challenging but less maintained. Further south is Maui’s nude beach…Little Beach. However, as I once discovered after hitting a long hook, a lot of women enjoy going nude on the beaches alongside the ocean holes. And they weren’t shy either😳
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We’re going, leaving Saturday the 19th, and returning the 25th. As far as tickets, mine came through the travel package, and I updated them to reserved seating, as the ones in the package were just general seating behind our bench for the games. I’d like to know who got a rental for $100/day, most everything I’ve seen was double that.