The three courses of the Kapalua Golf Resort are a favorite of golfers from every part of the world. The Kapalua Village Course plays through the majestic trees and tricky landscape of the West Maui foothills. The Kapalua Bay course was designed by golf great Arnold Palmer. The third, Kapalua Plantation, is characterized by its length and is home to the season opening PGA Mercedes Championship. I played in the early fall (how can you tell in Hawaii) The Bay Course looks tough, but if the Kona Winds are blowing is only a fair test of golf. The Plantation Course is truly a formidable test of golf and when you hit a ball in the sugar cane lining the course (and you will) forget it, it's gone.