Tuesday, January 3

I've Played Kapalua's Plantation Course

Day 73 without playing golf

Until I play Pebble Beach (which I hope to do within the next few years), the Plantation Course at Kapalua -- site of this week's season-opening Mercedes Championship -- would probably rate as the top golfing experience of my lifetime.

I played it in 1992 on a springtime vacation to Maui. It was my first and only visit to Hawaii, and I enjoyed every second of it. I actually played the Plantation Course twice on the same day, completing 36 holes after my playing partner from LA explained that the second 18 was only $25. (Talk about a bargain.)

Words can't do justice to the surroundings. Let's just say it was the closest thing to golf paradise I've ever experienced. My golf was respectable -- if I remember correctly, I had an 85 and 82.

I also played Kaanapali on the vacation, a course the Seniors (er, I mean Champions Tour) plays.

Who else has played golf in paradise?

The Armchair Golfer

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