Wailea is on the southwest coast of Maui. There's three 18 hole championship courses here, the Blue course would be a good alternative to other high profile courses in the area, with the same level of conditions, great views, but it less expensive and less crowded. The Gold course is home to the Champion's Skins Game and is 7,000+ yards from the tips, and is the most challenging of the three courses here. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones II, opened in 1994, and is routed over hilly land. It's a true shotmaker's course, where course management is rewarded over distance. The Blue course is just over 6,700 yards, and was designed by Arthur Jack Snyder across the lower foothills of the surrounding mountains. It's your classic Hawaii resort course with fountains, landscaping, lakes, coral sand in the bunkers, with wide fairways and a parkland style. Very well maintained, some good elevation change, and great views through the whole round, including the occasional whale. The Emerald Course has wide, forgiving fairways, and views out to the Pacific Ocean and Mt. Haleakala, and is well landscaped. It's the kinder, gentler course here, and is easier on your game than the others.