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Kapalua Resort (Plantation course) Hole by Hole - 5th Hole

Kapalua Resort (Plantation course), Hawaii

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Hole 5 at Kapalua Resort (Plantation course) is a challenging par 5 that requires strategic planning and precise execution. Located in Lahaina, Hawaii, this hole offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the West Maui Mountains.

From the championship tees, Hole 5 measures at 532 yards with a slight dogleg right. The fairway width is generous at 55 yards but beware of the three strategically placed bunkers that can come into play on both sides of the fairway. With a handicap of 7, this hole may seem relatively easy but don't be fooled by its length.

For an average golfer who hits their driver around 217 yards, it's recommended to aim for the left side of the fairway off the tee to avoid any potential trouble on the right. This will leave you with a manageable distance for your second shot.

As you approach your second shot from approximately 315 yards out, take note of any wind conditions as it can significantly impact ball flight due to Kapalua's high altitude location. A well-struck wood or hybrid club should put you in good position for your approach shot.

With greenside bunkers accounting for only one percent of total bunker coverage on this green, there is plenty of room to land your third shot safely onto this large green measuring over 10,000 square feet. However, make sure to pay attention to pin placement as there are subtle breaks and undulations throughout.

For most golfers hitting their pitching wedge around 120 yards or less should be sufficient depending on pin placement. Take advantage of Kapalua's warm weather year-round which provides optimal playing conditions during all four seasons.

In conclusion, Hole 5 at Kapalua Resort (Plantation course) may seem like an easy birdie opportunity but proper strategy and execution are key factors in scoring well here. Keep these tips in mind and enjoy playing one of the most picturesque holes in Hawaii.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 532 yards

Handicap: 7

Green Area:

10901

Approx Fairway Width:

55

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

1

Bunker Count:

3

Bunkers:

Some fairway bunkers, with the majority (51%) strategically placed around the area.

Club Recommendations

1. Aim for the left side of the fairway off the tee to avoid potential trouble on the right.

2. Take note of any wind conditions as it can significantly impact ball flight due to Kapalua's high altitude location.

3. Use a well-struck wood or hybrid club for your second shot from approximately 315 yards out.

4. Pay attention to pin placement on the large green with subtle breaks and undulations.

5. Take advantage of Kapalua's warm weather year-round for optimal playing conditions.

6. For most golfers, hitting a pitching wedge around 120 yards or less should be sufficient depending on pin placement.

7. Don't underestimate this hole just because it is a par 5 - proper strategy and execution are key factors in scoring well here.

8. Enjoy the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountains while playing one of Hawaii's most picturesque holes at Kapalua Resort (Plantation course).

"The most important shot in golf is the next one."
- Ben Hogan

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