Travel + Leisure Golf Names Kapalua Resort #1 Golf Resort in Hawai'i

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Travel + Leisure Golf names Kapalua Resort the #1 golf resort in Hawai'i and the #4 golf resort in the USA.

Kapalua Resort (http://www.Kapalua.com) on Maui has recently been named the #1 golf resort in Hawai'i, according to Travel + Leisure Golf's 2007 World's Best Golf Resorts readers' survey. In the same survey, Kapalua Resort was also ranked #4 for the 2007 Top 10 United States Golf Resorts, #1 for Best Buddy Trips and Golf Course in Hawai'i. The complete listing appears in the magazine's September issue (http://www.TravelAndLeisure.com/tlgolf/worldsbest/2007/).

Rounding out the list of winners for the Top 10 U.S. Golf Resorts:
1. Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina
2. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina
3. Pebble Beach Resorts, California
4. Kapalua Resort, Hawai'i
5. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Oregon
6. Princeville Resort, Hawai'i
7. Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Florida
8. Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Arizona
9. The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa, Arizona
10. The Greenbrier, West Virginia

"We are delighted that for the third year in a row, Travel+ Leisure Golf readers have recognized Kapalua Resort as the #1 golf destination in Hawai'i," said Gary Planos, senior vice president/resort operations. "We are also honored to be listed with the nation's premier golf resorts as one of the top 10 golf resorts in the U.S."

Kapalua Resort is home to two championship golf courses -- The Plantation Course and The Bay Course. The resort also offers a world-class golf instructional program at the Kapalua Golf Academy. The 23-acre academy has over 20 PGA certified golf professionals to help golfers hone their skills in all aspects of the game on 85,000 square feet of grass teeing areas, six practice putting greens, greenside and fairway bunkers, an 18-hole putting course, eight target greens and specialty short game area.

Prestigious golf events at the Kapalua Resort include the PGA TOUR's season-opening winners only Mercedes-Benz Championship on The Plantation Course from December 31, 2007 to January 6, 2008 and the Kapalua LPGA Classic which will debut October 13-19, 2008 on The Bay Course. For more information, visit http://www.Kapalua.com or call 1- 800-KAPALUA.

ABOUT KAPALUA RESORT
The Kapalua Resort is a 23,000-acre, master-planned community set amidst a working pineapple plantation on Maui's northwest coast. The resort is renowned for its world-class golf courses -- The Bay and The Plantation Courses; 10 residential communities; premier accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; The Kapalua Villas, a villa rental program; Kapalua Luxury Homes, a luxury home rental program; a tennis complex; three white sand beaches including two of America's Best Beaches; and a myriad of restaurants and shops. Kapalua Resort hosts a signature event series each year, the PGA TOUR's season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship in January, Whale Quest Kapalua in February, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua's Celebration of the Arts festival in April and the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival in June. Readers of Travel + Leisure Golf magazine recognized Kapalua Resort as the #1 Golf Destination in Hawai'i for 2006. Golfweek recognized The Plantation Course as a Top 100 Modern Course for 2007. For more information about Kapalua Resort, call 1-800-KAPALUA or visit Kapalua.com.

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