World's Best Golf Destinations

From the exotic to the familiar, the historic to the brand-new, a tour of 18 of the world’s best golf destinations.

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Kapalua Bay Beach: Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii

Since opening in 1991, Kapalua Resort’s Plantation Course has established itself as one of the PGA Tour’s finest layouts. Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, it’s a thrilling ramble across the broad, windswept slopes of a former pineapple plantation. And minutes away there’s Kapalua Bay Beach: swaying palms, sand like light-brown sugar and turquoise waters perfect for a splash or a snorkel. Greens fees start at $270; 2000 Plantation Club Dr.; 877-527-2582;