So, I am sitting in a hotel room having just played Kapalua Plantation Course for the first time earlier today and all I can say is wow. If you ever get the chance to play there, do it. It is probably the first time in my life I have paid for an experience at that price and completely thought it was worth it. Nicest course I have ever played hands down. The grass is in perfect condition and the putting surfaces are insane. This was a really fun time to play it as the tournament is in about 2 weeks. For someone who has never played in a pro-am or anything, it was really fun playing with bleachers and TV towers on almost every hole. The only downside to this was it was cart path only for tournament prep and that got very tiring very fast.
As for the course layout, every hole was fun. I have never been into golf architecture or design as I have said before on this site but today may have changed my interest in that. It was so fun on every hole how you could see the landing area that was planned out or else you would be in terrible shape to get a par or better if you didn’t hit it there.
One last thing, I know earlier in this thread I was defending the Kaanapali Courses and let me just say compared to this course, I can see why people were dogging them. They are so different and you can just tell one is a standard resort course and one is actually PGA quality. With that being said, I am playing Kaanapali tomorrow and am pretty sure I will enjoy every minute of it.