Named for the famous par 3 5th that plays over the crashing sea, scratch golfers will score very well on the Kapalua Bay Course from the tips. It ranks as Maui’s third easiest for them. Bogey golfers playing from the the whites, and ladies playing from the reds, enjoy one of the shortest venues we have, and a USGA Slope Rating of just a shot above the isle median from both tees. While short, the Bay plays effectively longer due to a number of holes that play uphill either from the tee or on the approach.  Winds can blow and also lengthen some holes. Roll is less than average, but as often as one must climb, one also descends on many holes. Some doglegs exist, but they don’t add to the overall length, and they favor neither the fade or draw. The fairways are wide and manageable targets, although on some holes, they get tighter. Roughs are easy to recover from, but bunkers in fairways can be penal, and they are in all the right places. The topography is hilly playing near the sea. Even lies and stances are routine. The green sizes are big. Most are heavily bunkered and multi-tiered. They hold well, and hole locations are not too severe. About five holes have carries over water that come into play. Fear factor: low.