TAP Beer of the Day: Hapa Brown Ale

by Tom Bedell

We’ll take a brief break from the Maui Brewing Company beers, since Charles Head, general manager of the Fairmont Kea Lani, managed to unearth something completely different for our pau hana time.
The term refers to that period after work when one relaxes, and it’s almost onomatopoeic, isn’t it?



There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills

by Brian McCallen

On a warm, sultry day, the Kona winds chasing the clouds across the sky, we played our first round on the Gold Course at Wailea Golf Club. Former home of the Seniors Skins Game, among other competitions, the Gold Course is a solid, championship-caliber test, its holes terraced at different levels into volcanic foothills.


Heeding Voices at Wailea

by Tom Bedell | 2 Comments

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On Earth Day I was quite a bit removed from my usual portion of the planet. After a long, endlessly snowy winter in Vermont, standing on the first tee of Gold Course at the Wailea Golf Club in Maui was a near revelation. It was a little like going to my first baseball game as a kid–walking into the huge edifice, negotiating the concrete byways, climbing a ramp and then being wonderstruck by the marvelous …


Day 2: A Precious Emerald

by James A. Frank | 1 Comment

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After our outrigger boat ride (see my other Day 2 story, “The ‘Other’ Hawaii”), the Golf Road Warriors reverted to our natural calling, that of itinerant golfers looking for special experiences. And we found one.
At least two of us did. Brian and I went to the Emerald Course at Wailea Golf Club, while the others—who were hearty enough to play 36 yesterday including the Emerald—tackled Old Blue, the original course on property. From what I …