Kapalua Golf Academy

Kapalua Golf Resort: Golf Academy

Kapalua Golf Resort: Golf Magazine Top 25 SchoolsThe Kapalua Golf Academy, designed by PGA Touring Professional Hale Irwin, is Hawaii's most complete state-of-the-art game improvement center and practice facility.

The golf academy and 23-acre practice area provide golf instruction in all aspects of the game—putting, chipping, wedge and bunker play, specialty shots and the full swing.

Additionally, Kapalua's dedicated staff of PGA Professionals offer a full spectrum of instructional programs: individual golf lessons, corporate clinics, golf schools, daily clinics and custom off-site instruction.

All rates subject to change without notice and are before sales taxes.  Rates listed are good through December 19, 2016

PRIVATE LESSONS                                         Non-Resort Guest           Resort Guest
1 Hour Lesson#                                                         $185                                 $155
1 Hour Junior (17 and under)*#                                 $115                                 $95
 On-Course Lesson#                                                 $425                                 $355

GOLF SCHOOLS                      Non-Resort Guest          Resort Guest
½ Day School                                      $255                               $225
The perfect tune-up for your game!  This 3 hour program covers all aspects from putting to full swing and is suited for any level from beginners to advanced players.
½ Day Special                                      $435                               $395
3 hour integrated format allows players of all levels to examine and improve every aspect of their game.  Our PGA instructors cover putting, chipping, wedge play and full swing combined with lunch and an afternoon tee time to apply what you've learned throughout the day. 
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2 Day Special                                       $765                              $695
Our specialty curriculum targets the golfer who wants to become a more competitive player.  The 6 hour course covers reading greens, shot selection, specialty and scoring shots, practice management and digital video swing analysis.  Also includes lunch each day and afternoon tee times.
3 Day Special                                       $1095                            $995
immerse yourself completely in the Kapalua Golf Academy experience with a total of 9 hours of instruction on topics such as putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play as well as full swing digital video analysis and on-course instruction with our PGA professionals.  Also includes lunch each day and afternoon tee times.
1 Week Player Development             $1700                            $1200
This all-inclusive package is the perfect way to utilize all that Kapalua Golf has to offer and is great for golfers of any ability level.Package components includes three hours of private instruction per week, unlimited range balls at Kapalua Practice Facility, unlimited use of the Village 3-hole Walking Course (located at Kapalua Golf Academy)and unlimited golf on Bay or Plantation after 10:30 a.m.
Pau Hana Club                                      $115 
This club perfect for locals and long-term guests of Kapalua. Package includes weekly clinics, unlimited range balls at the Kapalua Practice Facility, unlimited use of the Village 3-hole Walking Course and a 10% merchandise discount at the Kapalua Golf Academy.  Limited space each month.  Register here.
*   Junior Lesson rate available only after 12pm.
#   Extra fees will be applied with additional players.
Practice Balls (95-100 balls)                         $15                                  
3-Hole Walking Course                                 $25                                  
18-Hole Putting Course                         Complimentary                      
Rental Clubs
         Half Sets                                               $15                                   
         Individual Clubs                                    $5                                     
Above rates are subject to change, subject to availability and do not include sales taxes.

Meet The Instructors:


Ben Hongo, PGA Director of Instruction     bhongo@troongolf.com

Ben was selected to join the Kapalua Golf Academy in 2000 and has quickly become one of the most respected instructors in Hawaii.  Hongo's awards and accolades include #1 Instructor in the state of Hawaii by Golf Digest in 2013, "Aloha Section PGA Teacher of the Year" in 2002, "One of Hawaii's Top Teachers" by Golf Digest three times (selected by his peers), and was named "Aloha Section Junior Golf Leader Award" in 2008 and 2013.

Born in Japan, Ben is conversationally fluent in Japanese and his mild manner style lends itself well to golfers of all ages and skill levels.  He has been a member of the Kapalua Golf team since 1989 after relocating from Central California.

Todd O'Neal, PGA Senior Teaching Professional


Todd has rejoined the Kapalua Golf team in July of 2015 as a senior teaching professional.  O'Neal originally worked for Kapalua Golf as a teaching professional from 2001-2003.  O'Neal is a 23 year PGA member with previous positions including Head Teaching Professional at Royal Oaks Country Club as well as most recently General Manager of Emerald Valley Golf Course in Creswell, Oregon.

O'Neal's teaching philosophy is rooted in the fundamentals - grip, stance, alignment, posture and balance with a focus on motivating and inspiring the individual to realize their fullest potential.  Lastly, the short game is a main focus as it allows a person to enhance anyone's ability to score.

O'Neal's teaching accomplishments include three time Oregon State Athletics Association (OSAA) Boy's and Girl's Golf Coach of the Year and 2010 Pacific Northwest Section and Oregon Chapter PGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year,  O'Neal has also qualified and played in the PGA TOUR's Hawaiian Open in 1992 and 1993.
Bradley Bowen, PGA Teaching Professional     bbowen@troongolf.com
Bradley began his career in golf with Kapalua in 1991 after relocating to Maui from San Jose, California.  After earning PGA membership in 1995, Bowen was the Head Golf Professional at Maui Country Club from 1998-2004 and Kahili Golf Club from 2004-2009 before shifting his focus to instruction at Elleair Maui Golf Club.
Bowen's playing highlights include Medalist Honors at the 1997 US Open Local Qualifier in Honolulu, three times a member of the Hawaii Governor's Cup Team ('00, '03, '07)    and won the 2011 Aloha Section Senior Championship.  His teaching philosophy is simple - build a repeating swing through proper fundamentals, then go through a quick check list prior to each golf shot to maximize results.


Facility Highlights:
  • 85,000 square feet of grass teeing area
  • Several practice putting greens
  • Greenside fairway practice bunkers
  • 18-hole putting course
  • Ample target flags and greens
  • Specialty short game area
  • Sheltered tee area
  • Indoor hitting bay with digital video analysis
  • Distance wedge area with greens from 20 to 120 yards
  • 2,500 square foot learning center
     For more information on the Golf Academy, please call 888.690.2610 or complete the form above.

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