My husband and I were lucky enough to play the Gold course this past week. We had originally planned to golf the Emerald, but it was too busy. This turned out to be good for us. The Gold course was wide and beautiful. I don't have the opportunity to golf often, and consider myself a beginner. I played my best game ever. My husband plays often and still was impressed with his game. The staff were helpful and the course was never crowded. In fact we only saw two other carts all day. It wasn't cheap golfing, but compared to Kaanapali it was well worth it.