You may recall last week it was noted here that Kapalua was 21.5 yards below its 2005 average of 276.4.
Golf World's Jan 13 issue revealed that the two measuring holes were Nos. 3 and 15.
On No. 3, the players average 232.0 yards, 278.7 on No. 15 (which I believe plays slightly uphill).
So yes Kapalua does distort the Tour numbers, just not in the way we might have imagined.
Golf World also reported that the average distance on all drives was 281.2 yards.