Golf on the Garden Island of Kauai
Princeville is built around golf
In collaboration with nature, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed 4 golf courses on Kauai. 'In all the world, I never expect to find a more spectacularly beautiful place to build a golf course than Princeville, overlooking Hanalei Bay!'
Jack Nicklaus, Robin Nelson and Tom Weiskopf have also designed courses on Kauai enhancing the beauty of Kauai. All courses with the exception of The Prince and Kukuiula courses are public and open for play. Get your tee times by clicking on the links below.
PRINCEVILLE MAKAI COURSE
After a complete re-design under the direction of Robert Trent Jones, Jr., The Makai Course 18 holes is in championship shape, with new traditional sand bunkers, lengthened, all new greens, fairways, tee boxes, all new carts, pro shop, and more coming. The Makai is rated in theTop 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses in America (Golf Digest 2015/2016), the #3 in the state of Hawaii (GolfWeek), and was named to The Makaihe list of Americas Top 5 Great Golf Settings (National Geographic Traveler).
WOODS COURSE a 9 hole course ideal for a short golf outing. The Championship Mauka Disc Golf Course is also played on the Woods course. The new 18 hole layout was designed and built by none other than Innova Disc Golf Designers, Harold Duvall, Andrew Duvall, and Darrell Bankes in August of 2018. If you never played before come check it out.
Kama'aina green fees
More good news, perhaps the greatest golf bargain in the world: Princeville Homeowners pay 'Kama'aina' green fees of only $89 including carts and range (subject to change). There are no club fees, dues, or membership.
CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE
The Prince Course is the true golfer's dream and is now privately owned. It is undergoing repairs due to heavy rains in 2018. Golf Digest ranked The Prince Course #1 in Hawaii. From the back tees, it is Hawaii's most challenging golf course with a USGA course rating of 75.3 and a 145 slope. Spread out over 390 acres directly on the Pacific Ocean, this world famous course winds up and down hills, through jungles, along clear streams, and over deep ravines.
Kauai offers the best in challenging golf in beautiful settings with views of mountains and ocean. All courses have special discounts for residents of Kauai who show a Hawaii drivers license. Princeville has even lower rates if you are a resident of Princeville and have the Princeville Golf Club ID card (for a modest annual fee, they carry your GHIN handicap records). Amazingly, you can get a tee time easy, often the same day.
Here are the websites for every golf course on Kauai:
PRINCEVILLE MAKAI GOLF CLUB, 18 hole Makai Course and 9 hole Woods Course.
HOKUALA OCEAN COURSE 18 holes, a Jack Nicklaus course located within the Hokuala Resort in Lihue
PUAKEA GOLF CLUB, a Robin Nelson design located in heart of Lihue near the Home Depot:
WAILUA GOLF CLUB Conveniently located between Kapaa and Lihue, this course is very popular with local golfers and is highly regarded.
POIPU BAY GOLF CLUB, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. course located to the beautiful Grand Hyatt Resort in Poipu.
KIAHUNA GOLF CLUB, a Robert Trent Jones Jr course located in the Poipu resort
THE CLUB AT KUKUIULA, a Tom Weiskopf course is located in Poipu in the exclusive Kukuiula development. The course is private but non-members can get tee times in advance of play.
Hawaii abounds with fabulous golf, and it is easy and inexpensive to fly interisland and golf Oahu, Maui, Lanai, and the Big Island. All resorts and golf courses offer kama'aina (Hawaiian for 'local' or 'oldtimer') discounts on golf with Hawaii drivers license as ID.