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Golfing in Kauai

Kauai is full of breathtaking golf courses ready for you to enjoy!

Poipu Bay Golf Course by tdlucas5000 on flickr
Poipu Bay Golf Course by tdlucas5000 on flickr

Poipu Bay Golf

is a gorgeous, vibrant waterfront course on the south shore, backed by mountains and teeming with Poipu Bay’s marine life, from Hawaiian monk seals to green sea turtles to humpback whales. Conveniently book your tee time online, up to 30 days in advance, and stay safe by wearing a mask when you are in and around the clubhouse. Rates are subject to season and time of day, and packages of multiple rounds may be purchased. Rental gear is available, as are golf lessons. The experienced pros at Poipu Bay Golf offer private lessons, clinics, and can assist with group tournaments, youth programs, and other customized outings. This award winning course features the latest technology, such as an in-cast satellite navigation system, so you can know the exact distance to the hole and pin placement. Come prepared by filling out an online waiver beforehand, and you’ll be set to golf!

Kiahuna Golf Club

A great golf course for the whole family, Kiahuna Golf Club features rates per hole, at $105 for 18 holes and $70 for 9 holes from April 4-December 15 (not including rider and club renting fees). Junior golf is also available, so your kiddos can enjoy the course! While you golf, enjoy the scenery and creatures of the wild. Kiahuna Golf Club is an endangered bird sanctuary, so you’ll spot all kinds of native birds! You’re sure to be hungry after all that golfing, so check out Paco’s Tacos Cantina on site. With indoor and outdoor seating and a full bar, open from 8am to 9pm, Paco’s features daily live music and delicious Mexican fare, from tacos and burritos to seafood platters and tortas (Mexican sandwiches). Before you head over, book your tee time in advance online. 

Kukuiolono Public Park and Golf Course

For a golfing experience open to everyone, go to Kukuiolono Public Park and Golf Course. Their 9 hole public course, and mini course, invites all ages to play, from as early as 7am, to 6pm. While you play, see if you can spot the local wildlife, or even endangered animals and seasonal whale watching. When you’re done golfing, take a pleasant stroll through the Japanese garden, full of fountains, statues, and lush greenery. This garden path also leads to a large collection of Hawaiian lava rock artifacts.

Kauai Lagoons at Marriott

Enjoy beautiful ocean views and lush scenery at the beautiful Hōkūlani golf course by the Kauai Lagoons at the Marriott. Select from three challenging courses, all socially distanced for your safety. Face coverings are also required in all indoor areas. You can talk to a hotel concierge for help planning your golfing expedition. 

Wailua Golf Course

The Wailua Golf Course is the perfect affordable option for your golfing adventures, with non-resident weekday rates of $48, and $60 on weekends. There are also junior and senior resident rates available. This 18 hole course is average par 72, so get your game faces on and prepare for a challenge! Carts and clubs are available for rent, so reserve your tee time today for groups of two or more. If you’re coming alone, standby is also an option. 

Princeville Makai Golf Club

No one should have to golf on an empty stomach! Head over to the Princeville Makai Golf Club to enjoy great courses– both for golfing, and for eating. This renowned golf club at the Princeville Resort is surrounded by peaceful lakes, woodlands, and stunning coastal views of the bay. This idyllic course is not only surreal in beauty, but also a great challenge, at par 72. Rates vary, and there is also a junior golf program available, as well as group golf outings, golf instruction, and club rentals. Masks are required, with distancing of 10 feet while on the green. If you’re looking for more beyond golf, this resort also features disc golf, tennis facilities, sunrise yoga classes, and more! When you’re ready to eat, Makai Grill is the place to be. They serve delicious breakfast and lunch options, snacks and pupus, and signature happy hour drinks!

Hokuala golf course by jtbradford on flickr
“Hokuala Golf Course” by jtbradford on flickr

The Ocean Course at Hokuala 

The Ocean Course at Hokuala is a jaw dropping, award-winning golf resort that boasts the longest stretch of oceanfront golf in Hawaii. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this course is made to reflect the way he thinks of Kauai: “a lack-back tropical paradise.” It’s quainter and less commercial than other islands, such as Oahu or Maui, according to Nicklaus. Book a tee time online today to enjoy golfing on a course that winds through mango and guava groves and seaside cliffs. You can purchase packages of multiple rounds, bring up to four players, and make use of gear rental options. You can also enjoy high-tech golf training sessions from PGA instructors at the Hokuala Teaching Center, headed by PGA Professional Kellie Hines. There’s lots to love about this course, starting with the postcard worthy views, but going far beyond that to the professional excellency of the course and staff. 

Golfing on Kauai is about more than just the game. It will provide you with memories to last a lifetime, from gorgeous oceanfront scenery, to fascinating native wildlife. Your golfing expedition will provide you with not only a great game, but also with all the wonders of rich Hawaiian culture. 


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