Golfing on Kauai

The activated elements of Hawaii create the perfect conditions for world-class golf. Abundant rain and ample sun make for radiant greens, while coconut trees and epic backdrops frame your dream game. With nine courses at seven locations across the island, Kauai offers a diverse range of golf experiences, from laid back local tracks to award-winning courses touted by PGA greats.

Whatever your preference, our guide to Kauai’s infamous golf courses will lead you to the right tee.

North Shore Golf Courses

Princeville Makai Golf Club

This golf club offers two courses, the Makai Course and the Woods Course.
The fresh multimillion-dollar renovation of this Robert Trent Jones Jr. course has set a new standard for immaculate expressions. Positioned next to the St. Regis Princeville, the Makai course is frequented by pros, stars, elites and all who come to enjoy the serenity of Kauai on a world-class course. While the Woods Course is an excellent choice for a relaxed round with family or friends. Make it easy on yourself and stay in a Kauai Exclusive vacation rental in Princeville— just steps away from tee off!

Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Address: 4080 Lei O Papa Road
Princeville, HI 96722
Phone: 808-826-1912
Website: www.makaigolf.com

Prince Golf Course

This course is currently closed for renovations.

East Shore Golf Courses

Ocean Course at Hokuala

Offering the longest continuous stretch of oceanfront holes in Hawaii, this course was designed and renovated by the renowned course architect, Jack Nicklaus. A true Hawaiian experience, this course tempts your concentration with breathtaking views of open ocean while meandering through lush jungle lagoons and guava groves. Named one of the most beautiful courses in the world by MSN Travel, it is not to be missed.

Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Address: 3351 Hoolaulea Way
Lihue,HI 96766
Phone: 808-241-6000
Toll-Free: 800-634-6400
Website: www.hokualagolf.com

Puakea Golf Course

Upon opening in 1997, this course was named one of the Top 10 nine hole golf courses in America by Sports Illustrated Magazine. Later expanded by its original designer, Robert Nelson, the course reopened in 2003 to debut an adventurous new round. The challenge of the former holes is only enhanced by the thrill of the additional ones. Hawaii’s most prolific golf course designer did not hold back on this project.

Architect: Robin Nelson
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Address: 4150 Nuhou Street
Lihue,HI 96766
Phone: 808-245-8756
Toll-Free: 866-773-5554
Email: info@puakeagolf.com
Website: www.puakeagolf.com

Wailua Municipal Golf Course

Known as one of the most impressive municipal golf courses nationwide, you can’t beat the price and location of this Wailua Course. Originally a six-hole course opened in the 1920’s, the innate character and charm can still be found upon the now 18-hole seaside track.

Architect: Toyo Shirai
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Address: 3-5350 Kuhio Highway
Lihue,HI 96766
Phone: 808-241-6666
Website: www.kauai.gov/golf

South Shore Golf Courses

Kiahuna Golf Club

Offering some of the fastest greens on Kauai, this course features Seashore Paspalum Greens and an undulating design by architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. Located on the “sunny south shore,” cruise your way along this track with the tropical sun overhead and the gentle ocean breeze at your back. And be sure to take the time to absorb your surroundings, as this course meanders through an ancient Hawaiian village.

Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Address: 2545 Kiahuna Plantation Drive
Poipu, HI 96756
Phone: 808-742-9595
Website: www.kiahunagolf.com