Trade Winds Serve Up Some Stress at Hokuala’s 17th
This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 17th hole at The Ocean Course at Hokuala from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it? (Image courtesy of Mike Dauplaise)
Wailua’s 15th Hole is a Ball Striker’s Delight
This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 15th hole at Wailua Golf Course from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it? (Image courtesy of Mike Dauplaise)
Poipu Bay’s 18th Will Test Your Ability to Close
This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 18th hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it?
BYU Breaks Burns Intercollegiate Scoring Record in Team Title Victory at Ocean Course at Hokuala U.S. Amateur Champion Bennett Ties Tournament Record with 61
(KAUA‘I, Hawai‘i) – Fueled by four players who finished in the top 10 of a 126-player field, Brigham Young set a new 54-hole team scoring record (810) to win the 2023 John A. Burns Intercollegiate on Kaua‘i. The Cougars dominating performance shattered Auburn’s former scoring record that held for 15 years.
46TH ANNUAL JOHN A. BURNS INTERCOLLEGIATE TEES OFF NEXT WEEK AT HŌKŪALA, KAUA‘I
Home to the longest continuous stretch of oceanfront holes in Hawai‘i, the Ocean Course at Hōkūala will host the 46th annual John A. Burns Intercollegiate from February 16–18. Twenty-one teams from nine states will compete across three days in the University of Hawai‘i’s marquee men’s golf tournament.
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize on the Gorgeous 6th at Princeville Makai
This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 6th hole at Princeville Makai Golf Club from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it? (Image courtesy of Mike Dauplaise)
Go Golf Kauai Courses Welcome 2023, Celebrate Memorable And Meaningful 2022
Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i (January 31, 2023) – Kaua‘i’s spectacular collection of golf courses welcome 2023 while celebrating a memorable and meaningful 2022. Not only is interest in the island golf destination at an all-time high with visits to the GoGolfKauai.com website up over 130%, but more importantly the golf courses continue to convey the spirit of Aloha and the cultural pillars of Mālama – to care for, protect and preserve Hawaii’s precious natural resources.
Kauai’s Wailua Golf Course to host World Deaf Golf Championships
Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i (September 15, 2022) – Kaua‘i’s Wailua Golf Course in Lihue, Hawaii will host the 13th World Deaf Golf Championships October 17 – 21, 2022. 116 deaf or hard of hearing golfers from 14 countries will compete in a 72-hole stroke play tournament over 12 divisions, including Men’s and Women’s’, Men’s and Women’s’ Team, Men’s and Women’s’ Senior and Senior Team, Men’s Super Senior and Super Senior Team, as well as Junior Boys and Girls.
Go Golf Kauai Courses recognized by Golfweek
Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i (August 16, 2022) – Kaua‘i’s spectacular collection of golf courses have once again been recognized by Golfweek in the publication’s 2022 rankings of the “Best Courses You Can Play In Hawaii,” “Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play” and the “Top 200 Modern Courses.”
Grip It and Rip It on Puakea’s Par-5 8th
This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 8th hole at Puakea Golf Course from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it?
A Nerve-Racking Tee Shot Greets the 6th at Hokuala
This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 6th hole at The Ocean Course at Hokuala from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it?
Conservative Play is the Smart Choice at Wailua’s Home Hole
This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 18th hole at Wailua Golf Course from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it?
Hit It Low into the Wind on Poipu Bay’s 4th
This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 4th hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it?
Respect the Trade Winds on Princeville Makai’s 15th
This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 15th hole at Princeville Makai Golf Club from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it?
Your Final Shot at Princeville Makai is Do or Die
This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 18th hole at Princeville Makai Golf Club from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it?
Ride the Wind to Find This Poipu Bay Green
This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 17th hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it?
A Birdie Chance at the Wailua Turn
This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 9th hole at Wailua Golf Course from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it?
No Day at the Beach at Hokuala
This #TipTuesday brings you an insider’s tip on how to play the 3rd hole at The Ocean Course at Hokuala from golf writer Mike Dauplaise of Prime Golf Destinations. How would you play it?
Go Golf Kauai Courses Receive Honours From GolfWeek and GolfPass
Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i (March 3, 2022) – Golfweek Magazine and GolfPass recently recognized three Go Golf Kauai courses in their 2022 rankings of top golf courses. Princeville Makai Golf Club, Poipu Bay Golf Club and the Ocean Course at Hokuala were ranked No. T58, No. T120 and T160 respectively,
Birdie is Possible at Pinceville Makai's Par-5 5th
This is a fun and often-frustrating hole. A shortish par-5 would seem to be ripe for the taking, wouldn’t it? Maybe, maybe not. This hole can play dead into the wind when the trade winds are blowing, making the second and third shots problematic.
Just Because Hokuala's 8th is Short, Doesn't mean it's a Gimme
One of the more picturesque of the inland holes plays downhill from an elevated tee to a green that sits hard against a pond on the right. With the trade winds usually blowing from the left and slightly into you, that pond is very much in play.
A Tricky Opening Tee Shot Gets Things Started at Wailua
The opening tee shot at Wailua is one of the trickier ones on the entire course. The hole initially heads toward the ocean befire turning right to follow the shoreline.
Hills and wind gave Poipu Bay's 14th Teeth
This is the first par 5 we've seen since the sixth hole - a stretch of eight holes. The 14th is where Poipu Bay begins to show its teeth on its way to a spectacular finish.
See a Sneak Peek of the New Puakea Grill
The Puakea Grill at Puakea Golf Course has been significantly upgraded and new owner and executive chef Kristin Yanagawa is excited to welcome guests back.
The 10th at Princeville Makai introduces a challenging back nine
Despite its moderate length, this is one of the more challenging holes on the course. Get a insider's tip on how to play the srong par 4 10th at Princeville Makai Golf Club.
Puakea Golf Course Set to Open Soon!
After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, we are pleased to share that Puakea Golf Course and the new Puakea Grill will be reopening on December 22nd with an enhanced experience!
Princeville Makai's 14th is a risk-takers paradise
Describing this hole as easy might be an overstatement, since opportunities for death and destruction abound. But there's a reason this gorgeous hole ranks as the easiest on the card...
Puakea's opening hole rewards position on the green
A downwind hole to start your day, the opener at Puakea nevertheless comes with its share of challenges...
Poipu Bay's 2nd offers early chance at birdie
The second at Poipu Bay is a stronger par-5 than the yardage suggests. Played into the wind with a tee shot slightly uphill, only the strong hitters have a chance at reaching the green in two under typical conditions. But there is a smart play that can lead to a great early birdie...
How Brave will you be on Hokuala's incredible 14th?
One of the most beautiful par-3's in the world, the 14th hole at the Ocean Course at Hokuala also happens to be a great golf hole. The hole is a carryover from the coure's pre-renovation days, and Jack Nichlaus knew not to fix what wasn't broken.
Wailua and Puakea Golf Courses among “Top 100 value courses you can play in the U.S.”
Kaua'i, Hawai'i (August 12, 2021) – Kaua'i's Wailua Golf Course and Puakea Golf Course have been ranked among the "Top 100 Value Courses You Can Play in the U.S." by GOLF Magazine. Wailua, ranked No. 78, and Puakea, ranked No. 81, are the only two courses in the state of Hawaii on the Top 100 Value Courses list. GOLF Magazine defines a "value course" as one a golfer can play for 0 or less, in many cases much less.
Stay Below the Hole at All Costs on Wailua's 16th
Wailua Golf Course
No. 16 - Par 4 (363/346/336) This dogleg left hole around an irrigation pond brings water into play, but it is the wind and slopes that provide the most consistent obsticles.
Hawaii's Vaccination Exception Program - Quick Must-Do Reference List
7/14/2021 via the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau
As you know, on July 8, the State of Hawaii began granting quarantine exceptions to travelers on domestic flights (from U.S. states and territories) who uploaded proof of full vaccination (2 Moderna or Pfizer shots or one Johnson & Johnson shot plus 15 days) received within the 50 states and U.S. territories. Unfortunately, there is still confusion, so please stress that to qualify for this exception, they must do the following prior to departure.
Risk and Reward Factors are High at Princeville Makai's 2nd
Phrinceville Makai Golf Club
No. 2 – Par 5. (611/570/549/538) Go ahead and let it rip off the tee, although keep in mind you'll likely be laying up on your second shot. A generous landing area features bunked on either side, with out of bounds left and some room for error on the right.
Commit to Your Swing to Conquer Poipu Bay's 7th
Poipu Bay Golf Course
No. 7 – Par 3. (179/152/137/112) The easiest handicap hole on Poipu Bay’s front nine still packs the potential for trouble. Its downwind direction puts a short iron in your hand, but a pond short right and bunkers short and long are enough to play mind games with many players.
Kauai anticipating busy travel season – urging all travelers to be prepared with pre-travel testing program
Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i (May 20, 2021)
With many Americans ready for a return to normalcy, Kaua‘i hotels, resorts and golf courses are reporting a pent-up demand for summertime travel to the Garden Isle. Pre-bookings for rounds of golf in June and July are approaching pre-pandemic levels, while hoteliers are pleased with the increased booking pace of summer hotel and resort reservations. Kaua‘i tourism officials are requesting that all travelers to be prepared for their visit by becoming familiar with and participating in the state’s mandatory Safe Travels pre-travel testing program, and ensure you have a rental car reserved far in advance of arrival.
Puakea’s 13th requires precision for a chance at par
Puakea Golf Course
No. 13 – Par 3 (228/200/171/118). This long, usually downwind hole features a water hazard in front of the tee and all along the right side. The elevated tee provides a good view of the target, with plenty of room short of the green to play safe or run up shots with longer clubs.
No ground balls allowed at Hokuala’s fifth
The Ocean Course at Hokuala
No. 5 – Par 3 (219/203/176/74). Jack Nicklaus is known for designing memorable par-3s, and the short holes at the Ocean Course at Hokuala do nothing to tarnish that reputation. The fifth plays over a mango forest to a large, two-tiered and elevated green that acts almost like an island green.
Let the wind carry you to safety at Princeville Makai's No. 3
Princeville Makai Golf Club
No. 3 – Par 3 (181/153/150/130). This is one of those holes where you just know course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. figured he had to find a way to get a par-3 back here.
Keep it between in the Palms on Wailua's No. 4
Wailua Golf Course
No. 4 – Par 4 (451/396/349). Wailua Golf Course's par-4 fourth is the first hole you'll see as you drive about 10 minutes north from the airport along the east side of the island
Poipu Bay’s 16th elicits visions of Pebble Beach
Poipu Bay Golf Course
No. 16 – Par 4 (501/472/432/410). Poipu Bay course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. describes the course's signature hole as the "Pebble Beach of the Pacific."
Kaua‘i submits proposed Rule 25 to Gov. Ige, requesting to rejoin state’s Safe Travels program for Trans-Pacific travelers starting April 5
LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami has submitted proposed Emergency Rule 25 to Governor David Ige for approval. This proposal re-establishes the state’s Safe Travels program for incoming Kaua‘i travelers, effective April 5, 2021..
Jurassic-sized challenge awaits at Puakea’s 17th
Puakea Golf Course
No. 17 – Par 4 (455/420/393/310) . The long par-4 17th hole at Puakea Golf Course requires a brave approach and some length off the tee to avoid a Jurassic Park-sized number on your scorecard.
Go Golf Kauai Courses Honored By Golfweek and GolfPass
Feb 9, 2021
Golfweek Magazine and GolfPass recently recognized two Go Golf Kauai courses in their 2021 rankings of top golf courses. Princeville Makai Golf Club and Poipu Bay Golf Club were ranked No. T55 and No. 99 respectively, in Golfweek’s “Best 200 Resort Courses in the U.S.” list in the newly published “Ultimate Guide of Best Courses” for 2021.
PRINCVILLE MAKAI, POIPU BAY NAMED AMONG GOLFWEEK'S BEST FOR 2021
Jan 11, 2021
Go Golf Kauai is pleased to announce that 2 of its affiliated courses have been named to Golfweek’s newly published “Ultimate Guide of Best Courses” for 2021. Princeville Makai Golf Club and Poipu Bay Golf Course were represented on the “Best 200 Resort Courses” list.
Governor Ige Approves Mayor Kawakami’s rules on Inter-Island Travel and ‘Resort Bubbles’
Jan 6, 2021
Gov. David Ige on Wednesday approved two changes to Kauai's travel quarantine rules requested by Mayor Derek Kawakami, effective January 5, 2021.
GOV. IGE ISSUES 17TH COVID-19 EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION, REDUCING QUARANTINE PERIOD FOR TRAVELERS INTO AND WITHIN HAWAI‘I
Dec 16, 2020
Gov. David Ige signed a 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation reducing the state’s mandatory self-quarantine period for travelers entering the state and traveling between counties from 14 to 10 days. The new policy takes
KAUAI MAYOR TO IMPOSE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON ITS PARTICIPATION IN STATE’S PRE-TRAVEL TESTING PROGRAM
Nov 27, 2020
Gov. David Ige has approved Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami’s request to place a temporary moratorium on Kaua‘i’s participation in the state’s pre-travel testing program. Effective Dec. 2 at 12:01 a.m., all transpacific and intercounty travelers arriving in Kaua‘i are subject to the 14-day quarantine regardless of testing.
Hawaii Travel Update
September 17, 2020
Aloha Go Golf Kauai fans, friends and Ohana,
We love sharing Aloha and our amazing destination with you just as much as you enjoy experiencing the beautiful island of Kauai.
Golfweek Recognizes Kauai's Golf Courses Among State's Best
September 8, 2020
Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i (September 8, 2020) – Kaua‘i’s spectacular collection of golf courses were recently honored by Golfweek in the publication’s 2020 ranking of the “Best Courses You Can Play In Hawaii.”
Go Golf Kauai Tips: Playing Hole 13 at Ocean Course Hokuala
March 5, 2020
Don’t let the strong yardage fool you. This hole plays downhill and typically downwind, so a good tee shot will leave you with nothing more than a short to middle iron to the green. This should be only a moderately difficult hole for most players.
FOLLOW THE “KAUA'I GOLF TRAIL” TO SAVE ON GO GOLF KAUA'I COURSES
February 13, 2020
Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i (February 13, 2020) – Golfers headed to the “Garden Island” in 2020 and looking to save on green fees should follow the Kaua'i Golf Trail. The popular Kaua'i Golf Trail package allows golfers to play three out of the four participating island courses for one flat fee of $540 (inclusive of tax). Participating courses in the Kaua'i Golf Trail package include The Ocean Course at Hokuala, Poipu Bay Golf Course, Princeville Makai Golf Club and Puakea Golf Course.
Go Golf Kauai Tips: Playing Wailua’s Seventeenth Hole
February 12, 2020
This beautiful par-3 is the most photographed hole at Wailua. It plays from an elevated tee so you can see the gorgeous blue of the ocean behind the green. Three bunkers lie short of the target, with the two on the right getting a lot of visitors thanks to the trade winds.
Go Golf Kauai Tips: Playing Princeville Makai’s Seventh Hole
January 24, 2020
The Princeville Makai Golf Club is one of the most visually appealing courses on the entire island and the more scoring-friendly than its north shore neighbor, the Prince Course. An extensive renovation project overseen by original architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. brought the 18-hole championship course up to elite standards in 2010.
Go Golf Kauai Courses honored throughout 2019
December 18, 2019
Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i (December 18, 2019) - 2019 has been an award-winning year for the five Go Golf Kaua‘i golf courses as numerous golf, travel and industry media outlets have honored the Garden Isle courses as some of the best in the world.
Paige Spiranac Kauai Golf VLOG Series
November 8, 2019
Paige Spiranac is a rising golf talent, media personality, and online influencer who's on a mission to show the world how much fun golf can be. She recently made a trip to the Garden Isle and enjoyed some of the best golf and best hospitality that Hawaii has to offer!
Ditch The Kitchen and Enjoy Thanksgiving In Kauai
October 25, 2019
Timbers Kauai was recently featured in Robb Report article highlighting top resorts to enjoy a farm-to-table holiday feast.
Fall is the time to Go Golf Kauai
October 15, 2019
Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i (October 15, 2019) �" As summer moves to fall across the northern hemisphere, its prime time to Go Golf Kauai and play the island�™s spectacular collection of golf courses. The travel experts at U.S. News & World Report recently named the months of September, October and November as the “best time to visit Kauai,” citing discounted airfares, lower hotel rates and the Garden Isle�™s pleasant weather.
Kaua'i Golf Courses Honored By GolfWeek
July 16, 2019
Kaua'i, Hawai'i (July 16, 2019) - Kaua'i's spectacular collection of golf courses were recently honored by Golfweek in the publication's annual Best Golf Courses rankings of Hawai'i and the nation's finest golf properties. In Golfweek's 2019 "Best Courses You Can Play, State-by-State" list, Golfweek's panel of course raters named four Kaua'i courses among the 15 best courses in Hawai'i, including Princeville Makai Golf Club at No. 4, Poipu Bay Golf Course at No. 6, The Ocean Course at Hokuala at No. 11, and Wailua Golf Course at No. 14. Kaua'i (four courses) and Maui (four courses) had the most courses listed of any Hawaiian island.
Kaua'i Golf Courses Host Top Collegiate Golfers Throughout Year
May 30, 2019
Kaua'i, Hawai'i (May 30, 2019) - With the collegiate golf season recently drawing to a close, it's important to note that the island of Kaua'i and its collection of outstanding daily-fee and resort courses annually play hosts to top collegiate golfers during conference championships, intercollegiate and invitational tournaments.
Go Golf Kaua'i Launches New Website
May 2, 2019
Kaua'i, Hawai'i (May 2, 2019) - Go Golf Kaua'i, a collection of Kaua'i's top daily-fee and resort golf courses, has launched a new and improved website at www.gogolfkauai.com. The new website makes it easy for golfers to book tee times, plan group outings, learn more about stay and play packages, and get the latest news and information about golf on Kaua'i.
Five Kaua'i Courses Named "Best of Hawaii" by Golf Advisor
Jan 28, 2019
Five Kaua'i golf courses have been named "Best of Hawaii" by Golf Advisor, the leading source of golf course ratings and reviews by golfers, for golfers. In a Top 20 listing of the best courses in Hawai'i, Golf Advisor's community of golfers voted Princeville Makai Golf Club No. 2, Poipu Bay Golf Course No. 7, Puakea Golf Course No. 13, The Ocean Course at Hokuala No. 17, and Wailua Golf Course No. 19.
Pro Tip Tuesday with Princeville Makai�™s Tom Freestone: The Backswing
Dec 5, 2018
Posted By: Tom Freestone
Over the next three weeks, Princeville Makai�™s Head Golf Pro, Tom Freestone, will be featured in our Pro Tip Tuesday emphasizing the three core elements of the golf swing �" the backswing, downswing and impact position.
Kaua‘i to Host 7th Annual Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational
Oct 25, 2018
For the seventh consecutive year, Kauai's Princeville Makai Golf Club will play host to 20 collegiate teams at the 2018 Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational from October 27 �" 30.
Silver Screen Backdrops Come to Life on Kauai
Sep 19, 2018
The views on the island of Kauai are bountiful, and even more plentiful are the ways to enjoy them. Whether hitting the links, enjoying a day at the beach or exploring the volcanic mountains, the beauty of Kauai offers backdrops that rival the big screen.
Course Spotlight: Poipu Bay Golf Course
Aug 20, 2018
Along the island�™s southern shore lies Poipu Bay Golf Course. As a storied Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, this amenity of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa recently earned a top 10 spot on Golfweek�™s “Best Courses You Can Play” and “Best Resort Courses” in Hawaii. Featuring dramatic topography on 210 acres with stunning ocean views and mountain frontage, Poipu Bay�™s finishing holes are perched above the Pacific.
Course Spotlight: Princeville Makai Golf Club
Jul 30, 2018
By: Ashley Kate Kesler
Located on the North Shore of Kauai is Princeville Makai Golf Club, another of the island�™s must-play courses. As Robert Trent Jones, Jr. first-ever solo design, Princeville Makai has gone on to garner countless honors for its excellence.
Course Spotlight: Puakea Golf Course
Jul 3, 2018
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Course Spotlight: Wailua Golf Course
Jun 18, 2018
Wailua Golf Course is a classic, golden-era course that sits a mere few steps from the Pacific Ocean on Kauai's peaceful Coconut Coast. While the course was initially built with 9-holes, architect Toyo Shirai redesigned the front nine and created an additional nine in 1961 to offer scenic ocean-views on the front and closing holes. In 2002, a million irrigation system was installed allowing the course to sustain luscious grounds year-round.
Kauai Golf Earns Best-In-State Distinction by Golfweek
May 1, 2018
Exciting news for Kauai golf. Golfweek has released its "2018 Best Courses You Can Play in Hawai'i," naming Princeville Makai, Poipu Bay, the Ocean Course at Hōkūala and Wailua to the top 15 of the best-in-state list.
Tiger Woods and the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Poipu Bay
Mar 20, 2018
Following consecutive top five finishes and with the potential for another green jacket only a few weeks away, we're looking back to when Tiger Woods played this oceanside golf course of Poipu Bay.
Kauai Winter Golf Vacation Destination
Jan 16, 2018
You�™ve seen Hawaii�™s deep blue seas and lush green mountains during the PGA TOUR�™s January swing, and now you want to experience it for yourself! With breathtaking scenery and championship-caliber course designs recognized as some of the best-in-state, Kauai is the perfect island to experience your winter snowbirds getaway. A welcome departure from colder climates, Kauai�™s winters are routinely in the mid-70s. This ideal playing weather, along with pristine greens and stunning surrounding views, makes a Kauai golf package seriously enticing.