Favorite Kauai Golf Vistas
From elevated tee boxes overlooking lush vegetation to fairways hugging ocean cliffs, these golf courses expertly combine unique challenges with unmatched beauty. Below we list some of our favorite views and features from Go Golf Kauai’s five courses.
- Ninini Lighthouse – The Ocean Course at Hokuala
Ranked as one of Golf Advisor’s 10 Greatest Lighthouses in Golf, the 86-foot-tall Ninini Point lighthouse overlooks Nawiliwili Bay, the Ocean Course, Kalapaki Beach and the Kauai Marriott Resort. Look behind you on the 14th tee for a prime look at this century old lighthouse.
- Puff the Magic Dragon – Princeville Makai Golf Club
A mythical creature can be seen lying in the mountains surrounding Princeville Makai. With mountain peaks resembling humps and a bare, brown cliff as the eye, “Puff the Magic Dragon,” from the song made famous in the 1960s, gazes over Hanalei Bay (or Honnah Lee as in the song).
- 3rd Tee Box – Wailua Golf Course
From the tee box of the par-3 third hole, step back from the tee box and look north to enjoy unobstructed views of the peaceful coastline. Wailua Golf Course sits on prime property, with numerous beachside holes worth taking the extra time to savor.
- 16th Fairway – Poipu Bay Golf Course
Hole 16, the longest par-4 at Poipu Bay, is bordered by a steep cliff dropping to the Pacific Ocean all along the left side of its fairway. The proximity to the rocky edge, towering high above the water’s surface, is a breathtaking spectacle that is hard to beat.
- 6th Tee Box – Puakea Golf Course
Puakea Golf Course is set at the base of Mount Haupu, the towering head to a mountain range that formed the backdrop of several Jurassic Park scenes. The best vantage point of these Hollywood-worthy views is from the par-3 sixth hole.