Kauai Golf Courses: Where to Play on the Garden Isle

Kauai, often celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes and pristine beaches, is also a golfer’s paradise, offering an impressive array of courses that cater to players of all skill levels. While I’m not much of a golfer myself, I’ve always been captivated by the stunning views and beautiful homes surrounding these courses. Recently, a client inquired about the golfing industry on the island, prompting me to research the amenities and fees of Kauai’s 8 golf courses. Here’s a snapshot of our diverse golfing landscape.

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Princeville: Princeville Makai Golf Club

Nestled in the heart of Princeville, the Princeville Makai Golf Club is a public course that consistently ranks among America’s top golf settings. Imagine teeing off with the majestic mountains and the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop. This 18-hole, par-72 course offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for golfers. Residents can enjoy the Kamaaina discount, bringing the daily price down to $129. Additionally, Princeville Makai offers special junior discounts and various package deals, making it a great option for families and avid golfers alike.

The Princeville Makai Golf Club is also excited to announce the opening of our Championship Mauka Disc Golf Course. This 18-hole course is perfect for both enthusiasts and newcomers. Kamaaina rates are available.

Lihu’e: Wailua Municipal Golf Course

For those seeking a more budget-friendly option without compromising on quality, the Wailua Municipal Golf Course in Lihue is an excellent choice. This public course features beautiful ocean views and a lush tropical setting, making it a favorite among locals. The 18-hole, par-72 course offers very reasonable rates, with daily prices ranging from $80 to $100. Residents enjoy significant discounts, with rates as low as $18, and monthly memberships available for $70. Special discounts for juniors, seniors, and veterans make Wailua an inclusive and welcoming golfing destination.

Lihu’e: The Ocean Course at Hokuala

Located at the Timbers Resort in Lihue, The Ocean Course at Hokuala offers limited public tee times, making each round feel exclusive. This resort course is famous for its stunning ocean views, especially along the back nine, complemented by lagoons and tropical landscapes. The course’s par-72 layout is both challenging and visually captivating. Residents can benefit from a reduced rate of $165, allowing them to enjoy one of Hawaii’s longest stretches of oceanfront golf. Membership options are also available for those looking to make this course a regular part of their routine.

Lihu’e: Puakea Golf Course

In the heart of Lihue, Puakea Golf Course offers a delightful blend of challenge and beauty. This public course is surrounded by tropical greenery and majestic mountain views, providing a picturesque setting for your game. The 18-hole, par-72 course is both accessible and affordable, with daily rates ranging from $85 to $105. Residents can enjoy the Kamaaina discount with a rate of $55. Puakea also offers various packages, including multi-round deals, and special discounts for seniors, juniors, and military personnel. Close to local resorts and attractions, this course is a fantastic option for both serious golfers and those seeking a relaxed round.

Kōloa: The Club at Kukui‘ula

For those seeking a more exclusive experience, The Club at Kukui‘ula in Kōloa is a private club reserved for members and their guests. However, it occasionally opens its doors to Kauai residents. The course is set amidst lush greenery, with stunning ocean and mountain views that enhance the golfing experience. While primarily a private club, The Club at Kukui‘ula offers special tee times for Kauai residents at $41, with additional discounted rates for juniors. This par-72 course offers a truly luxurious golfing experience, perfect for those seeking an exceptional and refined game.

Kōloa: Kiahuna Golf Club

Also located in Kōloa, Kiahuna Golf Club is a public course known for its lush tropical landscapes and serene mountain views. This 18-hole, par-70 course offers a peaceful escape for golfers looking to enjoy a more relaxed round. Daily rates are set at $140, but residents can take advantage of discounted rates of $63 in the morning and $53 in the afternoon. The club also offers a 10-round package that couples can split, making it an excellent choice for regular golfers.

Kōloa: Poʻipū Bay Golf Course

Poʻipū Bay Golf Course, located in Kōloa, is renowned for its championship-level design and breathtaking coastal views. This public course, which has hosted PGA Grand Slam events, offers an 18-hole, par-72 layout that challenges even the most skilled golfers. The course features spectacular ocean vistas, rolling fairways, and challenging greens, all set against the backdrop of Kauai’s southern coastline. Daily rates are $250, with residents enjoying a Kamaaina discount rate of $85. Poʻipū Bay also offers various packages and memberships, making it an ideal choice for both frequent golfers and those looking to experience a premier golfing destination.

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Kalāheo: Kukuiolono Golf Club

Located in Kalaheo, Kukuiolono Golf Club offers a unique, family-friendly golfing experience. This public course features 9 holes with scenic ocean and mountain views, surrounded by lush greenery. Built on a historic Heiau, the course also includes a Japanese garden, adding a touch of tranquility to your game. With a par of 36, it provides a fun and enjoyable round for golfers of all ages. The daily price is an incredibly affordable $15, making it accessible for everyone. Kukuiolono also offers a mini-golf course, perfect for families and those looking for a casual and fun golfing experience. Additionally, there is an annual deal for $200, making it even more affordable for frequent visitors. Its affordability and welcoming atmosphere make it a beloved spot for locals and visitors alike.

Looking for a home near one of these amazing golf courses?

Kauai’s diverse golf courses not only highlight the island’s natural beauty but also cater to a wide range of golfers. From the exclusive Club at Kukui‘ula to the budget-friendly Kukuiolono Golf Club, each course offers unique experiences and stunning views. If you’re inspired by the idea of owning a home near these stunning golf courses, contact me to explore available listings, and if you’re interested in a blank canvas, check out our Rooke Place listing below—a prime vacant lot just minutes away from Princeville Makai Golf Club.

Click here to find more information on Rooke Place listing.

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