Poipu Bay Golf Course: How to Score

Welcome to Poipu Bay! This is the player’s guide to navigating this Kauai golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. It’s also where lefty Phil Mickelson holds the career low round, shooting 59 in 2004!

The greens are seashore paspalum, which means there is no grain on these greens, so the breaks may not break as much as they appear to the eye. You are going to want to show up early for your tee time on this one; 30 to 60 minutes early is what I recommend. This course is equipped with a phenomenal driving range, two practice putting greens, a green side bunker practice area, as well as some fantastic and knowledgeable staff. The golf carts are equipped with two coolers, satellite radio, and a bluetooth speaker connection everything you need for an unforgettable day at Poipu Bay.

After the round, dont forget to go to Kauai Poke Co. in the clubhouse for some after-golf treats. If you want to check out my other golf blogs check out this one on Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course. If you enjoyed this blog, let me know how you played in the comment section.

Guide to Poipu Bay Golf Course

Hole 1 par 4 Aim just left of right trap at the group of 6 palms.

Hole 2 stay just right of the three trees on the left side of the fairway. A good drive here can get you set up to go for the green two.

Hole 3 try to land on the front tier of the green.

Hole 4 at the telephone pole in the distance or a touch right of it.

Hole 5 aim just left of the right green side bunker for a great set up for your next shot

Hole 6 a shot right down the middle will reward and favor the golfer.

Hole 7 front of left side of the green would be an ideal safe shot.

Hole 8 keep it just left of the right bunker. You see on the right side of the fairway.

Hole 9 keep it just right at the left bunker to have a great angle shot on your approach.

Hole 10 try to finish at the left side of the green for the best result.

Hole 11 aim for the front left or middle portion of the green, depending on your skill level.

Hole 12 hit it just right of the left bunker.

Hole 13 hit the ball just left at the three trees on the right side of the fairway.

Hole 14 aim at the far left palm tree behind the green.

Hole 15 keep it just left of the right bunkers.

Hole 16 aim at the small left tree on the far right side of the fairway.

Hole 17 go for the ace; this hole plays slightly downhill.

Hole 18 keep your Tee shot just left at the right bunker.

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June 15, 2024

Very nice! And photo guide too. One of the finest Hawaii tracks for sure.

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