It’s no secret that Kauai is a known golfer’s paradise. Now with golf’s popularity surging as it’s the perfect outdoor, socially distanced sport, the Kauai real estate market is seeing a rekindled passion for golf course frontage properties.
From the renowned Princeville Makai Golf Club on the North Shore to the infamous Poipu Bay Golf Course, a previous PGA Grand Slam host, there are a total of nine golf courses on-island. With seven of the nine courses offering near-immediate golf course property, it creates a tremendous opportunity for homebuyers because they have the luxury of choice. Here’s an inside look at some of my favorite current golf course offerings:
3824 Punahele Rd (Princeville Makai Golf Course – Offered at $3.95M): This stunning 5BD/6.5BA sits near the Instagrammable 7th hole of the Makai course — arguably one of the best spot to watch the sunset on the North Shore of Kauai. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the Princeville Makai is rated amongst the “Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses in America” by Golf Digest.
3953 Aloalii Dr (Prince Course – Offered at $2.795M): Overlooking the tempered colors of Anini Reef and the ocean beyond, this 3BD/2.5BA residence is located within the gated community of Queen Emmas Bluffs in Princeville. The home’s location towards the end of cul-de-sac and on the 7th hole of the private Prince Course affords peaceful vistas only interrupted by the ever-so-occasional golfer.
Central (Wailua & Lihue)
Kaiholo 3103 (Hokuala Golf Course – Offered at $6.99M): The prime corner location of this 3BD/3.5BA condo offering at Timbers Kauai at Hokuala affords its owner the best of both worlds — jaw-dropping ocean views with near-immediate access to the Hokuala Golf Course and greater Timber’s Kauai at Hokuala resort community. Read more about life at Timber’s Kauai at Hokuala in my recent blog article, “72 Hours Inside a Kauai Resort Bubble: My Vacation After My Vacation.”
2268 Kanio St (Puakea Golf Course – Offered at $2.95M): Finding an almost half-acre lot in centrally located Lihue is a gem in itself, but combining it with a Gary Tobey-designed house with panoramic views of the Haupu mountain range at the end of a cul-de-sac on the 18th hole of the Puakea Golf Course is, admittedly, pretty amazing. This property is one of my top luxury home picks on the market today – not to be missed!
South Shore (Poipu)
2739 Uluwehi Street (Kukui’ula Private Golf Course – Offered at $3.349M): Positioned on the 2nd fairway of the Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole golf course, this 4BD/3.5BA home with a pool offers lush golf course views as well as second-story views of the ocean and mountains. The Kukui’ula clubhouse with its luxurious spa and fitness center is a short walk away. The home is located in the Poipu VDA (Visitor Destination Area), allowing for vacation rentals, and is in an IRS Opportunity Zone.
Kauanoe O Koloa (Kiahuna Golf Course – BRAND NEW townhome condos starting at $795K): Adjacent to the Kiahuna Golf Course, this new development of two, three, and four-bedroom townhome condos is now available for presale. Located in the Poipu VDA (Visitor Destination Area) and only a mile to Poipu Beach, owners and vacation rental guests alike will appreciate the contemporary open floor plans and amenities, including two pools, a spa, a clubhouse, and barbecue areas. Currently, in the pre-sale stage. Call me for more details and information.
Keep in mind this is just a glimpse at the golf course real estate options available on Kauai. From affordable condos to high-end homes on private courses, there is a perfect place for anyone looking to live (and tee up) on the Garden Island. If you have questions about any of the above-mentioned homes (including ownership opportunities at Timbers Kauai at Hokuala and more pre-sale information about Kauanoe O Koloa) or other available options (golf course or otherwise), please reach out. I look forward to “talking story” with you soon.