Wailua Golf Course was first built as a 9-hole golf course in the 1930's. The second 9 holes was added in 1961. Course designer is Toyo Shirai. Wailua GC hosted 3 USGA Amateur Public Links Championships and is voted by Golf Digest as one of Hawaii's best 15 golf courses.
"Puakea may be the most fun course to play in Hawaii. The course rides up, down and around deep ravines. It has beautiful, pali views on about three-quarters of the course and ocean views for the rest. Each of the holes are distinctly different so you're constantly facing new, interesting challenges," Robin Nelson - Golf Course Architect.
Located just outside Princeville Resort, the Princeville Center does not offer much in the way of designer boutiques, but it definitely covers all the basics. Aside from essentials (banks, gas station, a locally owned grocery store), the center is made up of about 35 shops and restaurants. Among them are Lappert's Ice Cream, the Kite & Hobby Shop and the Hawaiian Art Museum. Business hours vary by shop. Most of the specialty stores are open 9am-7pm daily; the grocery store is open till 11pm. Credit card acceptance policies vary by store.
Princeville at Hanalei features 2 World-Class Championship Golf Courses; Prince Golf Course and Makai Golf Course, making up a total of 45-Holes designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. to enhance the natural habitat of Kauai's North Shore while providing strategic variety for Golfer's of all skill levels.
Situated in the vast Princeville Ranch, these stables offer a variety of rides for all ages and experience levels. Options include the 'Cattle Drive Horseback Ride', where mainlanders can pretend to be paniolos, and the 'Waterfall Picnic', a magical half-day journey that travels up to a private cascade. A number of other excursions are available. Children must be over the age of eight. Private lessons are available. Advance reservations are required for everything.
Located on the hot, humid northern coast of Kauai, this golf course is yet another jewel in Hawaii's crown. Ranked in the top 100 U.S. courses by Golf Digest, this resort is No. One in Hawaii, beating out the stiff competition on neighbor islands Maui and Lanai. Celebrity golf course designer Robert Trent Jones outdid himself on this course, which is known for its difficulty and versatility; there is a choice of five tees on each hole. The Princeville Makai course is comprised of three separate courses: The Ocean Nine, Lake Nine and Woods Nine. Equally renowned is the Princeville Health Club, part of the Princeville Resort Clubhouse. After a tough game, the health club offers a dozen ways to wind down.
Sprawled between lush mountains and rugged ocean cliffs on Kauai's sunny South Shore, Poipu Bay Golf Course boasts 18 championship holes that are as visually stunning as they are challenging. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Poipu Bay is one of the most highly acclaimed resort courses in the Pacific. From 1994 to 2006, the course played host to the annual PGA Grand Slam of Golf, one of the most prestigious tournaments in the golf world.
Kauai Golf means golf surrounded by the lush, natural beauty of Kauai on the newly renovated Kiahuna Golf Club in beautiful, sunny Poipu Beach. The 18 - hole course, newly refurbished to par 70 at nearly 7,000 yards, offers a range of tees from expert to junior, 66 well - groomed bunkers for a challenging but enjoyable round for players of all levels.
Tucked away in a tranquil tropical setting of Hawaii is the majestic Kauai Lagoons Golf Club. A Golf Magazine "Gold Medal Golf Resort" winner, Kauai Lagoons Golf Club features 18 Jack Nicklaus Signature holes. The fairways offer stunning island vistas at every turn, creating a relaxing atmosphere in the midst of a challenging game of golf.
Wander the re-created ruins of a pre-contact Hawaiian village. Thatched huts and shelters give modern-day tourists an idea of what it was like to live in the ancient South Pacific. A number of displays and demonstrations show how the Polynesians eked out their day-to-day existence. Observe how they prepared food, made clothing, and carved petroglyphs. There are no set hours, and if you're planning to stop by, it's best to call and make an appointment.
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