Golfing on Kauai

Golfers may think they are in heaven when they step foot on one of Kauai’s courses. Home to some of the best golf in the world, there are oceanside Scottish links-style courses, with rolling terrain and sculpted mountains. The rough on a Kauai course may include lava rocks and thorny Kiawe patches, while the greens are framed by sparkling ocean horizons, volcanic cliffs, massive ravines, giant sinkholes and lush-tropical undergrowth.

The island has a great selection of courses with green fees ranging from discount to resort. With courses scattered all around the island, there will always be somewhere nearby to hit a few balls.

Best Golf Courses on Kauai

The award-winning Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, has been renovated and renamed The Ocean Course at Hokuala. Featuring the longest continuous stretch of oceanfront golf in Hawaii, The Ocean Course has a lot to offer golfers on Kauai.
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Perhaps the best and best-known Kauai golf course is the Prince Course at Princeville Resort. Currently closed for renovations, this North Shore course is known for both its beauty and its challenge.

The Prince Course’s closing has left the limelight open for several of Kauai’s other magnificent courses. The Makai Golf Club at Princeville, for example, is ranked #3 in Hawaii by GolfWeek and has made it onto Golf Digest’s Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses in America.Kauai’s sunny south shore is home to the popular and immaculate resort course, Poipu Bay Golf Course, which is adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. Also on the south shore is private Kukuiula Golf Course.Finally, #10 on Golf Advisors 2016 Best Golf Courses in Hawaii, as ranked by their readers, is Puakea Golf Course centrally located in Lihue.

Kauai Golf Deals

If the $200 price tag of the premium courses is more than you’d like to pay for a round of golf, here are some alternatives.

The 18-hole Kiahuna Golf Club in Koloa is a popular choice, with green fees of $75. The 18-hole Wailua Municipal Golf Course in Lihue is also favored as well as much appreciated for its unbeatable “bang for the buck.” The green fees are $60 at most, with heavy discounts for seniors, juniors and local residents.

If you’re bringing the family, the 9-hole Princeville Makai Woods Course is a great choice. Standard rates are only $55, and kids 6-15 years play free all day per paying adult. Juniors ages 16-18 play at 50% off.

Looking to golf on neighbor islands? Explore golf courses on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, and Lanai.

Poipu Golf Course. Photo: tdlucas5000.

Golf Courses on Kauai

  • Rates/Green Fee Key:
  • $ under $55
  • $$ $55-$99
  • $$$ $100-$149
  • $$$$ $150-$199
  • $$$$$ over $200

Kiahuna Golf Club $$
2545 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Koloa, HI 96756
Type: Resort
18 holes

Kamaaina - $75/weekday, $75/weekend

Non-resident - $75/weekday, $75/weekend

Kukuiolono Golf Club $
854 Puu Rd., Kalaheo, HI  96741
Type: Semi-Private
9 holes

Kamaaina - $7/weekday, $9/weekend

Non-resident - $7/weekday, $9/weekend

Kukuiula Golf Course $$$$$
2829 Ala Kukuiula A-101, Koloa, HI 96756
Type: Private
18 holes

Makai Golf Club at Princeville $$$$$
4080 Lei O Papa Rd, Princeville, Hawaii 96722
Type: Resort
18 holes

Kamaaina - $275/weekday, $275/weekend

Non-resident - $275/weekday, $275/weekend

Resort Guest - $205

Makai Golf Club at Princeville – Woods Course $$
4080 Lei O Papa Rd, Princeville, Hawaii 96722
Type: Resort
9 holes

Kamaaina - $55/weekday, $55/weekend

Non-resident - $55/weekday, $55/weekend

Resort Guest - $55

Ocean Course at Hokuala $$$$$
3351 Hoolaulea Way, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766
Type: Resort
18 holes

Kamaaina - Tee times as low as $75 after 2PM

Non-resident – Book in advance and save up to 40%. Tee times as low as $103 after 2 PM

Poipu Bay Golf Course $$$$$
2250 Ainako St, Koloa, Hawaii 96756
Type: Resort
18 holes

Kamaaina - $250/weekday, $250/weekend

Non-resident - $250/weekday, $250/weekend

Resort Guest - $180

Prince Course at Princeville Resort $$$$$ (Closed for renovations.)
5-3900 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville, Hawaii 96722
Type: Resort
18 holes

Puakea Golf Course $$
4150 Nuhou Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Type: Public
18 holes

Kamaaina - $85/weekday, $85/weekend

Non-resident - $85/weekday, $85/weekend

Wailua Municipal Golf Course $$
3-5350 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766
Type: Public
18 holes

Kamaaina - $15/weekday, $20/weekend

Non-resident - $48/weekday, $60/weekend

Kauai Pro Shops

Kukuiula Golf Pro Shop
2700 Ke Alaula Street, Koloa, HI 96756

Pro Am Golf Kauai
Rice Shopping Center, 4303 Rice St, Lihue, HI 96766

Wailua Golf Shop
3-5350 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766

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