Epic Golf Trip To The Beautiful Island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i

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  • Kaua'i

  • Hawai'i

  • Active Travel

  • Luxury Travel

  • Bachelor Party Destinations

  • Sports

  • Relaxation

  • Barefoot Luxury

Explore Kauai's best golf courses
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A golf trip to Kaua'i is the perfect combination of relaxation, luxury and world-class golfing. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice golfer, there is something for everyone on this tropical paradise. With its stunning landscapes, top-notch golf courses and friendly atmosphere, Kaua'i is the ultimate destination for any golf enthusiast.

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Where to stay in Kaua'i, Hawai'i

1 Hotel Hanalei Bay

Luxury resort on Kauai's Napali Coast with world-class wellness amenities and sustainable initiatives.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

A quintessential island resort on 50 lush acres of white-sand beachfront on Kauai’s beautiful southern shore.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

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Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club

Laid-back resort along Kalapaki Beach on the Pacific Ocean with relaxed rooms and ocean views.

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Things to do in Kaua'i, Hawai'i

Kauai's Poipu Bay Golf Course played host to the annual PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

One of the top golf courses in Kaua'i is without a doubt the Princeville Makai Ocean Course. This award-winning course boasts stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the lush landscapes of the island. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., known for creating environmentally friendly courses that blend seamlessly with their surroundings. The Princeville Makai Ocean Course offers a challenging yet enjoyable experience for all levels of golfers.

Another must-visit golf course in Kaua'i is the Hokuala Golf Course. Designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, this course has been recognized as one of the best in the world. The Hokuala Golf Course features 18 holes with breathtaking ocean views, challenging water hazards, and carefully crafted fairways and greens. It’s no wonder this course has been named the “Best Course You Can Play in Hawai'i” by Golfweek and it's a must-add to any golfer's bucket list.

Located on the south shore of Kaua'i is the Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course. This course is known for hosting the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994 to 2006 and has been named one of Hawai'i's best courses by Golf Digest. The course offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and challenging holes that are sure to keep any golfer on their toes. With its lush, tropical surroundings, playing at Poipu Bay is like golfing in paradise.

For those looking for a more affordable golfing experience, Wailua Golf Course is a great option. This municipal course is tucked away on the east side of the island and offers stunning views of the coast and mountains. The course is known for its diverse terrain, including water hazards and challenging bunkers. At an affordable price, Wailua is a great option for those wanting to experience the beauty of Kaua'i's golf courses without breaking the bank.

Another hidden gem on the island is the Kukuiolono Golf Course, located on the south side of Kaua'i. This course offers stunning ocean views and challenging holes at an affordable price. With its unique layout and friendly staff, Kukuiolono is a great option for golfers looking for a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere.

Besides the incredible golf courses, Kaua'i also hosts several top golf events throughout the year. The most popular event is the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which brings together four of the world's top golfers for a two-day tournament at the Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course. The Kauai Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by the Rotary Club of Kaua'i, is also a highly anticipated event that raises funds for various charities on the island.

Places to eat & drink in Kaua'i, Hawai'i

Beach House Restaurant - Kauai is a beachfront eatery featuring Pacific Rim cuisine & cocktails, plus striking views during sunset.

-Happy Talk Lounge, located near the Princeville Makai Course (relaxed, casual)
-Beach House Restaurant, located near the Poipu Bay Golf Course (more upscale)
-Hualani's Restaurant, Timbers Kaua'i Ocean Club & Residences (elegant, modern)
-Duke’s Kaua'i, located right on the beach at the Kaua'i Marriott Resort (casual, laid-back)
-The Plantation House Restaurant, located in the clubhouse of the Plantation Course (casual, elegance)
-Nanea Restaurant and Bar, set within the exclusive Kukui'ula community (relaxed, upscale)

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