Poipu Bay Golf Course
Poipu Bay Golf Course
The Poipu Bay Course is situated on 210 acres perched majestically on rolling hills and bluffs above the epic scenery of Kaua'i's southern shore. Opened in 1991, this course makes the top ranks for some of the best golf in Hawai'i, as well as world rankings for resort golf. Host to the PGA Grand Slam event for 12 years until 2006, this is the only course on island where you can play where champions play. It is easy to see why, with lush green fairways framed by ocean and mountain views, the Poipu Bay course is a golfers' dream.
At a Glance
Highlights: The epic views and Championship design of this course play to rave reviews as one of the top 10 golf courses in Hawaii. The only Kauai Course used in PGA tournament play.
Challenges: When Tiger Woods refers to this course as "challenging" then staying strategic and focused on your game is a must with 5 water hazards, 85 bunkers, and wildly variable winds it is a great course to test your knowledge of your game.
Holes/Yardage: 18-Par 72-7,123 Blue tees
Price Range: $240 Peak up to 12 pm/ $150 after 12 noon/$95 after 2 pm
Location: Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii
Bonuses: Rental clubs for $55 a round of 18. In-cart satellite navigation and scoring, professional golf lessons, spacious locker room, and on-site Pro shop and dining.
Poipu Bay is well reviewed for its quality of golf and the course conditions, so you can expect crowded and potentially slow playing conditions. The epic scenery, however, makes the experience a golfers dream. Poipu Bay's par 4, 16th hole was dubbed "the Pebble Beach of the Pacific" by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. for its sprawling run along rugged Pacific ocean coastline. Named one of the "Best 18 Holes in the West" by Los Angeles Magazine, the 16th is one of Poipu Bay's most scenic and challenging holes, featuring panoramic ocean and mountain vistas with both fairway and green sloping toward the sea.
1994 2006: Home of the PGA Grand Slam event
"Shipwreck's Beach" is adjacent to the Poipu Bay Course and can be the perfect Hawaiian additive to your day on the links. It also can be a great location for the non-golfers in your party to enjoy the day during your game. If driving into Poipu from other parts of the island, you can build a day trip around your golf game.
2250 Ainako Street
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii 96756
- Driving to Po'ipu: Take Kaumualii Highway/ HI-route 50 to Poipu and follow the signs for "Poipu/ Koloa" turning at Maluhia Road/ HI-route 520. Follow this road for several miles until you see a sign for the Koloa By-Pass aka Ala Konoiki follow this road to its end. At the stop sign turn left and look for the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort on the right, just past the resort and follow the signs for Poipu Bay golf.
- Staying in Po'ipu: Finding this Course is easy. Drive East on Poipu Road look for the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort on the right, just past the resort and follow the signs for Poipu Bay golf.