Kauai has a many public access golf courses within the county so there is no end to the vacation golfing possibilities. Each course has its own flavor and appeal, and all have unique environments incorporating beautiful views and tropical scenery through out their design. From the prestigeous and expensive, to "off the radar" gems that provide great relaxing play on the cheap. Regardless of location, all are striving for the highest quality golfing experience that they can create, hoping to draw visitors to play a round during their Kauai vacations.
At a Glance:
Highlights: With many world-class courses all within a short drive, featuring our tropical weather, Kaua'i is a golfer's paradise with year round playability.
Activity Level: Moderate to strenuous. Best to come with previous golf experience courses are well designed and often difficult for the beginner.
Options: Fly here with your clubs or rent them for a day. Most courses have name brand rentals on-site available for your round.
Hazards: The courses on Kauai have a good deal of slope, as well as sun exposure. Stay on course, as out of bounds in Hawaii often means lava, drop offs, thick vegetation, and thorns.
Price Range: $35 to $350 per round, depending applicable club rental, greens, and cart fee combinations.
Truth is you could build an entire vacation out of golfing on Kauai. In the Hawaiian Islands you will find some of the most scenic and beautiful golf courses ever conceived. The avid golfer can choose from the championship courses of Princeville or Poipu, but the vacationing golfer will find that all courses are graced spectacular scenery that is spread out along beautiful green fairways. Casual golfers have many options for enjoying some leisure on the links during their stay, the play here is relaxed and often four some tee groups consist of other visitors. Many local pro shops have name brand club rentals and gear available so that you need not even bring your clubs on the airplane, all courses have on-site rentals as well. Check the website for your dream course before you go, and you will find the array of services offered.
The various regions of the islands host different atmospheric conditions, from hot and dry coastal Poipu, to the cool Wailua and the Lagoons on the windward coast , or the lush Princeville bluffs overlooking the ocean. Pick your weather, and you can drive there within an hour and play. This is an unusually island proposition, due to the many climate zones associated with our localized weather conditions.
Each course has its' nuances of weather. Wind is your main constant in the mid-day, often game play early or late in the day allows you to enjoy less windy conditions. Visiting the website for your respective course and reading up on the weather is a great way to plan your tee time for best play. In the islands early tee times are less hot and windy.
Kauai's Public Access Courses: