Hawaii's best golf in pictures: A look at Kauai

One of the smaller islands of Hawaii boasts a big reputation as one of its finest for golf: Kauai.

Kauai currently has only nine golf courses, but three of them are often ranked among Hawaii's top 10. Its complimentary set is also worthy of a play. The island is far more rural and less populated than Oahu and Maui. It's also much smaller than the Big Island, meaning it's possible to reach all of Kauai's golf courses from one resort in a given day. No course is more than a two hour drive from another, even though the island has no freeways.

The island doesn't have a single stand-out course. The Prince Course at the Princeville Resort is considered the best by many magazines, thanks to its invigorating Robert Trent Jones Jr. design set through rugged mountainland. Poipu Bay Golf Course hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994-2006, making it Kauai's most televised layout. Kauai Lagoons' Kiele Course, though currently closed for renovations until the spring of 2009, has a collection of the island's top coastal holes.

There are also a handful of solid seconds, from Puakea Golf Course in Lihue to Princeville's Makai Course.

Here's a look at some of the incredibly photogenic Kauai golf courses.

Apr 25, 2008

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Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.