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54
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
5
2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
89.6%
Recommend this course
51 out of 54 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
4.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
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12 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7123
Slope 134
Rating 73.9
Type Resort
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Poipu Bay Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7123 yards 73.9 134
Blue 72 6610 yards 71.7 129
White 72 6318 yards 69.5 125
White 72 6318 yards 74.5 124
Red (W) 72 5241 yards 70.9 121
Red (W) 72 5241 yards 70.3 120
Scorecard for Poipu Bay Resort
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.5/128 428 524 209 380 355 573 179 374 420 3442 429 193 435 384 537 427 501 225 550 3681 7123
Blue M: 71.3/126 416 482 185 359 342 549 152 334 367 3186 394 166 412 357 498 401 472 201 525 3426 6612
White M: 68.9/125 376 472 163 338 308 523 137 308 324 2949 360 143 376 310 475 366 432 199 517 3178 6127
Red W: 70.3/120 323 386 145 293 271 474 112 297 288 2589 315 119 330 268 423 325 410 126 467 2783 5372
Handicap 15 5 9 3 11 13 17 7 1 4 10 6 16 8 18 2 12 14
Par 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 5 17 3 11 7 15 9 1 10 16 8 12 2 14 4 18 6

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Paspalum Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire must be worn at all times

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Reviews

4.5
54

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 3
Patio Dining 3
Amazing Food 2
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 4
Undulating Greens 3
Elevation Changes 2
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 3
Advanced Golfers 3
Entertaining Clients 3
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 4
Worth the Drive 1
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Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Trade winds will try to wreck your card at Poipu

A round at Poipu Bay involves navigating the 15-20 mph trade winds, that gusted to 25 mph today. Choosing the right club (today was a two-club wind, at times three) and correct shot will determine how well you fare on the scorecard. Most holes play either directly into or downwind. There are not many crosswind shots, so pay attention to how far shots are going compared to normal early in the round, because the course gets tougher and tougher building toward the back nine and closing holes. Leave your ego on the range and get ready to hit a 5-iron 165 yards on the button (normally a 190-195 club for me) into the wind and still come up five yards short. Pars are good scores, and you will have to work for them. The collection of par 3s were very good, with only the third hole being a weaker link, although it is the only one that plays into the wind. The other three were varied in length, making for a good variety. The paspalum greens were very hearty and putted like grainy Bermuda. Bunkers were thinner and composed of tightly-compacted sand. Practice area was top-notch and pro shop was more than amply stocked. In summary, Poipu Bay is marked by the closing stretch of holes on the ocean (Nos. 15-17), but scores will tend to be a bit higher here due to the severity of the wind.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Breath taking scenary

Yes it is not cheap to play here but the experience is well worth it. From the curb side service, to the personalized bag tag to practice tee attendant to the guy who cleans your clubs it was outstanding. The course is so beautiful it is almost distracting. If you want to play the same course that the major champions play, book it during your stay on Kauai you won't regret it.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A great challenge

I have played this course several times. It is super fun when the wind is not blowing. (Which is almost never.) A must golf if you flew to the island. I still think they should lower the prices and fill the course up so the staff would be busy but I am not a business owner. Last 4 holes are legendary.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Avery good course? Yes. A top course? No.

I won’t be able to comment the greens because they had been spiked and covered with sand two days before our round. The 30$ discount for that was nice, but honestly it should be more than that to play that kind of conditions. A good layout but it doesn’t stand the comparison with many mainland courses that I’ve played. Sure, the scenery is spectacular, but some holes are quite ordinary. Par 3 third and eleventh come to mind. Still a very good course but for that price you expect a five stars course. It’s a four star for me.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Most Playable Course in Hawaii

We have played about twenty courses in Hawaii, and this was among the best. In terms of play the most enjoyable from the tees suitable to our games. Some holes were unreachable for us in regulation, but very reachable plus one with the not unrealistic hope of a one putt. We played with another couple in less than four hours.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Highly Recommend

I had a great time playing this course. The location is great and the views are incredible. I had an easier time on the front nine than the back but the views on the back nine were stunning. The conditions were great when I played! The staff was great during the check in process and I really enjoyed the pro shop as well!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great challenge

Staff was great. Although windy, the course was very playable, but challenging. Beautiful ocean holes. One of my favorite of 16 courses played in Hawaii
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful views

We played this course twice because the second time it was $145.00 per person. The greens were beautiful and ran about at a nine to ten. The staff, especially Marsha, were fun and helpful!! It has great ocean views as two or three holes are right along the cliff lines. I’d definitely recommend this course to friends.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Exquisitely groomed

Exquisitely groomed and friendly. This is designed to fit the bill for a championship course, as well as a resort ,course. They do it about as well as anyone. Coupled with the spectacular scenery, what’s not to like?
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent all around

One of the most enjoyable rounds of golf. Excellent layout, great service, perfect location. Can’t imagine a nicer place to play a round of golf. A little steep price, however when in Kauai you probably should try to play.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$449 Starting price
Valid dates: Sep 03, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018
Book this Stay and Play package to enjoy your stay at the Stowe Mountain Lodge which includes 1 round at the exclusive Mountain Course at Spruce Peak (Formerly known as the Stowe Mountain Course) and unlimited rounds at the Stowe Country Club!
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