Kiahuna Golf Club

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3.4
51
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
3.4
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.4
52.4%
Recommend this course
43 out of 49 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
2
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
7
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
71.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6925
Slope 134
Rating 73.5
Type Resort
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Kiahuna Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Lima 70 6925 yards 73.5 134
Blue Ginger 70 6214 yards 70.3 126
White Hibiscus 70 5560 yards 67.4 120
White Hibiscus (W) 70 5560 yards 72.0 121
Ohi'a Lehua 70 4887 yards 64.4 114
Ohi'a Lehua (W) 70 4887 yards 68.3 114
Bird of Paradise 70 2633 yards
Scorecard for Kiahuna
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: 73.5/134 407 440 230 370 535 440 191 437 425 3475 401 365 212 390 421 543 229 476 440 3477 6952
Blue M: 70.3/126 375 401 170 328 476 398 179 371 398 3096 351 335 190 356 365 495 175 441 410 3118 6214
White M: 67.4/120 W: 72.0/121 357 375 140 281 438 379 157 329 345 2801 310 298 164 334 304 481 124 386 358 2759 5560
Red M: 64.4/114 W: 68.3/114 310 331 134 236 371 324 143 288 304 2441 268 251 136 302 256 458 97 344 334 2446 4887
Handicap 11 1 17 13 5 3 15 7 9 16 14 12 6 10 8 18 2 4
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 11 1 17 13 5 3 15 7 9 16 14 12 6 8 10 18 2 4

Course Details

Year Built 1984
Fairways Bahia
Greens Bahia
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.4
51
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

A bit quirky but fun

Had a good time plaing there in a two club wind, but most greens were not in good shape. It gets very quirky on the back nine, but it’s funny to play if you like that kind of quirkiness. At 100$ it’s too expensive but it’s Kauai... For that price go to Puakea in Lihue.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Just ok.....

We played the twilight time which starts at 330. The rate was cheaper and more affordable . Played as a twosome and since there was nobody ahead of us, we were able to get our 18 holes in 2.75 hrs. They require the golf carts to be returned to the club by 630, which is ok if you don't have slow players ahead of you.....it can be done if you just play " ready" golf...if your ready just hit the ball regardless of whose turn it is and you may be able to get 18 holes in 3 hours.

I did happen to golf a good game but the course has a lot of undulations on the fairways and some large undulations and tiers on the greens which can be intimidating. The worst part were the greens which appeared to be in poor condition. Blotchy and bare in areas which made it difficult to putt. Lots of dog leg fairways and blind tee shots.

Houses line many of the fairways so if your slicer, hooker, you might hit a house. Did not notice any cart girls on course. Cantina., pacos tacos serves great food.

I felt for the money, it was not worth the value mainly due to the poor conditions of the greens, and that was at the twilight rates..... If I paid the regular rate which is just under 100.00, I would be really upset for paying that amount for the greens that were in such poor conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

2 other courses just as good for half the price

The municipal course at Walea and Pukea course near Costco for half the green fee of this course are just as good for layout and condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Wouldn't recommend

I stayed in a house on the course and walked 9 holes twice while I was there. It was only $15 to walk after 4pm and that was plenty of time to finish. The pro shop staff was not very friendly. We had hoped to play the back 9 and they wouldn't let us even though there were only 2 other groups on the entire course. Not good views for being in Hawaii either. It was more like a course you could play in any other state. Pay a little more and play an oceanfront course instead. The course was in good shape, though.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Pleasant enough, that's about it

Pleasant enough round of golf but nothing special, and it's priced accordingly, compared to the nearby Poipu Bay course. Front 9 is wide open and forgiving. Back 9 is more challenging, but the routing is a bit goofy at times, starting with 11, and especially 14. Again, pleasant enough and priced fairly, but I wouldn't make a point of going there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Feb2016

We only had time for 9 holes, but it was enjoyable despite fairly strong wind on our day. The course was in great shape, including greens. Not a lot of fantastic "Hawaii views" but a beautiful course nonetheless. A lot of undulating greens. Driving range leaves a little to be desired, but other amenities very good. Fairly open in most places - a repeat player could score well on this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Good, but not great

Although we've been to Kauai a lot, this was our first time playing Kiahuna. It was a good experience, but not great. It was like a good municipal. They are offering a special for $95. That includes golf and cart with GPS. This would not be a $95 course anywhere else but Kauai. Note-that does not include range balls-those are extra. Course in good shape, wide open. Nothing complicated. Par 70 - only 1 Par 5 on each side. A good course to shake off the stiffness from travel, but not the best on the island.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short, open and needs attention.

Course is more like a public community course than a club. It has maintenance issues in the fairways and on the tees. Greens are in good shape. from the back tees, it has a moderate level of difficulty, fairways are wide and mostly open from hazards.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course has added nice GPS to carts

Changed layout since I last played here, deffinately improved course since I last played 2 years ago, will play again when I come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unique-great panoramas

Played course 3x now. It rates somewhere south of a top notch pristine course but a good value with some unique features. Some tough holes with the wind up, same as most courses. Greens in good shape, some fairways need help, but no deal breaker. Bunkers are crushed red volcanic rock, actually easier to escape. Great open air bar with views of the mountains. Try it. Great views, good deals on GolfNow.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging but fair hole layout

We had an excellent time at this course. All the staff went out of their way to assist us in having a great experience. I will be back next week for another round.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course that is not pretentious.

We play this course every time we come to Kauai. One of my favorite courses anywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Good Afternoon of golf

Play at noon, little windy. Good pace of play, reasonable rate. Course played fast and firm. Some interesting holes. Not the prettiest golf course on Kauai, but still fun to play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great at discounted price. Would hesitate at full price.

Course was fun and moderately challenging. Good value at discounted price, but would hesitate to pay full price. Regular price seems high compared to other courses on the island, considering course as well as views. Quick snacks/sandwiches would be nice to have available at the turn, not just full restaurant.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kiahuna

poor course, they are asking 95.00 during prime time, should be 35.00 at the most. Would not be surprised to see this course closed in 6 months to a year.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

The course was in excellent condition

The course was in excellent condition and the views were absolutely magnificent, Only complaint was the greens had been recently aerated and therefore it was difficult to read a putt. Will definitely play this course again before the end of our vacation time here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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