Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - Waikahe Course

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4.1
56
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
79.6%
Recommend this course
51 out of 55 reviews
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1.0
1
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
1.0
Pace
5.0
StaffFriendliness
3.0
0%
Recommend this course
1 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
6
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
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0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
2.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3423
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3423 yards
White 36 3258 yards
Yellow 36 3042 yards
Red 36 2746 yards

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
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
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Standard golf attire is required at Kauai Lagoons Golf Club. No t-shirts, tank tops, halter tops, cut-off shorts or denim. Covered footwear or golf specific sandals only.

Reviews

4.1
56

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 6

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1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Airport airport airport

If you love planes very low overhead and tee boxes vibrating. This is the best place for you! On hold 11 you are 50 yards off the runway. Beautiful course but miserable playing especially for the price,

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course really begins on back nine

The Ocean Course at Hokuala is a little sleepy at the beginning.

Three par 5s in the first six holes offer an excellent chance to get a couple shots under par early, provided you navigate the difficult par-4 third hole.

This course really kicks into gear, however, after the turn - hence the course’s namesake. The 13th hole, adjacent to Lihue Airport’s runway, provides an interesting distraction when a plane is descending to land. The signature 14th is a beast of a hole at 193 yards from the blue tees, despite a bit of a wind assist. The 15th and 16th offer exhilarating risk/reward tee shots and downhill/downwind wedges on approach. Maybe a cruise ship will be exiting the bay as you play the 16th, providing quite the gallery.

The greens are very grainy and the bunkers are very fluffy. Areas around the green are closely mown, and grainy as well, so getting up and down for pars when missing the green is a challenge.

For the most part, there is plenty of width off the tee and the wind is not as much of a factor as at Poipu Bay.

In summary, the back nine is worth the greens fee alone. Get your camera ready.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This is an excellent challenge and the views are spectacular. A must do if you want to golf the island. The staff is very layed back.

I would have bought more soft drinks but, the prices are too high

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The noisest course I've ever played.

The course should be renamed the "Runway Course" as it is adjacent to Kauai's main airport. Tour helicopters flew over the course constantly. The back nine had a number of holes where good shots were rewarded with bad lies or the ball going over a cliff unseen from the fairway. Construction on the back nine added to the noise.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful but difficult

Tough course for hackers, but one you have to play for the beautiful views. Almost got rained out, but glad we kept going. Ending holes are breathtaking. Don't miss this one.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not the most welcoming staff

Friendliness left a little to be desired and the airplane traffic is a little distracting, but this is a marvelous layout! Wide open fairways, with challenges around the green. A couple of world class par 3s!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hokuala Ocean Course a Great Place

Course was awesome and fun. Starter Ricky and Greens keeper Eric were friendly and added to a great experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Very Enjoyable

Very nice course with some breath taking views. Course was in very good condition. Pace of play was superb. Very nice pro shop and the staff is TOP NOTCH. Trust me folks, you won't be disappointed playing this track.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor

Pretty course with a decent front 9 and great back 9

This is a top-notch resort course that really stands out on the water-side holes on the back-9. The front is decent with some good holes but nothing really stands out. The back-9 is much more interesting and striking. Kauai is gorgeous and several holes play along the water across from the backdrop of the hills and mountains. There is also a hole that is closer than I ever thought I would be to an airport runway (waving to the passengers as they landed while I was on the tee box was fun!). This used to be called the Lagoons Course. The course has a good number of forced carries and risk-reward features. The course is not walkable due to some steep elevations from greens to tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Can't wait to play it again!

Absolutely amazing course! The course went through renovations and recently opened up the front nine so now you can play all 18 holes. Really like the layout of the course. The course has a good mix of short and long holes. The short holes will tempt you to go for it even though you know the better choice is to hit an iron off the tee. On the longer holes you can let loose without fear. Bunkers are well placed to give you something to think about on approach shots but doesn't destroy your scorecard. Be prepared for up to a two club wind on the back nine but that's typical for Hawaiian courses along the coast.

The course is in great shape with the only knock being the greens on the front nine are very young so the will not hold your approach and will roll slow ( we were told this when we started our round). In another 6 months they should play great.

The price of the round is up there but found a decent deal on TeeOff to bring the cost down a bit. You will still be paying over $100 for this quality of a course and it's worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Ocean views

Formerly Kaua'i Lagoons, Timbers has taken over the property from Marriott. Only the back nine is open.

Ocean and bay views are fantastic! Best on the island. The greens are Tif Eagle and slow. Layout fun. "Signature" hole is 16, but I think it is silly. Best hole is par 3 15th hole.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

With stunning views, Hokuala another example of great Kauai golf

The back nine gets all the attention, and it should. There's a stretch of five holes that plays right on the ocean, and they are all they are cracked up to be. But the rest of this Nicklaus Signature Course isn't too shabby either. In fact, when the wind is up, the front nine, which is a little bit inland, might be more enjoyable since it's shielded somewhat from the elements. Either way, it's a terrific experience and should only get better as the new owners invest in a front nine renovation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great value

I did the member for a week and loved aĺ 7 rounds. I was 1st off the tee most days and played in about 2hrs and 20 minutes. The outside staff was great. I couldn't be treated better. The front 9 plays long first thing in am if wet. I cannot wait to see how it plays when they redo it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Lots of wow factor

After undergoing a renovation a few years ago, the back nine (Kiele Moana) stands up to just about any stretch of golf in Hawaii in terms of its wow factor. Holes 4, 5, 6 & 7 represent the longest continuous stretch of holes on the ocean in the Aloha State and they're more than scenic, they're interesting. The other nine has merit, too, though, even without the ocean views. Overall, Kauai Lagoons is one of the more memorable courses in all of Hawaii.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Lagoons

A sensational, very challenging course. Beautiful scenery to boot. Not for hackers. Some tee offs required to hit 200 yards to clear danger, lost ball. A pleasure to play, would not hesitate to recommend. Only complaint was couldn't find anywhere for a drink after round. Staff very friendly, especially in clubhouse

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent top notch course.

The course is in excellent condition. Staff is great. Some holes along the coast are spectacular. It is a long and challenging course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course was one of our all time favorites.

You can't beat the views on the back nine. The front nine with the tropical landscaping is scenic too. The entire course was in pristine condition and the staff was extremely friendly. The starter did an excellent job spacing groups so we were never bunched up. We got a terrific Sunday rate which made it even better. If you are traveling to Kauai this is a must.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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

Sunday at the Kauia Logoons

Good rate on Sunday special. Course in good shape, greens rolling fairly fast. Pace of play fairly good. Not an easy course, need to hit it good to score well. Not sure that I would come back at the $165 rate, other options on Kauia at a better rate.

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

Great shape

We enjoyed ourselves very much! Course was in good shape!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Kauai Lagoons is a top pick

We loved this course, we played well, maybe because we rubbed the Buddha's tummy on 1. Read the course description and where to aim when trade winds are up, might be hard to aim that far left or right, but trust the advise. Also when they say three clubs more, they mean it! Greens were true, wide fairways, great course for women. I shoot a lower ball flight than my husband so the wind bothered me less. I actually beat him (with handicap). Views are spectacular. This is a must play. We were there in July and had no players in front of us. It was 84 and wind felt very nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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