Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - Waikahe Course

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4.3
56
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
86.2%
Recommend this course
51 out of 56 reviews
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4.3
56
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
5.0
Conditions
3.7
Value
2.7
Layout
4.5
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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4.3
56
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.2
Layout
4.1
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 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) Wadsworth Golf Construction (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

4.3
56

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 3
Brunch 2
19th Hole Scenic Views 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 5
Forced Carries 5
Water Hazards 5
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 6
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 5
A Weekend Splurge 3
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 6
Near the Airport 4
Convenient to the City 3
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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,
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Poor
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Poor
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
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
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!
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

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