Kauai is the hub of golf in Hawaii and boasts some of the best courses in the world. With more than 153 holes of golf that stretch across eight coastal and inland courses, Kauai golf is the destination for golfing fans. Famous designers such as Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones Jr. have combined their imaginations with the beautiful terrain to create some of the most scenic courses in the world.
One of the most popular courses, Wailua Municipal Golf Course, extends 7,020 yards and borders the breezy coast. The course is primarily flat, but has some strategic water hazards that provide a fun challenge. Wailua had the honor of hosting the 1996 USGA Public Links Championship and was an easy choice due to the postcard views and dreamlike scenery.
Another prized course is the Kiahuna Golf Club which is nestled in the heart of Poipu. Archaic artifacts of an ancient Hawaiian village are painstakingly preserved in 27 archaeological sites that dot the sprawling landscape. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, this par-70 course is lushly planted with bougainvillea and tropical shrubs whose beauty attracted the Worldwide Championship of Pro-Am Golf.
For the indecisive in all of us, there's a special promotion known as the Kauai Golf Challenge which grants visitors with a 1 round pass to each of the island's best golf resorts for one great price. Included in the exclusive package are the Kauau Lagoons, Poipu Bay Golf Course and the St. Regis Resort.