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Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course Visit Website
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Design Style: Parkland Course Type: Resort
Setting: Coastal Tropical

On the south shore of the island of Kauai Robert Trent Jones II crafted the 6,959-yard Poipu Bay Golf Course eight stories above the Pacific Ocean amid ancient lava flows, archaeological sites, and broad acres of tropical flowers. This complex design encompasses such other natural features as steep drops, notable elevation gains, trade winds, and difficult, rocky terrain. The golf course melds with its surroundings. Brisk winds blow in your favor on six holes, in your face on another six, and across on the remaining holes, and prove a major factor in club selection and strategy. In addition, seven water holes, 86 bunkers, and several cliffs add to the challenge. Three of the four par threes play over water; the par fours have wide, receptive fairways. The greens are set up to encourage creative short-game play, welcoming bump-and-runs or flop shots.

Poipu means "crashing," and the four exceptional finishing holes play above breaking waves where surfers and monk seals gather. An ancient Hawaiian fishing temple lies en route to the sixteenth green. This downwind par four plays 501 yards from the longest of four sets of tees to a sloping fairway and a large, tri-bunkered green. Number seventeen presents a gorgeous 201-yard downhill, downwind odyssey to a green set between bunkers. The finishing hole supplies 550 yards of pink blossoms and a putting surface threatened by bunkers and a lake. The finale here is extremely dramatic, and the course overall combines subtle visual effects, skilled design, and expert craftsmanship to provide eighteen holes of versatile tournament caliber resort golf on a memorable site.

The widely acclaimed Hyatt Regency Kauai is located close by to the Poipu Bay Golf Course.


Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course Awards
    • GOLF Magazine—Gold Medal Resort
    • GOLF Magazine—Top 5 Course You Can Play in Hawaii
    • Golf Digest—Best Golf Resort in North America
    • Golf Digest—Top 10 Course in Hawaii
    • Golf Digest—4½ Star rating
    • Golfweek—Top 100 Resort Course
    • Golfweek—Top 10 Course You Can Play in Hawaii
    • Golfworld—Readers’ Choice Award Top 20 Resort
    • Condé Nast Traveler—Top Golf Resort in US
    • Site of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf