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Ocean Course at Hokuala

3351 Hoolaulea Way, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1700
+1 808-241-6000
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Excellent golf in a stunning location

This an excellent test of golf. The front nine is good but not great. The back nine is where this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tom W
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Basye, Virginia
Brian colvin

An absolute awesome experience!!!!!!! From the staff in the pro shop to Ricky and Myles outside... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Coltrain24
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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Newly renovated Ocean Course winds its way through mango and guava groves to dramatic seaside cliffs and exceptional ocean views. The longest oceanfront golf in all of Hawaii! MSN Travel called the Ocean Course one of the world's twelve most beautiful courses. It's little wonder that the list of accolades for this Jack Nicklaus Signature track is as long as its string of holes that hug the Pacific. The Ocean Course offers the longest and most continuous stretch of oceanfront golf in all of Hawaii. It is a certain highlight of every visit. Recently renovated all 18 holes are in fabulous shape. Future enhancements include a welcoming new clubhouse on the inland waterway overlooking the 9th hole, along with a world-class practice facility. Both promise to take your game, and your vacation, to the next level.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“poipu bay” (11 reviews)
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3351 Hoolaulea Way, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1700
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This an excellent test of golf. The front nine is good but not great. The back nine is where this course shines and the stretch of holes from 14-16 are simply stunning. The resort used to have two courses, but one of them closed.

Thank Tom W
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

An absolute awesome experience!!!!!!! From the staff in the pro shop to Ricky and Myles outside. The course was absolutely beautiful and very challenging at the same time!! The front nine is the rain forest side and the back is the breathtaking ocean side. I...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Great service at the Pro Shop, didn't realize it was the Head Pro Kelly until we had her voice on the overview of every shot. Great that we had GPS on the carts. The inland front nine had it's challenges with the rolling fairways. Found...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Played this course twice in a week. Beautiful, especially along the ocean. Challenging but fun, evening for mid- to higher handicappers. More expensive than the municipal courses, but we will play there again when we go back to Kauai. Well stocked Pro Shop. No restaurant...More

Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This course is a bargain (for Hawaii). Excellent shape (even the bunkers were terrific!) course, challenge with fantastic views. Played round in 3-1/2 hours (the starter really had his act together!!!). Terrific pro shop (I spent way too much). Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Played 18 holes on a beautiful day. The course is in great shape and the views on the back 9 are spectacular! Would highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The Ocean Course at Hokuala is fantastic . The golf course is a signature Jack Nickulas design. The new ownership Timbers Resort is developing beautiful golf course ocean front properties. Get in on one of the town homes quick before they disappear ! You can...More

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Fran R, General Manager at Ocean Course at Hokuala, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Aloha Tom, We are delighted you enjoyed our Oceanfront golf course. Coming from a Golf professional and exceptional golfer, your positive comments mean a lot to our entire team. We are truly excited about the how wonderful the golf course and entire property has come...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Just played the Ocean Course at Hokuala. Played the old course when it was Kauai Lagoons and also Hokuala last year. The improvements on the course regarding conditioning is amazing. No more wet muddy spots, scruffy fairways and slow greens. The course is one of...More

Thank Anthony S
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Fran R, General Manager at Ocean Course at Hokuala, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Aloha Anthony, We are delighted you enjoyed our golf course. It truly is a wonderful facility and the greens are tour quality. Hope to see you again soon! Mahalo, Fran

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Best four holes along the water anywhere in Hawaii (better than Poipu Bay). Got a great package on five rounds of golf. Tough course especially when the wind blows (take extra balls). The snack bar serves the best musubi on Kauai.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was called the Kauai Lagoons Course in the past. We've played it a few times over the years. It is now under new ownership and was supposedly renovated, although we didn't notice a lot of changes. The views are very nice and the course...More

Thank Ginger W
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Response from Jeff P | Reviewed this property |
Poipu is the best course on Kauai, both as to condition and layout, but it is expensive. Makai is a close second on all counts. Puakea is the best value on the island, by far, as it has a great layout, views, etc. apart... More
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John A
13 February 2015|
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Response from jmes h | Reviewed this property |
John,,,just home from Kauai, played 6 courses. Lagoons is a big dissapointment. We played only because we got a Golf Now rate of $68. Maybe worth that..if you want to spend $100+ go to the Hyatt and Poipu Bay. It's $125... More
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Kevin B
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Response from Bookie B | Reviewed this property |
Was not a guest of the hotel and paid $50 for club rental.
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