Kukuiolono Golf Course

3.5 stars out of 5
(based on 15 reviews)
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854 Puu Rd
Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii 96741
Kauai County
Phone(s): (808) 332-9151
Kukuiolono GC: #5

The 9-hole Kukuiolono Golf Course in Kalaheo, HI is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1928. Designed by Toya Shirai, Kukuiolono Golf Course measures 2981 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 113 and a 70 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels. Greens and fairways are bermuda grass.

3.5 stars out of 5
(based on 15 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 9
  • Designed by: Toya Shirai
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1928
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: No
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $7
  • Weekends: $9

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: Yes
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: None

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Red 37 2708 113 73
White 37 2981 113 70

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Renwick Dayton
    on December 31st, 2018 20:40
    A Duffer went to Hawaii from Hillsboro, Oregon for our post 60th anniversary and played 9 holes with my son in law at amazing Kukuiolono golf course for the price of golf club rentals, cart, green fee for two persons, Great course except for #6 hole that I lost my first ball. Thank for nice weather when we played and nice view from the top of hill and park.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Mike Gene Meyer
    on February 12th, 2018 01:24
    Don't let anybody know about this place ;> .....It is wonderful in many ways.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by J. Schutz
    on January 12th, 2018 22:42
    A hidden gem, as the guide books would say.
    No tee times reserved, club and cart rental are very reasonable. The course is a bit less than championship caliber, but fun and challenging. You will be fooled on the greens.....I promise.
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by James Zimmerman
    on September 06th, 2017 20:19
    Played 9/4/17.
    10 bucks to play now. 10 bucks to rent clubs and appears they have several bags of Callaway clubs on hand.
    cart fee is 10 bucks and a pull cart is 3.
    Cash only. No reservations taken.
    Course was really brown this time of year but was still fun to play.
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Dwight L
    on January 27th, 2017 20:09
    old scotish links course-used to live outside gates and would open course in am with golfing buddy from Kekaha---just to see full moon over club house as we were coming up #9--fond memories
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Steven Lambert
    on September 02nd, 2016 04:29
    A classic piece of hawaiiana,please tell me Elvis has left the Island!
  • 3.5 stars out of 5
    by Dan H.
    on November 05th, 2015 17:27
    Great course for the money. You may have to adjuct your approach shots.. Fantastic views on most holes. Have fun on #6, ravine par 3, usually into the wind. :<)
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Geoff
    on July 23rd, 2014 01:39
    What a find and what a gem! This par 36 course with two par 5s and two par 3s was perfect for my week-long stay in nearby Poipu Kauai 13-19 July 2014. The course was only 20 minutes from the Point at Poipu where we were staying and was so inexpensive, my wife played two out of the four rounds and enjoyed it. She feels so badly about her game that she refuses to play if the greens fees are too much and her threshold is pretty cheap. We loved the laid back atmosphere and the openness of the course - no water hazards and just a little bit of sand and a couple of natural areas. The Bermuda fairways were brownish but my course in Maryland is usually worse than this in mid-July. Greens were in good shape but took some getting used to.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Doc
    on January 01st, 2014 21:27
    great walk!!
    gorgeous view!
    uniquely challenging.
    heaven on kauai.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by P Swain
    on November 08th, 2013 00:46
    If you anticipate playing serious golf on a resort quality course, don't bother. But if you want fantastic views and the opportunity to enjoy a low cost tune up and have a fun time at minimal cost, this is one of the best deals anywhere. And you only pay a small cart fee for repetitive rounds. Manage your expectations and you can have a fine time. Carnivores, be sure check out the Korean barbecue and short ribs in the little bar/restaurant; they are delicious!
  • 3.5 stars out of 5
    by Bob K
    on January 20th, 2013 01:46
    As someone who spends very little time on the golf course and could NEVER in a million years, justify paying the ridiculous fee's charged by other places, I like it a lot. Since I live in Kalaheo and earn a locals wage it is affordable,fun entertainment.
  • 3.5 stars out of 5
    by Buzz Lightyear
    on January 19th, 2012 00:45
    The views are worth the price allone. Fun and not real hard. I play once a week and will for a long time. ALOHA
  • 3.5 stars out of 5
    by Graham Pyne
    on June 01st, 2011 00:27
    I really enjoyed playing here. If you're up for a challenge then this course is not for you. However if you want to play a round and take your mind off of everything else, then this course is perfect! No dress code + cheap rates = Good times and no worries!! If you want a laid back environment then you have to play here.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Richard
    on March 25th, 2011 20:45
    This is an old and wonderful golf course. People may grumble about 'you get what you pay for' but this is a very reasonably priced course that will offer lots of challenges to keep your game sharp. Definitely worth a visit
  • 2 stars out of 5
    by Elvis from Michigan
    on March 10th, 2010 04:40
    Remember the saying "get what you pay for". A marginally maintained, relatively flat track with some interesting layouts but not executed well. Often very windy as it sits up high on a bluff near the ocean. Cheap fees and it reflects this. good warm up 9 on a calmer day. If you don't expect much, you won't be disappointed. Nice views of the water. Fairways and greens are thin. Relatively easy, not many hazards. Not much else to say.
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