Poipu Bay Golf Course

3.5 stars out of 5
(based on 5 reviews)
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2250 Ainako St
Koloa, Hawaii 96756
Kauai County
USA
Phone(s): (808) 742-9489

Poipu Bay Golf Course has an ideal location between the beautiful coastline and lush emerald mountains. The course sprawls across 210 acres of tropical flowers and vegetation. The site is the former home to an ancient Hawaiian village, whose remnants have been incorporated into the course.

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Poipu Bay GC: View from #18The par-3 seventh hole is the shortest hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course. The par-4 12th hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course plays gently uphill and usually into the trade winds. The 15th hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course is a straightaway, downhill par 4. The par-4 16th hole wraps around the coastline at Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai's south shore. Holes 15 through 17 all hug the Kauai south shore coastline at Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai's south shore. The 16th hole is considered Poipu Bay Golf Course's signature hole. The par-3 17th hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course plays up to 225 yards from the championship tees. The closing stretch at Poipu Bay Golf Course generally plays with the trade winds at your back. The par-5 18th hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course plays back off the coast toward the clubhouse. Black, ancient stone rock walls, known as heiaus, can be spotted at numerous spots at Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai's south shore. Poipu Bay Golf Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Poipu Bay Golf Course will reopen in December 2011 following a renovation project. The cliffs come alive on the 16th hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course. Flying over the jungle is no easy task to reach the 17th green at Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai. The clubhouse at Poipu Bay Golf Course overlooks the 18th green. Water protects the 18th green at Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai. A lava-rock wall lines the 16th fairway at Poipu Bay Golf Course. A pond sits next to the 13th green at Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai. Trade winds wreak havoc on the 11th hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai. The par-3 seventh hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course plays 179 yards. The scenery of the 16th hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course can't be beat. Poipu Bay Golf Course hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994-2006. The Pacific Ocean meets the cliffs along the 16th hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai.
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Poipu Bay Golf Course has an ideal location between the beautiful coastline and lush emerald mountains. The course sprawls across 210 acres of tropical flowers and vegetation. The site is the former home to an ancient Hawaiian village, whose remnants have been incorporated into the course. Golfers have the rare opportunity to play next to 500-year-old handmade stone walls. Poipu Bay's links-style layout features firm fairways, 85 bunkers, and five water hazards throughout. There are open fronts that allow the ball to roll onto the putting surface. Water hazards come into play on eight holes. The unpredictable winds are the most challenging element of this course. The final two holes provide a memorable finish. The 17th features an ancient rock formation known as Mahualepu and the last hole is a demanding par 5 with a large pond on the left and a lateral hazard on the right.

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

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1991
  • Golf Season: year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda
  • Greens: Paspalum

Facilities

  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
White 72 7123 0 0
 

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 1 stars out of 5
    by Pete Johansson
    on August 02nd, 2011 15:40
    My wife and I were subjected to very unfriendly and inflexible club and staff. We had bought a twilight round but showed up a couple of hours before the tee time as our morning activities were washed away by torrential rain. We were treated like criminals by the pro shop staff who were implying that we were purposely trying to abuse their rules and "sneak" on to the golf course before our allotted time. We were just trying to spend some practice time on the range to kill time. However, marshalls came to ask us to leave the property until we would be allowed to check in one hour before our tee time. Never again!
  • 3.5 stars out of 5
    by L Edwards
    on January 17th, 2010 18:50
    Having played at courses both in the US and abroad I was expecting more of a PGA course. This course is beautiful. However, it is not as challenging as one would expect considering the caliber of pros that have played it. The weekend player on vacation should have no problem keeping the ball in the fairways, with normal focus and concentration. The greens are wide and forgiving. For the duffer on vacation it is a bit over priced but still allot of fun...
  • 3.5 stars out of 5
    by PNR
    on January 17th, 2010 08:52
    First off I'll say that I did not think it was worth the money. That said it really is a beautiful course, first rate practice facility, very well stocked pro shop and the finishing holes(15-17)....wow. It was also pretty cool to see all the big names' scorecards framed in the hallway ( Phil, Tiger, Ernie, etc)kind of like a hard rock cafe!!! After playing Kiahuna first though I thought Poipu was a good bit overpriced ($75 - $90 cheaper would be more appropriate), perhaps the course is riding on it's rep' of having hosted the Grand Slam????
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by B. Tucker
    on January 05th, 2010 09:02
    In the late afternoon with the sun setting over the coast there really isn't a prettier spot to be in the world. The design is good enough to test the pros, but not as penal as the Prince Course, which can really eat your lunch - so its better for mid and high-handicappers. Winds can be high on this part of the island so get your low ball ready.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Thompson
    on December 30th, 2009 11:28
    This is a very good course - pretty good on front nine, but the beautiful finishing holes are absolutely spectacular. The conditioning of the course was very good. The hotel here is a large one that hosts a lot of business meetings and conventions.
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