The Ocean Course at Hokuala
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766
The Ocean Course at Hokuala is known for having the longest stretch of continuous oceanfront holes in all of Hawaii. You'll find half a mile of stunning ocean vistas on what MSN Travel has called one of the world's most beautiful golf courses.
The Ocean Course at Hokuala is known for having the longest stretch of continuous oceanfront holes in all of Hawaii. You'll find half a mile of stunning ocean vistas on what MSN Travel has called one of the world's most beautiful golf courses. The layout meanders through forests of mango and guava trees, and then skirts along the Pacific. Located on the southeastern coast of Kauai, the course is conveniently situated near Lihue Airport and next to Nawiliwili Harbor.
The Ocean Course was formerly the 27-hole Kauai Lagoons course, but the Jack Nicklaus Signature design received a major update in 2015 that shortened it to 18 of the best holes from the original layout. The course renovation was part of an expansion of the entire Kauai Lagoons resort community that included the addition of a new clubhouse and restoration of the lagoon waterways. The resort's aptly chosen new name, Hokuala, is Hawaiian for "rising star."
The new 18-hole course still has all the unique qualities of a Jack Nicklaus Signature layout. There is even a challenging stretch of holes known as Amen Corner. The front nine starts out gently but steadily becomes more difficult, incorporating more forced carries and especially tough par 3s. The first half of the golf course is set within a lush jungle and while the tropical scenery is stunning, the coastal back nine is what the course has become known for. The oceanfront views are unrivaled even in Hawaii where there is no shortage of beautiful scenery. The waterfront location also means that the tradewinds really come into play on these holes. In addition to the wind, you'll be faced with water hazards in the form of inland lagoons and numerous bunkers strategically placed throughout. Though the course has some tough holes, it's one of the more playable Nicklaus resort courses.
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Golf course details
- Holes: 18
- Designed by: Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus
- Public/Private: Resort
- Year opened: 1988
- Golf Season: Year round
- Guest Policy: Open
- Tee times welcomed: Yes
- Fairways: Bermuda Grass
- Greens: TifEagle Grass
- Pro in house: Yes
- Driving range: Yes
- Rental clubs: Yes
- Rental carts: Yes
Green fees price ranges
- Week days: $179 - $219
- Weekends: $179 - $219
- Tee times from $179 - Check prices
- Metal spikes allowed: No
- Dress code: Standard golf attire is required at Ocean Course at Hokuala. No t-shirts, tank tops, halter tops, cut-off shorts or denim. Covered footwear or golf specific sandals only.
- Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Length, slope and rating for each tee
|Ke'oke'o (White) (W)||72||6257||136||77|
|'Alani (Orange) (W)||72||5369||124||72.4|