Prince Golf Course at Princeville at Hanalei

4 stars out of 5
(based on 12 reviews)
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5-3900 Kuhio Hwy
Princeville, Hawaii 96722
Kauai County
Phone(s): (808) 826-5000

Like the rest of Princeville at Hanalei, the Prince Golf Course enjoys magnificent views from 300 feet above the Pacific Ocean. It's not the scenery that earned the Prince Course Golf Digest's rating as "Hawaii's No. 1 Golf Course," it's the incredible design Robert Trent Jones, Jr. created to turn rolling terrain into a links-style Golf Course that will challenge you like no other.

Princeville at Hanalei - Prince GC

Like the rest of Princeville at Hanalei, the Prince Golf Course enjoys magnificent views from 300 feet above the Pacific Ocean. It's not the scenery that earned the Prince Course Golf Digest's rating as "Hawaii's No. 1 Golf Course," it's the incredible design Robert Trent Jones, Jr. created to turn rolling terrain into a links-style Golf Course that will challenge you like no other.

This 18-hole, par-72 Golf Course climbs slopes and careens down hills as a demanding layout that calls for your best-planned shots. Five different tees at each hole allow you to customize the game to meet your own skill level. Make it your goal to track your progress by choosing a more difficult tee when you return to the Prince Golf Course.

4 stars out of 5
(based on 12 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:
  • Greens:

Facilities

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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $150
  • Weekends: $150

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire is required for all players; no tank tops, swimwear, jeans or slippers.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Championship 72 6860 0 0
Alii 72 6521 0 0
Resort 72 6029 0 0
Princess (W) 72 5246 0 0
 

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 3.5 stars out of 5
    by Richard Martin
    on April 05th, 2013 10:59
    Beautiful course but extremely difficult. Who wants to pay that much for a course where they take Driver out of her bag? Not me. Did it twice in March and prefer Makai.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by David Hammond
    on December 17th, 2012 16:44
    What keeps me from rating this course 5 stars is the extreme difficulty. The USGA raters must have played on a calm day. I played the track last week in 25-30 MPH winds and although I was striking the ball extremely well (for me) I didn't score as well as I should have.

    There are two factors - blind tee shots that lead to unseen trouble - you need to play this course once or twice before you know where to hit it on many holes.

    Also, the greens seemed slow. The started claimed they were 10-11 on the stimp, but they were far less than that on the afternoon I played. It was impossible to get the speed right!

    Positives:
    Scenery!
    Layout in general is fair - just need to play it once.
    Sand - you are going to be in it, and this stuff is great to hit out of.
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Harry and Dan
    on December 14th, 2012 14:54
    My son-in-law and I played the Prince in November of this year and the course was in beautiful condition. I have played the course before the renovation and quite frankly I didn't see much of a change in the layout, however the greens and green complexs seem to be much improved since my former visit. While we were on the island we took advantage of a weekend special, $199 for all the golf you wanted to play over a weekend. It was a great deal and we played 54 holes. They should offer this more often. I give the golf course an outstanding and the service is also outstanding but over all a very good as the non golf amenities are somewhat lacking.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by kevin
    on December 14th, 2012 11:53
    one of the best golf courses you can play.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Daryld McQueen
    on December 14th, 2012 10:54
    One of the finest courses you will ever play. A perfect combination of natural scenic beauty along with a difficulty level which will definitely keep you on your toes.
    A true gem in paradise!!
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Jerry Moss
    on December 14th, 2012 09:07
    The very best golf course to play anywhere in Hawaii. It is a pretty difficult course, straight is good, but just an amazing experience. The pure beauty of the layout will make for a very memorable round of golf.

    The practice facilities are as good as any, and again, the surrounding beauty is breathtaking.

    The pro shop has plenty of knock dead georgeous clothing but be ready to drop a bit of change if you choose to purchase anything.

    The staff is very friendly and they absolutely go out of their way to explain the nuiances of the new design. If you played it before the renovation and weren't all that excited about the greens, you will be pleasantly surprised by the new greens.

    Absolutely a must play if you are on Kauai
  • 1.5 stars out of 5
    by California Pro
    on December 14th, 2012 08:56
    The conditions were not what a resort course should be nor was it a championship layout. The weather conditions were normal for Hawaii which is always pleasant.
    The staff just seemed to have an attitude that we were there to provide for them. Clearly sending the wrong message. Forget Kauai, Stay on Maui or Oahu.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Don Lizak
    on December 14th, 2012 08:54
    Best resort course I've ever played. Wow factor is off the charts. Every bit as good as Pebble
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Ty
    on April 02nd, 2010 22:49
    Tough as nails but lots of different kinds of shots to be played and pretty as can be so you can keep your eyes off the scorecard...
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Everett
    on February 23rd, 2010 07:19
    Challenging from the first hole. Use the advice in the yardage book. Don't need to be a long hitter...just acurate. You will need all 14 clubs.

    Enjoyed the experience and the views. Suggest if you miss a shot, hit another. Remember the second.
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Kim
    on January 10th, 2010 23:07
    to expensive for us to play. But it is well maintained and beutiful.
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by B. Tucker
    on January 05th, 2010 09:04
    Course doesn't shy away from being one of Hawaii's toughest, especially some of the holes on the back nine that are cut through thick bush. Some pretty holes, like no. 5 and 6, but be prepared to take a few high numbers. You'll probably want to play this course a second time around to gain a little dignity back.
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