In pictures: A week soaking up the sun, surf and golf on Kauai
A week can go by fast on the island of Kauai with five rounds of golf, three meals a day, a few sunsets and beach time.
There are just nine golf courses on Kauai, and they're all very different, especially the ones open for public play.
Two of them are designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.: the acclaimed Princeville Makai Course on the North Shore, and Poipu Bay, the former home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
There's no shortage of great food, hospitality and beaches, of course. Scenes from the Academy Award winning movie "The Descendants" were shot at Tahiti Nui; Plantation Gardens at Poipu Beach is an island institution and the sunsets at the St. Regis Princeville Resort and Hanalei Pier are breathtaking. Add in a little beach time, and you've got a perfect week on Kauai.
Hokuala golf course
As part of a five-hole stretch on the Pacific Ocean, the 14th on Hokuala Kauai (formerly Kauai Lagoons) near the airport in Lihue, Hawaii.
Princeville Makai golf course - no. 4
At Princeville's Makai Course, the views are stunning throughout, including this look back on the par-4 fourth hole.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Not everything takes place on the golf course. Here's a little entertainment with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa.
St. Regis Princeville Resort - sunset
A perfect sunset greets guests at the St. Regis Princeville Resort in Kauai.
Puakea Golf Club - no. 4
Puakea Golf Club on Kauai doesn't have ocean views, but it has its share of scenic holes, like the par-3 fourth.
Wailua Golf Course
The signature hole on Kauai's terrific muni course, Wailua Golf Course, is the par-3 17th.
Featured in the movie "The Descendants," the Kauai institution Tahiti Nui is known for its exotic pizzas as well as a number of other things.
Poipu Bay Golf Club - no. 16
The finishing stretch at Poipu Bay, including the par-16th, runs along the cliffs above the ocean.
There's never a shortage of photographers at sunset on Hanalei Pier on the North Shore of Kauai.
Makai Golf Club - no. 18
The par-5 18th hole at Makai Golf Club may not be on the ocean, but it's a strong finishing hole.
Poipu Bay Golf Club - no. 13
One of the most scenic inland holes at Poipu Bay Golf Club is the short par-4 13th.
What's Hawaii without surfing? The waves provide the ride at Poipu Beach.
Plantation Gardens Restaurant
One of the signature dishes at Plantation Gardens Restaurant is the Seafood Lau Lau -- fresh fish, large shrimp, jumbo scallops and julienne vegetables wrapped in a ti leaf.