Princeville Makai Golf Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Princeville Makai Golf Club Est. 1971

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Princeville Makai Golf Club: The Princeville Resort is home to the well-rated and popular Makai course, which benefitted handsomely from a significant renovation in 2009. The Makai (which means "towards the sea") is now the standard bearer for golf at the Princeville Resort, having previously played second fiddle to the highly-rated Prince course (see below).

The Makai has the distinction of being Robert Trent Jones Jr's first ever solo design. With many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy, there's plenty of golfing challenge. The scenic and well-crafted design benefits from good upkeep all contribute to the appeal of this course. One to include on your play list if you are in the area. At this Stay&Play venue, the on-site accommodations are located close to the golf facilities.

[Frequently regarded as the best golf course on the Hawaiian Islands, the Prince at Princeville closed in 2015 and, as of January 2020, has yet to reopen after a multi-million dollar development plan fell through].

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Making Contact

Princeville Makai Golf Club
4080 Lei O Papa Rd,
Princeville, Hawaii (Kauai) 96722
USA
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Office   +1 (808) 826 1912
Pro Shop   +1 (808) 826 1912
Fax

 

Email  
Website   www.makaigolf.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland, limited residential and briefly clifftop, with stunning Pacific Ocean views.
 
Designer: Original design and 2009 renovation by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7223 6134 5458
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.4 69.6 71.4
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Makai course. Also at Princeville is the 18-hole par-72 Prince course (7378 yds from back tees) and the Makai GC's 9-hole Woods course.
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How2Get There?

19 mi NW of Kapaa.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes: $275 (all days). Golf cart included. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Makai Club at Princeville is managed by Troon Golf, a world leader in upscale golf course management.

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Published Ranking
2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 65th best public course in the USA; 10th best course in Hawaii.
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Location

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Latitude: (22.221367)
Longitude: (-159.482689)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The St Regis Princeville Resort 5-star
5520 Ka Haku Rd, Princeville, Kaua'i, HI 96722.
+1 (808) 826 9644
www.stregisprinceville.com

Located in the 9,000 acre resort community of Princeville at Hanalei, the St Regis luxury resort on Kauai resides on the northern shore of the "Garden Island." The St Regis Princeville resort provides visitors all the amenities expected from an island destination considered to be one of the most spectacular.

Golf at this hotel Princeville (Prince and Makai courses).
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles No
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Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas 
3838 Wyllie Rd, Princeville, HI 96722.
+1 (808) 827 8700
www.westinprinceville.com

This Princeville resort lies along a lush cliff on the north shore of Kaua'i and blends into its beautiful surroundings. Resting two hundred feet above the Pacific Ocean, all the villas at this Kauai hotel have private lanais and luxury amenities.

Golf at this hotel Princeville (Prince and Makai courses).
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles No
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