Poipu Bay Golf Course

2250 Ainako St,

Poipu, Hawaii (Kauai) 96756

  • Office

    +1 (800) 858 6300 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (808) 742 9489
  • Golf pro

    Craig Sasada (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open, clifftop. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Oceanside (Pacific Ocean) and open countryside.

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7123
6318
5241
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.9
69.5
70.9

Location

Latitude:

21.876977

Longitude:

-159.436432

How to get there:

3 mi SE of Koloa / 22 mi SW of Kapaa.

Poipu Bay Golf Course

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1994

Poipu Bay Golf Course nestles between the Haupu Mountain and the azure Pacific Ocean on the island of Kauai, the oldest and fourth largest of the Hawaiian Islands. This 18-hole championship course occupies 210 oceanfront acres, with many stunning views and a stretch of directly oceanside holes to enjoy.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, Poipu Bay is an ocean links-style course set above dramatic cliffs and Makawehi Bluff. The tree-lined and open layout provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. A must play if you are in the area.

Stay & Play at Poipu Bay: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Hawaii - Kauai

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes at peak times (all year): $259. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

For several years from 1994 until 2006 Poipu Bay was the home of the Grand Slam of Golf, arguably the toughest PGA Tour event to qualify for. Established in 1979, the four invitees were the winners of that year's four major championships. The Grand Slam of Golf was a 36-hole strokeplay event conducted over two days, with the four players vying for a purse of well over a million dollars (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Poipu Bay).

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 97th best public course in the USA and 12th best course in Hawaii.

Where2Stay

  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & SpaAAA 4-Diamond

    1571 Poipu Rd, Koloa, Hawaii 96756.

    +1 (808) 742 1234

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    Set in the heart of Poipu, the 602-guest room luxury Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa offers a host of opportunities and top-quality amenities for each guest. Experience 50 oceanfront acres of lush gardens, manicured lawns, open courtyards, and pristine pools to relax and enjoy the classic Hawaiian environment.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Poipu Bay

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Puakea; Wailua.

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