Princeville Makai Golf Club

4080 Lei O Papa Rd,

Princeville, Hawaii (Kauai) 96722

  • Office

    +1 (808) 826 1912
  • Pro shop

    +1 (808) 826 1912

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.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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.

Location

Latitude:

22.221367

Longitude:

-159.482689

How to get there:

19 mi NW of Kapaa.

Princeville Makai Golf Club

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

Est. 1971

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].
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: $275 (all days). 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.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

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

Published ranking

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

Where2Stay

  • The St Regis Princeville Resort5-star

    5520 Ka Haku Rd, Princeville, Kaua'i, HI 96722.

    +1 (808) 826 9644

    Visit website
    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).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

  • Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

    3838 Wyllie Rd, Princeville, HI 96722.

    +1 (808) 827 8700

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    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).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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