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Ocean Course at Hokuala

3351 Hoolaulea Way, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1700
+1 808-241-6000
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Hokuala was our best round of golf in Kauai

We played one round at Hokuala and enjoyed it so much that we played the back nine a second time... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
Great Course

Easy and wide course. Great friendly staff. Wind off of the ocean is a major factor in club... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2016
Steve T
Honolulu, Hawaii
via mobile
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Newly renovated Ocean Course winds its way through mango and guava groves to dramatic seaside cliffs and exceptional ocean views. The longest oceanfront golf in all of Hawaii! MSN Travel called the Ocean Course one of the world's twelve most beautiful courses. It's little wonder that the list of accolades for this Jack Nicklaus Signature track is as long as its string of holes that hug the Pacific. The Ocean Course offers the longest and most continuous stretch of oceanfront golf in all of Hawaii. It is a certain highlight of every visit. Recently renovated all 18 holes are in fabulous shape. Future enhancements include a welcoming new clubhouse on the inland waterway overlooking the 9th hole, along with a world-class practice facility. Both promise to take your game, and your vacation, to the next level.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 06:45 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
3351 Hoolaulea Way, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1700
+1 808-241-6000
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

We played one round at Hokuala and enjoyed it so much that we played the back nine a second time the same afternoon. The majority of holes on the back nine have incredible views of the ocean. The course is challenging but fair, and nothing...More

1  Thank Kathleen1605
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Easy and wide course. Great friendly staff. Wind off of the ocean is a major factor in club selection. Elevated tee boxes make it fun to try and reach the free on the short par 4s.

1  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is what I think of when I picture a tropical course--many fairways lining the ocean, amazing views, nice downhill par 3's with cliff drop-offs....between the sudden take-off of a plane just over the trees, the swaying palms, the crashing waves, the beach, the bobbing...More

1  Thank FlareyFlan
Reviewed 14 February 2016

My family and I were in Kauai from Dec. 18-25 and stayed at the Marriott Kauai Beach Club. My husband and 2 sons aged 16 and 12 played here a couple of times. They said it was fantastic!

1  Thank WoodbridgeShopaholic
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I've played the Kauai Lagoons course many times back in the mid to late 2000s and it was an awesome course. Really enjoyed it. We found out that earlier in 2015 Kauai Lagoons changed ownership and name and it is now called The Ocean Course...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

My wife and I, along with some friends played Lagoons, now called Hokolua as pat of "The Challenge" (1 round each at Makai, Poipu Bay, and Lagoons). The front 9 had just reopened 3 days before we played. There were still some greens that need...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

We played this course on The 13th of Jan...Very Terrible for many reasons...Bunkers are hard as clay...no sand...no word about the greens being fertilize...The bunker on the 11th..Trying to hit out of it I couldn't do the reason why?..no sand but only the mesh under...More

Thank Domnutz C
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Fun course to play and also to take in some fantastic views. Views are especially great on the back nine where many of the holes fun along the coastline. Course is challenging (all course are challenging to me) but I shot one of my best...More

Thank micmac1414
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

I played at this course today. I was uninformed that the front nine had been closed until today because they lost their greens. It opened today, and they are still severely damaged. Don't waste your money. I was not informed of this when making reservations...More

3  Thank Steven L
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Once top rated as the Jack Nicklaus designed Kiele course there is not much left of its former glory. Ownership has changed and it has been renamed as Hokuala Ocean Course. Only 9 holes are open for play, the former back 9 of the Kiele...More

1  Thank claussie
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12 October 2016|
Response from Jeff P | Reviewed this property |
Poipu is the best course on Kauai, both as to condition and layout, but it is expensive. Makai is a close second on all counts. Puakea is the best value on the island, by far, as it has a great layout, views, etc. apart... More
John A
12 February 2015|
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Response from jmes h | Reviewed this property |
John,,,just home from Kauai, played 6 courses. Lagoons is a big dissapointment. We played only because we got a Golf Now rate of $68. Maybe worth that..if you want to spend $100+ go to the Hyatt and Poipu Bay. It's $125... More
Kevin B
29 December 2014|
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Response from Bookie B | Reviewed this property |
Was not a guest of the hotel and paid $50 for club rental.