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“Best golf deal in Hawaii ... or anywhere for that matter!”

Kukuiolono Golf Course
Ranked #4 of 14 things to do in Kalaheo
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 5, 2010

So where else do you get to play UNLIMITED golf for $7 on weekdays or a whopping $9 on weekends? Right here at Kukuiolono GC is where! Located on top of a hill with sweeping views of the south side of the island, it's probably one of the best-kept golf secrets anywhere ... I challenge anyone to find a better deal anywhere, much less in Hawaii, where you expect to pay a minimum of $50-60, and more like $150-200 for a round of 18 holes. Now, mind you, the course is not perfect. When we were there in mid-October the grass on the fairways was dry (the greens and tee boxes are watered and very green) so it was dry Bermuda grass, that was fine with us. The fairways are incredibly wide with not many hazards coming into play. The course is played mostly by the locals, so not many tourists. There are no scheduled tee times, just show up and play ... the 2 days we played there was no wait. Cart rental is $6 per 9 holes. There are gorgeous views of the south side of the island from many holes, especially from the 7th tee. Also check out the view from the picnic lunch area near the 6th hole ... one of the best! As mentioned in previous reviews, this was the personal golf course of sugar magnate Walter McBryde who, upon his death, donated this land to the state of Hawaii for the locals to enjoy. So tip your hat and say thanks to Walter, who's buried in the Japanese garden between the 7th and 8th holes. Enjoy!

7  Thank KenCarol
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

You can't beat the price, the views or the people that run this golf course. We played other courses on Kauai but had the most fun playing Kukuiolono.

1  Thank Oregontraveler477
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Reviewed March 20, 2009

What a deal …$9 for golf in Hawaii!! The Kukuiolono Golf Course in Kauai is an excellent value, and may be the best golf value in Hawaii. It is a 9 hole regulation length course that operates on a first come first serve basis. I played there twice (Saturday and Monday) on my recent trip and walked right on both times. I have played golf all over Hawaii (usually costing in excess of $150 per round) and while the Kukuiolono Golf Course is not a Nicklaus, Rees or Jones design it is pretty good golf and the scenic views on this course rival those of the Plantation course at Kapalua. The Wailua municipal course on Kauai is also an excellent value at about $40 for 18 holes (if you can get a tee time).

Kukuiolono offers rental clubs for $9 and you can get pull carts or golf carts if you want to ride. I only played 9 holes each time I visited but I was told you could play on without paying an additional green fee; however you do have to pay for any rented equipment each time you go around.

2  Thank acctgdweeb001
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Reviewed March 12, 2009

An excellent overall eperience on an average course. This course is a great place to get the rust off your golf game at low cost while enjoying a pleasant outing with family or friends. There is a reasonably priced driving range to get yourself ready for the 1st tee. Pull carts are available @ $3 if you feel like walking but didnt bring a carry bag.

This is a historic course, as it tis the first ever established in Hawaii. This is not your typical Hawaiian plush resort course, but rather more of a rough edged muni. But remeber you get MORE than you pay for here. When I last played in NOV 08 the greens were in better shape than the past; so conditions may even turn out better than earlier reports. Do expect windy conditions unless you play in the AM. If you play later in the day you may be behind a slow tourist group or two. Relax and enjoy the views.

2  Thank akhank
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Reviewed January 15, 2009

My son and I played our first round of golf on this course in March '08. Tripadvisor user recommended the course. Lots of chickens--like everywhere else on Kauai. We rented a golf cart for $9 and paid $9 each for green fees. The golf cart actually slowed us down. A local (on foot) was playing with us and was almost always waiting for us to catch up, but our slowness and lack of skill didn't seem to bother anybody. We've played several times since back home, but this course will always have a special place in our memories.

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