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Review: The Ocean Course at Hokuala

For our fifth round in Kauai with local friend and blogger, Wayne Halm, we visited the Ocean Course at Hokuala. The course is formerly known as Kauai Lagoons, but was renamed after Timbers Resorts took it over from the Marriott. The front nine starts out with a very open feel to it over the first several holes, but don't be fooled, Jack always has a few tricks up his sleeve, and doesn't let you feel calm for very long. The 76.2 course rating and 142 slope from the back tees back up that claim fairly well...

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Review: Poipu Bay Golf Course

Poipu Bay Golf Course is located along Kauai's famous sunny south shore, adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Resort. It was our 4th round of golf on Kauai with local golf blogger, Wayne Halm. Conveniently for us, Poipu Bay was only a short 5 minute drive along the south shore from our accommodations at Koloa Landing Resort. If you're wondering why the name Poipu Bay is ringing a bell, this might be why:

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Wailua Golf Course – not your average muni 

For the 3rd round of our Kauai golf adventure with Wayne Halm, we visited Wailua Golf Course. Wailua is a municipal golf course located along the eastern shore of Kauai, approximately 30 minutes from our south shore accommodations at Koloa Landing Resort. Wailua is a course which helps debunk a common misconception of golf in Hawaii - that you have to pay big bucks to play good golf...

Makai Golf Club – “toward the ocean” 

Makai Golf Club is located along Kauai's north shore in the Princeville area. Makai is a Hawaiian word roughly meaning "toward the ocean", which turns out to be a very appropriate name for this golf course. Upon arrival at the Makai bag drop there was no mistaking that it's a high end establishment. We were welcomed with a warm aloha spirit and immediately felt relaxed there...