Golf News for Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Travel

Kaua'i, Hawaii's golf courses unveil winter rates and packages

KAUA'I, Hawaii -- The five member courses of the golf destination cooperative "Kaua'i: Discover Golf's Ultimate Island Green" are now offering special winter rates and packages, allowing guests to experience the many enhancements and expansions recently completed at the resorts and courses on the "Garden Isle."

The Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club: Stay-and-Play packages start at $300 per night for a Deluxe Island-View Studio at The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, and include two rounds of golf, cart, practice balls, personalized bag tag and complimentary rental clubs. The Prince is ranked the No. 1 golf course in Hawaii by GOLF magazine and re-opened in March following a massive renovation project. For reservations, call 1-866-716-8140 and ask for plan LXPKG1.

Puakea Golf Course: The Ho'okipa Rate is $79, and includes 18 holes at this local gem, practice balls and a complimentary rider (special rate of $25 for rental clubs). Also, junior golfers ages 7 to 17 play for $1 a hole. For more information call 1.808.245.8756 or visit www.puakeagolf.com.

Makai Golf Club at Princeville: The "Limitless Golf Package" includes accommodations at The St. Regis Princeville Resort, unlimited golf at the Makai Course, a sleeve of Makai logo Callaway balls, a custom logo ball marker, and a 15% discount at the Makai Golf Shop. Rates start at $735 per night for two golfers in a Garden/Mountain View room. A minimum two-night stay is required, and reservations must be made at least three days in advance. Visit www.MakaiGolf.com or call 1-866-716-8140 and request plan LZPKAG1.

Poipu Bay Golf Course: The former home of the PGA's Grand Slam of Golf has a "Second Round Rate" of just $120, which is 50% off the regular green fee, if played within 10 days after a first round. Twilight rounds (after 2:30 p.m.) do not qualify for a first round. Poipu Bay is located adjacent to the award-winning Grand Hyatt Kaua'i Resort. For tee times call 1-800-858-6300 or visit www.PoipuBayGolf.com.

Kaua'i Lagoons Golf Club: Become a Kaua'i Lagoons "Member For A Week" for just $495, through Dec. 25. Package includes a week of unlimited golf, a Kaua'i Lagoons logo golf polo shirt and an engraved bag tag at the home of the new Kiele Moana (Ocean) Course, which opened in May, 2011 and features the longest stretch of continuous ocean holes in Hawaii. Additional weeks of unlimited golf can be purchased for $445. The club is an amenity of the Kaua'i Marriott Resort and Beach Club. For reservations call 1-800-634-6400 or e-mail info@KauaiLagoonsGolf.com.

For more information about golf on the Garden Isle visit www.kauaidiscovery.com/activities/golfing/, or call 800-262-1400.

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About "Kaua'i: Discover Golf's Ultimate Island Green"
Kaua'i offers more than 50 miles of white sand beaches -- more beach per mile than any other island in Hawaii. Only five percent of the island is developed for commercial and residential use.

1. Princeville Golf Courses (www.princeville.com)
• 45 holes of golf -- the 27-hole Makai Golf Club at The St. Regis Princeville Resort and the 18-hole Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club -- all designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
• Ranked as the No. 1 course in Hawaii by GOLF Magazine (2012), Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club (800.826.1105) re-opened March 1, 2012, following an extensive 13-month refurbishment project. The 66,000-square-foot clubhouse features The Tavern Restaurant, by celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi, and the beautifully appointed 5,500-square-foot Prince Golf Shop.
• Makai Golf Club at Princeville (www.makaigolf.com) reopened in 2010 after an extensive 15-month renovation and has since been ranked as one of Hawaii's top courses by both Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.
• The St. Regis Princeville Resort completed a multi-million-dollar renovation and opened the first week of October 2009.

2. Kaua'i Lagoons Golf Club (www.kauailagoonsgolf.com, 800.634.6400)
• Voted, along with Kaua'i Marriott Resort, one of the "Top 50 Resort Courses" worldwide by GolfWorld magazine in its "2009 Readers' Choice Awards"
• The Kiele Moana (Ocean) Course - which features the longest continuous stretch of ocean holes in Hawaii - made its debut in May 2011, bringing back the famous 18-hole Kiele Championship layout
• Kaua'i Lagoons Golf Club features the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf experience on Kaua'i
• The front nine holes feature the par-3 fifth green encircled by a tropical Mango and Guava tree forest
• Recently voted 6th best course in Hawaii in Golfweek magazine's 2012 Best Courses: State by State, No. 7 on GOLF Magazine's 2012 "Best-Of" state rankings and one of the "World's Most Beautiful Golf Courses" in MSN Travel.

3. Poipu Bay Golf Course (www.poipubaygolf.com, 800.858.6300)
• Along with Grand Hyatt Kaua'i Resort & Spa, Poipu Bay has been honored by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top resorts for golf in the U.S. from 2000 through 2013
• Named to Golf Digest's Best-in-State rankings for Hawaii 2011-12 and Golfweek's Top 100 Resort Courses in America 2011
• Four closing holes play atop a 150-foot sea cliff
• Home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994 through 2006, it has frequently hosted players like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and other major champions
• Course completed a renovation project in 2011, highlighted by the installation of the eco-friendly Seashore Paspalum turf on all greens

4. Puakea Golf Course (www.puakeagolf.com, 866.773.5554)
• Consistently rated a favorite among Kaua'i golfers in local media outlets and ranked as the No. 15 course in Hawaii by Golfweek.
• Golf Course Architect Robin Nelson used the natural layout of the land when he planned this layout, testing golfers of all levels and treating them to beautiful views of Mt. Ha'upu and deep lush ravines on several holes.
• Owned by AOL co-Founder Steve Case

About the KVB and HVCB
The Kaua'i Visitors Bureau is a division of the Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau, which is contracted by the Hawai'i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state of Hawai'i's tourism agency, for marketing management services in North America. The HTA was established in 1998 to ensure a successful visitor industry well into the future. Its mission is to strategically manage Hawai'i tourism in a sustainable manner consistent with the state of Hawai'i's economic goals, cultural values, preservation of natural resources, community desires, and visitor industry needs.

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