Golf News for Thursday, February 15, 2007 | Courses

Poipu Bay Golf Course offers variety of package deals to golfers

POIPU, Hawaii -- Poipu Bay Golf Course, located on Kauai’s sunny south shore, is offering a variety of special 2007 values designed for golfers who want to experience the award-winning course--whether it be just once or several times during their island stay.

Poipu Bay’s 2007 “Grand Slam Package” offers three rounds of golf for a discounted price on the condition that all three rounds must be completed within 10 days after date of purchase. The package includes green fees, shared golf cart, use of the GPS (global positioning system) and driving range, and three rounds at Poipu Bay for $380 plus tax. For guests staying at the adjacent Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, the package is offered at $320 plus tax. The package price represents a substantial savings off the single-round green fee at Poipu Bay, which is $135 for Grand Hyatt guests and $200 for non-Hyatt guests. Once purchased, the Grand Slam Package is nontransferable and nonrefundable. The package is available through December 19, 2007.

For golfers who just can’t get enough of Poipu Bay, the course offers two “Prepaid Golf Packages” for 2007, providing discounts to individuals who pre-purchase five or ten rounds of golf. The five-round package price is $575, representing a savings of $425 over the standard per-round green fee of $200. The ten-round package price is $1,050, a savings of $950 over the standard per-round green fee. Additional savings are offered to guests who are staying at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. Each golfer’s Prepaid Golf card will be kept on file at the Poipu Bay Golf Shop for easy access and check-in for their rounds. All rounds of golf on the Prepaid Packages must be used within 30 days of payment, and the packages are nontransferable and nonrefundable.

For 2007, Poipu Bay offers an Afternoon Green Fee of $125 for play starting after 12 noon ($110 for guests of the Grand Hyatt) and a Twilight Special of $75 for play starting after 2:30 p.m. (play must end by 6 p.m.). For those who want to play 36 holes in one day, the course offers a Second Round/Same Day rate of $50.

Junior golfers are welcome at Poipu Bay. Young golfers age 17 and under can play the course for 50% off the adult rate at any time of day. After 4 p.m., junior golfers can play free if walking the course with an accompanying adult ($10 green fee for the adult).

Poipu Bay is an 18-hole championship course, situated on 210 oceanfront acres on Kauai’s southern coast. A Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, Poipu Bay has, over the years, won numerous awards and has been consistently rated among the top golf courses in Hawaii and the U.S. From 1994 through 2006, Poipu Bay hosted the annual PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the prestigious competition between the four major championship winners of each year.

Other special rates may be available for visitors and kamaaina (Hawaii residents) at Poipu Bay Golf Course. For more information or to book tee times, call the Poipu Bay Golf Shop at toll free 1-800-858-6300 or direct (808) 742-8711. Visit Poipu Bay’s website at www.poipubaygolf.com.