Golf News for Thursday, March 15, 2007 | Travel

Kauai, HI golf courses join forces to offer two travel packages

KAUAI, Hawaii -- For golfers who want to experience Kauai’s best, the island’s top courses have joined together once again to offer two 2007 packages featuring multiple rounds of golf across the island.

The first package, The Kauai Golf Challenge, provides a round of golf at each of Kauai’s three top-ranked courses: Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai’s south shore, the Kiele Course at Kauai Lagoons Golf Club on the island’s eastern coast and the Prince Course at Princeville at Hanalei on the north shore. These three courses have been ranked among the top golf courses in Hawaii and the United States by such publications as Golf Magazine, Golfweek, Conde Nast Traveler and Golf Digest.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Poipu Bay Golf Course’s 210 oceanfront acres meander along rugged coastline, featuring spectacular vistas, 85 bunkers, five water hazards and wildly varying trade winds. Home to the prestigious season-end PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994 through 2006, Poipu Bay is ranked by Golf Digest as one of “Hawaii’s Top 15 Golf Courses” and, along with the adjacent Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, one of “America’s 75 Best Golf Resorts.”

The Kiele Course at the Kauai Lagoons Golf Club is centrally located on Kauai’s eastern shore. Master-minded by course designer Jack Nicklaus, Kiele’s wide ravines, magnificent ocean holes with menacing cliffs, and 40 acres of tropical fresh water lagoons do their best to distract even the most disciplined of players. The Kiele Course is ranked #6 in Hawaii by Golf Digest and is also included on the publication’s 2006 list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses.”

The Prince Course, located at Princeville at Hanalei, is one of Hawaii’s most challenging courses, encompassing 390 acres of rolling terrain, tropical jungles, gullies, streams and waterfalls. The masterpiece of Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the Prince is ranked by Golf Digest as Hawaii’s #1 golf course and is the only course in the State of Hawaii to be recognized on the magazine’s 2006 list of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.” As an alternative to the 18-hole Prince, golfers on the Kauai Golf Challenge are offered the option to play Princeville’s Makai Course, Hawaii’s premiere 27-hole layout and one of Golf Digest’s “Top 15” in Hawaii.

The Kauai Golf Challenge includes one round of golf at each of the three resort courses, including green fees, shared cart, use of the driving range and other course amenities for $390 per person (including tax). The three rounds are non-transferable and must be used by December 31, 2007.

The second package, The Ultimate Kauai Golf Challenge, offers a fourth round at the Puakea Golf Club in Lihue or the Kiahuna Golf Club in Poipu. The Ultimate Kauai Golf Challenge is $470 per person (including tax).

For more information, or to book either of the Kauai Golf Challenge packages, contact any of the golf courses including: Poipu Bay at toll free 1-800-858-6300, www.poipubaygolf.com; Kiele at toll free 1-800-634-6400, www.kauailagoonsgolf.com; or The Prince at toll free 1-800-826-1105, www.princeville.com.