I just got back from a trip to Kauai where I was fortunate enough to play 3 rounds.

I stayed in Koloa, so I played Kiahuna for the first time since it was so close. At $135 it was a so-so value, but the PoP was great and the greens were wild.

I played Princeville Makai the next day, which I’d played once on a previous trip. It’s the most expensive course of the three I played on this trip, and kind of tough to get to unless you’re already in the Hanalei area. Even so, this is my favorite course on the island and I highly recommend it to everyone.

Poipu Bay was the last course I played on this trip, the 16th hole is pictured. You tee off on top of the bluff (look for the palm trees furthest away), and the hole is a LONG par 4 at >500 yards, but plays downwind so it’s still reachable in two for reasonably long hitters. Driving it long and straight is imperative at this course, the wind plays a major factor.