An Ace in Paradise

There’s something about golf that lets you take life at a slower pace, embracing the measured relaxation of Hawaiian time. Whether you’re looking to push yourself, want to have fun in the outdoors with friends, or some blend of the two, a game of golf will accommodate you. And when the course sweeps across the horizon with dramatic ocean views and humpback whale spouts at the edge of the world, you can’t help but pause to enjoy and take it all in.

On Kauaʻi’s sunny south shore, Kukuiʻula’s Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole golf course embraces fun and playability with just the right level of challenge. From beginning to end, the course is an open canvas with a give and take in its design and an ebb and flow of easy/hard holes. Here, you can play every single day and never tire of your options, because each game—even the one you played just yesterday—feels very different.

Each hole has a unique character and feel, and they all have Pacific Ocean views. No matter where you are in your game, it’s easy to spy rainbows over the water, spinner dolphins playing in the surf, or majestic guardian Mount Haupu. The challenging 14th hole, sometimes described as a “quintessential Weiskopf par 4,” has become legendary, and not just for its spectacular, panoramic, coastal views.

As you progress through the course—whether on foot, cart, or our surf-style golf boards— Kauaʻi island life progresses with you in the course’s landscaping. Look for macadamia nuts on the 2nd hole, puakenikeni flowers on the 5th, lychee on the 7th, starfruit on the 8th, citrus on the 10th, coffee on the 13th, and pineapple on the 14th hole. The strong sense of place calls to your senses, and you realize that this golf course exists perfectly in this one spot in the world.

The clubhouse includes a fully stocked pro shop, lounges and locker rooms, and access to lessons, the largest practice facility on Kauaʻi, and golf boards and carts. You can work on your game on the practice greens, snag a tee time, compete in our four annual tournaments, play Glow Golf under the evening stars, or sign up for clinics and member games. Include the whole family in the sport, with keiki clinics and camps that keep everything fun.

Pause for a bite to eat on the course at the comfort stations stocked with in-season fruit, snacks, and drinks from Chef Ben, or order straight from your cart and your food will be delivered to you.

At Kukuiʻula, a casual, relaxed vibe seems to float on the ocean breeze, and golf is a fluid extension of that island style. Whether it’s a daily game, a once-weekly pau hana (end of work) game, an occasional family tournament, or even perfecting your swing, the golf course is waiting, right at the edge of the ocean. It’s made for both enjoyment and memories, for playing your best game, for taking in the only-on-Kauaʻi views, and for living your best life.