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“I had enough controversy as a player,” Tom Weiskopf once said.  “I don’t need it as an architect.”  Indeed, the Weiskopf-designed Kukui`ula is an enjoyable- at times spectacular –  spread on Kauai’s sunny south coast.  The 320-yard 14th is the most dramatic hole to debut in the U.S. this year- and perhaps the most vexing.  A huge center-fairway bunker forces players either to lay up short, thread the needle left, or bail out to the right, where a severe slope funnels tee shots even farther rightward into a bowl.  Massive bunkers and ever-present trade winds spice up play, but Weiskopf created wide fairways and spacious green fronts.  Frankly, the hardest thing about the course is pronouncing the name (koo-koo-ee-OO-la).

– Golf Magazine January 2012 Issue

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