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Princeville Makai Golf Club

4080 Lei O Papa Rd, Princeville at Hanalei, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
+1 808-826-1863
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We have enjoyed the Makai courses several times in the past. However, since I rarely play golf, I... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Judith O
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Saratoga, California
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Tremendous views on a pristine course

I really enjoyed my round on this course. The views, starting almost right away, were... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
buck000ta
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Texas
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The Top Golf Experience on Kauai; Our 27-hole Golf Facility was designed by Mr. Robert Trent Jones Jr.-in the late 1960s. We recently went through an extensive renovation to 18 (Oceans & Lakes Nines) of our 27 holes (Woods Is Still Open But Was Not Renovated). The new 18 was opened in January of 2010 and is now know as the Makai Course. The new and improved championship Makai course is a breath taking par-72 at over 7,200 yards. We proudly boast some of the most epic ocean/mountain views Hawaii golf has to offer.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pro shop” (22 reviews)
“driving range” (11 reviews)
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4080 Lei O Papa Rd, Princeville at Hanalei, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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+1 808-826-1863
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed the Makai courses several times in the past. However, since I rarely play golf, I was ready to give up the sport. On this trip to Kauai, we decided to participate in the Monday night Mahalo Mixer which includes a clinic with...More

Thank Judith O
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I really enjoyed my round on this course. The views, starting almost right away, were awe-inspiring. The course itself was in great shape. The fairways were perfect, and the greens were very nice. The holes were wonderful risk/reward designs. I played a bit conservatively and...More

Thank buck000ta
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The day we were supposed to play Makai, we had showers every other hole and had to stop playing after 7 holes. The management was very flexible in allowing to complete the course. Indeed, in the end we just ended up playing our 18 holes...More

Thank FrancoisD2210
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This was our favorite activity on this trip. We've meant to go the last few times we were on Kauai, but the weather never cooperated before. This time we finally got to do it and it was awesome! Driving the golf carts around was a...More

Thank Jennies_travels
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My husband plays here almost every day. He often plays 36 holes. The staff is A-1! Friendly, attentive... all great. It is a beautiful course with superb views. We often do the sunset, signature holes finished with a glass of champagne. Best date ever!

Thank estherjurasek
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Wonderful views, great condition, all levels of golfers will enjoy. Would come here again just to play course. Loved it even in rain.

Thank Holeinone53
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Staying in the Princeville area, I had to drive past the Makai course several times a day. What one can see from the street driving doesn't do this course justice...It is absolutely gorgeous, especially the holes adjacent to the ocean. I went in the pro...More

Thank smtover
James W, Director of Sales at Princeville Makai Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Aloha Smtover, Thank you for spending time with us at the Princeville Makai Golf Course over your Xmas Holiday. Thank you for the kind review! Sounds like you had a great day and made some new friends. Our Superintendent works very hard everyday to keep...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this, as it is a once in a lifetime round of golf on a Robert Trent Jones course right on the water. I enjoyed a wonderful breakfast sandwich at the grill, and I really appreciated the little amenities provided by attentive staff. I...More

Thank chrispS8852WO
James W, Director of Sales at Princeville Makai Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Aloha chrispS8852WO, We are happy to hear you enjoyed Princeville Makai's "WOW" Factor! You started your day well with our Breakfast Sandwich followed by a nice peaceful round of golf. Hopefully we rejuvenated your golf enthusiasm. Our families of Albatross recently welcomed there hatched babies!...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Our concierge mentioned this activity; The Princeville Makai Golf Course is on the north shore of Kauai, next to Hanalei Bay ( as in Puff the Magic Dragon-land of Hanalei) and the famous NaPali coast . As instructed we arrived at 4:30 at the pro...More

Thank Laura287
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Wednesday, late january I wanted to get in a round of golf but had no one to play with. I went to the clubhouse and they suggested that I just go ahead and play by myself, that way I don't fall into a long game...More

Thank Colleentravelreview
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John G
Map of the golf course gives the impression that it is somewhat inland, yet the indication is that it is located on the ocean?
26 October 2016|
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Response from MakaiPro | Property representative |
While the club house is inland a little way there are 5 ocean view holes. Those holes sit up on a cliff and have amazing views out over Hanalei, Queens Bath, Anini reef, and the Kilauea Lighthouse. Part of the course winds... More
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rositaposita
Approximately how much are the green fees. How far in advance can I book?
2 March 2015|
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
Go to the course web site for answer to this question. You can also book a tee time online and there may be specials. Also there is a reduced rate later in the day. You can also play 9 holes. There are 27 holes of golf and... More
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rositaposita
How do I book a tee time for this course? How far in advance can I book? Is there free parking? Approximately how much does a green fee cost? Are there special prices if you book several days in a row?
27 February 2015|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
Should be very easy to get on. You can call the course directly or use the Internet to book a package that includes other courses. I'd pass on Kauai Lagoon as the greens, when we there were poor. Princeville and Poipu Bay... More
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