The Takeaway: Grade B+
Designer: Jack Nicklaus in 1998 with renovation in 2011
Cost: $135.00 - $205.00 (includes cart) Click for current rates
Phone Number: (800) 634-6400
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Hokuala Resort (Ocean)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.
Accolades: Rated 7th and 8th respectively on Golf Magazine's and Golfweek's Best Public Courses in Hawaii lists.
What to Expect: The Ocean course at Hokuala Resort is a spectacular Jack Nicklaus design on Kauai's southeastern coastline. The course formerly consisted of 27 holes but in 2015 was revamped to capture the 18 most prime holes on the property and renamed from Kauai Lagoons to the Ocean course at Hokuala. The front nine consists of a couple of warm up holes before being presented with some dramatic forced carries and stellar par threes. The back nine is the signature portion of the property with a 1/2 mile stretch of oceanfront holes worthy of gracing the cover of any Hawaii golf calendar. The front nine was closed for a renovation that included introducing TifEagle greens, new sand in the bunkers, and a trio of new holes that reopened in May 2011. With its spectacular coastal holes, renovated conditions, convenient proximity to the airport, Hokuala is quickly becoming one of Hawaii's most coveted tee times.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 18th Hole – 459 Yard Par 4
Best Par 3: 14th Hole – 210 Yards
Best Par 4: 15th Hole – 473 Yards
Best Par 5: 6th Hole – 519 Yards
Birdie Time: 16th Hole – 331 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 5th Hole – 219 Yard Par 3