About Poipu Bay Golf Course
Sprawled between lush mountains and rugged ocean cliffs on Kauai’s sunny South Shore, Poipu Bay Golf Course boasts 18 championship holes with seashore paspalum greens that are as visually stunning as they are challenging. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Poipu Bay is one of the most highly acclaimed resort courses in the Pacific. From 1994 to 2006, the course played host to the annual PGA Grand Slam of Golf, one of the most prestigious tournaments in the golf world. A round at Poipu Bay Golf Course affords you the opportunity to experience the sheer pleasures and daunting challenges of a course recognized as one of America’s finest and to “play where champions play.”
Kauai at its best
Poipu Bay’s 210 oceanfront acres meander along rugged coastline featuring 85 bunkers, five water hazards and wildly varying trade winds, all of which combine to make the course one of the most intriguing and spectacular golf experiences in the U.S. The ocean-links style course includes over 30 acres of tropical plants and flowers, and pleasant distractions abound: panoramic vistas tempt you to stop and get utterly lost in the scenery; Hawaii’s endangered native nene geese frequent the links; and in winter months, humpback whales spout offshore. Your greatest challenge at Poipu Bay may be simply to keep your concentration on the game!
The golf course is home to a number of significant historical sites—cultural treasures that are protected and maintained by Poipu Bay staff. The course was designed around several ancient Hawaiian heiau (places of worship) and handmade stone walls, estimated to date back over 500 years. Golfers are forbidden to enter these culturally-sensitive areas or play balls from them. In ancient times, heiau were built specifically on sites deemed to have the most mana, a spiritual power that emanates from sacred places.
The service and amenities you expect from a world-class operation
At Poipu Bay you will experience the highest level of service — topped with a large dollop of “aloha” — starting with a warm welcome and ending with a chilled citrus-scented towel. Poipu Bay’s staff members are known for their friendliness and their commitment to quality service for their guests.
All of Poipu Bay’s golf carts are equipped with a hands-free interactive color monitor satellite tracking system (GPS), which shows graphic displays of hole and green layouts, provides course rules and pro tips, allows you to monitor your pace of play and determine yardage to the daily hole placement.
Poipu Bay’s gracious 21,000-square-foot clubhouse offers an award-winning Golf Shop, comfortable locker room facilities, clubhouse lounge and club storage. Relax with a cool beverage and a quick bite at the Poipu Bay Clubhouse in air-conditioned comfort or open air courtyard, while enjoying magnificent views of the course’s 18th hole and the mountains beyond. The Golf Shop is fully stocked to meet a golfer’s every need. The shop carries an outstanding selection of golf apparel, resort wear, accessories, and top-name equipment for rental or purchase.
Poipu Bay Clubhouse Restaurant
Stop by for a delicious breakfast or lunch to take with you to the beach, hiking or golfing at Poipu Bay. From yogurt & fruit with a cup of coffee to a panini with a beer, you’ll find delicious to-go options at the Poipu Bay Clubhouse Restaurant. Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with a scenic view of the 18th Hole.