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“Breathtaking views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Princeville Makai Golf Club

Princeville Makai Golf Club
4080 Lei O Papa Rd, Princeville at Hanalei, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-3040
+1 808-826-1912
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: 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.
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“Breathtaking views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The oceanfront holes on the Makai are simply breathtaking. Some of the best views to be had anywhere on the island. The remainder of the course is solid too. The Makai coursse offers a very good, fair test of golf and the conditions are consistently good. The overall experience is not quite at the same level as the nearby "Prince" course, but this course offers better views and a more forgiving vacation golf course.

Visited June 2014
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Douglas S, Manager at Princeville Makai Golf Club, responded to this review, September 25, 2014
Aloha scurryman,

Mahalo for your "Breathtaking Views" reviews on Princeville Makai Golf Club's TripAdvisor! We really appreciate you making a point about our course conditions being not only superior but also very consistent! A major motivator for our team at Makai to have such a large amount of pride in maintaining this special course layout is due to the fact that it is Mr. Robert Trent Jones II first ever solo designed golf course! When you return to play us again next time we will strive to make sure our experience surpasses every other course out there!

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“golf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Makai golf course in Princeville, Kauai is absolutely stunning in its beauty. The course is relatively challenging but not so hard that its not fun. It's ocean views are beautiful and of course, you see the mountains with the waterfalls as well. The price is about what you would expect to pay on a Hawaiian vacation. Not cheap but not over the top either. Well worth it.

Visited June 2014
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Douglas S, Manager at Princeville Makai Golf Club, responded to this review, September 25, 2014
Aloha Sue S,

Mahalo for your wonderful "Golf" review! I could not agree with you more that our Makai Courses beauty is complimented with our ocean, mountain, and even waterfall views is unrivaled by any other Hawaii Golf Experience! Our team greatly appreciated all of your very kind words! We look forward to your return to our golf paradise soon!

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“Great golf cart tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We are not golfers, but this course offers a $40 2 hour golf cart tour that covers the entire course and gives you some of the best views of the island and the birds. One of the best things we did on Kauai!

Visited May 2014
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Douglas S, Manager at Princeville Makai Golf Club, responded to this review, September 25, 2014
Aloha Lonny S,

Mahalo for your recent "Great Golf Cart Tour" review! We are so pleased to hear you were able to find out about this very special non golf experience! Princeville Makai Introduced our Brand new "Sunset Golf Cart Tour" opportunity in April of 2014. Since the launch we have received a lot of praise from multiple media channels and ALL of the hundreds of guests that have taken the self-guided tour! Please come back soon and bring more friends on the ride of a lifetime!

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“Pleasant golf course”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Scenic, tough enough to challenge, well maintained, nice pro shop, a bit expensive, as are most things in Princeville.

Visited November 2013
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Douglas S, Manager at Princeville Makai Golf Club, responded to this review, January 13, 2015
Aloha mb9033,

Mahalo for your "Pleasant Golf Course" review of Princeville Makai Golf Club! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed our very "scenic and well maintained" golf course! We truly hope after playing our Top 100 (#65) Golf Course in America (Golf Digest 2015/2016) and Top 5 Most Scenic Golf Course (National Geographic Traveler) you felt there was justification for the green fee. Look forward to having you and your fellow golfers out for more Makai Experiences soon!

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“Fabulous views, great play”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We just played this course 4 times. The course is in fabulous shape. There are 4 spectacular ocean view holes. The course is in great shape. Extremely playable.

Hanalei Bay Resort guests receive special green fee rates. Note the twilight rates.

I highly recommend this course.

Visited May 2014
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Douglas S, Manager at Princeville Makai Golf Club, responded to this review, September 25, 2014
Aloha jban2013,

Mahalo for your "Fabulous Views, Great Play" review of the Princeville Makai Golf Club! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed everything from the play ability of the Makai course and our world famous ocean views! We truly hope you come back soon to get more of the Troon Golf Managed, Princeville Makai Golf Course!

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