We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Prince Golf Course at Princeville definitely a ‘must play’ during your Hawaii golf cruise around the islands.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Princeville Golf Club - Prince Course

Princeville Golf Club - Prince Course
5520 Ka Haku Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-3069
808 826 5000
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Golfing
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A highly rated golf course.
Sanibel Island, Florida
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Prince Golf Course at Princeville definitely a ‘must play’ during your Hawaii golf cruise around the islands.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

GolfAhoy arranged play at the Prince Golf Course at Princeville during our circle Hawaii cruise.
Transportation from the ship, pre-reserved tee times and pre-paid greens fees made playing Golf Digest’s #1 Golf Course in Hawai’i a breeze. Bring your camera with you or you’ll regret leaving it on the ship.

The course layout above the Pacific Ocean with views of the majestic mountains on the north shore of Kauai, make the Prince Golf Course any golfer’s dream championship golf course in Hawaii a - ‘must play’ during your circle the Hawaii islands golf cruise.

The back nine starts with the 10th hole known as 'Burma Road.' The par-5 turns more than 90 degrees on its dogleg left, with a deep jungle ravine running along its entire left side and protecting the green short and left. Big hitters were attempting a go at the green on the second shot which is doable if you hit a long, well-placed tee shot to the left side of the fairway.

The par-4 at No. 12 'Eagles Nest' has its tees some 100 feet above a narrow fairway guarded by jungle on both sides. The smallish green sits in a tight corner of ferns and foliage.

Be prepared to lose a dozen golf balls. The Prince is regarded by many as one of Hawaii's most difficult and challenging golf courses and is definitely a better player’s course. If you handicap is 12 or higher consider going to Wailea or Poipu for less challenging courses also offered by GolfAhoy on their Hawaii golf cruises.

Definitely a ‘must play’ course during your GolfAhoy Hawaii golf cruise around the islands. Other ‘must play’ package upgrade courses offered by GolfAhoy golf cruises are temptations like: Club at Hokulia ; Hualalai Golf Course ; Mauna Kea Golf Course ; North Course at Mauna Lani Resort ; Poipu Bay Golf Course ; The Experience at Koele ; The Challenge at Manele ; Gold Course at Wailea Golf Club ; The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort.

You can play 7 challenging championship Hawaii golf courses during your GolfAhoy 10 day Hawaii golf cruise and you only have to unpack once when you get on the ship.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

199 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    143
    30
    11
    12
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Oakland, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Magnificent Golf Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is one of the great golf experiences on planet earth. Beautiful beyond belief. The course conditioning has improved immensely in the last year. The staff is always welcoming. There are several forced carries, so as other reviewers have mentioned, bring plenty of balls.

Visited November 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Key West, Florida
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Just a Great Golf Course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Prince Course is definitely something special. Bring plenty of balls since it is reported that the average golfer can expect to lose a dozen. However, in my opinion, it's worth it. Very scenic and always well maintained. If you're an avid golfer it is a "must play" on Kauai. It is on the expensive side so find any discount you can.

Visited November 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Surprise, Arizona
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
39 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Golfing in Jurassic Park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is one of the memory makers in my golf career. They say to expect to lose one ball for every stroke of your handicap. Sure enough I lost 22 balls my first round. Too bad they don't have caddies here to show you where to hit. After learning the course I did keep the ball loss to a minimum. I brought the wife along and she collected "many" errant balls along the way so I came out way ahead. Exceptional views, deep, deep bunkers, and jungle everywhere. An experience you won't want to miss. The views from the clubhouse / pro shop is second to none.

Visited November 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Southport, North Carolina
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“A Rumble in The Tropical Jungle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our round on The Prince Course. The course tested our games and accuracy. You need to hit it straight & short on many holes (unless you're hitting from the tips). The last nine was especially thrilling as the course winds up & down thru a tropical Jungle. What was especially thrilling was the waterfall hole that had a natural waterfall behind the green. Bring your camera as the views are very special. I highly recommend playing the course, even though pricey.

Hint: Recommend you use the GPS in the cart to figure out how to play the holes. You can use your finger to show your driving distance and how it will setup on the GPS screen.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Princeville Golf Club - Prince Course also viewed

 

Been to Princeville Golf Club - Prince Course? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Princeville Golf Club - Prince Course, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.