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“Typical resort golf except for final 4 holes”

Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course
Ranked #10 of 24 Outdoor Activities in Koloa
Certificate of Excellence
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Arcata, California
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130 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Typical resort golf except for final 4 holes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

You will have fun playing this course. Fairway and green condition is excellent although the bunkers are inconsistent with fine white sand close to the clubhouse and cheaper sand where the visitors arent taking pictures. Nothing about the first 14 are anything special, good golf, just nothing memorable. The final four holes however, are spectacular.

That said, call me a purist, but I HATE playing from a cart and especially GPS enabled carts. I realize this is to help speed up play but it takes so much away from the game. Instead of enjoying the course you find yourself staring at a screen.

Finally, and I know this is nit-picky, the junior rental clubs were junk. We called ahead of time to find out if we needed to drag my sons clubs along and were told they used Ping Moxie's for Jr. rentals. When we got there we found a mixed bag of very old clubs.

Visited April 2013
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Ontario
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71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Treat yourself with a round here.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

After checking in at the pro shop you realize that it will be a special day. The staff goes out of their way to make your day enjoyable and unforgettable. Front nine has a nice layout and is in superb shape but the real enjoyment is on the back. Several photographic gems are found on the back - it is a special round of golf when you can watch whales frolicking in the distance while readying yourself for a shot. I found these greens to be the best on the island. Challenging course but it is not unfair and it will reward good shots. I highly recommend a round here as it is well worth the cost.

Visited March 2013
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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333 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Can you have more fun playing golf anywhere else?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is tryuly a GREAT golf experience. If you have the ego and the urge,go ahead and play the back tees. The wind will kill your game. This is a fair layout, no tricked up holes. Just plain good challenging golf no matter waht level of play.
The course was in beautiful shape, The greens were perfect. I'm sure someone with much more skill would have appreciated that more than I. Of greater note, though, was the staff. We were treated as though we were members at an exclusive club. Reasonably priced for a resort course and just a beautiful course. Golfers - put this one on your bucket list.

Visited February 2013
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New York
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526 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“One of Best Places on the island for Golf ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

One of Best Places on the island for Golf ...Home of Grand Slam. This course has some real challenging holes. The last 3 holes are breathtaking and located along the ocean.

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Parker, Texas
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Played this golf course Jan. 29th. and had a fantastic experience. It has it all. Great condition, wonderful views, excellent staff, and best greens on the island. My No. 1 pick on golf on the island.

Visited January 2013
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