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Address: 3351 Hoolaulea Way, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1700 (Formerly Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - Kiele Course)
Phone Number:
+1 808-241-6000
06:45 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:45 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Newly renovated Ocean Course winds its way through mango and guava groves...

Newly renovated Ocean Course winds its way through mango and guava groves to dramatic seaside cliffs and exceptional ocean views. The longest oceanfront golf in all of Hawaii! MSN Travel called the Ocean Course one of the world's twelve most beautiful courses. It's little wonder that the list of accolades for this Jack Nicklaus Signature track is as long as its string of holes that hug the Pacific. The Ocean Course offers the longest and most continuous stretch of oceanfront golf in all of Hawaii. It is a certain highlight of every visit. Recently renovated all 18 holes are in fabulous shape. Future enhancements include a welcoming new clubhouse on the inland waterway overlooking the 9th hole, along with a world-class practice facility. Both promise to take your game, and your vacation, to the next level.

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A great nine holes of spectacular golf

This golf course would have got five stars but only the back nine holes are open. Fantastic staff and great golf course. Dont know when the remaining nine will be open but playing... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Joel H
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are several wonderful courses on Kauai, but the Ocean course was great - challenging but fair. I've played Makai, Prince and Poipu Bay and I liked this one the most. But what was better than the course was the Aloha spirit of the staff from Kellie the Head Pro to Myles and Ricky the starter. Everyone paid great attention... More 

Thank Eric F
TheSebastainVail, General Manager at Ocean Course at Hokuala, responded to this review

Dear Eric F, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate Ocean Course at Hokuala. We are honored to be your favorite course on Kauai! Even better is that you felt the Aloha Spirit of our staff. We hope you will come back to our links soon. Thank you Fran Roach General Manager More 

Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This course, now under new ownership and renamed Hokuala, was recently renovated (completed November 2016). Unfortunately, it is not in good condition. The sand traps hadn't been raked for days - an unforgivable omission for the price. The turf was only in fair condition, with far too many clumps of cut grass and mud everywhere. The day we played, most... More 

Thank Jeff P
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's a definite MUST play course on the Island of Kauai. Conveniently located near the Lihue Airport. The staff and Pro Shop are a treat. The bar and restaurant are not inexpensive but what really is in Hawaii, right. It's all there to make a wonderful golf outing. I was able to play twice while I was there and enjoyed... More 

Thank Brian B
Greensboro, North Carolina
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587 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This course has the best views of any on the island - the front nine is under maintenance and opening within November. The back nine is the ocean side - incredible views, challenging course.

Thank Flyby0161
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The new name of the course is Hokuala. It was bought by the Timbers Resort Group and is currently undergoing a renovation on the front 9, so I played the back 9 twice. No problem there as the back 9 is right along the ocean and is stunning. I played this course about 12 years ago and this is my... More 

Thank Ace23NY23
Southern California
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369 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Everything else is the same. Love this course in Lihue. Nice people, good greens and traps. You play the back nine twice. This is like going to a concert and having the warm up group drop out and the headline group do two shows. Ask about the replay rate for a following day. (sometimes yes, sometimes no). Much more scenic... More 

Thank braidmacd
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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408 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This golf course would have got five stars but only the back nine holes are open. Fantastic staff and great golf course. Dont know when the remaining nine will be open but playing the back nine twice was lots of fun. A good challenge.

Thank Joel H
New Jersey
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Hubby played solo and could not stop talking about how beautiful the course was....looks forward to returning with friends next year.. No longer things the Ko olina....now Lotte golf course on Oahu is the best !

Thank Louvenia C
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We played one round at Hokuala and enjoyed it so much that we played the back nine a second time the same afternoon. The majority of holes on the back nine have incredible views of the ocean. The course is challenging but fair, and nothing beats the views. The course was in great shape and the greens were well cared... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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103 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Easy and wide course. Great friendly staff. Wind off of the ocean is a major factor in club selection. Elevated tee boxes make it fun to try and reach the free on the short par 4s.

1 Thank Steve T

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