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4 courses on Kauai make Golfweek list

(KAUA‘I, Hawai’i) –  Princeville Makai, Poipu Bay, Ocean Course at Hōkūala and Wailua have been named to "Golfweek’s 2018 Best Courses You Can Play in Hawai’i" a distinction given by the national media outlet to Kaua’i’s courses based on Golfweek’s expert ratings completed in 2017.

Princeville Makai and Poipu Bay are among the top 10 courses to play in the state of Hawai’i. The Ocean Course at Hōkūala, a signature amenity of Timbers Kauai, solidified its position on the list at No. 11. In addition, Wailua proudly made its debut on the list at No.14, a deserved distinction for the ocean-side municipal course that has played host to three USGA Amateur Public Links Championships.

“Kaua‘i is thrilled to have four properties listed among the top 15 courses in golf-rich Hawai’i,” says Sue Kanoho, Executive Director of the Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau. “And not to be overlooked, Puakea is a beautiful design with excellent conditioning. Princeville has recovered quickly from mid-April’s flooding, proving the resilience of our residents and professional golf staffs. We invite locals and visitors alike to experience our award-winning designs. Learn more at”

Golfweek raters assess thousands of courses annually to rank them in several categories. The individual scores are aggregated, then the total scores determine the order of rank in numerous “best-of” lists that Golfweek publishes each year.

Raters from multiple media outlets have confirmed what golfers who love the “Garden Isle” have long known – that Kaua‘i is a special place with unique qualities, an amazing oasis where playing the game is an unforgettable experience, and after-golf activities are equally astounding.

Kaua‘i offers more than 50 miles of white sand beaches – more beach per mile than any other island in Hawai’i -- with approximately ten percent of the island developed for commercial and residential use.
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