Wailua Golf Course

Kauai, Hawaii | Wailua Golf Course

Architect: Toyo Shirai (1961)
Year: 1930

3-5350 Kuhio Highway
Lihue, Hawaii 96766
(808) 241-6666

Course Access: Public

driving range available
motorized carts available


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As Kauai’s most revered municipal course, Wailua enjoys a stellar reputation as an affordable golf course on a prime parcel of property on Kauai’s east coast.  The front nine is pretty flat while the back nine has some gentle undulations throughout the property, all of which are very walkable.  Views of the ocean are offered early and late in the round while mountain views are enjoyed through the course.

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Bill Satterfield

Wailua Golf Course

What to Expect:  Often regarded as the finest municipal course in the Hawaiian Islands, Wailua is located on the east side of Kauai and originally opened as a nine hole course. The course is highlighted by views of Kauai's stunning mountains coupled with views of the Pacific Ocean. The course is fairly open though a variety of different species of trees are found throughout the routing. The front nine is flat with some mild elevation changes on the back nine which makes the course popular among patrons to walk. Conditioning for a muni is good though doesn't compare to the higher priced resort courses on the island. Though there is nothing I'd consider spectacular from a design perspective, if you are looking for an affordable course that offers beautiful mountain and ocean views then Wailua is the place for you to tee it up. Signature Hole:  17th - 173 Yard Par 3 Individual Hole Analysis Best Par 3:  14th - 168 Yards Best Par 4:  11th - 370 Yards Best Par 5:  1st - 520 Yards Birdie Time:  16th - 363 Yard Par 4 Bogey Beware:  2nd - 456 Yard Par 4 More >