Bill Satterfield

Bill Satterfield's Take on Kauai Lagoons (Championship Ocean Mauka/Moana)


Kauai, Hawaii | Kauai Lagoons (Championship Ocean Mauka/Moana)

Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Year: 1998

3351 Hoolaulea Way, Lihue, Hawaii 96766
(800) 634-6400

driving range available
motorized carts available


What to Expect:  Kauai Lagoons is a spectacular Jack Nicklaus design on Kauai’s southeastern coastline. The club consists of 27 holes with the championship golf experience consisting of the Moana (ocean) nine and the Mauka nine. The Mauka nine consists of a couple of warm up holes before being presented with some dramatic forced carries and stellar par threes. The Moana nine is the signature portion of the property with a ½ mile stretch of oceanfront holes worthy of gracing the cover of any Hawaii golf calendar. The Moana nine was closed for a renovation that included introducing TifEagle greens, new sand in the bunkers, and a trio of new holes that reopened in May 2011. The Waikahe nine is the tamest of the group featuring an open layout without a whole lot of trouble which makes it a great option for families and high handicappers. With its spectacular coastal holes, renovated conditions, and 27 holes to choose from, Kauai Lagoons is quickly becoming one of Hawaii’s most coveted tee times.

Signature Hole:  Moana 9th – 459 Yard Par 4

Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  Moana 5th – 210 Yards

Best Par 4:  Moana 6th – 473 Yards

Best Par 5:  Mauka 6th – 519 Yards

Birdie Time:  Moana 7th – 331 Yard Par 4

Bogey Beware:  Mauka 5th – 219 Yard Par 3