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Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai Lagoons/Hokuala Kauai
It seemed impossible at first - picking a course to play in Hawaii. Our itinerary was going to be packed to the gills but we couldn't imagine this trip without golf. Which one then? So many to choose from! Kauai would be our last island before heading home and as it turned out was our favorite. The Ocean Course at Hokuala Kauai includes the longest continuous stretch of ocean holes in Hawaii. That was what sold us, along with hearing our first "Aloha" when we called the Pro Shop. Tomoko assured us that all we would have to bring off the ship at Lihue was our game. She was right. A shuttle met us, TaylorMade clubs and balls were waiting on the cart, the weather and hospitality were perfect, and we enjoyed one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world.
Golfers who have visited Kauai may know this Jack Nicklaus design by its former name - Kauai Lagoons. As of October 2015 it is a Timbers Resort. The new name, Hokuala, is Hawaiian for "Rising Star" and a star it is. Hope you enjoy the view!