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Kaua‘i Award-Winning Golf Courses Offer New Summer Specials

(KAUA‘I, Hawaii) – The Kaua‘i golf destination – a cooperative of five world-class courses and three award-winning resorts – is offering several summer golf specials including the Kaua‘i Golf Challenge package.

Providing players a savings of more than 15% off standard green fees, the Kaua‘i Golf Challenge gives golfers the opportunity to play three rounds at any of the five award-winning courses – Kaua‘i Lagoons Golf Club, Puakea Golf Course, Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club, Makai Golf Club and Poipu Bay Golf Course – for $435. It also includes a 10% discount on regularly-priced merchandise. At Puakea, receive a $50 golf shop credit good for use on merchandise, rental clubs, or green fees.

Packages can be purchased at any of the participating courses and there are no restrictions on the day or time of rounds played. Rounds are non-transferable and must be used within 30 days of purchase.

For more information about the Kaua‘i Golf Challenge, call any of the courses:

Poipu Bay Golf Course, 800.858.6300
Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club, 800.826.1105
Kaua‘i Lagoons Golf Club, 800.634.6400
Makai Golf Club, 808.826.1912
Puakea Golf Course, 866.773.5554

Summer Kama‘aina Special at Poipu Bay Golf Course

Poipu Bay Golf Course – located adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa on the south shore of Kaua‘i – is offering a summer kama‘aina rate of $55. Valid from July 1 through Sept. 30, this is a savings over the usual rate of $75 for Hawaii residents and $68 for Kauai residents.

A valid Hawaii driver’s license is required to qualify for the rate and there are no restrictions on day or time of play. Tee times can be confirmed up to seven days in advance.

To book tee times, call the Poipu Bay Golf Shop toll free at 1-800-858-6300 or (808) 742-8711.  For more information on Poipu Bay, visit www.poipubaygolf.com.

Unlimited Golf Package at Makai Golf Club & Family Fore-Some Special at Kaua‘i Lagoons

Makai Golf Club at The St. Regis Princeville Resort has introduced a new Three-Day Unlimited Golf Package and has expanded its popular “Nine, Wine & Dine” program, both available now through the end of the year.

The Unlimited Golf Package offers players three days of golf – as many holes as they can play – at the 18-hole Makai and 9-hole Woods courses for $435.  The three days do not have to be consecutive but must be used within a seven-day period.
The “Nine, Wine & Dine” package at Makai Golf Club is now offering play at any time of day.  The package includes nine holes on the course, a $50 gift certificate for use at any of The St. Regis Princeville Resort’s restaurants, lounges, or Halele’a Spa for a price of $110.

Kaua‘i Lagoons Golf Club, recently ranked one of golf-rich Hawaii’s best course by Golfweek magazine, is now offering a family golf special.  For $99, a family of four can golf nine holes on the inland Kiele Waikahe course.  Price includes green fees, cart fees and rental clubs for up to four players.  This special is good from now until Dec. 25.

Stay at The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas and play Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club.  The two-night minimum package includes one 18-hole round of golf per person, per night and a complimentary 9-hole round on either arrival or departure day.  Complimentary Titleist rental clubs are available for all package rounds.  Visit www.westinprinceville.com or call 866-716-8140 and ask for rate plan LXPKG1 to book your package.

New East Coast Airline Routes to Hawaii

Hawaii is welcoming two new non-stop flights from the East Coast to Honolulu.  Hawaiian Airlines’ launched daily service from New York’s Kennedy Airport and United Airlines’ launched a daily flight from Washington Dulles Airport at the beginning of June.

With the addition of these new routes, Hawaii is projected to receive a surge of tourism from the East Coast.  Hawaii has been recovering air seats since 2009 thanks in large part to domestic carriers like Alaska Airlines.  There has also been an increase in international flights to Hawaii from places like Japan and South Korea.

About “Kaua’i: Discover Golf’s Ultimate Island Green”
Kaua’i offers more than 50 miles of white sand beaches — more beach per mile than any other island in Hawaii. Only five percent of the island is developed for commercial and residential use.

1. Princeville Golf Courses (www.princeville.com)
45 holes of golf — the 27-hole Makai Golf Club at The St. Regis Princeville Resort and the 18-hole Prince Golf Course — all designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Ranked in recent years as the No. 1 course in Hawaii, Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club (800.826.1105) re-opened March 1, 2012, following an extensive 13-month refurbishment project. The 66,000-square-foot clubhouse features The Tavern Restaurant, by celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi, and the beautifully appointed 5,500-square-foot Prince Golf Shop.
The Makai Golf Club (www.makaigolf.com.) reopened in 2010 after an extensive 15-month renovation and has since been ranked as one of Hawaii’s top courses by both Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.
The St. Regis Princeville Resort completed a multi-million-dollar renovation and opened the first week of October 2009.
2. Kaua’i Lagoons Golf Club (www.kauailagoonsgolf.com, 800.634.6400)
Voted, along with Kaua’i Marriott Resort, one of the “Top 50 Resort Courses” worldwide by GolfWorld magazine in its “2009 Readers’ Choice Awards”
The Kiele Moana (Ocean) Course – which features the longest continuous stretch of ocean holes in Hawaii – made its debut in May, bringing back the famous 18-hole Kiele Championship layout
Kaua’i Lagoons Golf Club features the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf experience on Kaua’i
The front nine holes feature the par-3 fifth green encircled by a tropical Mango and Guava tree forest
Recently voted 6th best course in Hawaii in Golfweek magazine’s 2012 Best Courses: State by State.
3. Poipu Bay Golf Course (www.poipubaygolf.com, 800.858.6300)
Along with Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort & Spa, Poipu Bay has been honored by Conde Nast Traveler as of the top resorts for golf in the U.S. from 2000 through 2012
Named to Golf Digest’s Best-in-State rankings for Hawaii 2011-12 and Golfweek’s Top 100 Resort Courses in America 2011
Four closing holes play atop a 150-foot sea cliff
Home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994 through 2006, it has frequently hosted players like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and other major champions
Course completed a renovation project in 2011, highlighted by the installation of the eco-friendly Seashore Paspalum turf on all greens
4. Puakea Golf Course (www.puakeagolf.com, 866.773.5554)
Consistently rated a favorite among Kaua’i golfers in local media outlets and ranked as the No. 15 course in Hawaii by Golfweek.
Golf Course Architect Robin Nelson used the natural layout of the land when he planned this layout, testing golfers of all levels and treating them to beautiful views of Mt. Ha’upu and deep lush ravines on several holes.
Owned by AOL co-Founder Steve Case
About the KVB and HVCB
The Kaua’i Visitors Bureau is a division of the Hawai’i Visitors and Convention Bureau, which is contracted by the Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state of Hawai’i’s tourism agency, for marketing management services in North America. The HTA was established in 1998 to ensure a successful visitor industry well into the future. Its mission is to strategically manage Hawai’i tourism in a sustainable manner consistent with the state of Hawai’i’s economic goals, cultural values, preservation of natural resources, community desires, and visitor industry needs.