|A Kauai Golf Vacation Provides the Perfect Hawaii Golf Vacation Destination
If you are a golfer looking to take your golf vacation in a tropical paradise, then a Hawaii golf vacation on Kauai will fit your plans to a tee.
Kauai is the fourth-largest, northernmost Hawaiian island and boasts the most beaches per miles of coastline. What really makes the island special - besides its world-class golf courses - is that ninety-seven percent of Kauai remains undeveloped. Because of this, Kauai is known as the "Garden Island".
Golf courses on Kauai are not just a pretty postcard image to send home to friends and family. Golfers will find that Kauai golf courses utilize this natural beauty to produce challenging layouts along with amazing backdrops. Course designers like Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones Jr. seamlessly meshed fairways and greens with tropical valleys, ocean cliffs, lava formations and rock gardens to produce beauty and beast.
Course designers also took advantage of the pacific climate. Many long par fives become reachable to golfers who lack Tiger's power by making the most of the northeast tradewinds that are ever present on the Hawaiian Islands. However, this advantage can quickly become a disadvantage. When these tradewinds reverse direction and become Kona winds, those long holes become very long holes.
Beauty and challenges are not the only traits Kauai golf courses have going for them. The golf world also recognizes the island for its high quality of golf. Three of the top five golf courses in Hawaii are on Kauai. In fact, Kauai is not only known for some of the best golf courses in Hawaii but also in the world. The Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course is home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf and is rated as one of the top eighteen golf courses in the United States. Princeville Resort and Kauai Lagoons Golf Club also received awards and high rankings from Golf
Digest. High-handicappers should have no fear however, as golfers of all skill levels will find a playable golf course on Kauai.
The proximity of many world-class golf courses to each other is another reason a Kauai golf vacation is so enjoyable. Because travel time is short to each of Kauai's golf courses, golfers will be able to get in a couple of rounds and still have time to enjoy many of the island's outdoor activities. If you love hiking, biking, snorkeling, surfing and other outdoor activities, then this is the island for you. At a minimum, plan a visit to the Waimea canyon or trek to the top of the Makawehi Lithified Cliffs. Then at the end of the day enjoy a drink on one of those fabulous Kauai beaches.
With the perfect year-round climate for golf, first-class accommodations and golf resorts, world-class golf courses and undeveloped tropical environment; a Kauai golf vacation is the perfect golf vacation.
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