Like the rest of Princeville at Hanalei, the Prince Golf Course enjoys magnificent views from 300 feet above the Pacific Ocean.
It’s not the scenery that earned the Prince Course Golf Digest’s rating as “Hawaii’s No. 1 Golf Course”, it’s the incredible design Robert Trent Jones, Jr. created to turn rolling terrain into a links-style golf course that will challenge you like no other.
This 18-hole, par-72 golf course climbs slopes and careens down hills in a demanding layout that calls for your best-planned shots. Five different tees at each hole allow you to customize the game to meet your own skill level.
The Prince course at Princeville Golf & Country Club is one of the most dramatic, challenging, and engaging layouts on the planet. There are times you would swear you were playing golf through the middle of the Amazon forest with thick foliage and water features found throughout. Like Bandon Dunes, the course sits well above the ocean and offers impressive views of the Pacific at various times throughout the routing without ever playing on the coastline like Pebble Beach. The north side of Kauai, where Princeville rests, is famous for its heavy rainfall and can often be a challenge faced at the world renowned layout.
Signature Hole: 6th Hole – 428 Yard Par 4 – There is one thing that all signature holes on Hawaii’s big name courses have in common; the ocean. At Princeville’s Prince course the great Pacific is staring right back at you the entire time you are playing the 6th hole. The fairway is bowled to help facilitate balls back towards the middle on wayward tee balls while trees frame the far left and right sides of the hole. As you approach the green, a plethora of bunkers are scattered in front and along the sides of the putting surface to try and avoid. Once on the green your attention is divided between reading your putt and watching the crashing waves below roll in as consistently as an 8-inch gimmie. With views as far as the eye can see across the ocean, it is truly one of those surreal moments to be soaked in on the golf course.