Wailua Golf Course was first built as a 9-hole golf course in the 1930’s. The second 9 holes was added in 1961. Course designer is Toyo Shirai. Wailua GC hosted 3 USGA Amateur Public Links Championships and is voted by Golf Digest as one of Hawaii’s best 15 golf courses.
Wailua Municipal Golf Course is located on the east side of Kauai and is highlighted by views of Kauai’s stunning mountains coupled with views of the Pacific Ocean. The course is fairly open though a variety of different species of trees are found throughout the routing.
The front nine is flat with some mild elevation changes on the back nine which makes the course popular among patrons to walk. Conditioning for a muni is good though doesn’t compare to the higher priced resort courses on the island. Though there is nothing spectacular from a design perspective, if you are looking for an affordable course that offers beautiful mountain and ocean views then Wailua golf is the place for you to tee it up.
Signature Hole: 17th – 173 Yard Par 3. A nice Par 3 with great view on the ocean.