Top-Rated Venues – Courses and Affiliated Resorts – Combine for 117 Holes, Luxury Accommodations Amid Lush Tropical Setting
(Kaua’i, Hawaii) – There’s acclaim, then there is unanimous consensus, which the island of Kaua’i’s grand golf destination cooperative "Kaua’i: Discover Golf’s Ultimate Island Green" garnered in the 2007/08 ZAGAT Survey of "America’s Top Golf Courses."
The destination’s four golf properties combine to offer 117 holes – Puakea Golf Course (18 holes, Robin Nelson designer), Kaua’i Lagoons Golf Club (36 holes, Jack Nicklaus), Princeville Golf Courses (Robert Trent Jones Jr., 45 holes) and Poipu Bay Golf Course (Robert Trent Jones Jr., 18 holes).
Among the most thorough rating guides in all of golf, ZAGAT covers 1,075 of the best courses in the United States, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Courses in the guide are rated based on the responses of more than 6,250 reviewers who play more than 560,000 rounds annually. Strength of layout, value, overall quality, facility and service standards are taken into consideration.
In addition to appearing in the list of the nation’s top courses, the four Kaua’i golf clubs and their affiliated resorts – Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort & Spa (Poipu Bay), Princeville Hotel and Kaua’i Marriott Resort & Beach Club (Kaua’i Lagoons)- were cited for excellence in numerous ZAGAT subcategories including:
"Conditioning," "Fine Food Too," "Outstanding Accommodations," "Opening Holes," "Finishing Holes," "Par-3 Holes," "Par-4 Holes," "Practice Facilities," "Women Friendly," "Junior Friendly," "Celebrity Designs," "Private Functions," "Pro Shops," "Resort," "Scenic" and "Storied."
For golfers who want to experience these "best-of" golf clubs and resorts on Kaua’i, they have joined together to offer 2007 packages featuring multiple rounds at the award-winning courses.
For more information about them and the Garden Isle, visit www.kauaidiscovery.com/activities/golfing or call 800-262-1400.
About "Kaua’i: Discover Golf’s Ultimate Island Green"
Nicknamed the Garden Isle, Kaua’i is many shades of green and flourishing with lush flora that runs from the mountains to the ocean. Kaua’i offers more than 50 miles of white sand beaches – more beach per mile than any other island in Hawai’i. Only three percent of the island is developed for commercial and residential use.
The Kaua’i golf destination includes:
1. Kaua’i Lagoons Golf Club (www.kauailagoonsgolf.com, 800.634.6400)
â?¢ Home to Golf Digest’s No. 90 rated course in "America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses" (Kiele Course)
â?¢ 36 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus (Kiele and Mokihana courses)
â?¢ Affiliated with the award-winning Kaua’i Marriott Resort & Beach Club
2. Puakea Golf Club (www.puakeagolf.com, 866.773.5554)
â?¢ Kaua’i’s newest 18-hole course, unveiled in 2003
â?¢ Adjacent to lush site where Steven Spielberg filmed "Jurassic Park"
â?¢ Designed by Robin Nelson, whose work throughout Hawaii is highly regarded
3. Poipu Bay Golf Course (www.poipubaygolf.com, 800.858.6300)
â?¢ Home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf 1994-2006
â?¢ Its Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort & Spa rated No. 32 in Golf Digest’s "Sublime 75: America’s Greatest Golf Resorts"
â?¢ Four closing holes play atop a 150-foot sea cliff
4. Princeville at Hanalei (www.princeville.com, 800.826.1105)
â?¢ Home to Golf Digest’s No. 39 rated course in "America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses" (Prince Course)
â?¢ 45 holes of golf – the 27-hole Makai nines and the 18-hole Prince – all designed by Robert Trent Jones II
â?¢ Overlooks exquisitely beautiful Hanalei Bay
Kaua’i’s natural wonders include the 3,567-foot deep Waimea Canyon, dubbed "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific", and the 3,000-foot towering mountain cliffs overlooking the Napali Coast along the northwest shoreline.
A wealth of outdoor activities like kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, mountain tubing, horseback riding, ATV adventures, zipline aerial tours and boat tours offer memorable vacation experiences for the whole family.
For more information about "Kaua’i: Discover Golf’s Ultimate Island Green" visit
www.kauaidiscovery.com/activities/golfing or call 800-262-1400.
Dan Shepherd, Buffalo Communications