Golf in Kauai

On our Honeymoon, we played one round in Princeville at the Prince course, which is the signature course in the area. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to open until March, so we planned to play at the Makai course, which was right near/outside our hotel. On Friday, we were paired with a nice couple from Alaska who had played the course before. They blew past what I thought was the first tee, so I waited. They waved us up to where they were, so I figured they knew what was going on. We separated after a few holes and after finishing the first 9, I asked the started how many holes they had and he explained that they have a 9-hole course, which is obviously what we played. He felt badly, so he told us to start over on the first hole of the Makai course, which was a welcome relief. Much of the course is along the ocean, where the views are stunning.

We finished 27 holes in pretty good time and headed back to the hotel to swim and relax. After a luxurious afternoon nap, we headed back over to the St. Regis and ate at Kauai Grill again. Between the two of us and the two evenings, we were able to try most of the things on the menu. The food was amazing.

On Saturday morning, we went back to the Makai course and were joined by Grady and Ryan. We just had to make sure we didn’t hit Ryan with any golf balls and also make sure to get him to his wedding on time. He was safe on both accounts. It was a great way to start the day and we enjoyed spending time with the groom on his wedding day.