Kauai Lagoons Golf & CC (Mokihana)

Originally Published: April 27, 2004
Golf Digest

Kauai Lagoons
Jim MoriartyThe par-4 13th hole hugs the Pacific Ocean at Kauai Lagoons.

Golf Digest's Best Places to Play rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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Kauai Lagoons Golf & CC (Mokihana)
3351 Hoolaulea Way
Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766

Kauai Lagoons features a pair of Jack Nicklaus-designed courses -- the Kiele Course and the Mokihana (formerly known as the Lagoons) Course. Mokihana (shown here) is the more forgiving of the two, with a link-style flavor that includes wide fairways and numerous bunkers.

The back nine on the Mokihana course feature plenty of drama. Holes that hang by the water, like the 13th, are just part of the excitement that has making par secondary to taking in the scenery. In all, The Mokihana Course is more of a links-style layout that has many more waste bunkers and smaller, more undulating greens than the Kiele Course.