posted on March 06, 2013 15:50
Hawaii’s Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club
The Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club
Kauai’s Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club gives you Hawaii’s royal treatment.
Celebrating the Aloha spirit, icy triangles of pineapple refresh golfers playing the Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club. Sitting high above the Pacific Ocean on Kauai’s North Shore and book-ended by craggy mountains plunging into the sea, like a “wild child the Prince careens up and down lush, green hillsides, vaulting over ravines, streams and jungle.” Wild chickens skitter under hibiscus bushes while the sweet scent of Plumeria blossoms seduces.
As the setting for many Hollywood films like “Jurassic Park,” “Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “South Pacific,” Kauai is a fitting canvas for the Prince, which opened its first nine in 1987, and then the second in 1990. “The Prince is the perfect example of how Mother Nature and great golf can coexist so beautifully,” said designer Robert Trent Jones Jr.
In March 2012, Jones completed a 13-month, multi-million dollar renovation of the course. “We built new drainage systems, replaced the greens’ grass with seashore paspalum, rebuilt the bunkers and renovated the practice areas,” explains Steve Murphy, Princeville’s director of golf.
After you’ve finished your round, visit the nearby Princeville Ranch located on 2,500 acres of rolling meadows. It’s a working cattle ranch where you can participate in an assortment of adventures like zip lining, horseback riding to an 80-foot waterfall and hiking to Kalihiwai Falls. Also check out surfing on Hanalei Bay, one of the Top 20 surf spots in the world and charter a helicopter or plane tour to take in beautiful aerial island views.
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