Set 300 feet above the Pacific along the island’s rugged north coast, the Prince Course at Princeville Resort is an 18-hole, par-72 course rated by many experts and golf publications as the number-one course in Hawai‘i. This rating isn’t given for the stunning scenery; The Prince is a golfing experience that will try your skills.
This challenging, links-style course, inspired by Princeville’s rolling terrain, finds its roots in Scotland. The course runs uphill, careens downhill and is now being called the Pine Valley of the Pacific.
The reward at the 18th hole is the elegant,yet north-shore casual, Prince Golf Clubhouse. Amenities include a spa, a well-stocked pro shop, tasty Pacific Rim cuisine dishes at the restaurant and, of course, the condolences of other duffers who have made it through the Prince’s 18 holes.
Princeville’s 27-hole Makai Golf Course recently reopened after a multi-million dollar renovation. The Makai is really three courses in one: The Ocean Nine ventures closest to the Pacific, the Lakes Nine winds its way around serene lakes, and the Woods Nine is a pleasant diversion through native woodlands.
• Princeville Golf Course (808) 826-5001