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Hole # 18, Poipu Bay Golf Course, Poipu, HI

Hole # 18, par 5, White tees, 550 yards

DSCN5591From the tee box, this finishing hole may not look very intimidating. But wait until you drive up to your second shot. Hole # 18 on the Poipu Bay Golf Course in the south part of Kauai is a beautiful hole to finish on.

Most days in Poipu starts off sunny so if you happen to play this course dry then you are lucky. The locals will tell you that Poipu is the sunniest location on Kauai.

Your second shot should be a lay up avoiding the lake on your left and sand bunkers to your right. Try to position yourself about 100 yards in so that you have a short wedge to get on the green. This would give you the best opportunity for a birdie putt.

Enjoy the drive into the 18th green. Be sure to wave to your left as patrons in the restaurant are watching your approach. Don’t get nervous, tip your hat or wave like Tiger Woods or Vijay Singh when they played here at the Grand Slam of Golf from 1994 to 2006.