The first solo design of Robert Trent Jones Jr., Princeville Makai is situated on bluffs overlooking Kauai's Hanalei Bay and pipeline surf. Two of its three nines (the Lake and Ocean 9s) were re-grassed and re-bunkered in 2009 by Jones and partner Bruce Charlton, who also re-established the width of several holes. The untouched Woods 9, now considered the resort's walking course, provides a graphic reminder of how golf has changed in five decades.
100 Greatest: Ranked for 16 years from 1973-'88. Highest ranking: No. 92, 1985-'86.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked since 2013. Highest ranking: No. 65, 2015-'16 and 2019-'20. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 81.
Best in State: Ranked inside the top 10 since 2013. Ranked 13th, 2011-'12.
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