Kauai Lagoons - Kiele Moana #7
Measuring just 331-yards from the back tees, this par 4 hole is a bit trickier than its yardage suggests.
The Pacific Ocean borders the entire left side of the fairway, which slopes downhill and usually
downwind. The green is built on a small peninsula that juts into the sea. Golfers with strong nerves can
consider driving the green, but if the ball doesn’t hold the turf, it’s likely to be sitting at the bottom of the
Pacific (sometimes known as the biggest water hazard in all of golfdom). The safer play is to layup off
the tee to leave yourself with a 100-yard shot for your second. Favor the right side as the natural slope of
the fairway will bring your ball back to center. From here it’s a short iron to a smallish green with trouble
bordering front, left, and back. A small lighthouse perched near the green protects the inner harbor, and
the spectacular panoramas from this hole include a view of Kalapakï Bay and Mount Kalanipu‘u.