The first review for Poipu Bay is quite accurate, both in terms of the description of the course holes and also the playability. I found it to be generous off the tee and the course conditions, despite the moisture this time of year, to be generally good. It does have a "resort" feel to the course and it's not hard to imagine the pros tearing this place up in benign conditions. It was mildly disappointing that despite being so close to the ocean the views and amount of holes playing on the coast were less than I had hoped. Service was excellent, practice facilities were strong, but pace of play was not great since it was the holiday week and crowded. Overall a good experience with a few memorable views from the holes on the back. I thought it was comparable to Makai in Princeville in terms of what they are offering but Makai had notably more views of the water and holes along the ocean.
Date: January 08, 2019