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Hōkūala expands fall golf programming

High-quality offerings continue to rise on Kaua‘i

(KAUA‘I, Hawai‘i) – Numerous data points show that as players improve, they play more golf. From this, Kaua‘i’s award-winning Hōkūala Golf Adventures is pleased to announce an expanded fall lineup of clinics, lessons and interactive experiences for kamaʻāina, members and guests.

“Golf in the islands should always be fun,” said Kellie Hines, PGA Director of Instruction. “We incorporate this outlook into each clinic, lesson and event that we host, and celebrate learning from one other in a caring and supportive environment. We love helping people improve their skills and enjoyment for the game!”

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Kellie Hines, PGA Director of Instruction at the Ocean Course at Hōkūala.

Golf Clinics

Led by Hines, who was the first woman to serve on the Aloha Section PGA Board of Directors, as well as assistant golf professionals Cort Walter and Juan Gonzalez, Hōkūala Golf Adventures integrates decades of experience and enthusiasm while teaching the full swing, short game and course management. Clinics are offered each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 – 10 a.m. The cost is $55 per session and includes Callaway rental clubs.

Private Lessons

Tailored to each player, one-on-one swing lessons offer fun, personalized avenues to improve your game. 

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Juan Gonzalez (left) offers a private lesson as part of the Hōkūala Golf Adventures.

FIT Golf

Professional athletes know that strength and fitness are increasingly linked to success. While recreational players may not train like elite athletes, adding golf-specific workouts and drills into daily routines can dramatically improve their games. With ten years of experience in teaching health, fitness, and golf, Gonzalez’s holistic approach to “FIT Golf” centers on power, tempo and breath. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 – 8:45 a.m., learn precise stretches and exercises that can take your game and fitness levels to the next level, all for just $20 per session.

The First Tee

The First Tee fosters life and leadership skills through junior golf. As an officially accredited facility, Hōkūala’s Walter and Gonzalez have undergone training in youth development to become First Tee Level 1 certified. Keiki are always welcome at Hōkūala to develop their skills in a fun, laid-back environment.  

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Building off Hōkūala’s success this summer of finishing in the top-three courses worldwide in the instructional program Operation 36 (“Ops36”), Hines’ team will again offer six-week sessions that combine clinics, short and long-game practices and nine-hole outings. Hōkūala’s golf professionals pair fun swing and course management tips with technology to teach keiki and adults of all skill levels. 

Sunset Holoholo

Launching in October, Hōkūala’s Sunset Holoholo tours will be offered every Thursday and Friday, starting at 3:30 p.m. and lasting two hours. The golf cart tour offers a cultural exploration of the 450-acre property. Highlights include the Ha‘upu Mountain Range, Farm at Hōkūala, enchanted forest of mango groves and dramatic seaside cliffs. Guests will form a strong bond with Kaua‘i’s local culture and ecosystem. The Sunset Holoholo will complement Hōkūala’s popular Hua Aloha Sunrise Tour, which is held every Tuesday.

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Hōkūala’s 14th tee offers panoramic sunset views during Holoholo sessions.

“For guests who partake in our Sunset Holololo Tour in the beginning of their Kaua‘i journey, we hope that it will enhance everything else that they do while on island,” said Tom Freestone, PGA Director of Golf. “Having a deeper connection to Kaua‘i will lead to a much more fulfilling experience while visiting.”

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Sunset at the Ocean Course at Hōkūala.

To learn more about Hōkūala’s expanded fall lineup, please visit or call the golf shop at 808-241-6000.


About Ocean Course at Hōkūala

Home to the longest continuous stretch of oceanfront holes in the state of Hawai‘i, the Ocean Course was named one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Golf Courses” by MSN Travel. The 18-hole golf course is part of Timbers Kaua‘i Ocean Club & Residences, a private residential club which opened in 2018 on the island’s southeast coast. Timbers Kaua‘i sits on a 450-acre natural amphitheater and offers unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, Kalapaki Bay and Hā‘upu Mountain Range. Website | Facebook | Instagram

About Timbers Kaua'i at Hōkūala

Located in the 450-acre Hōkūala resort community along the Pacific, Kaua‘i’s premier luxury resort and residence club combines tranquil Hawaiian living with Timbers Resorts’ signature luxury amenities and a personalized full-service concierge team. Timbers Kaua‘i at Hōkūala boasts a variety of exceptional offerings for those visiting or looking to make paradise their home through luxury vacation rentals, one-of-a-kind deeded fractional, and whole ownership real estate opportunities.

Amenities include the 18-hole award-winning Ocean Course at Hōkūala – Kaua'i’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course; The Farm at Hōkūala, a 16.5-acre organic farm and orchard; oceanfront dining at Hualani’s with “farm-to-fork” fine dining; a two-tiered infinity-edge pool overlooking the ocean in addition to a family pool and hot tub; spa services and wellness programs; 13 miles of accessible, lush trails; and easy access to Kalapaki Beach and the Lihue airport.

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 825-plus locations, including 825-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit or connect with Troon on FacebookTwitterInstagramTroon ChroniclesPress Room, and via The Turn Podcast.

Pate Clarson