Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i (November 7, 2023) – The Kaua‘i community and its spectacular collection of golf courses will be featured on “Breaking Par,” a golf and golf-lifestyle focused television show that airs nationally on regional sports networks, including Bally Sports. Premiering November 7, Breaking Par’s Kaua‘i episode (https://youtu.be/3hRjg_pN73c) can be watched across multiple regional sports networks through December 31 and viewed anytime on the @BreakingParTV YouTube channel and on www.GoGolfKauai.com/BreakingPar.
While filming the show, the Breaking Par crew enjoyed a multitude of Kaua‘i experiences, from cruising the beautiful Nāpali Coast and visiting community art festivals to taking part in a beach clean-up program at Lydgate Beach Park and learning ‘mālama ‘āina,’ which means: take care of the land, and it takes care of you. They also experienced five of Kaua‘i’s best golf courses, including local favorites Puakea and Wailua Golf Courses, as well as the oceanfront splendor of The Ocean Course at Hōkūala, Poipu Bay Golf Course and Princeville Makai Golf Club. The show also highlights popular lodging options, including the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay and Timbers Kaua‘i – Ocean Club & Residences, island dining destinations such as Duke’s, Mamahune’s Tiki Bar and farm-to-table experiences at Timbers Resort, and many other island stops along the way.
“It is wonderful to have Breaking Par showcase our island, our people, our community and spread the spirit of Aloha and Mālama Kaua‘i,” said Sue Kanoho, Executive Director of the Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau. “We welcome golfers to our amazing golf courses, and look forward to educating visitors on the importance of caring for and protecting our beautiful island.”
Breaking Par, which is owned, produced and distributed by Elevated Media Partners, is an Emmy-nominated golf television show airing 300-plus times per month in more than 100 million households across multiple regional sports networks including Bally Sports.
“Kaua‘i is a place that dances on the edge of reality and dreams,” said Ryan Johnson, executive producer of Breaking Par. “This is the most jam-packed episode we’ve ever filmed. More than just golf, Kaua‘i is a bucket list destination for outdoor enthusiasts and the making of this episode was an adventure we’ll never forget."
Nicknamed the Garden Island for its lush tropical foliage, waterfalls and ever-present Pacific Ocean scenery, Kaua‘i boasts numerous daily-fee and resort golf courses. The destination is perennially recognized for its beaches, award-winning golf courses, ideal playing weather and stunning natural beauty. For more information on Kaua‘i golf, visit www.gogolfKauai.com.
About The Go Golf Kaua‘i Courses
- The Ocean Course at Hōkūala – The Ocean Course at Hōkūala is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course that boasts the longest stretch of oceanfront holes in all of Hawai‘i. The picture-perfect course winds its way through papaya and guava groves to dramatic seaside cliffs. A 2016 renovation added sparkling white sand to all the bunkers, framing holes to be even more spectacular than before. The Ocean Course at Hōkūala has been rated as Hawai‘i’s Best Golf Course by the World Golf Awards 2018 – 2020.
- Po‘ipū Bay Golf Course – Po‘ipū Bay Golf Course was designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr and is set between lush mountains and rugged ocean bluffs. The course incorporates more than 30 acres of colorfully landscaped tropical plants and flowers, making it one of Hawai‘i’s most beautiful courses. Po‘ipū Bay hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994 to 2006.
- Princeville Makai Golf Club – Princeville Makai Golf Club opened in 1971 as the first solo effort of Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The course was completely renovated in 2009, introducing spectacular new Seashore Paspalum turf grass on all fairways and greens. Princeville Makai features surreal vistas of Mt. Makana (aka Bali Hai) and Hanalei Bay, including the signature par-3, 7th hole that offers a 213-yard shot over scenic cliffs.
- Puakea Golf Course – Designed by architect Robin Nelson, Puakea is a spectacular layout built along massive ravines and lush tropical undulating terrain, with the backdrop being used for the Jurassic Park series. Named one of the top courses in Hawai‘i by Sports Illustrated, Golf Advisor and Golfweek, the dramatic 18-hole golf course is also known for its high-quality, "Kaua‘i-style" customer service. Puakea was rated “Best of Kaua‘i” by Garden Island Newspaper from 2013 – 2019.
- Wailua Golf Course – Wailua Golf Course offers classic, golden-era seaside golf holes just a few steps from the Pacific Ocean. First built as a 9-hole course in the 1930’s, and expanded to 18 holes in 1961, Wailua has hosted three USGA Amateur and three US Public Links Championships. This wonderful municipal layout was designed by Toyo Shirai and features stunning mountain views along the Royal Coconut Coast.