If you are visiting Kauai, there is no better place to tee up than the Princeville Makai Golf Course. This video will surely get you in the mood.
As you can see from the video, the Princeville Makai Golf Course wraps in and out of the Princeville Resort Community. The views of the ocean, mountains and Hanalei Bay are spectacular. Besides the golfing activities I mentioned in a previous blog, there are now lessons available with the golf pro, Andrew Schmidt.
I had a friend visiting a couple of weeks ago and she filled me in on what is available. Of course there are private lessons. For a half hour lesson the cost is $50 per person or $75 per couple. For an hour lesson the cost is $100 per person or $150 per couple.
There are also group lessons (3 or more). The cost for a half hour group lesson is $35 per person. An hour is $65 per person. Finally, a nine hole playing lesson (2 1/2 hours) is $300 per person.
All instruction includes rental clubs, rental shoes & bottled water.
Now, here comes the real bargain! On Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 to 12:00, the Princeville Makai Golf Course offers clinics for $10 per person!!
My friend joined just a couple of other people to participate in the weekend clinics with pro, Andrew Schmidt. She came back glowing and rated them a 15 out of 10. 🙂 Check out the clinic schedules below. You are sure to learn some golfing pointers while having a great time.
Clinic Programs at the Princeville Makai Golf Course
Short Game Clinic – Saturday at 11:00 AM – $10 per person
“Short Game Clinic is about putting and chipping. This part of the game is the best place to get started in developing your skills as a golfer. Fundamentals on posture, grip and ball position as well as reading the greens and strategy for scoring.”
Full Swing Clinic – Sunday at 11:00 AM – $10 per person
“Full Swing Clinic is your next step in becoming a real golfer. It’s designed to get you comfortable with the full swing. Golfers learn how to hold the club. The address position for a foundation that makes it easier to swing the club correctly. Players learn where the ball position should be for making the most consistent contact.”
Mahalo Mixer – Monday at 4:00 to Sunset – $60 per person
“Mahalo Mixer is a fun full swing clinic, followed by a few holes of golf on the most scenic ocean view holes on the front nine. After playing a few holes you will toast the sunset with a glass of sparkling wine reflecting the end of a perfect golf experience.”
Scramble (Requires minimum 8 players) – Wednesday at 12:30 (check-in), 2:00 Tee Off – $149 per person
“The Scramble is a full swing clinic, followed by nine holes on the top 100, Makai Golf Course. The Scramble allows 3 to 4 person teams to play as 1. Everyone hits a shot then decides which is the best shot. Advancing the ball, everyone hits again until ball is holed. Prizes on the line.”
About Andrew Schmidt PGA
Andrew Schmidt, PGA has been a PGA member since 2006 and prides himself on teaching people how to have fun. He has helped golfers of all skill levels, from beginners to expert. He specializes in core fundamentals which include Posture, Grip and Alignment. He has experience with tournaments, rules and etiquette, practice drills and tools to help players with flexibility and coordination, which can lead to a better swing.
Princeville Makai Golf Course also offers a Junior Golf Program
Junior Clinics, Junior playing lessons and PGA Junior Golf League – Sundays at 2:00 PM
Princeville Makai Golf Club
4080 Lei O Papa Road
Princeville, HI 96722
Phone: (808) 826-1863
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