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Golf Tour: Showing The Kauai Lagoons Course –

By Wayne Halm –

Not enough time for golf – but enough for some fun.

On November 17th 2014 I showed five meeting planning magazine editors and writers the Kauai Lagoons Golf Course.  You bet I enjoyed this – a writer just can’t meet too many editors.

The Editors and Writers:
Dan Johnson – Senior Editor – Smart Meetings
Susan Campbell – Editorial Director – Elite Meetings Magazine
Natalie Dupuis – Assistant Editor – Collision Media
Eric Anderson – Digital Content Developer – Meetings Focus
Bruce Serlen – Freelance Writer – Cvent.Com

I was asked to show them this 18 hole Jack Nicklaus designed championship course – and do it in an hour and a half.  That is a tall order, I had to put the pedal to the metal.

We stopped on the 5th hole to appreciate the challenge – and talk about Mango trees, pigs, and other wild things.

The challenge - fly the ball 175 yards high and straight.

The challenge – fly the ball 175 yards high and straight.

 

Okay, I admit it - I did most of the talking.

Okay, I admit it – I did most of the talking.

 

Out near the airport we watched a plane land – and looked at the Macadamia Nut trees.

Flights from the US Mainland and from Honolulu land at Lihue Airport

Flights from the US Mainland and from Honolulu land at Lihue Airport.  The runway near the golf course is used for landings and while many golfers do stop and enjoy the novelty of an airliner landing, the noise is not a distraction.

 

The Kauai Lagoons Golf Course has a Macadamia Nut groove on the grounds.

The Kauai Lagoons Golf Course has a Macadamia Nut groove on the grounds.

 

On the 14th hole we paused to admire the ocean views and take a picture.

Kauai Lagoons Course #14

The 14th hole – Natalie and I tried our luck at hitting this green – maybe we’ll have  better luck next time.

 

Out of time or not - a picture here is almost mandatory - everybody does it.

Our time was short, but it didn’t matter – a picture here is almost mandatory – everybody does it.

 

We stopped at the 16th tee and took another group picture before touring this signature hole.

The 'official' group picture.

The ‘official’ group picture.

 

The signature hole from above.

The signature hole from above.

 

On the 17th and 18th holes we looked out over the ball devouring lagoons and talked about the Trade Winds.

During the last annual cleaning divers removed over 15,000 balls from this lagoon.

During the last annual cleaning divers removed over 15,000 balls from this lagoon.

 

Okay, maybe it wasn’t as much fun as actually playing the course, but we did what we could with the time we had.  Still, there were smiles – oh yeah, there were smiles.

Come play golf with me.

 

The Kauai Lagoons Golf Club 800-634-6400 or http://www.KauaiLagoonsGolf.Com .

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2 thoughts on “Magazine Editors and Writers

  1. Wayne,

    Beautiful photos! Looks like you gave a great tour despite not having time to play the course. I assure you that a tour will not suffice for me, I’ll need to play!!

    Cheers
    Josh

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