Golf Post: News – Bad and Good –

By Wayne Halm –

I’ve got news about golf on Kauai.

News:  Timbers Resort has purchased the Kauai Lagoons Golf Course and renamed it Hokuala.

2015-12-13--#01-- Golf at Hokuala - Scorecard



Bad News:  The front nine at Hokuala is suffering Bermuda Decline and has been taken out of play.

2015-12-13--#02-- Golf at Hokuala - Ninth Green

Ninth green with brown spots.


Good News:  The Ocean nine at Hokuala is still in play!!  And I took advantage of it.

On December 13th 2015 I played the Ocean nine at Hokuala with Dennis and Barb Lajeunesse from Vancouver, Canada and their friend Sheila Cardno from Sacramento, California.  It was good to be back on a golf course – and this three made it even better.

2015-12-13--#03-- Golf at Hokuala - Barb Dennis and Sheila

Barb Dennis and Sheila


This was a good day for me – I felt strong and struck the ball well.  A couple of high points – I drove the 16th green – and I birdied my arch-nemesis 17th hole.

Dennis, Barb, and Sheila are great golfing buddies – we laughed a lot.  However, I do want to make a comment about the ladies.

2015-12-13--#04-- Golf at Hokuala - Barb and Sheila

You want to golf with these girls if you can –but – you do NOT want to bet against them!!


I only had time to go around the nine once – yes, even in paradise there are demands on my time.  But that was enough to remind me how much I love to play golf with people.  You know I was a happy camper.

2015-12-13--#05-- Golf at Hokuala - Wayne

Wayne – A happy golfer.


Come play golf with me.


I have other golfing buddies from Sactamento, California.  Here are links to posts about them – Jim Grasty Wayne and Sheila Ogawa.

4 thoughts on “News: Bad and Good

  1. Great post and sensational pics.
    Wayne, no plans now to come to Hawaii, but it would be great to tee it up when I do. Enjoy the golf and the amazing scenery.

    Cheers, Mike

    • Aloha Mike,

      Thank you. Yes, the scenery is absolutely awesome here. Let me know if you ever do get out this way, we can definitely tee it up. I will look forward to it.

      A Hui Hou,

  2. Aloha Wayne,

    Too bad about the front nine, hopefully it’s back in action soon. I personally liked the Kauai Lagoons name better. Not sure why. Hopefully this new company does a good job.

    More importantly, glad to see you’re back on the course, and a birdie no less! That smile is only one you can find on a sunny golf course.


    • Aloha Josh,

      This time of year the trade showers make precise treatment of the greens a challenge. Still, I’m told they are making progress.

      From a marketing perspective I constantly rail against cute Hawaiian names that English speakers can not pronounce or remember. It is a losing battle but I do.

      And yes, I could feel the grin growing across my face as I stepped onto the golf course. I do believe it is where I belong. Of course, hitting fairways helps in the smile department too.

      A Hui Hou,

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