What is the signature hole at Poipu Bay Golf Course?

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Reminiscent of the legendary oceanfront holes at Pebble Beach, the 501-yard 16th at Poipu Bay Golf Course at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is one of the longest par 4s in Hawaii. From the elevated tee, you shoot downhill and downwind toward a lake and fairway bunkers, while trying not to be distracted by sheer cliffs dropping into the ocean on your left. A dogleg veers around an ancient rock wall and a heiau as the fairway slopes toward the sea. Three bunkers guard the huge, undulating green. During the 1997 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Tiger Woods’ ball got buried in wet sand on a slope in the hole’s greenside bunker. He recalled having “a 100 to 1 shot” of saving par. He’d axe his next shot straight up and onto the green within two feet, knocking it in for “one of the best pars of my life.”

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