Kauai's Prince Golf CourseThe Prince, the Prince, the beautiful Prince Golf Course on Kauai has just re-opened after a $5 million renovation overseen by the original architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

All the greens and practice areas have been replanted with Seashore Paspalum, the tee boxes are either new or renovated, and the bunkers now have buff-colored sand—to blend better with the environment. There are five sets of golf tees at each hole (several have nine different tee areas), giving everyone a choice of how to play.

Located on 350 acres, the award-winning Prince course was ranked as Hawaii’s #1 Golf Course by Golf Digest. If you’re a golfer, you have to play the Prince. Period. With amazing ocean and mountain views, it’s one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world—not to mention one of the most challenging.

(For you history buffs, the par 72 course was named for Prince Albert, the son of King Kamehameha IV and Hawaii’s beloved Queen Emma.)

The Clubhouse at the Prince Golf Course has also been completely renovated, and it’s stunning. The Tavern, one of our favorite restaurants, is on the the lower level, and everything on the menu is delicious (well, the chef is Roy Yamaguchi, after all). Try the fried calamari appetizer with one of their signature Mai Tais. Progress to the buttermilk fried chicken with mashed potatoes and kale. And don’t even get me started on their desserts!