Many golf communities boast of their “resort-like” atmosphere. Hōkūala actually is a resort, where Timbers Kaua’i owners can enjoy all the amenities—and get a few of their own.
First and foremost is the Ocean Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature design that has been updated since it was the Kiele course at Kauai Lagoons. The front nine is parkland style, rolling through mango and guava fields and up and down hills; the back nine hugs the Pacific and features the longest continuous stretch of oceanfront holes, half a mile, in Hawaii. “It’s almost like playing two different courses, in a good way, because you’ll never be bored,” explains General Manager Fran Roach.
The course, open to owners and resort guests, is getting a new clubhouse with a restaurant and bar, plus tennis courts. There’s already a new practice facility, with an area just for residents.
Owners at Timbers Kaua’i can use all resort offerings—watersports, the beach, trails, bikes, and more—while also having their own restaurants, a spa and fitness facility, pools, preferred tee times and discounts, even a private island in the lagoon that threads through the property.
The club and 47 residences, on 9½ oceanfront acres within Hōkūala, open this winter. There will be luxury condos and villa townhomes (two to four bedrooms) starting at $2.5 million, as well as fractional-ownership opportunities (from $350,000). More real estate will be offered over time. Members also have reciprocity with the dozen other Timbers properties in the U.S., Mexico, and Tuscany.