We recently caught up with Andrew Duvall, our lead course designer on his recent design at the @princevillemakaigolf course on the island of Kauai.
“This is the dream. Both to design and play. Throwing in the most beautiful place in the world on a wonderfully designed course. Special thanks to the incredible staff, Santa Phil, and general manager Doug Sutter (@kauaigolfguy ). Their combined vision has led to disc golf on a top 100 public golf course in the country. Truly destination disc golf.
Two world class disc golf experiences had to be designed in less than a week, it took the full design might of Harold Duvall (@harostotle ), Darrell Bankes (@tinliddiscgolf ), and myself.
From the longs to the shorts, every hole is different and requires intentionality. This course nails a great mix of open and wooded. We also effectively used the water features to turn relatively open holes into high pressure moments requiring tremendous poise. We worked hard to eliminate the all too familiar spike hyzer on the golf course.
We were also very intentional about making the course playable for everyone. Not everyone can get par, but everyone can reach the green without having to pick up, the safe route is always there.
We had a great test day with amazing local and visiting disc golfers. They came out and helped us open the course, and we could not have done it without them.
Honestly, world class treatment: a salty pacific ocean breeze, breathtaking views of the Hanalei Mountains, my white silver stamped Star Thunderbird in hand. I was in heaven.” - @the.duvie #innovadiscs #discgolf