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Puakea Golf Course

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Address: 4150 Nuhou Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808-245-8756
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Activities: Golfing

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Puakea is a fun course to play. The fairways on some holes are narrow, some require you to shape the ball and some reward you if you can drive the ball over the hazards. It's not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Puakea Golf Course is a well maintained par 72 course. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Richard, the Starter, made sure we ad a good time and knew where the bathrooms were on the course as well as other "local knowledge." He took good care of our clubs and golf shoes. There are 4 tees to choose from, all... More 

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Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good course for the cost, a few holes on the later part of the front nine are near Costco (one year we parked the carts and ran to the opposite corner (a bit of a hike) to get Costco Smoothies. The back 9 has some very good holes, good shape, greens a little slow. I play a lot of A++... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Puakea is a fun course to play. The fairways on some holes are narrow, some require you to shape the ball and some reward you if you can drive the ball over the hazards. It's not a course you can just go out and bomb drives. Playing it requires you to use some strategy to shoot a decent score. There... More 

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Southern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Best to go after 11am as price drops appreciably . New carts but no GPS, tees, or towels. Well laid out. Course was in good shape. The restaurant/ grill not all that great. No drink cart.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was by far the most difficult golf course I've played on. Did not realize the difficult of this course till after playing and did some research. I usually hit <100 from the blues, but this course I shot a 121. 66 on the first 9 holes, and there was barely any wind! The course itself is not forgiving, very... More 

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Burleson, Tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I have been golfing this course for 10 years. I do not know what is going on but the maintenance has definitely gone down hill. The views are still great but they need to get everything under control.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great course, good condition, challenging layout and beautiful scenery. Best value course on Kauai. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Limited F & B as Club House is yet to be built!

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Chose this course based on good reviews and the very reasonable $65 rate after 11AM. Drove in from Princeville and arrived a little early (about 20 minutes). We don't usually hit practice balls so inquired if could go out early as there no players ahead of us or waiting. Answer--NO unless pay another $20. So we waited! Course was in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Years ago I golfed at Puakea when it was 10 holes and thought 9 holes would be perfect for our foursome (2 teens, mom and dad). We decided to get a 3 o clock tee time since club rental is $15 each and had an ad in Alamo drive magazine (Dec to March 2015 issue) that says $35 9 holes... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This may not be the prettiest course on the island but it is the most interesting and challenging. The par 3's required precise shots but are fair. The par 4's are fair and often involve negotiating sand and water. It is also a straight forward course with room to let the shaft out. There are no surprises as is the... More 

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