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Puakea Golf Course

4150 Nuhou Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-8756
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Ranked #12 of 17 Attractions in Lihue
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
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Laguna Niguel, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Puakea is a fun golf course, and if you use one of the many coupons available to get a greens fee discount, it is a great value. You might be a bit put off by the highly visible Costco on your way to the clubhouse, but get over it. The course has some wonderful holes, offering all of the golfing... More

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Spokane, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Today was the first round in Kauai and as is my norm, I played Puakea. Each time I play the course I remember how much I enjoy it. Most of the fairways are nice and wide, with plenty of room for the errant shot, but you still have to be careful. Well placed bunkers can catch you when you least... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

This course is not the best on the island, but it is beautiful and if you look for the value price times, it's worth it! The fairways are forgiving, and the par threes are challenging. Club rentals are quality for a value price and if you have a later flight, it's perfect to play the afternoon value round before you... More

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Spokane, WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

They charge A LOT to golf here and are a little upety and snooty to boot. The cost is around $89 AND they charge a $20 rider fee...crazy. For that price you would think that they would throw SOMETHING in besides an attitude of superiority. The course itself is nice...well manicured grass but you just don't get the ocean views... More

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colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a fun really inexpensive course to play and some of the friendliest people you will meet. Try it out !

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Derby Line, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Nice wide fairways for errant shots. I hadn't hit a golf ball in 6 months so I appreciated the generous landing areas. The front nine seemed relatively ordinary except for the downhill, into the wind sliver of a green par 3 (#6 or 7). I hear the back nine is more exciting but did not have the time. Extremely friendly... More

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Northville, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We did not have time to play golf, and had a late flight, so we went to the driving range at Puakea Golf Course. The staff was great and we could borrow clubs. There was no charge for using the driving range and the bucket of balls was very inexpensive. Thanks for a great time.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Some greens are good, some not. Some tee boxes are good, some not. Fairways are pretty nice and layout is great for the average person's game. The value is in the afternoon.

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Southern California
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191 reviews 191 reviews
45 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a wonderful golf course with a great layout. It also has the most aggressive pricing of the major Kauai courses. Make sure to go early and take advantage of the free practice area and driving range. The staff is friendly, especially the starter/ "cart guy" Jack. You can book online but I found it easier, and just as... More

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australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

a fair course, not too challenging for the average golfer , some holes very picturesque, very friendly staff nice clubhouse

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