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Puakea Golf Course

4150 Nuhou Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Ranked #25 of 45 Activities in Lihue
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Attraction details
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Salta, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This golf course has a lot to offer, several tees to choose from and forgiving landing areas for the most part. The views and terrain are wonderful and all this comes at a moderate price.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

After golfing at Puakea for 4 times, I thought I would finally write a review! The golf is outstanding, but the customer service was the best! They always go out of their way to make our golfing experience a nice one and we really appreciate it. We will keep coming back when we visit Kauai.

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East Berlin, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Just because the cost is lower at this course, don't equate that with a less than great golf experience. Many reviews mention the Costco sighting--believe me, the course more than makes up for that on almost every hole. Both nines feature wonderful mountain scenery and the back nine adds some significant water to the course. My brother and I, a... More 

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Aloha! We just completed nine holes of golf at PuaKea Golf Course. This is a small course near the shopping mall in Lihue. Lots of hazards, this is a perfect course for those who are practicing several different shots and clubs. The course is a little rough with some fungus growing on the greens but a very pretty setting. The... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
20 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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