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“Lower cost option, average public course with beautiful views” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Puakea Golf Course

Puakea Golf Course
4150 Nuhou Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-8756
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Ranked #24 of 46 Activities in Lihue
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lower cost option, average public course with beautiful views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Puakea Golf Course is a nice public course with beautiful views. Check in was efficient but did not have the Aloha spirit. Starter very friendly and helpful. Course challenging and beautiful with mountain views. Homes around the course are fun to look at and far enough away they don't come into play. Overall a nice day of golf but does not have the fantastic Kauai spirit and views we find in many other courses. Not sure if I would return.

Visited May 2013
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Long Beach, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
“Great option for cruisers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

If you are on a cruise and want to play a round of golf, this is a great course. Just catch the Hilo Hattie free shuttle and the course is just a short walk across the street. Nice course and friendly staff. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Visited February 2013
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Los Angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“good golf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Although the location is next to Costco, this golf course was in the best condition of the FIVE that I played while on the island.
Helpful and friendly staff

Visited April 2013
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Bothell, WA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Course Condition Vastly Improved”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I have played this course for several years now on my vacations to Kauai. Course condition has varied greatly during the last several years. However, the overall condition of the course is very good. Fairways and bunkers are now in very good shape. Except for #2 last week, greens are much better. The course has an excellent practice area even if you do not have time for golf. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I'll be making this my home course when I move over to the island in the near future. PS If you don't want a long round, play early. The first hour or two is the best time to play. We were a twosome following two groups of three and we still played in under four hours. Pace of play at any course with a full tee sheet after about 9 am is going to play slow. Work in the golf business at home. Play early or sit back and relax.

Visited April 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“hawaii 72 -- a golfing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

not having to rush like on oahu. course was reasonably priced and very nice. short enough but yest challenging. and close by where we did not have to drive a long way.
having a driving range and nice practice putting green was good to help to get warmed up.

Visited March 2013
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