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Puakea Golf Course

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Address: 4150 Nuhou St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-8000
Phone Number: 808-245-8756
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Nice course with reasonable prices

We wanted to play a local golf course during our stay on Kauai this week. The staff at Puakea were friendly and helpful. They drive to your car upon arrival and load your clubs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DennyN
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Middletown, Ohio
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Middletown, Ohio
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to play a local golf course during our stay on Kauai this week. The staff at Puakea were friendly and helpful. They drive to your car upon arrival and load your clubs. They also came out to the car at the end of our round. The course layout is challenging...especially in the wind. The greens were in good... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint little course tucked behind the Lihue Costco provides all the splendor that Hawaiian golf has to offer. Majestic views of the mountains inspire you, while the tropical trade winds blow. The well maintained fairways and tightly mowed greens offer a challenge to golfers of all levels. Reasonable rates and a friendly staff make this a must.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After playing 9 holes at Hokula we stopped at Puakea and played a full round. This is an inland course with no ocean views but nevertheless breathtaking mountain scenery in the background. Course is mostly well kept but not at resort standards so don't expect the fairways to be like carpet. A few longer and challenging holes with reachable par... More 

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Philadelphia PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have played golf at Puakea every year when we come to Kauai. It is a nice course, reasonable for all level of players, and in good condition. It is very scenic even though it's an inland course. Reasonable rates, we conside it the best value on the island.

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Livermore, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the course is old and not well maintained. No distance markers. No ball washers. The rental golf clubs were old and the bag was ripped and in poor condition yet they charged $45 to rent them. The public course charges $35 for newer clubs in better condition.

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Thank neilleann
Southern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Bring your own GPS and tees. Some greens are OK but many are a little bumpy. The back nine is beautiful. Both nines have several interesting holes. You cannot beat this course for the price Friendly people. Skip the restaurant. Through October you can buy $50 rounds here at Costco.

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Thank braidmacd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Close to the Lihue airport and a surprisingly challenging course. Water cascading the fairways with elevated greens. Picturesque par 3's that are so awesome.

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Thank Bryan K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Played Puakea this afternoon. Not many people on the course, so I played the first nine by myself. Caught up with a twosome and a threesome, so eased back into a normal pace. The course is quite straightforward. Most of the fairways are pretty open. The greens were really soft; but they ran true. There were a couple of very... More 

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Concord
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285 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

A nice course. And the gentleman in the shop was VERY NICE, and definitely has a good customer focus! The course is beautiful, with the only exception being the greens are inconsistent (some appear sick . . .). I will remember the mountain views.

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Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Went golfing here with the family. Staff were friendly and there were no issues with service. The course is in great shape and so were the carts and clubs. The views were beautiful and at such a great price point it is a must for any golfers visiting Kauai.

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