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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
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

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"Where's the Love"

I visited Kauai this year and asked some of the locals at the hotel I was staying at about Puakea Golf Course and no one had anything good to say , so I went out and played it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom L
San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a chance to play this course on a recent trip to Kauai and I loved everything about it. It was not this fancy high priced resort golf course. The course itself was extremely enjoyable. All the holes were different and the views were awesome. It was not crowded and the three of us had a great day of golf.... More 

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Kauai this year and asked some of the locals at the hotel I was staying at about Puakea Golf Course and no one had anything good to say , so I went out and played it anyway and I have to say it was one of the most beautiful and well layed out courses on the island ,... More 

Thank Tom L
Middletown, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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.

1 Thank Gatordad49
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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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Southern California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Bryan K
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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