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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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Best golf value on Kauai

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2016
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Southern California
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Livermore, California
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23 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 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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27 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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281 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

My wife and I enjoy golfing but are by no means serious golfers in the fact that we are overzealous in our enthusiasm for every little detail (I don't need to know the flag placement I just want to put it on the green). That being said we didn't want to blow the bank golfing and found this course to... More 

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Littleton, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We enjoyed our round here and played with a very nice man who is native to the area. Disappointed in the greens because they are inconsistent and some are very bumpy. Would recommend the nearby Wailea course which is municipal, therefore a better value, more beautiful and well-maintained.

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Orlando
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

The mountain views on this course are breathtaking. Unfortunately, about 15 of the 18 greens were in very poor condition. If the greens on the course could be as nice as the practice green, this would be a gem.

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Thank Kathleen1605
Sewell, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

It's a good track with great mountain views. The fairways, bunkers and greens were all in good shape. The rough was deceivingly tough because it appears the ball is sitting up nice but the rough grabs your club as soon as it makes contact. Their regular rate was $105 but teeoff.com had a $56 special rate.

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