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“Puakea is a gem of a golf course”
Review of Puakea Golf Course

Puakea Golf Course
Ranked #13 of 33 Outdoor Activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Arlington, Virginia
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79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Puakea is a gem of a golf course”
Reviewed July 20, 2009

A great bargain to play golf here ($59 after 2pm including cart). And you can reserve tee time online at their website www.puakeagolf.com Good driving range, pitching/chipping/bunker area, and practice putting green. Super friendly and helpful staff. Not an ocean course like Wailua but still windswept. Rolling terrain is links-like and a couple of holes with some real elevation change. Plus plenty of water in play. This is truly a golfer's golf course. Pretty much every club in the bag comes into play. Good shots are rewarded. Stray shots aren't overly punished, but you have to be able to recover from trouble. Being able to hit the both high and low is a big plus to deal with wind conditions. Bring your short game. A few highlights ... Number 6 is a short/medium (depending on where the tees are) downhill par 3 over water with not a whole lot of bailout room in any direction. Number 7 an uphill par 4 with a forced carry tee shot over a small canyon. And number 13 is a medium length par 3 with a narrow chute and water in front and on the left. Even if you're playing Princeville, Poipu, Kauai Lagoons, and Wailua, you should also play Puakea if you're on Kauai.

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Amarillo, Texas
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34 attraction reviews
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“Puakea...nice course, better value”
Reviewed December 31, 2008

The course was surprisingly nice. I've played all the high end courses on Kauai and Puakea ranks up there with them all. The scenery isn't the ocean but, the mountain range constantly in the background does just fine. Greens were very good. I was very pleased. I played 5 rounds in one week on the island and I was happy to have a change of pace that cost a little bit less. Look for coupons for the course. Our hotel concierge had a coupon provided by the course.

Nice carts, no fancy frills but, definitely worth playing.

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