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Puakea Golf Course

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Address: 4150 Nuhou St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-8000
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+1 808-245-8756
07:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:30

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Great Value for the Round

The course was reasonably challenging, particularly for those of us who haven't played in months because of winter weather. The staff was very friendly, contrary to some earlier... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
Eagle, Idaho
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Eagle, Idaho
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59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The course was reasonably challenging, particularly for those of us who haven't played in months because of winter weather. The staff was very friendly, contrary to some earlier reviews. The staff in the clubhouse remembered my name when I returned to pick up some missing items. The gentleman who helped us pick up the carts made sure we knew there... More 

Thank Clappfam
Northern California
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a very nice course which our group enjoyed immensely. It is not by the ocean but the scenery is still very nice. It is sufficiently difficult to provide a challenge for good golfers with hazards which must be taken into account. At the same time the course is fair and friendly enough to allow a duffer to have... More 

Thank stodgman
Saint Albans, Vermont
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I played golf here and enjoyed the course itself. We will not return because the staff ( woman who checked us in, starter and helper with the carts were unfriendly to the max! They were almost rude in their interactions in spite of my husband and my attempts at being friendly. If it was one person, I... More 

Thank Hutch47
Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Canadian, lifetime golfer, 2nd timer to Hawaii. We all know the high cost of golfing in Hawaii - especially for Canadians - well, this is an option that makes sense. Puakea is a municipal course and we all know what that means in terms of facilities. Yes, it is a pretty straightforward course and it is in the city of... More 

1 Thank funlover1960
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Who would think a course starting next to Costco would be so good. Apart from the first and ninth holes, Costco and the adjacent commercial area are out of sight. As one proceeds towards the mountains and through the valleys, gullies and ponds from the third hole through eighth and the entire back nine, Puakea is beautiful. The views of... More 

1 Thank Jeff P
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91 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I played here twice during my recent visit. The course is challanging in spots but is fairly wide open. A good combination of doglegs and straight away holes. Greens were in great condition. The staff were was very friendly as well. Played from the blue and white tees(about 400 yds less). The blues can be challanging in the wind which... More 

1 Thank zingmaster
San Francisco
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224 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I did not like this golf course but let me start with what is good about it. The course is in excellent condition. The staff is friendly. The layout is interesting. At $85 for weekday morning fees, it is a reasonable value for Kauai. However, for $85 I expect there to be golf ball washers at every hole. This course... More 

1 Thank motohigh
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 

Thank Brian B
San Ramon, California
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

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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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 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 

1 Thank DennyN

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