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Puakea Golf Course

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Address: 4150 Nuhou St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-8000
Phone Number: +1 808-245-8756
07:00 - 18:30
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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 13 October 2016
Tom L
San Ramon, California
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San Francisco
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank motohigh
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23 reviews
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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 

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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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 

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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 10 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 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.

Thank neilleann
Southern California
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370 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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.

Thank braidmacd
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 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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