Designed by architect Robin Nelson, Puakea is open to the public as a daily fee golf course. The course is resort quality and built on more than 200 acres of historic property, which was once a sugar cane plantation.Put Puakea Golf Course and other Lihue attractions into our Lihue trip planning website, and watch your holiday take shape.
Puakea has been named among the "Top 10" nine-hole facilities in the USA by Sports Illustrated (October 27, 1997 edition). Sports Illustrated stated the Puakea Golf Course "is too spectacular to keep off our list...dramatic in the extreme, the course offers fabulous views of the Pacific and is built amid volcanic cliffs, massive ravines, giant sinkholes and lush tropical undergrowth."
In January 2003, Puakea Golf Course was temporarily closed for construction to complete the remaining 8 holes. On July 1, 2003 Puakea Golf Course reopened an exciting new 18-hole layout with a new driving range, putting green and spacious short-game practice area. One thing that has remained the same at Puakea Golf Course is its high-quality, "Kauai style" customer service. Puakea was rated 7th Best in Hawaii by Golfweek in 2008.
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Puakea Golf Course reviews
Great time and beautiful fun course. The staff was great and overall a wonderful time! What you don’t get- ball washers, GPS on the cart, and a beverage cart. What you do get are great fairways...
Great time and beautiful fun course. The staff was great and overall a wonderful time! What you don’t get- ball washers, GPS on the cart, and a beverage cart. What you do get are great fairways... more »
Sand traps had not enough sand and too much hard pan. Construction a problem on the back nine. No GPS on new carts and that is about it for negatives other than the cost. Check Groupon. They have...
Sand traps had not enough sand and too much hard pan. Construction a problem on the back nine. No GPS on new carts and that is about it for negatives other than the cost. Check Groupon. They have... more »
AMAZING!!! Starting off with the staff…they were so friendly. The golf course views were stunning! The course is in great shape. One of my favorite places I’ve ever played. Thank you for such a great experience.
Hidden gem in Kauai. Super fun design and much more reasonably priced than the resort courses. Rental clubs were great. Greens were is great condition as well as the rest of the course. I’ve seen people leave bad reviews because of the conditions of the sand traps. Honestly the are totally fine (it’s a hazard, it’s supposed to penalize you for hitting your ball in it.)
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