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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

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Eagle, Idaho
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Schenectady, New York
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108 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to golf once while vacationing and did not bring clubs but we were able to book this place after 2:00 pm for under $60 each that included really nice clubs and cart. We had a great time as this course is really a nice layout. Challenging at times but fair. Only lost 2 balls and... More 

Thank Brian K
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My mom and I played 9 holes with club rental while on vacation in Kauai. It was a great value for how nice of a course it is. The staff was friendly, the pro shop had a good selection of merchandise, and the greens and fairways were in great shape. I would play this course again in a heartbeat.

1 Thank David A
Vienna Region, Austria
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Best value for your Money in the Island. Great Course good layout Great maintenance. Good to Play for all Handicaps, not ob the Ocean bunt cool Mountain Views

Thank alexhN9738AI
Eagle, Idaho
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60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 36 helpful votes
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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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 12 helpful votes
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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92 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 99 helpful votes
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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