Puakea Golf Course
|White (W)||72||6061 yards||75.1||129|
|Red (W)||72||5225 yards||69.8||119|
|Green M: 73.1/130||404||558||407||180||359||176||389||510||438||3421||401||560||397||228||390||446||134||455||522||3533||6954|
|Blue M: 70.6/128||390||530||367||149||342||176||364||489||410||3217||363||528||356||200||369||403||120||420||495||3254||6471|
|White M: 68.8/124 W: 75.1/129||373||476||348||141||331||156||330||466||386||3007||329||510||339||171||345||380||109||393||478||3054||6061|
|Red M: 64.8/115 W: 69.8/119||296||426||321||120||302||113||249||411||346||2584||306||446||298||118||310||328||100||310||425||2641||5225|
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Scenic Beauty and a Good Test
Beautiful course. Weather didn’t cooperate in the morning but the afternoon was spectacular. Rain slowed down the course. A real test on the PAR 3’s. Mostly wide open fairways on the 4’s and 5’s. Convenient to most all resorts near Lihue. Well worth the cost. Will play it again.
This is the best course on Kauai for the money! The green speed is perfect and the greens are in great condition. The staff is extremely professional. Many thanks to the starter Chris.
Great value and great staff
Challenging but fair track in great condition. Greens rolled fast and true. Great value and very friendly and accommodating staff of locals. By far the best value on the island. Play on a weekday and you can breeze through 18 in under 4 hours.
Thanks for the awesome review of the course on your recent visit. We look forward to your return.
Very professional staff- nice course - good paradise value!
Happy to hear you enjoyed the course and staff! Hope to see you again soon!
Thanks for playing Puakea and we're happy you enjoyed the course. Hope to see you back!
Great day. Gem on Kauai, grea6 layout, very good conditions. Great vistas of mountains. Only negative hole 9 you play along side road, traffic noise.
Mahalo for playing Puakea and for the great review and feedback! Hope to see you again soon!
Aloha! Thank you for joining us at Puakea. Glad you like the layout, conditions and views. Sorry about the issue on the 9th holes. We do hope to see you return for another round in the future.
A gem of a course right in Lihue!
Great course, fast , true greens. Bunkers were a little washed out from the rains a few days ago.
Pace of play was excellent! Many beautiful holes and an interesting layout.
Thanks for rating us a GEM! Mahalo for playing Puakea, hope to see you again soon!
Mahalo M. Patrick for the great review. Hope to see you again soon!
Great terrain and layout
This is a great layout and variety of holes. Good conditions and price.
Mahalo for the great review, hope to see you again soon!
Returned after several years
This is a great course for the money. The layout is good, course conditions were great. Pace of play was very slow. We had a foursome in front of us that had to be 2 holes behind. It finally became so frustrating that we skipped a hole so that we could finish in a reasonable time. No marshalls. It would have been a 5 1/2 +++ round if we wouldn't have skipped a hole. But it was a holiday weekend and rookies were out.
Spectacular value golf
Spectacular scenery next to mountains in Kauai beautiful course pace of play was great great value at $70
Mahalo Cliff for the great review, hope to see you again soon!
Good conditions good vistas
Plenty of difficulties to consider. Enjoyed the round very much.
Glad you enjoyed the layout. Hope to see you again soon!
Must play on Kauai !!
Do not mistake the fact that this is not a "resort" course. Plays in the natural surroundings with plenty of variety on each hole. Greens are in excellent shape.
Great Golf especially for the money in Hawaii
The course was in great condition with beautiful views and interesting holes. Pace of play was good. Practice range was okay not great. Got a good tuna sandwich for a reasonable price with chips included. One negative was the lack of covers for clubs on the carts and with a bit of rain during the round that was somewhat concerning. But overall it was a good track.
Very nice course & fun to play. Unfortunately greens had just been air rated and sanded but was not advised till I arrived at course
Maybe the best deal in Kauai?
Played this course twice. After six nice but standard hole, we get to a more hilly part, and we’re in for a great ride. The back nine is very solid, specially the 11 to 18 hole where you have to think your way on a very good design . Golf is not cheap in Kauai but at 85$ this is a very good deal. Also the café is a popular spot and the food is good.
Good, bad and the ugly.
Overall pretty good course. It is challenging and requires some target golf and course management. I am a higher handicapper, 1st time playing this course and 1st time playing this year and I still managed to par a few holes.
I decided to stick with a 3 wood instead of driver to minimize hazard issues from wayward drives. Greens roll fairly true and are pretty good shape.
Great driving range, they have a restaurant but never tried the food yet. bathrooms available but no sink in the bathrooms and more upkeep needed as they were smelly. Golf carts were nice, nice paths to drive on, good signage, friendly staff.. We will purchase a multiplay card to save a few dollars on our rounds.