Puakea Golf Course
Editor's Note: The golf course will be closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
|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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Photo submitted by lmyers4371 on 10/04/2022
Number 6 @Puakea Photo submitted by rcsacstate on 12/07/2019
The sixth hole at Puakea plunges downhill. Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA on 01/29/2014
Photo submitted by garngarn on 10/30/2013
Photo submitted by garngarn on 10/30/2013
View from 6th hole tee box Photo submitted by u000007520885 on 07/03/2013
Very flat, fair amount of damage from nearby construction. Prettiest hole was #4
Very nice layout with plenty of challenges yet fair with beautiful scenery everywhere. Staff is very friendly and helpful with any needs.
Up and running
After being closed so long during pandemic the course is back as beautiful and challenging as ever
Trying to Come Back
I've already reviewed this course once. Poor, poor condition after being closed and changing management. No way they should charge the current rate until it is in better shape and housing development finished on the back nine. There are better values locally...
A Favorite But...
Been coming to Kauai for 25 years and have played this course many times. With the run down condition newly aerated greens and construction on most of the back nine, there is NO WAY you should be charging what you do...comp me a round next year when we come back and keep working on the reworking of one of our favorite courses...you have a long way to go!
My user name is not AGFraz...try docofoz
Puakea is one of our go to courses on Kauai. Upon arrival, we learned that the course had been temporarily closed due to Covid and staffing was still very limited. Maintenance of the course suffered. To make matters worse the greens were still very sandy and recovering from aeration. Given the course conditions, the rate should have been discounted. Very disappointed this time.
Course could be great
Layout is great and could be a gem. Greens were recently plugged and sanded and made putting a good guess, at best (no mention at reservation and no discount for greens condition). Maintenance crew must be short handed, lots of work to be done and only saw a few workers.
We always play this course when visiting Kauai we really have enjoyed it in the past..the scenery is spectacular!
This experience we brought friends and were sadly disappointed..
Never told about aerating!
Course Under construction
Also we brought a friend for a ride along and they charged us $38. She does play golf!
Our play was fast no one was on the course until hole 12.
Good bye Puakea!!
Great employees very professional and approachable!
Nice course for the money
Found a hot deal for $50 which made it enjoyable. A lot of construction on the back 9 going on. Luckily I was playing with someone who knew course otherwise I would have been lost. Better signage needed. Had a group of 7 in front of us playing slow. Otherwise a very nice place to play
Just reopened. Now overpriced.
I have played this course numerous times in the past. It was closed during Covid19 lockdown and additionally due to extensive construction on the back nine causing course renovations. The traps were poorly maintained during closure and are starting to be overgrown. Many tee boxes don’t appear to have been mowed in several weeks. Fairways and greens mostly fine. Used to pay about $60-65 / round. Now at least double that. Course was relatively empty probably due to above issues.
I think kauai tourists and locals are an available market for reasonably priced golf and perhaps local membership pricing. Each course has to choose their market and the high end market is plentiful and competitive on Kauai.
Puakea has a nice atmosphere much of which will disappear as more residential development spreads around the course.
Puakea used to have afternoon rates, resident guest rates etc but these have gone away which will increase play at Wailua.bottom line I don’t think Puakea can compete in the market they’re shooting for.