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|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Restaurant
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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
Closed for fake virus still.
Golf now sold me a non refundable rate for a golf course that hasn't been open since covid. Now they are refusing to refund me. Shady business practices.
Jurassic Park ,best price for Hawaii
First, we were met in the parking lot with a cart by a friendly manta o take our clubs. We checked in and were told of a great deal for golf 5 days $350. If you ever play in Hawaii, you know this is a deal. Large putting green, practice bunker and driving range. The course was well groomed, wide open-but challenging. True , and well maintained greens. Beautiful mountains surround the course. It is where some of Jurrasic Park was filmed. Number 6 is an over-water shot with elevated tees. I never used the right club. Fun times every time, great staff, a great restaurant. Many locals are there just for the food. We like to arrive first thing at 7am, or between 10-12, when we are the only ones teeing off.
Puakea is a beautiful course on Kauai. The views are exquisite. Nice layout. Some very challenging holes that are well defended as well as some beautiful par 3’s. Wished I lived closer (am in NY!)
My favorite course in Kauai! So beautiful in the mountains, layout is great same for the conditions, not crowded... a must play!
Course was ok for the money. Club house staff were unfriendly. Beverage cart staff was very friendly.
Mahalo for playing Puakea and for taking the time to offer us some feedback.
Wonderful golf course and incredible value for a quality course
We loved everything about Puakea Golf course! We didn't expect much as it wasn't as pricey as other courses in Hawaii but we got amazing value and were very impressed by the immaculate golf course. Fun to play, beautiful views of the mountains, friendly staff. What is there not to like about this course? Even if you book the special, arrive early as they are flexible and will let you play earlier if there are earlier tee times. A must go! My second best golf score in Golf. Thank you!
Worst staff ever
Booked on GolfNow and we were not told course closed at 6:00 instead of sunset at 7:30. Upon arrival, told carts had to be returned by 6:00 - we thought that meant we could choose to walk last few holes if needed. However, when we arrived at 6:05, we were met rudely and threatened with having our cars locked inside the gate. I work in the industry, and am a pretty reasonable person and have not left a negative review for anything, anywhere before this. However, I’ve never been treated more rudely in my life - first by cafe employee, then by cart service employees, then by the manager I spoke with the next day after hours trying to reach the actual Pro Shop (they almost never answer, instead using a booking service).
The course is nice, but the staff does not care about your business.
Mahalo for your candid feedback. We would love to have our management staff reach out to you directly to discuss further if you can please send us an email with your contact ph# to firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, thank you for taking the time to provide us a review.
Many Good Things, Many to Improve
From a purely golf standpoint, I would recommend Puakea as a good value for the money on Kauai. The layout is interesting and offers good challenges to average players
like me and my wife. The mountains offer a beautiful
backdrop. Greens are in good shape but you have to get used to how slow they roll. Lag putts really have to be
hit HARD.. You seem to putting against the grain a lot. Many
of the holes are a lot more scenic than you'll find at the
average muni. Puakea is several cuts above that level for sure. The downsides are as follows: Cart guy Christian was a pompous, arrogant jerk who didn't even turn around to acknowledge me when I walked up to get the cart. Someone
needs to school this guy in basic customer etiquette. Or fire him. Second, the course does ZERO to help you with
yardages: no yardage stakes, no markers in the fairway,
nothing. You want more business, then make it easy and speed play with aids to the golfer -- especially the first time player. Food in restaurant was good but here again, the service was poor, slow, and indifferent. Hire people who show they care. If you don't have GPS then help the golfer in other ways: other courses that aren't of Puakea's quality do it and so should Puakea. Do a better job of keeping weeds out of fairway grass -- 17 or 18 had issues with this. you can too. Only a few things to make a good day a whole lot better; we'll be back!
Mahalo for the detailed feedback you are able to provide to us! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a review.
Great value for the money
Lovely course, friendly staff. Down home feel, not high end. Everything in Kauai is so expensive it’s nice to find a course for a reasonable cost.
Mahalo for playing Puakea and for the great review. Hope to see you again soon!
Mahalo for playing, hope to see you again soon at Puakea!
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.
Mahalo for playing and providing such great feedback. We hope to see you again soon!
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.
WOW, Steven, thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed Puakea!
Course was very nice but rental clubs were really expensive
We really liked the course and the great landscape. Also the course was in great shape. The price for our rental clubs (40$ each) on the other hand was nearly as high as the green fee.
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.
Mahalo for playing and offering us a nice review. Hope to see you again soon!
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!