Puakea Golf Course

Kauai, Hawaii | Puakea Golf Course

Architect: Robin Nelson
Year: 1997

4150 Nuhou Street
Lihue, Hawaii 96766
(866) 773-5554

Course Access: Public

Driving Range available
Motorized golf carts


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Located in the southeast portion of Kauai, Puakea is conveniently located just a few miles southwest of the Lihue International Airport (LIH).  The holes near the clubhouse are framed by the surrounding homes and shopping center while the holes further away deliver impressive mountain views, dramatic elevation changes around ravines, and commendable golf architecture.  There are some distant ocean views from parts of the golf course, but that is not what you are paying for a Puakea.  The course stands as an affordable and convenient option compared to many of the other tracks on Kauai.

Local Knowledge: 10 holes opened in 1997 while the rest of the course opened in 2003.

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Bill Satterfield

Puakea Golf Course

What to Expect: Puakea is located in the southeast portion of Kauai near the Lihue airport. Convenient to shopping, transportation, and the island’s largest population base make Puakea and their attractive rates a destination for locals and visitors. The front nine is relatively flat and open before diving off on the severely downhill signature hole. The back nine features more dramatic and secluded terrain with natural ravines, some water features, and some jungle thrown into the mix. The beige orange sand in the bunkers is native to the area while Bermuda grass is the dominant turf. Conditioning is good, but not outstanding. While not of the same caliber as Poipu Bay or the courses in Princeville, Puakea does deliver some great holes at half the price and is well worth playing while in Kauai. Signature Hole:  6th - 176 Yard Par 3     Individual Hole Analysis   Best Par 3:  13th - 228 Yards     Best Par 4:  12th - 397 Yards     Best Par 5:  11th - 560 Yards     Birdie Time:  16th - 134 Yard Par 3     Bogey Beware:  15th - 446 Yard Par 4     More >