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Puakea Golf Course, Lihue

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#3 of 9 in Golf in Kauai
Golf Course · Hidden Gem · Outdoor Activity
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Designed by architect Robin Nelson, Puakea is open to the public as a daily fee golf course. The course is resort quality and built on more than 200 acres of historic property, which was once a sugar cane plantation.

Puakea has been named among the "Top 10" nine-hole facilities in the USA by Sports Illustrated (October 27, 1997 edition). Sports Illustrated stated the Puakea Golf Course "is too spectacular to keep off our list...dramatic in the extreme, the course offers fabulous views of the Pacific and is built amid volcanic cliffs, massive ravines, giant sinkholes and lush tropical undergrowth."

In January 2003, Puakea Golf Course was temporarily closed for construction to complete the remaining 8 holes. On July 1, 2003 Puakea Golf Course reopened an exciting new 18-hole layout with a new driving range, putting green and spacious short-game practice area. One thing that has remained the same at Puakea Golf Course is its high-quality, "Kauai style" customer service. Puakea was rated 7th Best in Hawaii by Golfweek in 2008.
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  • Sand traps had not enough sand and too much hard pan. Construction a problem on the back nine. No GPS on new carts and that is about it for negatives other than the cost. Check Groupon. They have... 
    Sand traps had not enough sand and too much hard pan. Construction a problem on the back nine. No GPS on new carts and that is about it for negatives other than the cost. Check Groupon. They have...  more »
  • vidante mayan palace excellent customer service, This is a beautiful setting. Great sunsets and great restraunts to choose from 
    vidante mayan palace excellent customer service, This is a beautiful setting. Great sunsets and great restraunts to choose from  more »
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  • Great place to get out and enjoy a nice round. The greens are very well maintained and the pro shop staff are incredible. You’re got to check out the amazing backdrop while on this course. Highly recommended. A+++
  • It’s gone from one of the best to the Worst course on the island. Breaks my heart to see how Bad it’s become. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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