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Puakea Golf Course
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.
The Course


Front Nine

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
Green 404 558 407 180 359 176 389 510 438 3421
Blue 390 530 367 149 342 176 364 489 410 3217
White 373 476 348 141 331 156 330 466 386 3007
Men's Handicap 7 13 5 11 17 9 3 15 1 -
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36
Red 296 426 321 120 302 113 249 411 346 2584
Ladies Handicap 7 13 5 11 17 9 3 15 1 -

Back Nine

Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOT
Green 401 560 397 228 390 446 134 455 522 3533 6954
Blue 363 528 356 200 369 403 120 420 495 3254 6471
White 329 510 339 171 345 380 109 393 478 3054 6061
Men's Handicap 8 10 4 12 14 6 18 2 16 - -
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Red 306 446 298 118 310 328 100 310 425 2641 5225
Ladies Handicap 8 10 4 12 14 6 18 2 16 - -

Course Statistics

1 Yardage Rating Slope
Green 6954 (M) 73.3 135
Blue 6471 (M) 71.0 129
White 6061 (M) 74.0 128

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Rates
Rate
Before 11am $85 (Normally $105!)
After 11am $65
After 3pm or 9 holes anytime $45
Club Rental Before 11am $40
Club Rental After 11am $30
Club Rental After 3pm or 9 Holes $20
Proper golf attire and footwear required.
Full time Kauai residents, please inquire with our Haupu Club program.
Meet Our Staff
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Dan Urwiler, General Manager, GCSAA

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Dan Urwiler was recently promoted to General Manager at Puakea Golf Course, where he was previously the Superintendent for 17 years and Assistant Super. for the four years prior. 

Dan grew up in rural Nebraska and had grandparents with a farm just a few miles away. Dan's father had a membership at a Country Club in Nebraska and 'wanted to get his monies worth' said Dan, so he used to have him play golf in the morning with him to learn the game. Dan would then either work at his father's Body Shop or his grandparents farm in the afternoons when he was younger. He always had an interest in the Biology, Chemistry and Math related to growing turf and how machines worked.

Dan received his degree in Turf Management at Rutgers while working at Kauai Lagoons prior to Puakea.

These days, when Dan isn't working, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family and grand kids who also live on Kauai.