Make Puakea Your Home Course

Ranked 15th Best in Hawaii: Places You can Play by Golfweek in 2010.

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

Golf Rates

Rate
Before 11am $99 (Normally $119!)
After 11am $79
9 holes Anytime $59
Afternoon Delight $59 (Call for exact time)
Club Rental Before 11am $50
Club Rental After 11am $40
Club Rental After 3pm or 9 Holes $30

– We have SRIXON and COBRA rentals
– Proper golf attire and footwear required
– Full time Kauai residents, please inquire with our Haupu Club program.

A Practice Place Like No Other

Puakea offers everyone a state-of-the-art practice facility. 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. With over 30 hitting stations and grass tees, you’ll find your game improving with every swing.

The facility also offers a complete schedule of clinics, private and group lessons. Let our PGA professional instructors help you master your game and decrease your handicap. Drop by anytime to simply hit a bucket of balls. The more you practice, the better your game.

Come out and enjoy today!

Meet Our Staff

Fran Roach CMAA, PGA
President-Aloha Golf Group

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Industry veteran Fran Roach whom is the President of the Aloha Golf Group, based in Kauai and has been selected to lead Puakea Golf Course. the Aloha Golf Group will oversee the golf operations, course maintenance, sales and marketing, social media, the pro shop and the Ho’okipa Café.

With more than 15 years of experience as a General Manager in the golf industry and 30 years as a Class “A” member of the PGA of America, Roach will establish Puakea as one of the top golf experiences in Hawaii.

“Fran’s track record of success, including launching four golf resorts in four different countries, speaks to his depth of experience in course management while showcasing his ability to quickly dial-in to different markets and deliver an unparalleled golf experience,” said “We look forward to continuing the legacy of this amazing course by improving playing conditions and introducing contemporary upgrades and modern comforts for players, and we strongly believe Fran’s expertise will help us exceed all expectations.”

Prior to his new role at Puakea, Roach was the General Manager at Hokuala Golf Club on Kauai and Bali Hai Golf Club on the Las Vegas Strip which consistently received accolades for the course conditions and exceptional levels of service provided to the guests. Prior to that he was the GM at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Resort in New York, where he helped open the Robert Trent Jones Jr. Casino golf facility, which won various awards including the National Golf Foundation’s “Top 5 Best in America for Guest Satisfaction” in 2014 and “Regional Operations Champion” by for the Eastern Region.