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.
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.”
The 18-hole, par 72 layout offers a variety of looks for golfers of all skill levels. Puakea has rolling mounds, strategic bunkering, water features, and a spread of foliage that shape it’s 6,954 yards.
|Rack Rate after 12pm||$139|
|Local Twilight||$45||After 3:00PM|
|Club Rental 18 holes||$50|
|Club Rental 9 Holes||$30|
|Puakea Club Membership||$299||12-Month Membership|
***All rates will have tax added.
– We have CALLAWAY rental clubs.
– Proper golf attire and footwear required.
Puakea Club Membership Information:
Available for golfers with valid state of Hawai’i IDs.
– Discounted Club Rate of $50 — $19 benefit per round
– $35 twilight rate (after 3:00pm) — $10 benefit, $19 rate after 4:00pm
– GHIN Handicap Included: $25 benefit annually
– Discounted 30-Minute lesson rate of $40 – limit one per month
– 10% off regular priced items
– 10% off clubs and components
– 10% off club repair
– Puakea Club Members’ Tournaments and Events
A Practice Place Like No Other
Puakea has a spacious practice facility. On July 1, 2003 Puakea Golf Course reopened an exciting new 18-hole layout with a new driving range, short-game practice area, and putting green. Our all grass driving range has 6 target greens with a backdrop of the Wai’ale’ale Mountain Range. The short-game area allows one to practice a wide range of pitches accompanied by a large bunker for all shots. Roll some putts at our large practice green offering a variety slope conditions.
Private instruction is available with our Director of Golf, T.J. Esaki-Kua, by appointment only.
Come out and enjoy today!
Meet Our Staff
Director of Golf
Born and raised on Kauaʻi, T.J. returns home with his family to take the helm at the course he practiced and played at during his junior and collegiate years.
Over the past 9 years, T.J. has gathered knowledge in different areas of the game. In addition to his playing experience, he has operated golf retail locations, worked with a major golf equipment manufacturer, and learned from golf course operators at both private and public venues in Hawai’i and California.
He is excited to use his knowledge to further the mission of Puakea Golf Course in growing the game of golf.
Golf Operations Manager
Hailing from California, Diego is excited to join the team at Puakea and help bring this great course into the top of your favorites to visit and play.
Diego has used his video production background to work in many operational roles over the years, but his enjoyment of the game brought his path back to golf.
Over the last few years, he’s worked on increasing his knowledge while the Assistant General Manager at a national golf retail store, and then experiencing how multiple courses operate, including a prominent 36-hole facility on the Monterey Peninsula. Diego is excited to share his enthusiasm for golf with Puakea and the Kaua’i community.