Make Puakea Your Home Course

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.

Golf Rates

Rate
Non-Resident Before 12pm $179
Non- Resident After 12pm $139
Resident Before 2pm $69
Resident After 2pm $45
Junior Rate $18
Club Rental 18 holes $50
Puakea Club Membership $299 12-Month Membership

Tax NOT included in rate

  •  We offer CALLAWAY rental clubs.
  •  Proper golf attire and footwear required.

Puakea Club Membership

$299 for 12 Months

Available for Hawai’i Residents with valid state of Hawai’i IDs.

Benefits include:

– Special Discounted Club Rate

– 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

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

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. Email TJ, tesakikua@puakeagolf.com, for instruction inquiries.

Come out and enjoy today!

Meet Our Staff

T.J. Esaki-Kua
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.

Diego Flores
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.