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
Rack Rate $179
Rack Rate after 12pm $139
Local Rate $69
Local Twilight $45 (3 Hours before Sunset)
Junior Rate $18
Club Rental 18 holes $50
Club Rental 9 Holes $30

***All rates will have tax added.

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

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

T.J. Esaki-Kua
Director of Golf

T.J. returns home in his new role with Puakea Golf Course.