Puakea Golf Course
Puakea has incredible Pali views and a magnificent mountain backdrop
From the first tee with a Pacific Ocean view in front of you with Mount Ha’upu soaring above to the last hole of this Kauai golf course, Puakea is a joy to play. The 6,954-yard, 18 hole course was designed by Robin Nelson. Puakea Golf Course winds around deep ravines and streams fed by fresh Hawaiian mountain rainwater. It has incredible Pali views on about three quarters of the course and views of the blue Pacific for the rest. With Kauai’s inspirational terrain and magnificent mountain backdrop, you’ll find Puakea Golf Course plays differently under a variety of weather conditions. Each of the holes is distinctly different so your game is constantly facing new, interesting challenges.
Puakea Golf Course
4150 Nuuhou Street, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766
Toll Free: 1-866-773-5554
Kiahuna Golf Course
The Kiahuna Golf course is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course which is just a few swings away from all Suite Paradise’s Kauai vacation rentals. Golf Digest and Golf Magazine consistently rate this 18-hole par 70 Kauai golf course among the top courses of both Hawaii and the U.S. The Hawaii State Golf Association rates Kiahuna as the seventh toughest test from the back tees in the state.
Wailua Kauai Golf Course
Wailua Golf Course (Kauai County Municipal)The Wailua Golf Course, is considered the best municipal course in Hawaii. This 18 hole, 6,981-yard course is located on the sea at Kauai’s breezy eastern shore. Beautifully situated, it has the endless blue Pacific Ocean and Kauai’s green mountains as a background. The front nine holes are basically level and expansive, while the back nine holes feature changes in elevation. The multilevel greens are well kept and numerous sand bunkers dot the golf course increasing the challenge. Kauai’s Wailua Golf Course is beautifully landscaped with picturesque Norfolk Island pine and many coconut trees. In 1985, the Wailua club hosted the USGA National Public Links Tournament in 1985. This fine Hawaii golf course has been ranked 2nd under Golf Digest’s “America’s Top 75 Affordable Courses” in 1996 and in 1990 the Wailua Golf Course came in 25th among the “Top 75 Public Courses.”
Kauai’s Kukuiolono Golf Course
This Hawaii golf course is a 2,981-yard, 9 hole public course, which was once part of a Kauai sugar plantation owner’s estate. It is the eighth oldest course in Hawaii. Located in Kalaheo, about 15 minutes from
Poipu Beach, the Kukuiolono Golf Course is one of Hawaii golf ’s best-kept secrets. Kauai’s gorgeous golf courses are often pricey but a voluntary contribution for green fees at Kukuiolono allows for all day play. Kukuiolono is situated on top of an extinct Kauai volcano, which affords sweeping ocean and mountain views. The scenic park and golf course, perched on the top of a hill, offer a 360-degree perspective of the southwestern portion of Kauai. While there are no water hazards, Kukuiolono Golf Course has something most courses don’t have – a beautiful Japanese bonsai garden in the middle of a fairway close to the 8th tee, and ruins of ancient Hawaiian rock structures near the 3rd green.
With fewer hazards than most Hawaii golf courses and very wide fairways, Kukuiolono is especially fun for beginners, although the constantly changing trade winds add a special challenge for all players. Golfers can avoid the windiest conditions by playing early in the day. Some of the greens have sand bunkers that are more Scottish-links-style, with grass growing raggedly on their edges and even into the bunkers. Two sets of tees allow for playing the nine holes again as a slightly different second nine.
Kukuiolono Golf Course facilities include a clubhouse, a driving range, and a small putting green. Pull carts and electric golf cars are available at the pro shop. For a change of pace from resort golf on Kauai and for its low green fees, Kukuiolono Golf Course is good choice for Kauai visitors.
Kukuiolono Golf Course
854 Puu Road, Kalaheo, HI 96741
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