Puakea, designed by golf course Architect Robin Nelson cleverly uses the local natural beauty to great effect, set at the base of the towering Mount Haupu, Puakea plays through deep ravines, crosses mountain fed streams, reveals views of the Pacific Ocean, and treats golfers to the stunning island beauty that is Kauai.
Robin Nelson said “Puakea may be the most fun course to play in Hawaii. The course rides up, down and around deep ravines. It has beautiful, pali views on about three-quarters of the course and ocean views for the rest. Each of the holes are distinctly different so you’re constantly facing new, interesting challenges.”
Puakea is 7000 yards of exhilarating golf. Using the beautiful island flora and fauna, giving a sense that Puakea is in complete harmony with nature, Nelson’s masterful design clearly conveys the routes golfers should take for textbook pars. However, the more daring golfer will be tempted to achieve glorious birdies and a truly rewarding round of golf.