Puakea Golf Course Set to Open Soon!Announcement via the Grove Farm Community.
After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, the Grove Farm Community is pleased to share that Puakea Golf Course and the new Puakea Grill will be reopening on December 22nd. As a locally owned and operated course, Puakea will offer a local rate, local twilight rate, and additional savings with the Puakea Club program for full-time Kaua‘i residents.
During the closure, the staff has been hard at work improving course conditions to enhance your golf experience. Recent updates include changing the greens to paspalum for consistent rolls, renovating the pro shop, and conducting maintenance of the golf carts.
See the Paspalum Difference
Welcome TJ Esaki-Kua!We are thrilled to welcome TJ Esaki-Kua as the Director of Golf. Born and raised on Kauaʻi, TJ returned home to raise his family. His career comes full circle as he takes the helm at the very course he practiced at in his youth.
TJ brings to Puakea his knowledge and experience in golf course management, and he comes from a lineage of golfers. His uncle, PGA golfer David Ishii, was one of three Kaua‘i golfers, along with Guy Yamamoto and Grove Farm’s Casey Watabu, to play in the Masters Tournament. In the pro shop, you can read more about the accomplishments of Kauai’s three Masters!
With TJ and Casey at the helm, more course enhancements are in the works at Puakea in the coming months. Casey also serves as President of the Kaua‘i Junior Golf Association, and Puakea Golf Course is working with the Kaua‘i Junior Golf and First Tee programs.
First Tee Coach, Kenji Miyata, works with a junior golfer on proper stance
“Junior Golf teaches you many valuable life lessons that stay with you,” says Casey. “It did so much for me. Part of our vision at Puakea is to inspire junior golfers and provide a centrally-located facility for training and practice.”
For more information on Puakea Golf Course, click here or call (808) 278-6574.