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Puakea Golf Course
No. 13 – Par 3

Puakea’s 13th requires precision for a chance at par

Get an insider’s tip on how to approach the challenging par-3 13th hole at Puakea Golf Course from golf writer Mike Dauplaise!
How would you play it?
This long, usually downwind hole features a water hazard in front of the tee and all along the right side. The elevated tee provides a good view of the target, with plenty of room short of the green to play safe or run up shots with longer clubs.

A bunker short and right protects weaker shots from finding the water, and another guards the left side of the green. The three men’s tees present a straight-on angle of attack to the very deep green, while the red tees on the other side of the hazard are offset to the left and actually create a difficult angle.

A steep hillside left of the green creates an awkward stance but is still better than finding the water on the right. However, players then face a challenging pitch shot over the left bunker to a green that slopes away and toward the water. This is a picturesque hole where par will gain a stroke on your competition more often than not.

Learn more about the great golf courses of Kauai by visiting golf writer Mike Dauplaise’s website at https://primegolfdestinations.com/golf-kauai/.

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