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KAPALUA PLANTATION COURSE UPDATE

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July 22, 2019 - Work and grow-in continue on Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course ahead of the course’s scheduled November 2019 reopening. As of mid-July, course shaping and the installation of irrigation equipment have been completed. All 107 acres have been grassed with Celebration bermudagrass, with 15 of the 18 fairways being mown daily. All 18 greens are growing-in with TifEagle bermudagrass and are also being cut daily. A capillary concrete liner system has been installed in all 92 course bunkers, allowing the bunkers to better weather heavy rain events. Sand has been added and spread into bunkers on 14 of the 18 holes. The Plantation Course’s practice green and chipping green areas have also been rebuilt and TifEagle bermudagrass is currently growing-in. The practice range tee area has been laser leveled and was recently sprigged with Celebration bermudagrass. Crews are now installing new concrete cart paths throughout the course. The project is being led by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw; Troon’s Design, Development and Agronomy team; as well as long-time Maui resident and Golf Channel personality Mark Rolfing.

 
June 20, 2019 -  Crews are making incredible progress on Kapalua’s Plantation Course refinement project. All bunker shaping and drainage has been completed and all greens have been final shaped.  All 100 acres of the golf course have been sprigged with Celebration Bermudagrass and 14 greens have been grassed with TifEagle Bermudagrass. The remaining four greens will be grassed the week of June 24th. The Kapalua Golf team is planning on a soft opening in November with the course in pristine condition by The Sentry Tournament of Champions. 

May 16, 2019 - Work continues on Kapalua’s Plantation Course refinement project. As of mid-May, six greens have been planted with TifEagle Bermudagrass and 10 greens have been final shaped. All bunkers throughout the course have been rough shaped, with the bunkers on holes 1 through 9 and hole 18 completed. A new professional tee has been added to hole 10, while the tee box complex on hole 15 is being rebuilt. To date, 63 acres of Celebration Bermudagrass has been planted on fairways. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by November.

Maui, Hawaii (April 15, 2019) – The Sentry Tournament of Champions returns to Kapalua’s Plantation Course in January 2020. The Plantation Course is currently in the midst of an extensive refinement project being led by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw (the original Plantation Course design team); Troon’s Design, Development and Agronomy team; as well as long-time Maui resident and NBC and GOLF Channel personality Mark Rolfing. The project is scheduled to be completed by November. As of early April, nine greens have been shaped, cored out, drainage installed, and greens mix has been placed in those greens. Bunkers on holes 1-10, 12, 13 and 18 have been rough shaped, while other bunkers on holes 1, 2, 3, 9, and 18 have been final shaped. Approximately 17 acres of Celebration Bermuda grass has already been planted on holes 1, 9 and 18. The project continues to move on schedule with grow-in slated for this summer and early fall. 

For more information on Kapalua Golf, visit www.GolfAtKapalua.com or call 1-877-KAPALUA.


KAPALUA GOLF TO BEGIN PLANTATION COURSE
ENHANCEMENT PROJECT ON FEBRUARY 11th


Maui, Hawaii (January 2, 2019) – Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course, home of the PGA TOUR’s Sentry Tournament of Champions and one of the top 100 golf courses in the world, will close on February 11, 2019 to undergo a multimillion dollar enhancement project aimed at refining and revitalizing the 27-year-old golf course. The project will be completed in November 2019, in time for the award-winning course to host the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions in early January.

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the original Plantation Course design team, will assist with the extensive course enhancement project. Troon’s Design/Development/Agronomy team, as well as long-time Maui resident and Golf Channel personality Mark Rolfing, will also provide input on the project.

“All of the Plantation Course refinements will be focused on improving the playability of the golf course for our guests, while also providing new challenges for PGA TOUR professionals,” said Alex Nakajima, general manager, Kapalua Golf & Tennis. “For all of the changes, it’s important to note that the overall Plantation Course layout and routing will remain the same.”

Plantation Course enhancements will include:
• Green complexes will be reconstructed and then resurfaced with Tif Eagle Bermuda grass
• Fairways, rough and tee boxes will be re-grassed using Celebration Bermuda
• Bunkers will be renovated and some will be eliminated or relocated
• Greens will be refined to create more options for hole locations (without changing the character of the greens)
• All existing tee boxes will be rebuilt and additional tees will be added, including a significant number of new forward/family tees. A new combined back tee will be added for holes 3 and 9.

“This will be a very thoughtful restoration and refining process, but it’s not a redesign. We are very happy with the way the course looks and the way it has gone through the past nearly three decades,” said Bill Coore. “It’s like when you have a special piece of art, or something really special to you, and you get a chance to dust if off and make it new again.”

In addition to the on-course enhancements, the Plantation Course Clubhouse will also be renovated. The iconic building will receive a new roof, new doors and windows, and an interior refresh with new paint, flooring, electrical and plumbing in hallways, restrooms and locker rooms. On-course restrooms will also be refreshed.

For more information on Kapalua Golf, visit www.GolfAtKapalua.com or call 1-877-KAPALUA.

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KAPALUA UNVEILS NEW BAY COURSE ROUTING,
RELOCATES BAY COURSE GOLF SHOP AND ENHANCES GOLF ACADEMY


 
 
Maui, Hawaii (November 19, 2018) – Kapalua Golf recently unveiled a number of improvements to its award-winning Bay Course, Bay Course Golf Shop and Kapalua Golf Academy.  The enhancements are part of a multi-year property improvement plan aimed at further solidifying Kapalua as the top golf destination in Hawaii, if not the world.
 
The Bay Course has been rerouted to improve pace of play and create a memorable and challenging final stretch of holes.  The new first hole is the former 7th hole – an uphill 355-yard par 4 that will get golfers off to a good start. The new 16th and 17th holes (formerly holes 4 and 5) play along and over the ocean, with the par-3 17th hole Maui’s only over-the-ocean par 3. The new 18th hole (formerly the 6th hole) is a challenging, and intriguing uphill par 5.
 
The Bay Course Golf Shop has been relocated to the newly enhanced Village Center at Kapalua. The Village Center is now home to the Bay Golf & Resort Shops, the Taverna Restaurant, the Kapalua Golf Academy and administrative offices.
 
The Kapalua Golf Academy has also been redesigned and modernized. The Academy practice range and tee areas have been expanded, and two hitting decks resurfaced with Platinum Paspalum turf. A massive 9,000 square-foot putting green has been added next to the Village Center to provide guests with an additional short-game practice location or warm up spot prior to Bay Course rounds. The new practice green was turfed with Tif-Eagle to be consistent with the putting surfaces found on the golf course.
 
“All of the improvements are focused on continuing to create the best experience for golfers, students at the Kapalua Golf Academy and resort guests,” said Alex Nakajima, general manager, Kapalua Golf & Tennis. “The enhancements to the Bay Course routing and operations will influence pace of play in positive fashion, while the improvements made to the Kapalua Golf Academy will continue to position the Academy as the premier golf instruction facility in the world.”
 
The Bay Course improvements follow a complete renovation to the Plantation Course golf shop and retail center (completed September 2018), and precede an extensive, multi-million dollar enhancement project to the Plantation Course designed by the renowned golf course architect team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.  On-course work on the Plantation Course is scheduled to begin in February of 2019 and be completed in November 2019. Mr. Coore and Mr. Crenshaw will assist with the extensive course refinement project. In addition, Troon’s Design/Development/Agronomy team, as well as long-time Kapalua, Maui resident and Golf Channel personality Mark Rolfing, will also provide input on the project. The course enhancement project is aimed at refining and revitalizing the 27-year-old golf course and will include: resurfacing all greens with Tif Eagle Bermuda; renovating every bunker on the golf course; and re-grassing tees, fairways and roughs with state-of-the-art Celebration Bermuda turf. New tee complexes will also be added, including additional forward tees to help increase guest enjoyment and several new tournament tees will also be built on key holes to further test the world’s best PGA TOUR professionals during the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
 
For more information on Kapalua Golf, visit www.GolfAtKapalua.com or call 1-877-KAPALUA.
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KAPALUA GOLF’S PLANTATION COURSE GOLF SHOP
UNDERGOING RENOVATION

 
 
Maui, Hawaii. (July 18, 2018) – Kapalua Golf’s award-winning Plantation Course Golf Shop is currently undergoing an extensive renovation. The project is expected to be completed by September 2018 and is being overseen by Troon’s Director of Retail Operations Kristen Goulet, Area Retail Manager Felecia West and Troon’s Design Services Department. While the golf shop is closed for renovations, a temporary golf shop is located downstairs next to the locker rooms.
 
Annually recognized as a Platinum Award winner and one of the top golf shops in the world by the Association of Golf Merchandisers, Kapalua’s Plantation Golf Shop sees more than 100,000 yearly guests. The golf shop renovation is focusing on capacity and showcasing product in a fresh, new light within the same footprint.  The central counter and overhead lighting fixture have been removed to open up floor space and to show off the dramatic 30-foot tall, wood-planked pavilion ceiling. Finishes are being updated with a “plantation modern vibe” with clean lines, exotic woods, brass, stone, painted white trims and watery-blue grass cloth details. An expansive high-top bar area has been added to the northwest corner of the shop; giving guests a place to belly-up and enjoy views of the 18th hole, the Pacific Ocean and the nearby islands of Moloka’i and Lanai. Binoculars and iPads will be available for guests to use while in the high-top bar area. Merchandise, featuring Kapalua’s iconic butterfly logo, will continue to include an assortment of unique luxury resort gifts and apparel as well as local artisan and Maui-made products.
 
“We are excited to unveil our new and improved golf shop to guests this September,” said Alex Nakajima, general manager, Kapalua Golf & Tennis. “All of our enhancements are geared toward improving the overall golf experience for our guests who visit us from around the world.”
 
In March, Kapalua Golf announced a multi-million dollar enhancement project to its Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw-designed Plantation Course.  On-course work is expected to begin in February of 2019 and be completed in November 2019. Home of the PGA TOUR’s Sentry Tournament of Champions, the course enhancement project is aimed at refining and revitalizing the 27-year-old golf course.
 
For more information on Kapalua Golf, visit www.GolfAtKapalua.com or call 1-877-KAPALUA.

 


Plantation Course

KAPALUA GOLF’S PLANTATION COURSE TO UNDERGO MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ENHANCEMENT

 
Maui, Hawaii. (March 15, 2018) – Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course, annually rated as a top 100 golf course in the world and consistently ranked as the “Best Golf Course You Can Play” in Hawaii, will undergo a multi-million dollar enhancement project aimed at refining and revitalizing the 27-year-old golf course. On-course work is expected to begin in February of 2019 and be completed in November 2019.
 
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the original Plantation Course design team, will assist with the extensive course refinement project. In addition, Troon’s Design/Development/Agronomy team, as well as long-time Maui resident and Golf Channel personality Mark Rolfing, will also work on the project. Enhancements will include: resurfacing all greens with Tif Eagle Bermuda; renovating every bunker on the golf course; and re-grassing tees, fairways and roughs with state-of-the-art Celebration Bermuda turf. New tee complexes will also be added, including additional forward tees to help increase guest enjoyment and several new tournament tees will also be built on key holes to further test the world’s best PGA TOUR professionals during the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
 
“We look forward to the opportunity to restore many elements of the Plantation Course and implement a few ‘refinements’,” said Bill Coore. “It’s like when you have a special piece of art, or something really special to you, and you get a chance to dust if off and make it new again. This will be a very thoughtful restoration and refining process, but it’s not a redesign. We are very happy with the way the course looks and the way it has gone through the past nearly three decades.”
 
In addition to the Plantation Course enhancements during 2019, Kapalua will begin three other significant projects this summer (2018), including:

  • Upgrading/renovating the Plantation Golf Shop
  • Relocate the Bay Course Operations and Golf Shop to the Village Center, providing an even better “sense of arrival” for guests playing the Bay Course
  • Redesign and modernize the Kapalua Golf Academy practice facility  
 
“We are confident that these numerous enhancements will continue to strengthen the Plantation Course’s position as the top golf course in Hawaii and support further upward progression in Top 100 rankings,” said Alex Nakajima, general manager, Kapalua Golf & Tennis. “All of our upcoming enhancements are geared toward improving the overall golf experience for our guests, while also ensuring the Sentry Tournament of Champions remains a top stop on the PGA TOUR. We’ll be excited to show off the newly refined Plantation Course to those playing in the tournament in January of 2020.”
 
For more information on Kapalua Golf, visit www.GolfAtKapalua.com or call 1-877-KAPALUA.

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