Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course, Now Renovated, is Ready to Host PGA TOUR’s Sentry Tournament of Champions
12 Dec, 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, reopened for daily-fee play on Saturday, November 23, 2019 following a 9-month, multi-million dollar enhancement project. Tee time reservations can be made up to 45 days in advance by calling 877-527-2582, or 30 days prior through Kapalua Golf’s website (www.golfatkapalua.com).
In preparation for the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions, scheduled for January 1 - 5, tee times will be limited on the Plantation Course in late November and throughout December and golf carts will be restricted to cart paths only. In addition to the golf course reopening, the newly refined Plantation Course clubhouse and golf shop will also reopen on November 23rd following a four-month renovation project. An improved Plantation House Restaurant, located in the Plantation Course clubhouse, is expected to make its debut in early December.
Original Plantation Course architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw oversaw the refinement project along with Troon’s Design, Development and Agronomy team and Golf Channel personality Mark Rolfing. During the 9-month project all 107 acres of fairways, tees and rough were grassed with Celebration Bermuda grass, while all greens were grassed with TifEagle Bermuda grass. A capillary concrete liner system was installed in all 93 course bunkers, allowing the bunkers to better weather heavy rain events. The Plantation Course’s practice green and chipping green areas were also rebuilt, with TifEagle Bermuda grass added. The practice range tee area was laser leveled and grassed with Celebration Bermuda grass. For a detailed, hole-by-hole look at all Plantation Course enhancements, please click here.
“The newly refined Plantation Course looks and plays amazing,” said Alex Nakajima, general manager, Kapalua Golf & Tennis. “Mahalo to Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw, Mark Rolfing, the Troon Agronomy Team and Kapalua Golf’s Director of Agronomy Andrew Rebman and his team for their incredible efforts to have the course ready and in pristine condition by November. We’re excited to welcome locals, Maui visitors and the PGA TOUR’s best back to the new Plantation Course.”
For more information on Kapalua Golf, visit www.GolfAtKapalua.com or call 1-877-KAPALUA.
About Kapalua Golf & Tennis: Kapalua Golf & Tennis, managed by Troon, features 36-holes of award-winning golf, the Kapalua Golf Academy – the No. 1 Golf Academy in Hawaii as ranged by Golf Digest (Editor's Choice Award, 2018 & 2019), and Kapalua Tennis - an award-winning facility, with expert instruction from top professionals, year-round tournaments and events, tennis camps and matchmaking services. Kapalua’s Plantation Course," is ranked No. 19 on “America’s Top 100 Public Courses” list by Golf Digest. The Bay Course has long been dubbed as “Hawaii’s favorite resort course” and celebrated its 43rd anniversary in 2018. Its breathtaking par three 17th hole is the only hole to play over the ocean on Maui. Kapalua Golf Academy is Hawaii’s most comprehensive learning center and practice facility, offering individual lessons, golf schools, Trackman analysis, custom club fitting, group lessons and on-course playing lessons. The Kapalua Tennis Garden is located in the splendid natural setting of Kapalua Resort and is currently ranked as the No. 9 Top Tennis Resort in the World according to Tennis Resorts Online 2017. For additional information on Kapalua Golf, visit www.GolfAtKapalua.com or call 1-877-KAPALUA. For additional information on Kapalua Tennis, visit www.KapaluaTennis.com or call 1-808-662-7730.
About Troon: Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 465 locations around the globe, including managing 510 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.