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Troon Announces New Manager for Princeville Makai Golf Club

Aug 15, 2022

Princeville Makai Golf Club on the island of Kauai, Hawaii is pleased to welcome Michael Neider, PGA as the club’s new general manager. As general manager, Neider will oversee golf operations, food & beverage, agronomy, sales and marketing and maintenance operations for the Top 100 facility located on Kauai’s beautiful North Shore.


Neider has 12-plus years of experience in the golf and hospitality industry. Prior to arriving at Princeville Makai Golf Club Neider was the Group Director of Golf in Dubai, UAE for Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Montgomerie Golf Club Dubai, and Dubai Hills Golf Club as part of the Troon International division. Before his time in Dubai, he served as head golf professional at The Peninsula Golf & Country Club in Millsboro, Delaware. Neider began his career in golf at Cress Creek Country Club in Naperville, Ill.


“We are pleased to have Michael leading one of Troon’s premier Hawaii golf destinations,” said Troon’s Chief Operating Officer Mike Ryan. “Michael’s experience combined with his knowledge of club operations made him the ideal candidate for this award-winning facility.”


Originally from Middleton, Wisconsin, Neider holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree focused in Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations from Arizona State University. He became a Class-A member of the PGA of America in 2009.


“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of such an iconic property,” said Neider. “It is exciting to share my numerous golf operations experiences both overseas and stateside with the Princeville Makai Golf Club team.”


Princeville Makai Golf Club is managed by Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee division of Troon. For more information on Princeville Makai Golf Club, visit


About the Princeville Makai Golf Club

Princeville Makai Golf Club opened in 1971 as the first solo effort of golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. In 2009 and 2010, the course was completely renovated by Jones Jr., introducing spectacular new Seashore Paspalum turf grass on all fairways and greens. Since the renovation, the Makai Course has soared to the top of golf's most respected rankings, including Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses in America,” “Top 3 Best Courses You Can Play in Hawaii” by Golfweek, and named one of the "Top 5 Great Golf Settings" in the world by National Geographic Traveler. With six oceanfront holes overlooking the stunning North Shore, picturesque views of Makana, commonly referred to as Bali Hai from the 1958 film “South Pacific”, and dozens of waterfalls cascading from nearby peaks (Nāmolokama and Māmalahoa), Princeville Makai Golf Club is the definition of golf in paradise.  In addition to golf, Princeville Makai Golf Club is also home to Sunset Golf Cart Tours, the Mauka Disc Golf Course, Sunrise Yoga, a popular tennis facility and many jaw dropping sites for banquets and special celebrations.


Princeville Makai Golf Club’s key amenity, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay will begin welcoming guests in the fall of 2022 following a multi-million dollar renovation. Perched above legendary Hanalei Bay, this new luxury resort will feature 252 rooms, including 51 suites. Thoughtful touches will bring nature into each space, with native greenery, reclaimed materials, organic cotton linens, and lush gardens. The hotel’s views of the verdant cliffs of the Na Pali Coast and breathtaking Hanalei Bay will leave guests mesmerized.               


About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 680-plus locations around the globe, including managing 665-plus 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 670-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, ICON Management Services, CADDIEMASTER, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design and Casa Verde Golf. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.


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