Kapalua, Maui – Troon Golf, the world’s largest golf course operator, announced Jan. 18 it has been selected to manage Kapalua Resort’s two championship golf courses and highly acclaimed golf academy beginning April 1, 2011. Located on the island of Maui, both The Bay Course and The Plantation Course are among Hawaii’s most acclaimed golf destinations.
Measuring 7,411 yards long, The Plantation Course hosts the PGA Tour Hyundai Tournament of Champions each January, featuring an elite field of the previous year’s PGA Tour winners. The field has included golf greats such as Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Justin Leonard, Ernie Els, Davis Love III and many more. Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, the grand scale of the course unfurls across natural geographic formations and pineapple plantation fields.
“Kapalua is an iconic golf destination,” said Dana Garmany, Troon Golf chairman and CEO. “We are honored to have been selected to manage these exceptional golf courses and are confident that our management practices will contribute positively to the overall experience at Kapalua Resort.”
Designed by Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane, The Bay Course represents the first of Kapalua’s two championship golf courses. Measuring 6,600 yards long, the layout is an excellent example of resort golf at its best with gently rolling fairways and generous greens.
“The Bay Course and The Plantation Course at Kapalua are two world-class facilities located in one of the most majestic settings in the world,” stated Tadashi Yanai, president, TY Management Corporation. “Combining superior course architecture with impeccable playing conditions and customer service, makes these two courses unique among even the finest golf destinations.”
The Kapalua Golf Academy is a state-of-the-art instructional facility unparalleled in Hawaii. Players can learn the basics or hone their skills when learning from the largest teaching staff of PGA Professionals in the state.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 23 countries. Additionally, 45 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club, Green Bay, Wis.; Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Golf Club at Equinox, Manchester Village, Vt.; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; One&Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas; and The Grove, London, England.