Maui, Hawaii – 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.
About Kapalua Golf & Tennis
Kapalua Golf & Tennis, managed by Troon, features 36-holes of award-winning golf, the Kapalua Golf Academy - a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School, 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 is celebrating its 43rd anniversary in 2018. Its breathtaking par three fifth 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, video 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 #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.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 330 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. 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 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.