Princeville Makai Golf Club Unveils New 18-Hole Disc Golf Course - The Mauka Course
Kauai, Hawaii – Princeville Makai Golf Club in Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii recently unveiled its newest guest amenity, the new Mauka Disc Golf Course. The new course was designed and set up by disc golf manufacturer Innova Disc Golf. Innova’s co-founder Harold Duvall, Disc Golf Course Designer Andrew Duvall and Landscape Architect Darrell Bankes were on Kauai and designed the course. The name “Makai” is Hawaiian for “towards the ocean,” while “Mauka” is Hawaiian for “towards the mountains.”
The Mauka Disc Golf Course follows a similar flow and co-exists with Makai’s popular 9-hole Woods Course as both layouts wind their way through the native woodlands of Kauai's North Shore. The synchronized layouts allow for Disc Golf tee times and rounds to be scheduled and played throughout the day and intermingled with traditional golfers.
“Disc Golf is a growing sport with over 10 million participants,” said Doug Sutter, general manager, Princeville Makai Golf Club. “With Princeville Makai Golf Club and nearby Hanalei Bay easily accessible from anywhere on the island, we believe our new Disc Golf Course will inspire more resort guests and residents who do not play traditional golf to enjoy the beauty for the North Shore. We’re excited about our newly formed relationship with Innova Disc Golf and are happy to partner with their team on the creation of the Mauka Course.”
Green fees for Disc Golf are $25 per person for those walking the course, or $45 per person for those riding in a golf cart. Custom-stamped Innova Discs and Innova Disc Golf bags are available in the Princeville Makai Golf Club’s golf shop. The Mauka Disc Golf Course is a 2.5 mile loop, providing walkers a TroonFIT health and wellness benefit.
Princeville Makai is no stranger to creating unique ways to market the facility to non-golfers. Each day, the club offers guided Sunset Golf Cart Tours that begin approximately two hours before sunset and end on the 7th hole boasting views of crashing waves in the ocean below, freshwater waterfalls, Hanalei Bay, Queen’s Bath and Mount Makana as the sun disappears over the horizon.
About Princeville Makai Golf Club
Princeville Makai Golf Club features Robert Trent Jones Jr’s first-ever solo design. Since undergoing an extensive $6 million renovation by Trent Jones Jr. and reopening in early 2010, the Princeville Makai Course has soared to the top of golf’s most respected rankings, including “Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses in America” by Golf Digest, #3 golf course in the state of Hawaii by GolfWeek, a “Top 5 Public Golf Course” in Hawaii by GOLF Magazine, and named to the list of America’s “Top 5 Great Golf Settings” by National Geographic Traveler. Thanks to the club’s beautiful ocean-front setting, Princeville Makai Golf Club is a popular wedding venue, and with the addition of Sunset Tour in 2017, the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. With Princeville Makai’s immaculate course conditions, six ocean-front holes, and amazing “Aloha Spirit” it is impossible for any other golf course on the Hawaiian Islands to rival Princeville Makai’s true Hawaiian Golf Adventure.
The golf operations at Princeville Makai Golf Club are professionally managed by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 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.