Closed since January 29 for extensive course renovations, a reopening date of December 14 has been set.
Princeville Prince Golf Course in Kauai, Hawaii, has announced a reopening date of December 14 to unveil its newly renovated course, and the club has begun accepting tee-time reservations for play beginning on that date.
“The Prince” has been closed since January 29 for an extensive renovation project that included:
– complete reconstruction of putting greens with SeaDwarf Seashore Paspalum turf and sub-surface material to meet modern USGA specifications;
– remodeling of bunkers to improve drainage, playability, visibility, and strategic value;
– clearing of surrounding fairways, streams, and visual impediments that have encroached upon the design intent of the course over the years;
– widening of fairways and reshaping of greens;
– tee leveling and the addition of new tees, for added shot value and variety;
– improvements to ensure the course will be consistently maintained in superb condition.
In addition, the Prince’s spectacular 60,000-sq. ft. clubhouse will complete its second phase of refurbishment to coincide with the golf course reopening. The Tavern Restaurant by Roy Yamaguchi and the Prince Golf Shop, both located on the lower level of the Prince clubhouse, will continue to remain open during the renovation.
Heritage Links has been carrying out the construction and renovation work and will manage all golf and club operations when the course reopens. Robert Trent Jones II, Golf Course Architects (RTJ II) is serving as lead architect on the project under the direction of Chairman and Master Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., who designed the Prince Course, which was completed in 1990.
“Perhaps our most dramatic refinement efforts have been focused on the complete reconstruction of every green complex, recapturing hole locations that have been lost over time,” notes Jones. “We have gently reconfigured the contours in the green surfaces to accommodate the green speeds that will be achieved by the newly planted paspalum variety of turf grass. In addition, fairway mowing patterns have been widened dramatically, to promote a more enjoyable experience for players of all skill levels.”
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