The municipal facility in Wailuku, Hawaii will replace existing Bermuda grass on the greens and collars on the back nine, then the front nine with Seashore Paspalum grass. During the project, which is expected to last 3 to 4 months, golfers are encouraged to play the front nine twice for an 18-hole game.
Renovation begins on the back nine greens of Waiehu Golf Course in Wailuku, Hawaii starting April 16, Maui (Hawaii) Now reported.
Officials of the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation said the upgrades will not impact 18-hole play until May. In May, at a date to be determined, the back nine, holes 10 through 18, will be closed for renovation. The projected closure is 3-4 months, weather permitting, Now reported.
During the closure, golfers are encouraged to play the front nine twice for an 18-hole game, Now reported.
The renovation will include the removal of existing Bermuda grass on the greens and collars, and installation of Seashore Paspalum grass. During the face lift, 16-19% of the current greens soil profile will be modified to provide an improved growing medium for the new Paspalum grass, Now reported.
Other work includes complete aerification of the back nine, tee box remediation, continued weed eradication and beautification projects to improve the overall playing conditions at the golf course, Now reported.