Troon, the management for Maui's famed Plantation Course in Kapalua, has announced plans to revitalize the course, as well as key components of the Bay Course and Golf Academy.
The Plantation Course repeatedly receives accolades as one of the best courses in Hawaii. Around the world, the course is best known as home to the annual PGA Tour Tournament of Champions, an invitation-only tournament, with a field comprised of only to the prior year's tournament winners.
The multi-million dollar enhancement project includes plans to have the original architects, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, work with the Golf Channel's Mark Rolfing, a long time Kapalua resident. The initial scope of the project includes resurfacing the greens, renovating the bunkers, and re-grassing tees, fairways and ruffs. New tee complexes and forward tees will be added, as well as several tournament tees on key holes.
This summer the Plantation Course Golf Shop will be renovated, and the Bay Course Operations and Golf Shop will move to the Village Center, next to Taverna restaurant. Additionally, the Kapalua Golf Academy Practice Facility will go through a redesign. The Plantation Course project dates have yet to be finalized, though are tentatively slated to take place February through November of 2019, with the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions being played on the new Plantation Course.
The Plantation Course is surrounded by estate homes in both the Plantation Estates and Mahana Ridge. The Bay Course anchors the condominium communities of the Golf Villas, Ridge Villas, Ironwoods, as well as the residential communities of Pineapple Hill and Pineapple Hill Estates.
Courtney M. Brown, R(S)
Island Sotheby's International Realty