Kapalua Golf's Plantation Course: Hole by Hole Changes

Posted by Courtney Brown on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 11:43am.

KAPALUA GOLF’S PLANTATION COURSE
HOLE-BY-HOLE CHANGES 

Plantation Course Kapalua

Avid golfers dream of playing Kapalua's Plantation Course, which consistently ranks amongst the top courses in Hawaii and rated as one of the top 100 courses in the world.  The course is the home of the PGA TOUR’s Sentry Tournament of Champions which returns to Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course from January 1-5, 2020. Tickets for the PGA TOUR's champions-only event are available at sentrytournamentofchampions.com

In preparation for the tournament, a 9-month, multi-million dollar enhancement project began in February 2019.  Both the course and the Plantation Course clubhouse and golf shop reopen to the public on November 23rd.  In preparation for the tournament, tee times will be limited on the Plantation Course in late November and throughout December and golf carts will be restricted to cart paths only.  The Plantation House Restaurant, located in the Plantation Course clubhouse, is expected to open in early December. Tee time reservations can be made up to 45 days in advance by calling 877-527-2582, or 30 days prior through Kapalua Golf’s website (www.golfatkapalua.com).

The following is a Hole by Hole detailed list of improvements to refine and revitalize the course.  The original Plantation Course architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw oversaw the project of the 28-year-old course along with Troon’s Design, Development and Agronomy team and Golf Channel personality Mark Rolfing. 

General changes on all 18 holes: 

  • All bunkers were rebuilt with new drainage, capillary concrete, reshaped, and new sand 
  • All greens were rebuilt including new drainage, new sand and grassed with TifEagle Bermuda grass 
  • All tees were laser leveled 
  • The entire course was replanted with Celebration Bermuda grass 

Hole 1: 

  • Professional tee rebuilt and expanded 
  • Fairway bunkers moved in toward the fairway 
  • The green size expanded, making more hole locations available 
  • The bail out area right of the green has been re-established from native grass to Bermuda grass 
  • Native grass area added behind the fairway bunkers, left of 1 tees and right of 1 fairway

Hole 2: 

  • The green was expanded 
  • Small landform was placed front left of the green surround 

Hole 3: 

  • New professional tee added 
  • Forward tees rebuilt and lowered  
  • First two fairway bunkers removed 
  • New fairway bunker added on the right side 
  • Greenside bunker bottoms raised and reduced in size 
  • Green was expanded by 1000 square feet 
  • Native grass area added to the right of the green 

Hole 4: 

  • First left fairway bunker removed and first right fairway bunker reduced in size 
  • New professional tee and resort tee rebuilt and lowered 
  • The green was expanded making more hole locations available 

Hole 5: 

  • New forward tee added 
  • New fairway bunker at 300 yards and a new approach bunker were added 
  • The green is slightly smaller 
  • The far right greenside bunker was removed 
  • The right greenside bunker bottom was raised 4 feet

Hole 6: 

  • The green expanded 900 square feet to the back and right side 
  • The green now has more pin location options 
  • Native grass area added behind the forward tee 

Hole 7:

  • New professional tee added to the right of the existing tee and the old professional tee was removed 
  • The resort and forward tee complex was rebuilt and lowered 
  • A new landform was added in the middle of the landing zone off the tee 
  • The bunkers were reduced in size 
  • The green was reduced in size by approximately 750 square feet 

Hole 8: 

  • Right side professional tee rebuilt and expanded 
  • Left side professional tee removed 
  • Forward tee raised 3 feet 
  • Entire green complex was rebuilt 
  • All bunkers moved slightly closer to the green 
  • Front bunker bottom raised by 4-5 feet 
  • Bailout areas created left and right to capture errant shots 

Hole 9: 

  • New professional tee added 
  • Tee complex rebuilt and lowered 
  • A new forward tee added 
  • A new landform in the left rough/fairway landing area 
  • Left fairway bunkers moved-in toward the fairway 

Hole 10: 

  • New professional tee added
  • New native grass areas established in front of professional tee and back left of the green complex 
  • The front left approach area was raised slightly to prevent balls from rolling off into the native area 
  • The green was softened and has many more pin locations available 
  • The green is smaller by approximately 500 square feet  

Hole 11: 

• The green expanded by approximately 500 square feet 

Hole 12: 

  • New native grass areas established right of the right fairway bunkers and behind the green complex
  • All fairway bunkers were move slightly in toward the fairway 
  • The front left approach bunker was reduced in size 

Hole 13: 

  • Native grass was established left of the fairway narrowing the hole off of the tee by 60 feet 
  • A new forward tee was added 
  • The collection area past the fairway bunker was raised 
  • The approach was raised and softened 
  • The green was reduced in size by 1000 square feet
  • More hole location options were added 
  • Native grass was established behind the green complex 

Hole 14: 

  • The forward tee was rebuilt and shifted forward and left 
  • The first fairway bunker was removed 
  • The green expanded by 1200 square feet 
  • There are more pin location options available 

Hole 15: 

  • The entire tee complex was rebuilt, lowered, and one small tee was removed 
  • A new forward tee was added 
  • A new landform was added at the end of the first fairway 
  • A new landform was added in the approach area 
  • The bottom of the existing approach bunker was raised by 5 feet 
  • A new bunker was added behind the existing bunker 
  • Native grass was established on the right side of the first fairway slightly narrowing the hole off the tee by 6-10 feet 
  • The green was reduced in sized by 400 square feet 

Hole 16: 

  • The first middle fairway bunker was removed 
  • The far left fairway bunker was removed 
  • A new landform was added on the left side of the fairway 
  • A new bunker was added at 280-300 yards in front of the existing approach bunker 
  • The front right greenside bunker was removed 
  • All of the greenside bunkers were reduced in size and moved closer to the green 
  • The green was reduced in size by 600 square feet 
  • More hole location options are now available 
  • Native grass was established on the left side of the hole, right of the green, and behind the green  

Hole 17: 

  • The first fairway bunker was removed 
  • A new landform was added front right of the green in the approach area 
  • More hole location options are now available 

Hole 18: 

  • The bunker bottoms were raised slightly 
  • A subtle landform was added front middle of the green in the approach 
  • The green expanded by 1200 square feet 
  • There are more hole location options now available 

Practice areas: 

  • The putting green was reduced in size by 33 percent 
  • A new chipping green, practice bunker and chipping green fairway were created 
  • The practice range tee was leveled and re-grassed 
  • A new slab was poured on the practice range tee to accommodate practice tee mats 

Above list of updates was provided by Kapalua Golf

The Plantation Course is surrounded by Kapalua's Plantation Estates, home to some of the most stunning estates in the resort.  Situated on 2+ acre homesites, the development overlooks some of the most spectacular vistas the Plantation Golf Course has to offer.  The homes nestled along the 16th & 17th holes and perched overlooking the 18th hole have historically commanded the highest sales prices, ranging from $6-14 Million.  At the time of this post, home offerings in the Plantation Estates range from $3,995,000 to $5,995,000 and land offerings range from $885,000 to $3,995,000 for a 2.3 acre parcel overlooking the 18th fairway.

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