KAUA‘I’S PRINCE COURSE TO REOPEN WITH MONTAGE GOLF MANAGEMENT
ONE-OF-A-KIND OCEANFRONT RANCH SITES TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE
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PRINCEVILLE, KAUA'I, HAWAI'I (February 7, 2012) – Princeville at Hanalei is launching the
next Resort Phase of its master development plans with the re-opening of the acclaimed Prince Golf Course, consistently ranked as one of America's Top 100 Golf Courses by Golf Digest.
The Prince Course will open for play March 1, 2012 following a multi-million restoration by
Heritage Links and renowned golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Restoration work
also included significant interior and exterior updates to the Princeville Clubhouse and its
The Princeville at Hanalei resort community on Kaua'i's North Shore is one of the world's most
beautiful travel destinations. For the first time, Princeville will offer a very limited number of "One
of a Kind" oceanfront multi-acre ranch home sites, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean,
Bali Hai, Anini Beach Shoreline and the Kilauea Lighthouse. Later in the year, contemporary
Hawaiian Hales and Villas will also be offered, designed to preserve island legacies, while
providing understated luxe amenities & services all tied to the new St. Regis Princeville, Prince
and Makai Courses, existing resort recreational and adventure amenities.
Montage Golf, a division of Montage Hotels & Resorts, known for their collection of distinctive
hotels, resorts and residences in stunning settings, will oversee management, training and
programming at the Prince Course and Princeville Golf Club and Adventure Center. Princeville
is Montage Golf's debut in Hawai'i's luxury resort marketplace. "The distinguished history and
spectacular setting of the Prince Course are truly extraordinary and we are honored to partner
with Jeff Stone to design and implement a memorable golf experience for our guests," said Greg
Villeneuve, Vice President of Golf for Montage Hotels & Resorts.
"We're looking forward to unveiling the new Prince Course and are truly excited about the
partnership with Montage and the company's commitment to excellence in golf service," says
Jeffrey R. Stone, Princeville at Hanalei master developer. "Montage has redefined 'comfortable
luxury' in the hospitality industry and brings a new level of prestige and cachet to Princeville and
Hawai'i's golf industry. They are second to none when it comes to delivering exclusive
experiences and their expertise in building signature outdoor adventure programs, is a natural fit
for our existing Princeville Ranch Adventures and the North Shore of Kaua'i."
The Prince Course is known equally for its challenging play and unparalleled natural beauty.
The world-class layout encompasses 350 acres of rolling terrain, tropical jungle, gullies,
streams, waterfalls and stellar ocean views. Restoration work to the course included the
complete reconstruction, re-shaping and re-grassing of all greens to meet modern USGA
specifications; remodeling of bunkers; widening of fairways; and the addition of new tees for
extended challenge and variety.
Golf course architect and Hanalei resident Robert Trent Jones, Jr. emphasized, "The
improvements we made to the Prince Course were very important to me, personally because of
my long-standing connection to the area. Our firm implemented a wide-ranging refreshment
that has returned the golf course to its original pristine condition and will guarantee its continued
stature as the best layout in Hawai'i. Essentially, we gave The Prince the royal treatment it
Princeville Golf Club's 13-acre driving range/practice facility was also refurbished and expanded
to feature multiple tee areas and target greens with bunkers. The spectacular 60,000-squarefoot
Princeville Clubhouse, redesigned by award-winning Group 70 International, will include a
newly designed golf shop, locker rooms, lobby, outdoor terrace overlooking Bali Hai and an
expanded retail ground floor, offering programs that capitalize on exclusive access to the golf
course and surrounding lands and showcase Princeville's lush tropical landscape, mountains,
waterfalls and streams. Cart and walking tours to view the incredible resort and golf course
scenery will also be available.
"We're greatly appreciative of the support we've received from Kaua'i County officials, the
ILWU, our employees, contractors, and the local community," continued Stone. "Everyone has
been incredibly patient throughout this extensive restoration project. We believe our guests and
residents, golfers and non-golfers, will find the Prince Course and Clubhouse transformation
Princeville Golf Club is now accepting reservations for play on the Prince Course beginning
March 1. For rates and on-line tee time arrangements, visit www.princeville.com or call (808)
826-5000. For information about real estate call (808) 531-9761 or visit www.theresortgroup.com.
About Robert Trent Jones II
With headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., Robert Trent Jones II, Golf Course Architects (RTJ II) is
the preeminent golf design firm worldwide. Trustees of a great tradition of golf course
architecture, RTJ II is committed to working in harmony with nature to craft the best golf course
on each unique site. The RTJ II design team has experience in every aspect of golf course
development and the ability to provide support and expertise from conception through
completion of any project. For additional information contact the firm at (650) 475-0329 or on
the website at www.rtj2.com.
In 2005, Princeville Associates LLC, under the guidance of master developer Jeffrey R. Stone,
acquired the approximately 9,000-acre Princeville Resort, an area known for an abundance of
natural resources, scenic beauty and stunning ocean and coastal views. The purchase included
the 252-room St. Regis Princeville Resort (formerly the Princeville Hotel), Prince and Makai golf
courses and club facilities, Princeville Tennis Club, Princeville Health Club and Spa, Princeville
Shopping Center, Princeville Airport, Princeville Ranch and historic taro lands in adjacent
Hanalei Valley. For more information visit www.princeville.com.
Stone mastered the introduction of the St. Regis Resort to Hawai'i (and completed the
transformation of the landmark Princeville Hotel property), a pivotal component to securing the
development of Westin Hotels & Resorts' first vacation club concept on Kaua'i (the Westin
Princeville Ocean Resort Villas); transferred stewardship of the historic Hanalei Plantation hotel
site to Ohana Hanalei LLC, an affiliate of Montage Hotels & Resorts; and oversaw the
successful renovation of Princeville's Makai golf course (27 holes), clubhouse, fitness center
and shopping center. In five years, and during the country's most challenging economic times,
Stone engineered $500+ million in capital investment and the creation of 2,000+ construction
jobs at Princeville. Annual operations at the resort currently support 2,500 jobs and generate
$377 million in economic impact to the County of Kaua'i and the State of Hawai'i. For more
information visit www.theresortgroup.com.