posted on September 01, 2011 15:40
PRINCEVILLE, KAUAI, HAWAII September 1, 2011: Kauai’s acclaimed Princeville Prince Golf Course, one of the top-ranked courses in Hawaii and Top 100 in the United States, has announced a reopening date of December 14 to unveil the newly renovated course. On September 19, the course will start accepting tee time reservations for play beginning December 14.
The Prince has been closed since January 29 for an extensive renovation project, including: 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 fairways, streams, and visual impediments surrounding holes that have encroached upon the design intent of the course over the years; widening of fairways and reshaping of greens; tee leveling and addition of new tees for added shot value and variety; and improvements to ensure the course will be consistently maintained in superb condition. In addition, the Prince’s spectacular 60,000-square-foot 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. The award-winning firm of 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.” Princeville's Prince Golf Course is known equally for its challenging play, breathtaking natural beauty, and magnificent layout that follows the natural contours of the land, encompassing 350 acres of rolling terrain, tropical jungle, gullies, streams, and waterfalls. In recent years, the Prince was consistently ranked as the number one course in Hawaii and is recognized on Golf Digest's prestigious list of "America’s 100 Greatest Courses” for 2011/2012. For more information on the Prince Course, call toll-free 1-800-826-1105, direct (808) 826-5001, or email Info@Princeville.com.
About RTJ 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 +1 650-475-0329 or on the website at www.rtj2.com.