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September 22, 2009

Poipu Bay Golf Course to Undergo Greens Renovation in 2010


POIPU, KAUAI, HAWAII (September 22, 2009) – Kauai’s renowned Poipu Bay Golf Course, located on the island’s sunny south shore, will undergo a greens renovation project beginning in April 2010. The course, which gained international recognition as home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994 through 2006, will be closed for approximately eight months with a reopening planned for December 2010.

The project will include a complete renovation of all greens, replacing the original Tifdwarf Bermuda grass with a Sea Shore Paspalum hybrid (Supreme). “The Sea Shore Paspalum grass has proven to be an optimum putting surface in Hawaii,” notes Charles “CJ” Rebb, Poipu Bay’s Golf Course Superintendent. “It is also eco friendly, requiring less fertilizer, less water, and a decreased use of herbicides.”

“The new greens will provide a more consistent and faster putting surface for our guests,” says Poipu Bay’s Director of Golf, Craig Sasada. “We look forward to this project and the anticipated results.” The greens renovation is tentatively scheduled to begin in April 2010. A more specific timeframe regarding closure of the course and completion of the project will be provided as the project logistics are confirmed.

Poipu Bay is an 18-hole championship course situated on 210 oceanfront acres on Kauai’s southern coast, adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. A Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, Poipu Bay opened in 1991 and has, over the years, been consistently ranked among the top golf courses in Hawaii and the U.S

For more information or to book tee times, call the Poipu Bay Golf Shop at toll free 1-800-858-6300 or direct (808) 742-8711. Visit Poipu Bay’s website at www.poipubaygolf.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: 
CANDY ALULI, ALULI PUBLIC RELATIONS
Phone  (808) 669-1993
Email alulipr@hawaii.rr.com

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