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October 7, 2010

Poipu Bay golf course set to reopen December 16 after 8-month greens renovation



POIPU, KAUAI, HAWAII (October 7, 2010) – Kauai’s renowned Poipu Bay Golf Course is on target to reopen, as planned, on December 16, unveiling its newly renovated greens.

The course has been closed since April 1 to undergo a comprehensive greens refurbishment project. The original Tifdwarf Bermuda grass has been removed, and greens have been replanted with a Sea Shore Paspalum hybrid (Supreme) that has proven to be an optimum putting surface in Hawaii. The eco-friendly Sea Shore Paspalum will require less fertilizer and almost no herbicides for maintenance, and it is a very drought tolerant grass.

“The new greens will provide a more consistent speed year-round,” says Craig Sasada, Poipu Bay’s Director of Golf, “creating a better overall golf experience for our guests. We are very pleased with the progress of the renovation thus far, and we’re looking forward to welcoming golfers back to Poipu Bay beginning December 16.”

In addition to the greens project, Poipu Bay’s 21,000-square-foot Clubhouse is undergoing refurbishment, including locker room renovation, new carpeting, and repainting. The restaurant at the Clubhouse is closed. However, Poipu Bay’s award-winning Golf Shop remains open for business Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on Sundays.

A Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design, Poipu Bay opened in 1991 and gained international recognition as home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994 through 2006. The 18-hole course is situated on 210 oceanfront acres adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa and has, over the years, been consistently ranked among the top golf courses in Hawaii and the U.S.

For more information, contact Craig Sasada, Director of Golf, at 808-742-8711. Visit Poipu Bay’s website at www.poipubaygolf.com .                      
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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Candy Aluli, Aluli Public Relations
Phone  (808) 669-1993            Email
alulipr@hawaii.rr.com  
Craig Sasada, Director of Golf, Poipu Bay Golf Course
Phone (808) 742-8711     Email
sasada@poipubaygolf.com

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