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January 4, 2016

MAUI & LĀNAʻI GOLF Form Alliance


Lahaina, Maui, Hawai‘i (January 4, 2016) - In 2015 a collection of Maui & Lāna‘i golf facilities gathered to re-establish Maui & Lāna‘i’s position as Hawai‘i’s pre-eminent golf destination.  Since 1963 Maui & Lāna‘i have hosted over 80 nationally broadcast tournaments more than any other Hawaiian Island. In September 2015 a Maui & Lāna‘i Golf commercial was created and broadcast to five major west coast cities during LIVE weekend broadcasts of the FEDEX Cup tournaments. Another similar media campaign to five west coast cities plus Chicago will occur in February and March 2016 during LIVE weekend broadcasts of TOUR tournaments. The golf alliance members include:  Kā‘anapali, Kapalua, The King Kamehameha Golf Club, Four Seasons Lāna‘i and the Wailea Golf Club.   

GOLF on Maui & Lāna‘i offers a myriad of world class courses located on cliffs overlooking the blue Pacific, draped along the foothills of the West Maui Mountains, perched above a marine life conservation district and poised on the slopes of a dormant volcano. The views are certain to astound you and so will the condition and playability of these courses.

It all began back in the 1960’s when the Royal Kā‘anapali Course opened at the Kā‘anapali Resort on West Maui, the first resort destination in Hawai‘i. The Royal Kā‘anapali is a true classic, designed by the legendary architect Robert Trent Jones SR and has hosted numerous big events on both the LPGA and Champions Tour. The 1964 Canada Cup (aka World Cup) was won by none other than Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. The Royal Kā‘anapali also hosted the Champions Tour for 14 years (1987-2000) at the Kā‘anapali Classic and the Wendy’s Champions Skins Game for 4 years (2008-2011). The sister course, the Kā‘anapali Kai, offers a wonderful complement to the more difficult tournament course and you can enjoy spectacular sights of the coastline and the islands of Lāna‘i and Moloka‘i from Kā‘anapali Kai’s higher elevations. The Kai Course hosted Golf Channel’s #1 series, Big Break Kā‘anapali in 2008.

Wailea is the only resort in Hawai‘i with 54 holes of golf, located on Maui’s sunny south shore. Collectively, Wailea Golf Club’s three 18-hole layouts have earned over 130 awards and accolades, and each course offers a unique experience. The Blue Course is Wailea’s original, designed by architect Arthur Jack Snyder and opened in the 1970’s. As testament to the quality of the course The Blue hosted the Women’s Kemper Open for 3 years (1990-1992). Recently reconfigured, the Blue has added nine tee boxes to create a short course option, and relocated to a contemporary new pro shop. The Emerald and Gold Courses share an award-winning clubhouse just down the road from the Blue. Both of these courses were created by Architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. The Emerald Course at Wailea is very user friendly and lauded numerous times for its particular appeal to women players. The Emerald is characterized by its lush landscaping and sprawling bunkers. Wailea’s Gold Course is gloriously beautiful along with being a wonderful test of golf. The Gold is Wailea’s true championship course and for 7 years (2001-2007) was host to the Wendy’s Champions Skins Game. But perhaps what makes Wailea’s courses most memorable are their elevations on the lower foothills of Maui’s majestic Mt. Haleakalā, which means golfers can enjoy gorgeous ocean vistas from every single fairway.

The PGA TOUR’s best players have been coming to compete at Kapalua for 35 consecutive years in 39 tournaments. The Bay Course is Kapalua’s original and was opened in 1975. Designed by Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane the Bay Course has been home to the PGA TOUR for 15 years (1982-1997) and also hosted an LPGA event in 2008. The Plantation Course is the signature of Kapalua Golf. Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw’s first major design together is massive, sprawling over some 700 acres. The features are also big… with super wide fairways, some as much as 80 yards and extremely large and undulating greens. The dramatic elevation changes on the Plantation Course add to the challenge but more importantly allow for spectacular views of the blue Pacific and the neighboring islands from every part of the course. The Plantation Course is consistently ranked #1 in Hawai‘i (Golfweek Magazine).

In central Maui minutes from Kahului you’ll find two courses situated along the foothills of the West Maui Mountains affording spectacular bi-coastal and Mt. Haleakalā views. The King Kamehameha Golf Club is Maui’s first 18-hole private golf club, designed by Ted Robinson in 1991. The King Kamehameha Golf Club is a pure golf experience with no surrounding homes and features the 74,000 sf Frank Lloyd Wright designed clubhouse. The Kahili Golf Course was designed by Robin Nelson and Rodney Wright in 1991 and is the companion to The King Kamehameha Golf Club. It provides a worthy test of golf and may be Maui’s best golf value. Kahili is available to guests and is a hidden gem amongst daily fee courses.

On Lānaʻi the Mānele Golf Course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course that opened in 1993 and features ocean views from every hole as well as supreme shot values. Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi is located nine miles across the channel from Maui just a short ferry ride to a once in a lifetime golf experience. Luxuriously re-imagined following a multi-million dollar transformation, the Resort will open in February and offer guests a sophisticated, yet relaxed escape on their own 90,000-acre secluded Hawaiian island. Mānele Golf Course is available for use by Resort Guests.

About Maui & Lāna‘i Golf
The Maui & Lānaʻi Golf Alliance’s mission is to cooperate in promoting golf on the Hawaiian Islands of Maui and Lāna’i. Together reminding people that Maui & Lana’i Golf has twice as many golf courses in Golfweek Magazineʻs 2015 Best Courses you can play in Hawai‘i than any other island. Golf Digest also consistently ranks many of Maui & Lāna‘i’s courses among the top courses in the state. The alliance consists of Kā‘anapali, Kapalua, The King Kamehameha Golf Club, Lāna‘i and Wailea who have created a national broadcast ad campaign. For more information log on to www.MauiLanaiGolf.com or www.GoGolfMaui-Lanai.com

About Kā‘anapali Golf
Royal Kā‘anapali Course
Tee times: (808) 661-3691 or (866) 454-GOLF (4653)
Fee: $169-$255   All rates are per person and include an electric cart on a shared basis, and tax. Rates are subject to change.
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Course Statistics:  Par: 71   Yardage: 6700
Learn more: http://www.kaanapaligolfcourses.com/golf

Kā‘anapali Kai Course
Tee times: (808) 661-3691 or (866) 454-GOLF (4653)
Fee: $130-$205   All rates are per person and include an electric cart on a shared basis, and tax. Rates are subject to change.
Architect: Arthur Jack Snyder, renovated in 2005 by Robin Nelson
Course Statistics:  Par: 70   Yardage: 6400
Learn more: http://www.kaanapaligolfcourses.com/golf#kaanapali-kai

About Kapalua Golf
The Bay Course
Tee times: (808) 669-8044 or (877) KAPALUA
Fee: $159-$219   All rates are per person and include an electric cart on a shared basis, and tax. Rates are subject to change.
Architect: Arnold Palmer & Francis Duane
Course Statistics:  Par: 72   Yardage: 6600
Learn more: http://www.golfatkapalua.com/bay-course.html

The Plantation Course
Tee times: (808) 669-8044 or (800) 708-9705
Fee: $199-$299   All rates are per person and include an electric cart on a shared basis, and tax. Rates are subject to change.
Architect: Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
Course Statistics:  Par: 73   Yardage: 7411
Learn more:  http://www.golfatkapalua.com/plantation-course.html

About Lāna‘i’s Mānele Course
Tee times: (808) 565-2222
Fee: $325
Architect: Jack Nicklaus - Signature Course
Course Statistics:  Par: 72   Yardage: 7039
Learn more: http://www.fourseasons.com/lanai/services_and_amenities/golf/Mānele_golf_course/

About The King Kamehameha Golf Club (private)
Limited Tee times available: (808) 249-0033
Membership available:  call Rick Castillo, PGA  (808) 249-0092
Architect: Ted Robinson, Sr., and Ted Robinson, Jr.
Course Statistics:  Par: 72   Yardage: 7060
Learn more: http://www.kamehamehagolf.com

About Wailea Golf
Blue Course
Tee times: (888) 328-MAUI
Fee: $145-$195   All rates are per person and include an electric cart with touch screen GPS on a shared basis, and tax. Rates are subject to change.
Architect: Jack Snyder
Course Statistics:  Par: 71   Yardage: 6545
Learn more: http://www.waileagolf.com/wailea-blue-maui-golf-course/

Emerald Course
Tee times: (888) 328-MAUI
Fee: $160-$240   All rates are per person and include an electric cart with touch screen GPS on a shared basis, range balls and use of the practice facility prior to play and tax. Rates are subject to change.
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Course Statistics: Par: 72   Yardage: 6825
Learn more: http://www.waileagolf.com/wailea-emerald-maui-golf-course/

Gold Course
Tee times: (888) 328-MAUI
Fee: $160-$240   All rates are per person and include an electric cart with touch screen GPS on a shared basis, range balls and use of the practice facility prior to play and tax. Rates are subject to change.
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Course Statistics:  Par: 72   Yardage: 7078
Learn more: http://www.waileagolf.com/wailea-gold-maui-golf-course/

About the islands of Maui & Lāna’i    
Learn more: http://media.gohawaii.com/maui/press-room/press-kit/
Learn more: http://media.gohawaii.com/lanai/press-room/press-kit/

Contacts:  
Kā‘anapali – Melissa DuPuis, 808-357-7248, mdupuis@kaanapaligolfcourses.com
Kapalua – Kelly Burke, 808-268-0064, kburke@troongolf.com
Lāna‘i – Joe LaBreche, 808-597-6698, joe.labreche@fourseasons.com
The King Kamehameha GC – Rick Castillo, 808-249-0092, rcastillo@kamehamehagolf.com
Wailea – Jennifer McNally, 808-268-8906, jmcnally@waileagolf.com
Maui & Lāna‘i Golf  - Margaret Santos, 808-870-2763, margaret@golfhawaii.com

Maui & Lāna‘i Tournament History  -  83 tournaments contested since 1963
     YEAR         NAME                                                        COURSE              TOUR      
     Kapalua         39 events                          
1    1982      Kapalua Open                                                 BAY                     PGA TOUR  
2    1983      Kapalua International Championship of Golf  BAY                     PGA TOUR  
3    1984      Kapalua International Presented by Isuzu      BAY                     PGA TOUR  
4    1985      Nissan Cup World Championship of Golf       BAY                     PGA TOUR  
5    1985      Isuzu Kapalua International                            BAY                     PGA TOUR 
6    1986      Isuzu Kapalua International                            BAY                     PGA TOUR  
7    1987      Isuzu Kapalua International                            BAY                     PGA TOUR   
8    1987      The World Cup of Golf                                    BAY                     PGA TOUR  
9    1988      KIRIN CUP World Championship of Golf        BAY                     PGA TOUR  
10  1988      Isuzu Kapalua International                            BAY                     PGA TOUR  
11  1989      Isuzu Kapalua International                            BAY                      PGA TOUR 
12  1990      Isuzu Kapalua International                            BAY                      PGA TOUR 
13  1991      PING Kapalua International                            Plantation & Bay  PGA TOUR 
14  1992      Lincoln Mercury Kapalua International           Plantation & Bay  PGA TOUR 
15  1993      Lincoln Mercury Kapalua Int'l                         Plantation & Bay  PGA TOUR 
16  1994      Lincoln Mercury Kapalua Int'l                         Plantation & Bay  PGA TOUR 
17  1995      Lincoln Mercury Kapalua Int'l                         Plantation & Bay  PGA TOUR                       
18  1996      Lincoln Mercury Kapalua Int'l                         Plantation & Bay  PGA TOUR 
19  1997      Lincoln Mercury Kapalua Int'l                         Plantation & Bay  PGA TOUR 
20  1998      Lincoln Mercury Kapalua Challenge              Plantation             PGA TOUR 
21  1999      Mercedes Championships                             Plantation             PGA TOUR 
22  2000      Mercedes Championships                             Plantation             PGA TOUR 
23  2001      Mercedes Championships                             Plantation             PGA TOUR 
24  2002      Mercedes Championships                             Plantation             PGA TOUR 
25  2003      Mercedes Championships                             Plantation             PGA TOUR 
26  2004      Mercedes Championships                             Plantation             PGA TOUR 
27  2005      Mercedes Championships                             Plantation             PGA TOUR 
28  2006      Mercedes Championships                             Plantation             PGA TOUR 
29  2007      Mercedes-Benz Championship                     Plantation             PGA TOUR 
30  2008      Mercedes-Benz Championship                     Plantation             PGA TOUR 
31  2008      Kapalua LPGA Classic                                  Bay                       LPGA           
32  2009      Mercedes-Benz Championship                     Plantation             PGA TOUR 
33  2010      SBS Open                                                     Plantation             PGA TOUR 
34  2011      Hyundai Tournament of Champions              Plantation             PGA TOUR 
35  2012      Hyundai Tournament of Champions              Plantation             PGA TOUR 
36  2013      Hyundai Tournament of Champions              Plantation             PGA TOUR 
37  2014      Hyundai Tournament of Champions              Plantation             PGA TOUR 
38  2015      Hyundai Tournament of Champions              Plantation             PGA TOUR  
39  2016      Hyundai Tournament of Champions              Plantation             PGA TOUR  

     YEAR         NAME                                                        COURSE            TOUR             
     Kā‘anapali           24 events                         
                               
1    1963        Shell's Wonderful World of Golf                Royal Kā‘anapali  PGA TOUR        
2    1964        Canada Cup (aka World Cup)                  Royal Kā‘anapali  PGA TOUR        
3    1982        Women's Kemper Open                           Royal Kā‘anapali  LPGA                 
4    1983        Women's Kemper Open                           Royal Kā‘anapali  LPGA                 
5    1984        Women's Kemper Open                           Royal Kā‘anapali  LPGA                 
6    1985        Women's Kemper Open                           Royal Kā‘anapali  LPGA                 
7    1987        GTE Kā‘anapali Classic                           Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
8    1988        GTE Kā‘anapali Classic                           Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
9    1989        GTE Kā‘anapali Classic                           Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
10  1990        GTE Kā‘anapali Classic                           Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour
11  1991        First Development Kā‘anapali Classic     Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
12  1992        Kā‘anapali Classic                                   Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
13  1993        Ping KKā‘anapali i Classic                       Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
14  1994        Hyatt Regency Maui Kā‘anapali Classic  Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
15  1995        Hyatt Regency Maui Kā‘anapali Classic  Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
16  1996        Hyatt Regency Maui Kā‘anapali Classic  Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
17  1997        Hyatt Regency Maui Kā‘anapali Classic  Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
18  1998        EMC Kā‘anapali Classic                          Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour                     
19  1999        EMC Kā‘anapali Classic                          Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
20  2000        EMC Kā‘anapali Classic                          Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
21  2008        Wendy's Champions Skins Game           Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
22  2009        Wendy's Champions Skins Game           Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour  
23  2010        Kā‘anapali Champions Skins Game        Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 
24  2011        Kā‘anapali Champions Skins Game        Royal Kā‘anapali  Champions Tour 

Maui & Lāna‘i Tournament History
            YEAR         NAME                                                          COURSE    TOUR                
     Wailea         18 events                          
7yrs  1987 - 1993  Asahi Beer Kyosen Ohashi Golf Tournament  BLUE   JPGA & LJPGA   
3yrs  1990- 1992   Women's Kemper Open                                  BLUE   LPGA                  
7yrs  2001 - 2007  Wendy's Champions Skins Game                   GOLD  Champions Tour 
1yr    2003             LPGA Skins Game at Wailea                          GOLD   LPGA                 
                               
Maui & Lāna‘i Tournament History
     YEAR         NAME                                COURSE       TOUR               
     Lāna‘i         2 event                         
    1991  Merrill Lynch Senior Shootout      Mānele   Champions Tour   
    1996  Shell's Wonderful World of Golf   Mānele   Champions Tour   

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