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March 23, 2016

Four Seasons Resort Lana’i Manele Golf Course Eases Golfers Into The Game “Hawai’i Style”


New players and old hands can improve their games—and have more fun under the tropical sun

Lāna‘i, Hawai‘i, (March 23, 2016) – Golfers visiting the award-winning Four Seasons Resorts Lāna‘i in Hawai‘i will find a wide array of offerings that hit the game’s sweet spots—technology, equipment, and entertainment.

Golfers of all ages, both new to the sport or well experienced, will find a choice of ways to enjoy the breathtaking Manele Golf Course, including instruction and amenities that bring a new spirit to the old game. This Jack Nicklaus Signature Design – the number 2-ranked resort layout in the Hawaiian Islands – boasts a magnificent routing that plays along lava outcroppings and rugged oceanside cliffs.

Looking to learn or get better? The resort’s staff of PGA-certified instructors knows how to put the “fun” into the fundamentals with a selection of traditional lessons and specialty programs. The practice range becomes party central with big helpings of cool towels, iced water, and fresh fruit to keep students laughing while they’re learning.

While many guests come to Lāna’i to “unplug,” they’ll find the latest technology at the golf course ready to help them improve and shine a new light on their swings and equipment. With the help of industry-leading Trackman swing analyzers, golfers can fix their form and fine-tune their clubs during the week:

  • Trackman Tuesdays: Learn how to get more out of your clubhead speed, ball speed and spin, launch angle, and the other factors key to hitting longer, straighter shots.
  • Club Fitting Wednesdays: Get a better understanding of how a properly fit set of clubs can affect your results, then get measured for the right length, lie angle, and shaft for your game.
  • Wedge Fitting Thursdays: Good golfers know the importance of the short game, and this clinic explains which wedges best handle all those critical shots around the green.

In need of more specialized instruction? Sign up for a 30- or 60-minute lesson on the expansive driving range. For course management and strategy, two-hour playing lessons on the beautiful Manele Golf Course are available.

For something a little more casual but no less comprehensive, the half-day “Golf 101” program is the perfect way to introduce newbies to the game, with a primer on golf etiquette, some swing time on the range, real play on the course, and lunch at VIEWS restaurant, all for $200 per person or $350 for two.

The resort also has ways to emphasize golf’s social side while going easy on the education:

  • Rock ‘n Range: A little music, a well-stocked bar and pupu station, and the chance to beat some balls on the practice range with the help of the club’s easy-going PGA pros. Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.
  • Managers Scramble: Play nine holes with one of the resort managers. Even with complimentary rental clubs, you can probably win. Tuesdays, 3 p.m.
  • Ocean Nine Tour: See just how beautiful the back nine of the Manele Golf Course is without hitting a shot. Wednesdays and Fridays, 5 p.m., advance sign-up required.
  • Sunset Nine: Play a quick nine and enjoy a savory cocktail while you play or afterward watching the sun go down from VIEWS restaurant. Everyday after 3 p.m., $175 a person.
  • Juniors Play Free: We want to help grow the game so kids 17 and under get a complimentary green fee after 12 noon when they play with a paid adult. The rental clubs are free, too.

Play a little golf, play a lot, don’t play at all. There’s much more to do at Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i, which features 217 guestrooms, a choice of dining venues—including ONE FORTY, NOBU LANA‘I, Malibu Farm, and VIEWS at Manele Golf Course—spa and wellness offerings, luxury retail boutiques, botanical gardens, and an expansive pool experience. And just minutes away, guests can enjoy upcountry horseback rides and UTV tours, hiking, biking, snorkeling, sailing, native Hawaiian cultural experiences, and much, much more.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Four Seasons at 1-800-321-4666, visit your travel professional, fourseasons.com/lanai, or join our online communities at Facebook @FourSeasonsResortsLanai, Twitter @fslanai  and instagram @fslanai. To contact the Manele Golf Course Pro Shop, call 808-565-4000.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Lori Holland                                                   Kristen Hunter

Director of Public Relations                           Vice President

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai                         Hunter Public Relations

lori.holland@fourseasons.com                      khunter@hunter-pr.com

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