Aging Golf Course Looks to Remain Competitive

Wed May 24, 2017 - West Edition #11
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Kaanapali Golf Course on Maui's west coast has announced it will be modernizing its facilities to remain competitive as a resort destination.

The golf course plans to fix underused buildings that have been in operation since the 1960s, The Maui News reported.

The course's project summary states reduced golf play at the resort has created opportunity for revitalization in other areas.

Golf will remain at the core, though. The property currently includes two 18-hole championship golf courses. Developers want to create a 27-hole championship course and a nine-hole, par-3 course.

Other plans include constructing a 136-room boutique hotel; adding 80,000 sq. ft. (7,432 sq. m) of retail space; developing 56 oceanfront condominiums and 100 to 200 multifamily ocean-view residences; building a new beach club and public signature restaurant; and upgrading golf holes and a lagoon. The total project area is 164 acres, or more than half of the total 305-acre property that includes some beachfront property near Black Rock.

The development will need an amendment to the West Maui Community Plan land use map and a change of zoning.

Construction is scheduled between 2020 and 2025. The developer is Lowe Enterprises Investors of Los Angeles.

Past upgrades including the construction of Hyatt's Residence Club and Marriott's Maui Ocean Club time-share towers have fed into the expansion project as well.

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