Four Seasons Resort Hualālai along the Kona-Kohala coast on the island of Hawaii has finished a significant renovation to its 24-year-old Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.
The Hualālai Golf Course will host the PGA Tour Champions’ Mitsubishi Electric Championship on Jan. 19-23, the first event of the over-50 tour’s 2021 season. The resort has been the site of that event since 1997.
The first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course built on the island received a new coat of paspalum grass to improve playing conditions throughout the year, and bunkers were reshaped. Greens were recontoured to provide more “dimension,” the resort said in a media release. The resort said it worked closely with Nicklaus to retain the integrity of the par-72 layout.
“Hualālai Resort is known as one of the most highly regarded golf resorts in the world, and the team continues to reinvest in the enhancement of the experience for our owners and guests,” Four Seasons Resort Hualālai’s director of golf Brendan Moynahan said in the media statement. “This renovation amplifies the original beauty of the course Jack Nicklaus designed, producing a more superior experience for players.”
Set among black lava rock alongside the Pacific, Hualālai ranks No. 90 on Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses in the United States in 2020. It ranks No. 5 in Hawaii on Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play state-by-state list for public-access courses.
The resort also added the Hualālai Golf Hale, a 3,000-square-foot instruction and practice facility that can double as an entertainment venue. It includes swing simulators and other tech, as well as food and beverage opportunities.
The resort is also home to the Ke`olu Course, a private Tom Weiskopf-designed layout.
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