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Poipu Bay Set to Reopen in December


Poipu Bay Golf Course is on target to reopen December 16. The course on the island of Kauai has been closed since April 1 while undergoing a comprehensive greens-refurbishment project.

The original Tifdwarf Bermuda grass was removed, and the greens have been replanted with a Sea Shore Paspalum hybrid (Supreme), an optimum putting surface in Hawaii. The eco-friendly Sea Shore Paspalum requires less fertilizer and almost no herbicides for maintenance, and it is very drought-tolerant.

"The new greens will provide a more consistent speed year-round, creating a better overall golf experience for our guests," said Craig Sasada, Poipu Bay's director of golf. "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 has been closed during the project.

About Poipu Bay Golf Course

The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design opened in 1991. It gained international recognition for being the 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. For additional information, visit www.poipubaygolf.com.