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Princeville Prince Golf Course Sets Reopening Date
Princeville Prince, one of the top-ranked courses in Hawaii, has announced a reopening date of December 14th to unveil its renovations.
The Prince has been closed since the end of January for an extensive remodel that includes complete reconstruction of putting greens with SeaDwarf Seashore Paspalum turf and sub-surface material to meet modern USGA specifications; renovation of bunkers to improve drainage, playability, visibility, and strategic value; clearing of fairways, streams, and visual impediments surrounding holes that have encroached on the design intent; widening of fairways and reshaping of greens; tee-leveling and addition of new tees for added shot value and variety; and improvements to ensure the course will be consistently maintained in superb condition.
In addition, the Prince's 60,000-square-foot clubhouse will complete a second phase of refurbishment to coincide with the golf course reopening. The Tavern Restaurant by Roy Yamaguchi and the Prince Golf Shop, both located on the lower level of the Prince Clubhouse, will be open during the renovation.
Heritage Links has been carrying out the construction and will manage all golf and club operations when the course reopens. Robert Trent Jones II, Golf Course Architects (RTJ II) is serving as lead architect on the project. Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed the Prince Course, which opened in 1990.
"Perhaps our most dramatic refinement efforts have been focused on the complete reconstruction of every green complex, recapturing hole locations that have been lost over time," notes Jones. "We have gently reconfigured the contours in the green surfaces to accommodate the green speeds that will be achieved by the newly planted paspalum variety of turf grass.
"In addition, fairway mowing patterns have been widened dramatically to promote a more enjoyable experience for players of all skill levels."
For more information about the course, visit www.princeville.com.