Princeville’s Prince Course Re-Opens

The “Top 100” Course Reopened March 1 After 13-Month Renovation

PRINCEVILLE, KAUAI, HAWAII – Hawaii’s top-ranked Princeville Prince Golf Course on Kauai’s north shore reopened on March 1, unveiling the spectacular course after a 13-month renovation.

The Prince, ranked as one of the “Top 100” courses in the United States, has been closed since January 29, 2011 for an extensive renovation project, including reshaping and reconstruction of putting greens with SeaDwarf Seashore Paspalum turf, remodeling of bunkers, and clearing and widening of fairways. New tees have been added to enhance shot values and improve playability for all skill levels. In addition, significant upgrades have been completed to the 13-acre practice facility and the 60,000-square-foot clubhouse. The award-winning firm of Robert Trent Jones II, Golf Course Architects (RTJ II) served as lead architect on the project under the direction of Chairman and Master Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., who designed the Prince Course when it opened in 1990.

“We’ve given this Kauai gem new polish and sparkle,” says Jones. “This revitalization makes the course more flexible for a wider range of players while still providing Championship-caliber challenges for more seasoned golfers.  We’ve completed some reshaping that will help canny players use the slopes and ground features to their advantage, as we intended in our original design. We have carefully redrafted the bunkers to improve drainage, playability and strategic value while introducing some new tees for added shot strategy and variety. Fairway mowing patterns have been widened dramatically, often blending into the forward tees, to promote a more fun experience for players of all skill levels. We trust all golfers will appreciate these adjustments at the Prince, and we invite you to come experience for yourself what happens when Mother Nature and great golf coexist so beautifully.”

The Prince Course is known equally for its challenging play, breathtaking natural beauty, and magnificent layout that follows the natural contours of the land, encompassing 350 acres of rolling terrain, tropical jungle, gullies, streams, and waterfalls. In recent years, the Prince was consistently ranked as the number one course in Hawaii and is recognized on Golf Digest’s prestigious list of “America’s 100 Greatest Courses” for 2011/2012.

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