Golf Post: News – Bad and Good –
By Wayne Halm –
I’ve got news about golf on Kauai.
News: Timbers Resort has purchased the Kauai Lagoons Golf Course and renamed it Hokuala.
Bad News: The front nine at Hokuala is suffering Bermuda Decline and has been taken out of play.
Good News: The Ocean nine at Hokuala is still in play!! And I took advantage of it.
On December 13th 2015 I played the Ocean nine at Hokuala with Dennis and Barb Lajeunesse from Vancouver, Canada and their friend Sheila Cardno from Sacramento, California. It was good to be back on a golf course – and this three made it even better.
This was a good day for me – I felt strong and struck the ball well. A couple of high points – I drove the 16th green – and I birdied my arch-nemesis 17th hole.
Dennis, Barb, and Sheila are great golfing buddies – we laughed a lot. However, I do want to make a comment about the ladies.
I only had time to go around the nine once – yes, even in paradise there are demands on my time. But that was enough to remind me how much I love to play golf with people. You know I was a happy camper.
Come play golf with me.
I have other golfing buddies from Sactamento, California. Here are links to posts about them – Jim Grasty – Wayne and Sheila Ogawa.
Great post and sensational pics.
Wayne, no plans now to come to Hawaii, but it would be great to tee it up when I do. Enjoy the golf and the amazing scenery.
Thank you. Yes, the scenery is absolutely awesome here. Let me know if you ever do get out this way, we can definitely tee it up. I will look forward to it.
A Hui Hou,
Too bad about the front nine, hopefully it’s back in action soon. I personally liked the Kauai Lagoons name better. Not sure why. Hopefully this new company does a good job.
More importantly, glad to see you’re back on the course, and a birdie no less! That smile is only one you can find on a sunny golf course.
This time of year the trade showers make precise treatment of the greens a challenge. Still, I’m told they are making progress.
From a marketing perspective I constantly rail against cute Hawaiian names that English speakers can not pronounce or remember. It is a losing battle but I do.
And yes, I could feel the grin growing across my face as I stepped onto the golf course. I do believe it is where I belong. Of course, hitting fairways helps in the smile department too.
A Hui Hou,