Status Report: Hokuala … A Rising Star –
By Wayne Halm –
On August 9th 2016 I visited an old friend. My Lady is “having some work done”.
The front nine of the Ocean Course at Hokuala has been under renovation for months now. I went to look at the progress … and I liked what I saw. This is more than a facelift, it is a full body treatment. And happily it is on schedule for a November 1st re-opening.
WARNING: Some of the images in this post are graphic in nature. Golfers who have played Kiele or Kauai Lagoons may find them disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.
To those who may say that posting pictures of My Lady during her “procedure” is in poor taste – I promise to post many more of her strutting in her new finery.
My Lady is getting new TifWay 419 Bermuda fairways. No Paspalum for this girl, she’s getting the good stuff.
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My Lady has always had ample bunkers. These are being firmed up and promise to be beautiful but fearsome charms.
On November 1st My Lady will step out sporting tour quality TifEagle Bermuda greens from start to finish.
I expected the fairway, bunker, and green work – however, My Lady had a surprise for me. She is also having some skillful surgery done around her edges. Many of the enclosing bushes are being removed.
Oh, and there is also a new clubhouse in the works.
Yes, the Ocean Course at Hokuala is having some work done. And perhaps I’m a jerk for posting pictures of it. But once the scars heal, My Lady will truly be The Queen of Kauai Golf.
I have set a 2016 goal of playing golf with 100 people I don’t know. Playing with people I do know is causing me to fall behind … but I will catch up. Right now the number stands at 34. Want to be in that number?
Come play golf with me.
The Ocean Course at Hokuala 808-241-6000 http://www.hokualakauai.com