Timbers Resorts, one of the largest independent developers and operators of private boutique resorts and residence clubs, has completed the renovation of the renowned Ocean Course at Hokuala, now open to the public. In addition to the substantial improvements to the golf course, formerly known as the Kiele Course at Kauai Lagoons, work has also begun on the course's expanded practice facility. Construction is set to begin later this year on a luxurious new clubhouse featuring an enhanced pro shop, lagoon-side restaurant and bar, and Tennis Garden.
In addition to the multi-million dollar investment in the golf experience, Timbers has appointed industry veteran Fran Roach as the new General Manager of the Ocean Course at Hokuala to oversee golf operations, as well as to lead the launch of the new clubhouse and restaurant. With more than 15 years of experience as a General Manager in the golf industry and 26 years as a Class "A" member of the PGA of America, Roach will establish Hokuala as one of the top resort golf experiences in the world.
"Hokuala is living up to its namesake as a new 'rising star,' as we have invested millions to renovate the golf club to exceptional resort conditions that match the exceptional services we already provide," said David A. Burden, Founder & Executive Chairman of Timbers Resorts. "Between Fran's seasoned background in exceptional course management and the new designs that are nothing short of spectacular, we are excited to share the recently upgraded course with players."
The newly renovated front nine holes of the golf course complete those previously made to the Ocean Course back nine, including new world-class putting surfaces with TifEagle grass and new bright white silica sand bunkers. Landscape enhancements not only improve the visual aesthetics of the course by featuring the exceptional natural beauty of the Garden Isle, but also provide new innovative designs for players. The expanded and improved driving range and practice facility will soon accommodate a diverse offering of player improvement programs.
"Both experienced players and novices will find that the Ocean Course complements each player's level, providing an enjoyable game for all. We are thrilled to introduce a new tier of golf in Hawaii to both travelers and the local community," said Fran Roach, General Manager of the Ocean Course at Hokuala. "Our swift completion of these renovations of this first phase will allow visitors to look forward to the upcoming chapters for Hokuala."
Hokuala is the newest resort in the Timbers portfolio that also includes the No. 1 resort in Europe, Castello di Casole, ranked by Travel + Leisure. Owners in Timbers Kaua'i - Ocean Club & Residences, the first residential offering within Hokuala, will garner membership in the renowned Timbers Collection, offering a host of perks and privileges from some of the most recognized travel and lifestyle partners in the world, with the opportunity to trade vacation time with other owners and experience destinations throughout the entire portfolio.
Hokuala – A Timbers Resort is a 450-acre oceanfront resort community that will include a private residence club, luxury whole ownership residences, custom golf course home sites, a retail shopping village and a boutique hotel featuring a destination spa, multiple dining options, extensive pools and multiple wedding venues. The Hokuala resort experience revolves around its idyllic setting with golf, tennis, hiking and biking trails, beach activities, and ocean and mountain adventures.