Saturday, June 8, 2019

Billy Casper Golf Awarded Management of Ocean Course at Hōkūala on Kaua‘i

Jack Nicklaus Signature Course Features Longest Continuous Stretch of Ocean Holes in State of Hawai‘i

(KAUA‘I, Hawai‘i) – Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – one of America’s largest owner-operators of golf courses, country clubs and resorts – has been awarded management of the Ocean Course at Hōkūala on Kaua‘i. Hōkūala translates to mean “Rising Star.” In such a unique setting where the ocean meets the land, this is as good as it gets on the "Garden Isle."

BCG will oversee clubhouse operations, golf course maintenance, marketing, sales, staffing, merchandising, golf instruction and financial management of the Ocean Course. The 18-hole championship design will be supported by BCG’s regional and national teams for expert guidance in business decisions.

Conveniently located next to Lihue Airport (LIH), Timbers Kaua‘i and Marriott Kaua‘i Resort, the award-winning layout was renovated in 2017 with world-class TifEagle greens, bright white silica sand bunkers, innovative visual aesthetics, an expanded driving range, new Golfboards, and many other enhancements.

“The Ocean Course offers locals, members and resort guests a uniquely Hawaiian experience alongside dramatic seaside cliffs, guava groves and waterfront beauty,” says Joe Goodrich, executive vice president of Billy Casper Golf. “Timbers Kaua‘i is Kaua‘i’s newest oceanfront resort that should be on every traveler’s Hawaiian bucket list.”

As the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course on Kaua‘i, the Ocean Course’s list of accolades is as long as its stretch of holes that overlook Nawiliwili Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
2019 “Top 200 Courses Nationwide” – Golfweek
2018 “Best-In-State, #11 in Hawai‘i” – Golfweek
2018 “Hawai‘i’s Best Golf Course” – World Golf Awards
2017 “North America’s Best Golf Course” – World Golf Awards
2016 “Best Public Courses, #9 in Hawai‘i” – GOLF Magazine
“One of the World’s Most Beautiful Courses” – MSN Travel
“Most Underrated Golf Resort in Hawai‘i” – Travel + Leisure Golf

The Ocean Course is part of Timbers Kaua‘i Ocean Club & Residences, a new private residential club which opened June 1, 2018 on the island’s picturesque southeast coast. Timbers Kaua‘i sits on a 450-acre natural amphitheater which offers unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and Haupu mountain range. The Hōkūala experience revolves around its idyllic setting with tennis, hiking, biking, beach activities, mountain adventures, world-class dining and golf.

“Our property provides a truly special opportunity to experience one of the world’s most sought-after locations,” says Austin Watkins, global director of sales and marketing, Timbers Resorts. “In unison with BCG, we are establishing meaningful relationships in the community so everyone can share in our extraordinary amenities and personalized offerings.”

In 2019, Billy Casper Golf is celebrating its 30th anniversary of building and refining the strongest operating platform in golf. In Hawai’i, BCG also manages Ka’anapali Golf Courses on Maui (Kai and Royal Courses), Puakea Golf Course on Kaua‘i and Kukuiolono Park & Golf Course on Kaua‘i.

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