Poipu Bay plans 2010 renovations


Poipu Bay plans 2010 renovations
Sean Dudley

The Poipu Bay course, located on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, will begin a major greens renovation project in April 2010.

The course will be closed for approximately eight months with reopening planned for December 2010. The project will include a complete renovation of all greens, replacing the original Tifdwarf bermuda grass with Supreme, a seashore paspalum hybrid.

“The paspalum grass has proven to be an optimum putting surface in Hawaii,” said Charles Rebb, Poipu Bay’s golf course superintendent. “It is also eco -riendly, requiring less fertiliser, less water and a decreased use of herbicides.”

“The new greens will provide a more consistent and faster putting surface for our guests,” added Poipu Bay’s director of golf, Craig Sasada. “We look forward to this project and the anticipated results.”

The Poipu Bay course is situated on 210 acres along Kauai’s southern coast, adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. A Robert Trent Jones II design, the course opened in 1991, and played host to the PGA Tour's Grand Slam of Golf from 1994-2006.