As Family Golf Month is celebrated at Troon-managed golf courses worldwide in July, Ka’anapali Golf Courses on Maui prepares to join in the festivities by hosting a special event focused on family togetherness through the love of golf. The month-long celebration aims to provide families with the opportunity to engage in the game and create lasting memories.
This year, Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course will host a 9-hole parent-child scramble on Saturday, July 29 at 4:30 p.m., with proceeds benefiting First Tee – Hawaii. The goal is to gather 18 teams of two family members each, who will play a loop of holes 1-6 and 16-18. The cost is $10 per team. Tournament Coordinator Kevin Martin will be awarding prizes to all participants, with a special focus on keiki – the Hawaiian word for child.
For Ka’anapali Golf Courses General Manager Karl Reul, golf has been more than just a sport; it’s a way to bond with his daughters, Kelsey (14) and Kinsey (10).
“The best part about playing golf with my daughters is the quality time and conversations we have without any distractions from their cell phones or from TV,” he said. “Once you get them in a relaxed environment and get them talking, you won’t believe what you can learn from your kids over a four-hour round of golf.”
Reul recalls special moments with his daughters on the golf course, such as their first legitimate birdies and Kelsey shooting in the 40s for 9 holes. Reul also highlighted the significance of the natural splendor of Ka’anapali.
“The most memorable times are when we pause on certain spots on the course and just take in the scenery,” he said. “We try to never take these moments for granted. It’s important to take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the island and especially our golf courses.”
In addition to Ka’anapali’s special parent-child event on July 29th, Ka’anapali offers a Juniors Play Free program (ages 7-12) all year round on the Kai Course after 2:30pm. Affordable rates are offered throughout the day all year round on the Royal Course, for those families who want to play a round on the famed Trent Jones Senior layout.