Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce Makai Golf Club at The St. Regis Princeville Resort located on Kauai’s north shore has been recognized as a winner in the Golf Inc. “Renovation of the Year” competition.

The multi-million dollar renovation project, which began during the fall of 2008, was implemented in conjunction with the renovation of The Princeville Hotel, which reopened as The St. Regis Princeville Resort in October 2009.

Makai’s original designer, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., led the course enhancement project. Improvements included reconfiguring the strategy of greens complexes; bold reshaping of the bunkers; refurbishment of selected cart paths and comfort stations; and upgrading the practice facility to include two large practice tees, a practice fairway bunker, eight target greens with bunkers, a teaching tee, and short-game practice complex.

“I am extremely proud of the renovation we’ve completed with the Makai Course, which is located in one of the finest destinations in the world,” stated Robert Trent Jones, Jr. “By enhancing the design of the course, we have truly created an unforgettable experience that will encourage golfers to come back and enjoy again and again.”

The Makai Course has long been considered one of Hawaii’s premier championship layouts. It has appeared on several Top 100 lists and is ranked by Golf Digest as one of Hawaii’s best courses. Makai’s distinct layout strategically winds its way around serene lakes and native woodlands, while capitalizing on spectacular coastline views.

“We are thrilled to be named a winner in Golf Inc.’s “Renovation of the Year” competition,” stated Alex Nakajima, general manager, Makai Golf Club. “The transformation of the golf course was truly remarkable and it has only increased the world-class experience our guests enjoy when visiting this unique property.”

Situated on one of the most beautiful sites in the world, The St. Regis Princeville Resort is Hawaii’s quintessential address. Elegantly appointed, it offers 252 guest rooms, a signature restaurant with world renowned Chef Jean- Georges Vongerichten and the famed St. Regis Butler Service for premiere suites. From this ocean-side retreat, rejuvenate mind and body in the sanctuary of the hotel’s exclusive Halele’a Spa. Overlooking beautiful Hanalei Bay, The St. Regis Princeville Resort offers bespoke service amid magnificent natural surroundings. For connoisseurs who desire the finest expressions in luxury, contact 877-ST-REGIS (877-787-3447) or

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 25 countries. Additionally, 46 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Brynwood Golf & Country Club, Armonk, N.Y.; Sequoyah National Golf Club , Cherokee, N.C.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, Calif.; Kooindah Waters Golf Club , New South Wales, Australia; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece.

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