Princeville Makai Golf Club Ranked as Top Resort Course

Debuts in Top 100 Ranking of GOLFWEEK’s Best Resort Courses for 2014 at No. 86


Princeville, Kauai (January 8, 2014) – Princeville Makai Golf Club at The St. Regis Princeville Resort located on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai’s, was recently honored as one of the “Top 100” best resort courses in the country by GOLFWEEK magazine.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Princeville Makai Golf Club features a par 72 layout that winds its way around serene lakes, native woodlands and the spectacular coastline with stunning views of Bali Hai and Hanalei Bay. Princeville Makai Golf Club was ranked No. 86 in this prestigious list that was featured in GOLFWEEK’s 2014 “Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living and Great Escapes,” ahead of notables such as Pelican Hill in California, Hualalai Golf Club also in Hawaii and Grand Cypress in Orlando, to name a few.

“We are truly honored to be included in this coveted Top 100 ranking of the best resort courses in the United States,” stated Alex Nakajima, general manager, Princeville Makai Golf Club. “This honor is a testament to our ongoing commitment to creating a truly extraordinary golf experience for our resort guests and traveling golfers that literally come from all corners of the globe to play and experience Princeville Makai Golf Club.”

Princeville Makai Golf Club is no stranger to awards and honors from GOLFWEEK, as the club has been ranked No. 3 among the “Best Courses You Can Play” in the state of Hawaii for 2013. Among the criteria used by GOLFWEEK’s panel of course raters include: Ease and intimacy of routing, variety and memorability of par 3s, 4s and 5s, Quality of conditioning and their “walk in the park” test – the degree to which the course ultimately is worth spending a half-day on.

About Princeville Makai Golf Club
Located on the North Shore of Kauai, Princeville Makai Golf Club at The St. Regis Princeville Resort is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, which originally opened in 1971. The par 72 layout is a stunning journey that his highlighted with five of the 18 holes playing along the coastline and 14 holes serving up dramatic ocean views. In 2009, Princeville Makai Golf Club underwent a multi-million dollar renovation led by the Robert Trent Jones Jr., which included reconfiguring greens complexes and green surrounds, bold reshaping of all bunkers, the addition of brilliant white sand and re-grassing of the course with Seashore Paspalum turf grass that ensures exceptional playing conditions throughout the year. Shortly thereafter, Princeville Makai Golf Club was honored as a winner in Golf Inc. magazine’s “Renovation of The Year” competition. For more information on Princeville Makai Golf Club contact, 808.826.1912 or visit

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).

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 32 states and 27 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include The Grove, London, England; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco.

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