KAUA’I, Hawaii – Kaua’i Lagoons Golf Club plans to reopen the Kiele Moana (Ocean) nine May 23 following renovations to six holes and the addition of three others. The changes create a half-mile of uninterrupted ocean holes, billed as the longest such stretch in the state.
The golf course is next to Kaua’i Marriott Resort and Beach Club on Kalapaki Beach. A $50 million renovation of that property was completed last year.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Troon Golf is serving as technical advisor on a project to build a floating golf course in the Maldives, off the coast of India.
The $500 million project is being spearheaded by Dutch Docklands, a company that builds large structures on water using its floating technology. Plans call for a series of floating islands that will be connected by underwater tunnels. This would be the world’s first floating 18-hole course.
Separately, Troon Golf was hired to manage The Prestige Golfshire, a golf and leisure property being developed in Bangalore, India. That project will include an 18-hole golf course, a Marriott hotel, and a clubhouse with restaurants, exercise facilities and meeting rooms.
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ST. ANDREWS, Fife, United Kingdom – The Fairmont St. Andrews announced plans to host the 2012 St. Andrews Pro-Am June 16-25.
The 2011 Pro-Am, a 12-team event, is sold out. Next year’s tournament will be expanded to 18 teams. The four courses used for the tournament are St. Andrews Old Course and New Course, Kingsbarns Golf Links and the Fairmont’s Torrance Course.
The cost, based on double occupancy, is £9,180 per team, which includes all taxes.