Poipu Bay set for December reopening
POIPU, KAUAI, Hawaii – Poipu Bay Golf Course, which has been closed since April 1 for greens refurbishment, is scheduled to reopen Dec. 16.
The original Tifdwarf Bermuda greens were replaced with a Sea Shore Paspalum hybrid (Supreme). The new grass is drought-tolerant and requires less fertilizer and almost no herbicides.
Poipu Bay also is repainting its 21,000-square-foot clubhouse, renovating the locker rooms and installing new carpeting.
The course, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1994-2006.
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Kingsmill Resort has hired Peter Pahk as its senior executive chef.
Pahk, a native of Oahu, Hawaii, spent the past 14 years as executive chef at Silverado Resort in Napa Valley. That followed an earlier 14-year stint of work for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.
Pahk is a graduate of Syracuse University and the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. At Kingsmill, he will oversee the resort’s five restaurants.