Renovations Complete on Ocean Course at Hokuala

Photo by Timbers Resorts

Golfers, pack your bags. The golf course formerly known as the Kiele Course at Kauai Lagoons has now completed its renovations and has reopened as the Ocean Course at Hokuala, located at Timbers Resorts. In addition to the newly renovated course, construction for the course’s expanded practice facility is currently underway, and construction to build a new, luxury clubhouse including a pro shop, lagoon-side restaurant and bar and Tennis Garden is set to begin later this year.

Industry-vet Fran Roach has been appointed by Timbers as the new general manager of the Ocean Course. Roach brings with him more than 15 years of experience as a general manager in the golf industry and 26 years as a Class “A” member of the PGA of America. Roach will oversee all golf operations, as well as lead the launch of the upcoming clubhouse and restaurant.

The newly renovated front nine holes of the golf course complete those previously made to the Ocean Course back nine, including new world-class putting surfaces with TifEagle grass and new white silica sand bunkers. New landscape enhancements are also improving design for players. The expanded and upgraded driving range and practice facility will soon allow for a variety of player improvement programs, off course.

“Hokuala is living up to its namesake as a new ‘rising star,’ as we have invested millions to renovate the golf club to exceptional resort conditions that match the exceptional services we already provide,” said David A. Burden, founder and executive chairman of Timbers Resorts. “Between Fran’s seasoned background in exceptional course management and the new designs that are nothing short of spectacular, we are excited to share the recently upgraded course with players.”

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