Maui, Hawaii (September 29, 2021) – Kapalua Golf & Tennis in Maui, Hawaii is pleased to welcome Mark Nelson as the new Head Golf Professional of its award-winning Bay Course. Nelson will lead all golf operations for the Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane-designed course located on the northwest side of the island.
Nelson has 20-plus years of golf and hospitality experience with a strong background in guest service. He most recently served as the head golf professional at Hayden Lake Country Club, a private club in his hometown of Hayden Lake, Idaho. Prior to Hayden Lake, Nelson was the head professional at Circling Raven Golf Club, a resort/daily-fee course in Worley, Idaho. Throughout his career he has worked at golf facilities throughout Idaho, including Twin Lakes Village Golf Club, the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course and The Club at Black Rock.
“Mark is a proven golf professional with industry experience encompassing many facets of the golf business including resort, private and public golf facilities,” said Tim Dietrich, assistant general manager, Kapalua Golf & Tennis. “Mark’s engaging personality and expertise in the game of golf, make him an ideal representative of Kapalua Golf. We are thrilled to have him leading our Bay Course operations.”
A Class-A Member of the PGA of America since 2010, Nelson was named “Golf Professional of the Year” in 2020 and the “Resort Merchandiser of the Year” in 2017 by the Pacific Northwest PGA Section’s Inland Empire Chapter. He is also a past president of the PGA’s Inland Empire Chapter. The Idaho native is married to his wife of 20 years, Jessica, and they have two children.
“I am so happy to be in the Aloha State with my family and I look forward to making a difference at The Bay Course,” said Nelson. “It is an honor to be part of the amazing Kapalua facility and in the Troon family.”
For more information on Kapalua Golf, visit www.GolfAtKapalua.com or call 1-877-KAPALUA.
About Kapalua Golf & Tennis
Managed by Troon, Kapalua Golf & Tennis features two 18-hole golf courses (The Plantation and The Bay). Kapalua’s Plantation Course,” is ranked No. 23 on “America’s Top 100 Public Courses” list by Golf Digest. Celebrating its 46th anniversary in 2021, The Bay Course has long been dubbed as “Hawaii’s favorite resort course.” Its breathtaking par-three 17th hole is the only hole to play over the ocean on Maui. Kapalua Golf Academy is Hawaii’s most comprehensive practice facility, offering individual lessons, Trackman analysis, custom club fitting, group lessons and on-course playing lessons. The Kapalua Tennis Garden is located in the splendid natural setting of Kapalua Resort and now features four dedicated pickleball courts.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 590-plus locations around the globe, including managing 640-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 610-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.