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Princeville Makai Golf Club raises $30,000 for the Aloha ‘Āina Collective through charity golf event

Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii (October 13, 2023) – Princeville Makai Golf Club in Princeville, Kauai, raised more than $30,000 for the Aloha ‘Āina Collective during its 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament held on Saturday, October 7th. The Aloha ‘Āina Collective is a regional partnership of North Shore Mālama ‘Āina organizations which include the Hanalei Initiative, Waipā Foundation, Na Maka Onaona, Kīpuka Kuleana and the Wai’oli Valley Taro Farms. Aloha ‘Āina, which means ‘love of the land’, supports the nonprofit programs that strengthen the health and relationships of Kauai’s land and people. A portion of the funds raised through the tournament is being donated to the Maui Relief Fund to aid in the recovery from the August wildfires. 

The 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament was played on the Princeville Makai Golf Course, ranked as one of the ‘Top 5 Most Scenic Golf Settings’ in the world by National Geographic Traveler and a ‘Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Course in America’ by Golf Digest. 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay was the event’s title sponsor, with more than 90 golfers taking part in the tournament. The day included a four-person scramble golf tournament, a post-golf luncheon, a helicopter ball drop for a 50/50 raffle, as well as a silent auction with incredible prizes.

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“Our team came together this year to set our sights on how we can act local while thinking global,” said Princeville Makai Golf Club General Manager Michael Neider. “Through our efforts to support our local community, we are extremely proud to have been able to contribute through this golf tournament knowing that these funds will make a huge impact on the North Shore community.”

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Located along the storied stretch of Kauai's North Shore, Princeville Makai Golf Club is managed by Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee division of Troon. For more information on Princeville Makai Golf Club, visit

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About the Princeville Makai Golf Club 

Princeville Makai Golf Club opened in 1971 as the first solo effort of golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. In 2009 and 2010, the course was completely renovated by Jones Jr., introducing spectacular new Seashore Paspalum turf grass on all fairways and greens. Since the renovation, the Makai Course has soared to the top of golf's most respected rankings, including Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses in America,” “Top 3 Best Courses You Can Play in Hawaii” by Golfweek, and named one of the "Top 5 Great Golf Settings" in the world by National Geographic Traveler. With six oceanfront holes overlooking the stunning North Shore, picturesque views of Makana, commonly referred to as Bali Hai from the 1958 film “South Pacific”, and dozens of waterfalls cascading from nearby peaks (Nāmolokama and Māmalahoa), Princeville Makai Golf Club is the definition of golf in paradise.  In addition to golf, Princeville Makai Golf Club is also home to Sunset Golf Cart Tours, the Mauka Disc Golf Course, Sunrise Yoga, a popular tennis facility and many jaw dropping sites for banquets and special celebrations.

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 825-plus locations, including 825-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. 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 600-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, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit

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