Maui, Hawaii (Dec. 19, 2023) – For the 26th consecutive year, The Plantation Course at Kapalua will host the PGA TOUR’s best when The Sentry returns to Maui January 4-7, 2024. The annual event has generated more than $8.5 million for Maui charities since 1999 and showcases the beauty and Aloha of Maui and Kapalua to millions around the world.
Located in West Maui, the golf courses and facilities at Kapalua Golf were spared from the devastating fires of August 8. However, nearly 1/3 of Kapalua Golf’s employees lost their homes and possessions on that tragic day. Many have returned to work, while living in hotel rooms and waiting on more permanent housing options.
“In the four-plus months since, Kapalua Golf, our ownership and Troon, have continued to support our associates and the community throughout the recovery process. Healing has begun, and along with the excitement that The Sentry brings, it keeps a global spotlight on Maui’s important recovery efforts,” said Kapalua Golf & Tennis General Manager Alex Nakajima.
For those traveling to Maui for the tournament or for vacation, Kapalua Golf and The Sentry kindly remind visitors to bring care, patience, and compassion when they travel, while being considerate and respectful to residents.
“As part of Mauiʻs recovery process, we need our visitors to help keep our community employed. We welcome respectful, responsible and compassionate travel to all accessible parts of Maui. We encourage our visitors to buy local, dine at local restaurants, enjoy Mauiʻs incredible activities and attractions including our beautiful golf courses, and most of all visit our island with patience and grace,” said Sherry Duong, Executive Director, Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau.
The Plantation Course at Kapalua is open year-round to resort guests and daily-fee play. The perennial Top 100, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw-designed golf course underwent a well-documented restoration in 2019, which focused on recapturing the essence and playing characteristics of the (then) nearly three decade-old course.
For more information on Kapalua Golf including stay and play vacation packages, 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 48th anniversary in 2023, 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. Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course and Bay Course are open to resort guests and daily-fee play.
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 www.Troon.com.
About The Sentry
The Sentry kicks off the 2024 PGA TOUR Season with the most accomplished limited fields in golf, featuring winners from the previous year on the PGA TOUR, including FedExCup Fall, and the top 50 members from the 2022-23 FedExCup standings. The 2024 tournament marks Maui’s 26th year hosting this iconic event at The Plantation Course at Kapalua. Since the event moved to Maui in 1999, The Sentry has generated more than $8.5 million for local community charities that are positively impacting lives and driving year-round change on the island.
About PGA TOUR
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