New owner, Pacific Links Hawaii, LLC, has also acquired the neighboring East course at the Makaha Valley CC from the developer.
The entity that bought the Makaha Valley West golf course in the Waianae Mountains on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii last year has brought in PGA Tour player Greg Norman to redesign the course, and is also acquiring the neighboring East course at the Makaha Valley Country Club from developer Jeff Stone.
Pacific Links Hawaii, LLC is purchasing the Makaha Valley East course for and undisclosed price, Stone told the Pacific Business News (PBN).
It will be the first time that the two Makaha East and West courses will be under the same ownership since financier Chinn Ho developed Makaha in the 1960s.
“One of my goals was bring them back under one ownership, create a signature golf experience and tie it back to Ko Olina [Resort],” Stone told PBN.
The West course is expected to reopen for play in late 2014. Norman also designed The Experience at Koele on Lanai.
Pacific Links plans to make “enhancements” to the East course as well starting as early as the fall, the company said in a statement. The course’s 40 employees are expected to be retained during the ownership transition, the company said.
“Our sincere hope is that all of these employees decide to stay with us, as we will need their expertise along with their commitment to, and aloha for, the Makaha Valley Country Club courses,” Micah Kne, Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Links Hawaii, said in a statement.
Pacific Links Hawaii’s parent company, Pacific Links International, also owns the Kapolei Golf Course, and operates the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club at Luana Hills Country Club in Kailua, as well as several golf courses in Nevada, West Virginia and China.