Next Phase Of Makena Makeover Begins

Makena Golf Course to Close for Remainder of the Year

New Course to Come On Line in Early 2014

Mar 28, 2013, 17:00 ET from The Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Maui

MAKENA, Maui, Hawaii, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the completion of the makeover of the hotel at Makena Resort, ownership is turning its attention to Makena Golf Course.

An announcement today by Shawn Sweeney, President of The Landmark Hotels Group, indicates that the Golf Course will be closed for a multi-million dollar improvement program, and the opening of an upgraded 18-hole course in 2014. Plans include for design elements to be true to the natural beauty of Makena, with its kiawe forest, indigenous trees, ancient rock formations, and natural streams. It will remain one of Maui's only sea to mountain golf courses.

The last day of play will be March 31st. The re-launch of the Makena Golf Course is expected to be in the first quarter of 2014.

Mr. Sweeney also announced that the popular Cafe on The Green, which boasts wide-angle views of Makena's southernmost fairway and surrounding ocean vistas, will remain open daily for lunch, afternoon snacks and early dinner throughout the golf course transformation. Trip Advisor voters ranked this restaurant Number One in the Wailea area this year.  The hotel's shuttle will be available to take guests and patrons to Cafe on the Green from the hotel.

About The Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Maui
The Makena Beach & Golf Resort is located on 1,800 acres of Maui's sunny southern shore and is home to 310 recently beautified spacious rooms and suites.  The resort offers accommodations with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, and 10,000-ft. Mount Haleakala. Home to four restaurants and lounges, the culinary staff has developed menus highlighting fresh seasonal ingredients and island flavors. The resort also boasts unforgettable oceanfront wedding locations, excellent meeting facilities and banquet services.  The Makena Tennis Club and its location on Maluaka Beach and proximity to Turtle Town make the hotel and resort the perfect vacation destination on Maui.

SOURCE The Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Maui