Don’t worry nothing bad happened at the Turtle Bay Resort on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
For those of you, who are not familiar with the Turtle Bay Resort, it is located on Oahu’s famed North Shore, approximately 50 minutes from Honolulu and features 36 holes of golf – the Arnold Palmer Course and the George Fazio Course (since 1972; hosted the LPGA Tour’s Hawaiian Open from 1987 through 1989).
The Arnold Palmer Course (see picture below):
- was built in 1992.
- It is a par-72, 7,218-yard course with 2 distinct 9-hole experiences: the front 9 has got a Scottish Links-style layout while the back 9
has a more tropical setting.
- Water comes into play on 14 holes, with the 17th – the Palmer Course’s signature hole – offering panoramic Pacific Ocean views from the green.
The Turtle Bay Resort will start a $52 million exterior hotel and landscape renovation to begin next year, the first phase of a large redevelopment plan.
Another interesting thing about the Turtle Bay Resort (managed by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels) is that it was recently acquired for about $330 million by Blackstone Group, which is gearing up for an expansion that allows for about 750 units.
Blackstone also acquired the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua and the Grand Wailea on Maui this year.
Most recently, Turtle Bay Resort has announced that they will partner will Troon.
This resort is the 6th partner of Troon in Hawaii:
- Kapalua Golf in Lahaina, Maui;
- Mauna Lani on Hawai‘i Island;
- King Kamehameha Golf Club in Wailuku, Maui;
- Kahili Golf Course in Wailuku, Maui;
- Princeville Makai Golf Club in Princeville, Kaua‘i.