Site of LPGA LOTTE Championship completes bunker renovation

Site of LPGA LOTTE Championship completes bunker renovation

New sand, improved drainage part of enhancements at Ko Olina Golf Club.

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December 13, 2017
Edited by Guy Cipriano
Construction Course News
Ko Olina Golf Club, host of the LPGA’s LOTTE Championship, has completed a three-month renovation of its greenside and select fairway bunkers. The project included reshaping the bunkers and the addition of new silica sand and the Better Billy Bunker system, providing optimum playing conditions for players of all abilities.
 
The highlight of the project was the dedication and grand opening of a new Mickey Mouse inspired bunker on the 10th hole, fronting Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina. The festivities included an appearance by Mickey Mouse himself, as well as LPGA superstar and Hawaii native Michelle Wie.
 
“The Mickey bunker is all about having fun playing golf and we hope this new addition will help create memorable experiences for our guests for many years to come,” said Greg Nichols, PGA, Ko Olina Golf Club’s general manager and director of golf. “It was an honor having Michelle join Mickey to celebrate the opening. This refurbishment is just one of several projects in progress that ensures Ko Olina Golf Club remains top of mind as the premier golf destination in the state of Hawaii.”
 
“I think it looks great,” Wie said. “It’s so cute and adds ‘character’ to the golf course, especially with Aulani in the background.”