Woods to co-lead revamp of Makaha Valley Resort

Tiger Woods has signed on to design one of two new courses for the long planned redevelopment of the shuttered Makaha Valley Resort in Hawaii. Gil Hanse will design the other course for the Pacific Links International project, with plans to be completed by year’s end and construction to start in 2020.

Pacific Links has developed a large customer base in China. Since 2012, its network of affiliated and reciprocal clubs has grown to more than 400 properties in more than 37 countries. Its membership roster in China is now in excess of 17,000, as well as an aggregated population of more than 125,000 golfers from participating network clubs. 

The Makaha Valley is on the west side of the island of Oahu. The long-planned re-build has been marked by announcements that were later withdrawn. In 2015, Pacific Links announced a $200 million renovation of the resort, with Greg Norman leading the course redesign. A year later, it was announced that the proposal had been upped to $300 million.

The latest plans from Pacific Links call for a mixed-use redevelopment — with a wellness center, time-share and residential units, vacation villas, and restaurants. A cost for this project was not announced.

Originally developed by Hawaii businessman Chinn Ho in the late 1960s, ANC Hotels Hawaii Inc acquired the resort  in 1979. The hotel was shuttered in 1995, and reopened in 2001 after Towne Realty Inc. purchased and renovated it. The original 18-hole golf course continued operations until 2011. Since 2004, the property has changed hands several times until Pacific Links acquired it four years ago.

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