OAHU — The magic of Disney has found its way to Ko Olina Golf Club on Oahu, and golfers and Disney enthusiasts couldn’t be more thrilled.
The club has completed a three-month renovation of its greenside and select fairway bunkers, which included the addition of new silica sand and state-of-the-art drainage systems known as the Billy Bunker method.
The highlight of the project, however, was the dedication and grand opening of a new Mickey Mouse-inspired bunker on the 10th hole, which fronts Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina. To commemorate the grand opening, festivities include an appearance by Mickey 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 gold. “It was an honour 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.”