Makena Golf Course closing for renovations

Makena Golf Course closing for renovations

Hawaii has more than 70 golf courses, including more than 40 on Oahu alone, plus 16 on the Big Island.

As travelers, golfers by and large are affluent and bring spouses or whole families to stay at pricier resorts during golf excursions, spending money on attractions and retail outlets for family members who don't golf while those who do are on the greens.

That's why it's a big deal that the Makena Resort is closing the Makena Golf Course for a makeover; the course will close Sunday and relaunch sometime next winter.

Here's Howard Dicus' report on the closing of the course.

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