Hawai‘i Island, Hawaii (November 25, 2019) – Mauna Lani Golf and Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection on Hawai‘i Island will host a complimentary Keiki Golf event featuring Korn Ferry Tour/PGA TOUR professional Will Zalatoris on Saturday, November 30th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Designed to introduce more junior golfers to the game of golf, the clinic will feature instructional clinics on every aspect of the game, a Q & A session and more.
“We are excited to offer this fun event for keiki and their ‘ohana to be introduced to the game of golf,” said Chris Noda, director of golf, Mauna Lani. “Will is an accomplished player who will undoubtedly be a future star on the tour. We are excited to have him here at Mauna Lani to share his love for the game and his love for Mauna Lani with us.”
The complimentary Mauna Lani Keiki Golf event includes:
As part of the Keiki Golf event, Mauna Lani Golf has partnered with Spare for Change, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization with the mission to grow the game of golf regardless of age, background or experience level. The primary goal of Spare for Change is to give underprivileged youth in Hawaii the opportunity to make golf a reality by recycling used golf clubs and putting them in the hands of new players. Mauna Lani Golf will have 100 recycled golf clubs to giveaway to Keiki Golf Clinic attendees.
“I’ve been coming to Mauna Lani since I was four years old with my family and it has a special place in my heart,” said Zalatoris. “I am excited to come back, and most importantly give back and share my love for the game. Golf is a great way to have fun and enjoy time with family.”
Zalatoris played collegiate golf at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While playing collegiately he was named a 2017 First-Team All-American, a 2017 Walker Cup Team Member and was the 2017 ACC Player of the Year. During his junior golf career, Zalatoris won the coveted 2014 US Junior Amateur championship. Today, Zalatoris has exempt status on the Korn Ferry Tour. Founded in 1990 and owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour identifies and develops players ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Korn Ferry Tour alumni.
For more information and to RSVP for the Keiki Golf clinic, please email MNL.Tee.Time@AubergeResorts.com or call 808-885-6655. Visit www.maunalanigolf.com for more information on Mauna Lani Golf.
About Mauna Lani Golf
Since opening in 1981, the Mauna Lani golf courses have collected numerous “best courses you can play” awards from Golfweek, Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine. Mauna Lani’s award-winning South Course formerly hosted the prestigious Hawaii State Open and was the site of the Senior Skins Game from 1990 to 2000, hosting many of golf’s greats, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriquez, and Gary Player. The South Course, a Homer Flint, Raymond Cain and Robin Nelson design, was built on the 16th century Kaniku lava flow snaking through stark, rugged a‘a lava. A pair of par 3s – the 7th and 15th holes – are Mauna Lani South’s signature holes and are two of the most photographed golf holes in the world. Mauna Lani’s North Course, a Flint, Cain and Nelson design, overlays the rugged brown pahoehoe lava flow and features rolling fairways and through kiawe forests. A 230-acre protected archeological district lies on the northern edge of the North Course, while feral goats roam the course, cropping the grass and providing a unique neutral hazard. The par-3 17th is the signature hole on the North Course as a series of elevated tees form a natural amphitheater with the green at the base of a lava bowl. Mauna Lani Golf is managed by Troon Golf, the resort/daily fee operating division of Troon. Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 465 locations around the globe, including managing 510 18-hole equivalent golf courses.
About Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection
Redefining a new era of experiential luxury on the Island of Hawaii, Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection is set to debut January 15, 2020. Ideally located on 32 expansive oceanfront acres, marked by ancient royal fishing ponds, natural lava plains, lush tropical gardens, and bordered by alluring beaches, Mauna Lani – meaning “mountain reaching heaven,” is an inspiring spiritual haven that captures a distinct sense of place deeply rooted in rich cultural traditions, yet seamlessly blends a modern tomorrow. Nowhere in the Hawaiian archipelago is the land more powerful, more sacred, more alive, than this storied and natural place of wonder.
Mauna Lani boasts 333 contemporary guest rooms and suites, five private bungalow residences, six extraordinary restaurants and lounges, three distinct pools, a signature spa and wellness haven, and interactive Holoholo Kids Crew - all matched by Auberge’s intuitive and gracious service. Transformational experiences, enriching cultural immersion, unrivalled amenities, and curated moments – await guests at Mauna Lani. This is all centered around the piko – an infinite circle, which reflects the area’s distinct eternal spirit, anchored by Hawaii’s five great mountains. From this singular locale, the mountains of Hualālai, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Kohala and Maui’s Haleakalā are all visible in the distance. It is here, at the piko, Mauna Lani intrinsically links the people, the culture, and the land, to a deeply woven sense of place rooted in extraordinary core values and experiences – where friendships are fostered, families reconnect, and curiosities unfold. For more information on Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection please visit www.aubergeresorts.com/maunalani. Follow Mauna Lani on Instagram at @maunalanihawaii.