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Kapalua Golf names new director of agronomy

By Staff | Sep 13, 2018

While at The Classic Club, Andrew Rebman contributed in the development of the Best Water Management Practices for Golf Courses for the Coachella Valley Golf & Water Task Force.

KAPALUA – Kapalua Golf recently named Andrew Rebman as the property’s new director of agronomy.

Kapalua Golf features two award-winning golf courses: The Plantation Course and The Bay Course.

A 19-year industry veteran, Rebman has traveled the world growing all species of grass in some of the most extreme climates.

Rebman moved to Maui from Palm Desert, California, where he most recently served as the director of agronomy at The Classic Club, an 18-hole Arnold Palmer design.

“We are happy to welcome Andrew to the Kapalua ohana,” said Alex Nakajima, general manager, Kapalua Golf & Tennis. “With our upcoming Plantation Course enhancement project beginning early next year, we’re thrilled to have someone with Andrew’s diverse experience lead our agronomy team.”

In March, Kapalua Golf announced a multi-million dollar enhancement project to its Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw-designed Plantation Course.

On-course work is expected to begin in February of 2019 and be completed in November 2019. Coore and Crenshaw will assist with the extensive course refinement project.

In addition, Troon’s Design/Development/Agronomy team, as well as long-time Maui resident and Golf Channel personality Mark Rolfing, will also work on the project. The course enhancement project is aimed at refining and revitalizing the 27-year-old golf course and will include resurfacing all greens with Tif Eagle Bermuda; renovating every bunker on the golf course; and re-grassing tees, fairways and roughs with state-of-the-art Celebration Bermuda turf.

New tee complexes will also be added, including additional forward tees to help increase guest enjoyment, and several new tournament tees will also be built on key holes to further test the world’s best PGA Tour professionals during the Sentry Tournament of Champions. For information, visit www.GolfAtKapalua.com or call 1-877-KAPALUA.