Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Launches Hualalai Golf Hale
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai announces a new addition to its award-winning golf program, Hualalai Golf Hale. This 3,000 square-foot (275 square metre) instruction and practice facility will be the ultimate destination for golf enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy exclusive programming and improve their golf game with state-of-the-art technology and expert instruction. Hualalai Golf Hale opens for guests preceding the Mitsubishi Electric PGA Championships held annually at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai has tapped PGA member and acclaimed golf coach Eddie Lee as Director of Instruction for the Hualalai Golf Hale. Lee will lead the development of unique programming, coaching, and instruction for the academy. With more than 25 years of experience in golf instruction in Hawaii, he held most recently held the position of director of instruction at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy based out of the Wailea Golf Club. Lee has also served as Vice President of the Aloha Section PGA and co-chair of the Aloha Section PGA Teaching Committee. Additionally, he is a two-time qualifier for the National Club Professional Championships and a qualifier for the Senior National Club Professional Championships in 2016.
Programming at Hualalai Golf Academy will include a variety of offerings that combine fun, fitness, technology and luxury. Instructional services feature one-on-one coaching, video analysis, on-course lessons, full-day retreats, multi-student lessons, indoor “learn and play” sessions using TrackMan flight simulation, fittings and other custom programs.
“The first of its kind in Hawaii, Hualalai Golf Hale will offer a unique combination of education, fun and human connection,” states Colin Clark, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. “We hope to bring together golf lovers, families, and friends in a space that complements our award-winning, oceanfront Hualalai Golf Course.”
Hualalai Golf Academy is located at Hualālai Golf Course, the first Jack Nicklaus signature course on Hawaii, known for its famed 17th hole, which offers a green that “touches the ocean.” Three hitting bays will line the side of the building along the driving range. Two outdoor bays will allow golfers to hit onto the range, and can be converted to private classrooms. Each bay will feature TrackMan launch monitors that record club speed, ball spin rate, shot launch angle, carry distance and a host of other tools used to foster and measure improvement. The entire practice area will also be fitted with TrackMan Range, allowing all golfers to track their progress using an app.
One of the indoor bays will feature Topgolf Swing Suite, a teaching studio featuring a golf simulator and lounge. The only offering of its kind in Hawaii, the tech-laden Swing Suite combines serious instruction with a menu of games. Hualalai Golf Hale’s lounge and comfort station will boast a full kitchen, bar, retail, and various sitting areas with large-screen TVs.
For more information call 808 325 8000.