Tiger Announces New Course-Design Project In Hawaii

Tiger Woods won’t have to notch a win the PGA Tour this season in order to book a work trip to Hawaii in the coming year. 

On Wednesday, Pacific Links International announced that Woods’ TGR Design firm will be designing The North Course at the Mākaha Valley Resort on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Gil Hanse’s Hanse Golf Course Design has been tabbed to design the South Course.

“The Mākaha Valley Resort represents an incredibly exciting development for Pacific Links International and we are extremely pleased to be able to unveil our partnership with TGR Design and Hanse Golf Course Design,” Du Sha, owner and founder of Pacific Links International, said in the company’s release. “Through the creativity and ingenuity of both Tiger Woods and Gil Hanse, and the natural beauty of the Mākaha Valley, we will create one of golf’s finest and most sought-after destinations, and we look forward to sharing further details with the golfing world as the project develops.”

“At TGR Design, we focus on finding spectacular locations to design distinct and memorable golf courses,” Woods said. “The Mākaha Valley on the west coast of Oahu is truly one of these unique and special locations. The cathedral-like setting of the property is framed with big ocean views to the west and towering mountains to the east. We are designing a golf course that will take advantage of this spectacular setting yet still be fun and playable for golfers of all abilities.”

Woods has opened two previous designs, Bluejack National outside of Houston and El Cardonal at Diamante in Cabo. The Mākaha Valley project joins a list of on-going design work that includes Payne’s Valley in Missouri and Jack’s Bay in the Bahamas.

For Hanse, The Mākaha Valley project joins a prestigious list of design work that includes renovations at Pinehurst and Doral, among many others.