Makai Golf Club - No. 12
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Makai Golf Club - No. 12
Robert Trent Jones Jr. oversaw renovation and redesign of Makai Golf Club, his first course in Hawaii opened in 1971. Courtesy of Makai G.C.
Makai Golf Club - No. 2
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Makai Golf Club - No. 2
Makai Golf Club's par-5 second hole plays downhill with the trade winds at your back. Courtesy of Makai G.C.
Makai Golf Club - No. 7
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Makai Golf Club - No. 7
Makai Golf Club's par-3 seventh hole plays over the ocean. Courtesy of Makai G.C.
Makai Golf Club - No. 3
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Makai Golf Club - No. 3
Makai Golf Club's par-3 third hole is a short shot from an elevated tee to the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Makai G.C. on Kauai - No. 4
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Makai G.C. on Kauai - No. 4
Makai Golf Club's No. 1 handicap hole is the tight, uphill, par-4 fourth. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Makai Golf Club at St. Regis Princeville - Albatross
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Makai Golf Club at St. Regis Princeville - Albatross
An albatross sits next to the sixth fairway at Makai Golf Club. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Makai Golf Club - No. 12
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Makai Golf Club - No. 12
Makai Golf Club's 12th hole is a long par-4 into the tradewinds. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Makai Golf Club - No. 13
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Makai Golf Club - No. 13
Makai Golf Club's long, par-3 13th hole plays over 200 yards into the tradewinds. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Makai Golf Club - No. 14
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Makai Golf Club - No. 14
The most enhanced hole from the redesign is Makai Golf Club's drivable par-4 14th. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Makai Golf Club - No. 15
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Makai Golf Club - No. 15
Makai Golf Club's par-4 15th hole plays to a green overlooking the ocean. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
St. Regis Princeville Resort - pool
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St. Regis Princeville Resort - pool
The Princeville Resort has reopened as a St. Regis and features a brand new pool. Courtesy of St. Regis Princeville Resort
St. Regis Princeville Resort King Guest room
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St. Regis Princeville Resort King Guest room
St. Regis Princeville Resort's guest rooms have all be renovated and upgraded. Courtesy of St. Regis Princeville
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Makai Golf Club at St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai, Hawaii

The Makai Golf Club at St. Regis Princeville is back and better than ever following an 18-month reseeding and redesign project. Originally opened in 1971, the Robert Trent Jones Jr. design now plays over 7,200 yards after a fourth set of tee boxes was added. Troon Golf also assumed management of the 27-hole course, which will now play as the 18-hole Makai Golf Club and nine-hole Woods course, which were formerly intertwined.

The most notable changes to the golf course was a complete reseeded of the course to seashore paspalum turf to the tees, fairways and greens. Design-wise, the green complexes were altered and enhanced. The oceanside 14th hole, a short par 4, was the most significant change with the addition of many new bunkers and a green site closer to the cliff.

The golf course opened in conjunction with the new St. Regis Princeville Resort, which also closed for extensive upgrades to the property's guest rooms and public areas, including a brand new pool.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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Makai Golf Club at St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai, Hawaii