Wailea Old Blue
Status: In Planning and Design
Budget: $3.0 Million
Wailea Old Blue was originally designed by Arthur Jack Snyder in 1969. The 18-hole course has long been regarded as one of Hawaii's most classic and graceful layouts. As host to the Kemper Women's Open for several years, Wailea Blue has stood the test of time.
The primary emphasis of restoration is to restore bunkers and features to their original intent. New tees and green expansions will be integrated to the work.
The most dramatic change will be rerouting of the original finishing hole to accommodate a practice area and new No. 9 hole. When Wailea was expanded to 54 holes in the 1980s, the practica area of the original Blue Course was closed and converted to development. Now, with a return to the original clubhouse site, our work required creativity to work a practice area into the acreage of the 18-holes. This is being done with little impact to the charm and ambiance of the course. The goal has been to preserve the traditional feel and qualities of the Blue Course, taking Snyder's original plans and returning the grandeur that was present in the 1970s.