Concept Art for New Waiehu Golf Course Clubhouse on Display

November 30, 2018, 3:42 PM HST · Updated November 30, 10:53 AM
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Waiehu Golf course sign. Photo by Wendy Osher.

A preliminary concept for a new clubhouse at Waiehu Golf Course will be displayed during two December events.

  • The first event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 at the plaza next to the Historic ʻĪao Theater during Wailuku First Friday.
  • The second is slated from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku.

Waiehu Golf Course, the county’s only municipal golf course, is more than 87 years old. Its clubhouse was built in 1962 and has not been significantly upgraded.  In fiscal year 2017, the Parks Department identified the development of a new clubhouse as a priority and received planning and design funding from the County Council.

The concept design plan is scheduled for completion by summer 2019.

During the open house, DPR will provide concept sketches on a series of panels, and residents can offer comments at stations, or speak directly to the project’s design team and county staff.

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“The community deserves a new facility that meets the needs of golfers and can also serve as a place that can accommodate special events,” said Ka’ala Buenconsejo, DPR director. “We want the clubhouse to be something we can all be proud of.”

The department is working with a consultant team headed by Bow Engineering Inc. and including Shimokawa + Nakamura (architecture), Munekiyo Hiraga (public outreach), GMK Consulting, LLC (financial analysis), Austin, Tsutsumi & Associates Inc. (civil engineering), and J. Uno & Associates (cost estimating).

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