VOLCANO, Hawai‘i (Feb. 25, 2022) – Kamehameha Schools announced today that the Volcano Golf Course will reopen for play on March 31.
“We are excited to welcome the community back to play golf at Volcano Golf Course,” said Kilohana Hirano, KS Hawai‘i Island community strategist. “As we continue with preparations for the reopening over the next month, we invite the community to celebrate this momentous milestone with us once play resumes beginning March 31. E holomua kākou. Let us move ahead.”
Known as a gathering place for the community, the Volcano Golf Course’s reopening date is tied to the muku, or new moon phase of the Hawaiian lunar calendar, a day which symbolizes new beginnings. KS stewards its lands to be resilient and to continue to provide the physical, economic, educational, spiritual, and cultural connections that are inherent to Native Hawaiian identity in perpetuity. A private ceremony grounded in Hawaiian and Christian values was held this morning, paving the way for the work to begin to ramp up operations.
The 18-hole, par 72 course is a 100-year-old property that spans 156 acres and is located adjacent to the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. KS will retain Indigo Sports to manage day-to-day operations, including managing the logistics necessary to open the course for play. Indigo Sports has maintained the golf course landscaping since KS regained possession of Volcano Golf Course from its previous lessee in 2020. Securitas will continue to monitor security on and around the golf course property.
Planning is underway to explore different options to construct a new clubhouse facility. Until the facility is completed, Indigo Sports will conduct operations from an on-site, temporary mobile office.
For more information on the Volcano Golf Course, visit www.volcanogc.com.
About Kamehameha Schools
Founded in 1887 by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Kamehameha Schools (KS) is a private, educational, charitable trust committed to improving the capability and well-being of the Native Hawaiian people through education. KS envisions a thriving lāhui where learners, grounded in Christian and Hawaiian values, grow into ʻōiwi leaders who inspire and contribute to their communities, both locally and globally. For more information, visit www.ksbe.edu and connect via Facebook and Instagram (@kamehamehaschools) and Twitter (@ksnews).