Pukalani Country Club to be featured on the Golf Channel's "Destination Golf" program
The Golf Channel's new "Destination Golf" program will feature Maui's Pukalani Country Club starting Tuesday Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. EST with repeat shows through Jan. 24.
Pukalani, which means "hole in the heavens" in Hawaiian, has been named one of Golf Digests' "2009 Best Places to Play." Designed by architect Bob Baldock, the golf course is set in the gentle hillsides of Maui's up-country.
Pukalani Country Club provides terrific views of the Pacific Ocean as well as valleys of Maui. The club sits at 1,100 feet in elevation on the base of the famous Mount Haleakala, a dormant volcano whose name in Hawaiian means "house of the sun." The volcano's description is reflected in the golf course's logo.
Covering nearly 160 acres, the semi-private course is 6,962 yards from the back set of tees. One of the unique aspects of the par-72 layout is that is has 19 greens. On the third hole, golfers have the option of a tough iron shot across a ravine and into the wind for one green, or a shot straight down to a well bunkered green 80-100 feet below into the ravine.
"Destination Golf" will be a series of travel documentary shows featuring host Lauren Thompson visiting many of the world's top golf destinations on a quest to discover unique personalities and experience the local flavor that defines the regions.
"'Destination Golf' will provide an excellent opportunity for Golf Channel to showcase some of the golf's best travel destinations in a way our viewers have never seen before," said Keith Allo, the network's vice president of programming development.
December 29, 2009