- HILO – On Friday, amidst the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Hilda, county officials gathered at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course to break ground on a $17 million dollar renovation project.
HAWAII COUNTY MEDIA RELEASE
Blessing and Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Hilo Municipal Golf Course Improvement Project
Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi, County Councilman Dennis “Fresh” Onishi, State Sen. Gilbert Kahele and State Rep. Clift Tsuji joined other dignitaries Friday, August 14, for a public blessing and groundbreaking ceremony for upcoming improvements to the Hilo Municipal Golf Course.
Golfers will benefit from four new putting greens, clubhouse, bathrooms, bridges for the cart course, rain shelters, and accessible walkways at the driving range. Lead contractor Jacobsen Construction Co. Inc. also will build a new cart-storage building, replace course waterlines and the Kawailani Street fence, and install new fencing fronting Haihai Street. The project is expected to be finished in November 2016.
Construction work will require converting the 18-hole course to a temporary 9-hole course between February and May 2016.
Improving Hawai‘i County’s only public golf course is the latest example of expanded recreational offerings since Mayor Kenoi took office. On August 12, the Department of Parks and Recreation broke ground on a new neighborhood park for Hōlualoa’s Ali‘i Kai Subdivision.
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