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Kapalua appoints Dietrich as assistant GM

Maui, Hawaii (September 18, 2017) – Kapalua Golf, located on the island of Maui in Hawaii, has named Tim Dietrich as assistant general manager. Kapalua Golf’s Plantation Course is considered by Golfweek magazine as the “Number 1 Course You Can Play in Hawaii,” while the Bay Course at Kapalua ranks number 12.

Dietrich moves to Kapalua from Mid Pacific Country Club on Oahu where he served as general manager for 9 years. Prior to his tenure at MPCC, Dietrich was the club director at Ko Olina Sports Club. He is a 25-plus year veteran of the international golf and resort industry having worked in a variety of key roles, including golf instructor and resort advisor in Guam, Japan and Hawaii.  


“We’re excited to welcome Tim and his 25-plus years of industry experience to Kapalua,” said Alex Nakajima, PGA, general manager, Kapalua Golf. “Tim’s understanding of the Hawaiian and international golf and tennis markets will be invaluable as we continue to improve and grow the Kapalua Golf and Tennis experience.”

Dietrich is a Class “A” Member of the PGA of America as well as a member of the Club Managers’ Association of America (CMAA). He has multiple professional certifications, including: Certified Club Manager (with CMAA); United States Professional Tennis Association; and the Professional Tennis Registry. He is fluent in Japanese, French, and Swedish.

About Kapalua Golf & Tennis

Kapalua  Golf & Tennis, managed by Troon, features 36-holes of award-winning golf, the Kapalua Golf Academy - a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School, and Kapalua Tennis - an award-winning facility, with expert instruction from top professionals, year-round tournaments and events, tennis camps and matchmaking services.  Kapalua’s Plantation Course, is ranked No. 19 on “America’s Top 100 Public Courses” list by Golf Digest.  The Bay Course has long been dubbed as “Hawaii’s favorite resort course” and is celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2017. Its breathtaking par three fifth hole is the only hole to play over the ocean on Maui.  Kapalua Golf Academy is Hawaii’s most comprehensive learning center and practice facility, offering individual lessons, golf schools, video analysis, custom club fitting, group lessons and on-course playing lessons.  The Kapalua Tennis Garden is located in the splendid natural setting of Kapalua Resort and is currently ranked as the #9 Top Tennis Resort in the World according to Tennis Resorts Online 2017. For additional information on Kapalua Golf, visit or call 1-877-KAPALUA. For additional information on Kapalua Tennis, visit or call 1-808-662-7730.

About Troon 

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit

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