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Kapalua hires Rebman as agronomy chief


Maui, Hawaii (August 30, 2018) – Kapalua Golf has named Andrew Rebman as the property’s new director of agronomy. Kapalua Golf features two award-winning golf courses: The Plantation Course is annually rated as a top 100 golf course in the world and consistently named the “Best Golf Course You Can Play” in Hawaii; and The Bay Course which has hosted more than 20 professional golf tournaments.


A 19-year industry veteran, Rebman has traveled the world growing all species of grass in some of the most extreme climates. Throughout his career he has served as golf course superintendent or the director of agronomy at clubs in Portugal, the United Arab Emirates as well as a number of outstanding clubs across the United States. Rebman moves to Maui from Palm Desert, California where he most recently served as the director of agronomy at The Classic Club, an 18-hole Arnold Palmer-design. While at The Classic Club, Rebman contributed in the development of the Best Water Management Practices for Golf Courses for the Coachella Valley Golf & Water Task Force. Rebman attended the University of Arizona where he majored in plant sciences.

“We are happy to welcome Andrew to the Kapalua ohana,” said Alex Nakajima, general manager, Kapalua Golf & Tennis. “With our upcoming Plantation Course enhancement project beginning early next year, we’re thrilled to have someone with Andrew’s diverse experience lead our agronomy team.”

In March, Kapalua Golf announced a multi-million dollar enhancement project to its Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw-designed Plantation Course. On-course work is expected to begin in February of 2019 and be completed in November 2019. Coore and Crenshaw will assist with the extensive course refinement project. In addition, Troon’s Design/Development/Agronomy team, as well as long-time Maui resident and Golf Channel personality Mark Rolfing, will also work on the project. The course enhancement project is aimed at refining and revitalizing the 27-year-old golf course and will include: resurfacing all greens with Tif Eagle Bermuda; renovating every bunker on the golf course; and re-grassing tees, fairways and roughs with state-of-the-art Celebration Bermuda turf. New tee complexes will also be added, including additional forward tees to help increase guest enjoyment and several new tournament tees will also be built on key holes to further test the world’s best PGA TOUR professionals during the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

For more information on Kapalua Golf, visit or call 1-877-KAPALUA.

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 43rd anniversary in 2018. 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 providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon 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. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit

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