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Ka’anapali Hosts Women’s Golf Day, “Celebrating Women”


Ka’anapali to Hosts Women’s Golf Day Event on June 5th “Celebrating Women”

Lahaina, HI – Recent host of the U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier, Ka’anapali Golf Courses is pleased to announce it will be one of 700 courses from across the globe hosting a Women’s Golf Day event, Tuesday, June 5th from 4:30-6:30pm on the driving range. Event is complimentary and open to the public.

Ka’anapali will be “Celebrating Women” with music, food, drinks, a golf clinic and live Fashion Show including a line from the female majority-owned company, Jamie Sadock, a lifestyle line of apparel for wear on or off the course and Maui based and female owned purse and handbag line, Sassy Saks. Other lines for the fashion will show include Nike Golf, Sport Haley and IBKUL, an SPF apparel line for golf, yoga and other outdoor sports.

The event at Ka’anapali is for all women, not just golfing women. “We added the fashion show this year to help showcase a lot of the lines that cross other sports and lifestyle pieces,” said Sherrie Golden, Ka’anapali’s Merchandising Manager. Golden added, “With only 10% of the population playing golf, we know we need to cater to the non-golfer as well and offer a variety of apparel and logo items in our shop for both the visitor and resident population in west Maui. The fashion show will showcase a few apparel brands that cross the line from golf to other sports or into everyday fashion and resort evening wear.”

Participants will be able to participate in several challenges at the range as well, including FootGolf and a chipping contest, presented by Director of Golf, Sutee Nitakorn. Nitakorn helps to organize Ka’anapali’s monthly women’s program with over 100 players per event. “We are blessed with a group of women who love to call Ka’anapali home, for both golf and other social events like this,” said Nitakorn.

Female Golf Professional and Maui native, Shayna Miyajima will host a golf clinic that is sure to entertain. Miyajima played professional several years on the Futures Tour after clenching the HHSAA State Championship Title for Baldwin High School in 1998 and playing for San Diego State. She currently works as a golf professional at King Kamehameha Golf Club.

Interested women should register for Ka’anapali’s “Celebrating Women” event in advance online here. Walk-ins welcome but those that pre-register online will earn a chance to win several event gifts!


Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a global golf initiative launched in 2016 to introduce women of all ages to the game and encourage existing female golfers to “tee it up” in a fun and highly inclusive environment. The inaugural one day, four-hour event, spanned 28 countries in 485 locations, and introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport while transcending language, culture, religion, and race to celebrate golf, women, and community. To learn more about Women’s Golf Day and its upcoming event on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. For more information to or register for an event, visit the Women's Golf Day website here and follow us socially at @womensgolfday #WomensGolfDay


The Royal Ka’anapali Course, a Robert Trent Jones Senior design, opened in 1962 and has tested the skills of golf professionals and amateurs alike. A Par 71 stretching 6,700 yards, the Royal Course combines wide fairways and undulating greens, making it both distinctive and demanding. Home of the Champions Tour Ka’anapali Classic for 14 years, the Royal Ka’anapali Course also hosted Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf, the Canada Cup and LPGA Kemper Open, donning such golfing greats as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, Jan Stephenson and Betsey King.

The Ka’anapali Kai Course is a Par 70, 6,400-yard course and boasts an array of strategically placed bunkers, contoured fairways, and re-shaped and resurfaced greens. This course, host of Golf Channel’s #1 series Big Break Ka'anapali, is a challenge to play and places a premium on strategy off the tee, accuracy with approach shots, and a deft touch around the greens.

In 2005-2007, Ka’anapali Golf Courses invested over $13 million in renovations and infrastructure. Golf course architect, Robin Nelson, was brought in to oversee the rework of the Ka’anapali Kai Course and enhancements to the championship Royal Ka’anapali Course. Ka’anapali recently celebrated 50 years (1962-2012) and was host of the Champions Tour SKIN GAME January 2008-2011.