King Kamehameha Golf Club Welcomes New General Manager
The King Kamehameha Golf Club in Maui recently welcomed Wendell Inamasu as the new general manager of the private club. Inamasu returns to the club he helped open in May 2006, when he was the King Kamehameha Club’s golf operations manager from September 2005 to December 2012. As the general manager, Inamasu will oversee all elements of the club, including facilities, programming, staff training and development, and membership sales.
Inamasu has 38 years of experience in the golf and hospitality industry, most recently serving as Managing Director for Destination Residences Hawaiʻi, a vacation rental property management company. Throughout his career, Inamasu has been passionate about providing exceptional service to members, guests and residences. His connections within Maui’s hotel and golf communities run deep, having held leadership positions at Aston Hotels and Resorts’ Maui properties, as well as at the Wailea Golf Club.
“It’s like coming home after opening the King Kamehameha Golf Club 15 years ago,” said Inamasu. “I am grateful to join Troon Ohana and reconnect with the owner, members and associates.”
Born and raised in Maui, Inamasu holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii at the Mānoa School of Travel Industry Management.
“We are delighted to welcome Wendell back to the King Kamehameha Golf Club,” said Alex Nakajima, COO of Troon. “Wendell’s extensive hospitality experience and commitment to the member / guest experience has already been well received and welcomed by members.”
Nestled in the mountains of West Maui, the King Kamehameha Golf Club is a home away from home for members around the world. The pure golf experience does not have homes, resorts, or roads around the course to block the panoramic views of Haleakalā and the bi-coastal views of the Pacific Ocean.
The golf course was originally designed by Ted Robinson, Sr. and later refreshed by his son, Ted Robinson, Jr., using their three basic design elements of flexibility, memorization and beauty. natural. Depending on skill levels, members and guests can attack from any of five sets of tees as the golf course defends itself with challenging bunker pitches, multi-level greens and five shots. water.
King Kamehameha Golf Club is also home to one of the most beautiful and unique clubs in the world. A modification of a Frank Lloyd Wright home design, the 74,778-square-foot clubhouse is filled with artwork honoring those who have come before by creating a cultural sense of place. The history of the region comes to life with spectacular art displays throughout the building.
The King Kamehameha Golf Club is operated by Troon Privé, the operating division of Troon’s private clubs.