John Deere golf fleet now a part of ongoing renovations at the historic Ocean Course in Hawaii
Online PR News – 22-May-2015 – Kapolei, Hawaii – The completion of Kona Country Club’s long-awaited renovation of their Ocean Course is bolstered by a new fleet of John Deere turf equipment provided by Pacific Golf & Turf.
Located on Keauhou Bay on the Big Island, the Ocean Course was the home of Hawaii's first monarch King Kamehameha, who is credited with conquering and unifying the islands. The course was designed by William Bell and first opened to public in 1966. Only six miles from the heart of the city of Kailua Kona, it features spectacular settings with both nines opening out to the ocean. The course has been closed since 2013 for renovations that include a new Toro irrigation system, bunkers, cart paths, and enhanced landscaping. Approximately eight to 10 acres of turf grass will be eliminated, and ornamental grasses will be introduced.
John Hamilton, owner and consulting agronomist from Golf Resources International, started working with the club on the project in December 2014 along with Golf Architect John Sanford from Sanford Golf Design. Hamilton negotiated and determined what equipment was essential for the course and then club management purchased an entire 18 hole John Deere fleet of turf equipment from Pacific Golf & Turf that includes greens mowers, fairway mowers, tractors, and aerators, just to name a few.
“We realize that anticipation around reopening of the Kona Country Club’s Ocean Course has been building for some time now,” said Steve Cotton, Pacific Golf & Turf vice president. “It’s great to continue to be a committed and reliable partner in the Hawaiian Islands. The unmatched quality of John Deere turf equipment bundled with our superior customer service and financing capabilities keeps us ahead of our competition.”
John Deere golf and turf equipment is trusted by premiere properties in Hawaii and on the mainland. The performance and reliability of John Deere turf equipment makes it a top pick among top superintendents of the golf industry. Pacific Golf & Turf is the exclusive distributor of John Deere golf and turf equipment for Hawaii.
About Pacific Golf & Turf
Pacific Golf & Turf, a division of Pacific Power Group, is the largest sales, service, and parts provider for John Deere Golf equipment and E-Z-GO golf carts, serving a wide range of industries including golf courses, sports complexes, cemeteries, municipalities, commercial campuses, and the private sector. Pacific has five locations serving Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Hawaii. Find more information about Pacific online at www.PacificGolfTurf.com.
About Pacific Power Group
Pacific Power Group is primarily engaged in the sales and service of new and remanufactured engines, power generation products, used commercial trucks, commercial turf equipment, golf cars, and marine power solutions. Pacific currently operates 13 sales, service, and parts warehousing facilities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii and provides extended service to seven additional western states.