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New Management Team Eager to Enhance Puakea Golf Course

Grove Farm is pleased to announce that Aloha Golf Group, led by President and industry veteran Fran Roach, as the new management firm for the Puakea Golf Course. Roach will serve as General Manager and oversee golf operations, sales, marketing, clubhouse, and restaurant operations. With more than 18 years of experience in the golf industry, Roach’s goal is to make Puakea Golf Course one of the top golf experiences in Hawaiʻi.

Fran Roach, Aloha Golf Group President
Fran Roach, Aloha Golf Group President
“We are truly delighted that Aloha Golf Group has been selected to work with Grove Farm on this iconic golf course property,” said Roach. “We both share the same vision to provide exceptional playing conditions with premium levels of guest satisfaction. We have already begun to see improved course conditions and will place great emphasis on that aspect. More enhancements in customer service and the food and beverage operations are planned in the near future.”

Roach most recently served as the General Manager at the Ocean Course at Hokuala on Kaua’i and has also served as the General Manager at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas and the Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Resort in New York. Roach is a member of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) and has spent 30 years as a Class “A” member of the Professional Golf Association of America.

Puakea also proudly welcomes new Head Professional Aaron Medeiros. A Kaua’i native, Medeiros brings with him a high level of customer service, a deep connection to the resident and visitor golfer base, and a desire to maintain a high level of service and programs at Puakea. Aaron previously worked at both The Club at Kukuiʻula and the Kiahuna Golf Club.
Aaron Medeiros, Golf Professional

“We are very thrilled to bring in Fran and Aaron to Puakea,” said Casey Watabu, Project Manager at Grove Farm. “With Fran’s proven leadership and commitment to excellence, combined with Aaron’s knowledge and aloha, guests will enjoy an amazing experience at Puakea.”