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Wailua Golf Course Clubhouse

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1962, Ernest Hideo Hara. 3-5350 Kuhio Hwy.

The steep sweep of an enormous, double-pitched hipped roof defines the golf course's clubhouse. Its hollow-tile walls, even though emboldened by lava-rock veneer, are subsumed by the mass of shingles, and the la nai walkways with their chamfered posts are sheltered by wide overhanging eaves. A comfortable, well-organized series of rooms, the clubhouse is simple yet graceful. The lateral-running lanai walkway serves as the organizational spine of the T-shaped structure, penetrating the body of the T and separating the locker rooms from the linearly orchestrated public spaces including the office, the nineteenth hole, and a lounge. The lounge's sliding glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows look out on the Robert Trent Jones Jr.–designed fairways and the ocean. The building's transom ventilators allow the free circulation of cooling trade winds.

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Author: 
Don J. Hibbard
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Don J. Hibbard, "Wailua Golf Course Clubhouse", [Lihue, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/HI-01-KA30.

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Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 67-68.

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