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Royal Kaanapali Golf Course Clubhouse

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1967, Wimberly, Whisenand, Allison and Tong, and Vladimir Ossipoff. 2290 Kaanapali Hwy.

Hawaii's first resort-related golf clubhouse, it has set the tone for those that followed. Sheltered by shingled, mansard-capped roofs, the golf clubhouse nestles into the landscape. Its below-grade, lava-rock-veneered first story houses the cart barn and locker rooms, while the upper level serves as the public entrance with an imposing porte-cochere supported by ivy-clad lava-rock columns. The porte-cochere accesses an open breezeway-like lobby, which has a pro shop to one side and a restaurant to the other. The open makai side of the lobby and restaurant overlook the Kaanapali golf courses. The plan offers functional clarity and a pleasant openness, which have been repeated countless times, with slight variations, at warm weather resorts around the world.

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Author: 
Don J. Hibbard
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Don J. Hibbard, "Royal Kaanapali Golf Course Clubhouse", [Kaanapali, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/HI-01-MA36.

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Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 208-208.

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