Mayor Kirk Caldwell: Keep Kahuku Golf Course a Municipal Recreation Area
Kahuku Golf Course is the only municipal golf course that serves the Ko'olauloa and North Shore regions which is approximately 50% of the geographical area of the island of O'ahu. Keeping this facility under city jurisdiction will allow all O'ahus residents access to an affordable game of golf while enjoying breathtaking views.
The previous owners, in their wisdom, granted the city a long term lease in order to provide the community with a recreational area that the common person could enjoy. The sale of this island gem could put access out of reach for O'ahu's residents, especially those in the surrounding communities.
I encourage you to explore avenues that will enable the City and County of Honolulu to keep Kahuku Golf Course a municipal recreation area in perpetuity for the use of O'ahus citizens.
The Kahuku Community Association has requested that you condemn and take possession of the parcel which includes the existing Kahuku Golf Course. The Ko'olauloa Neighborhood Board unanimously approved Kahuku Community Association's resolution to condemn or purchase the Kahuku Golf Course. The City Council, led by District 2 Council Chair Ernest Martin, unanimously passed a resolution that would put the parcel into city hands - yet you have ignored them all.
This is the only municipal golf course that serves the Northern half of O'ahu and to place it in private hands may make affordable golf a memory to those residents who utilize Kahuku Golf Course.
We strongly urge you to take immediate and prudent action to preserve this parcel for the use of O'ahu's residents. We also would like to say BIG MAHALO to all who have urged you to take possession of this parcel.