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Mālama Kaua'i


Mālama / Mā.lama / : action verb, To take care of, tend, attend, care for, preserve, protect, be aware, save, maintain; to keep or observe. To conduct, as a service; to serve and honor; preservation, support, fidelity, loyalty, custodian, caretaker, keeper. 

At the Princeville Makai Golf Club, we consider the word mālama to be the connecting relationship between people and place that grows stronger every time you mālama (give back). When you give back - to the land (ʻāina), the ocean (moana), the wildlife (holoholona), and its people (kamaʻāina) - you become a part of a triumphant circle that enriches everything around you; including your experience as a guest to the island of Kaua'i. 

Hawaii is so much more than just the 50th state. Each island has its own pace, culture, history and sense of place. In this Journey, Matt Ginella and the Fire Pit Collective explore Kaua'i to understand the "Garden Island's" past and learn about what's being done to preserve its future. Ginella visits five of Kaua'i's golf courses and along the way samples local eateries, beaches and farms. He gets an education about the native spirits and the focus on sustainability while taking in the incredible scenery. Come as a guest, learn to respect the locals and the land, and you will leave as a member of the "ohana"—which, in Hawaiian, means family.