The South Shore is abuzz with Tigermania and the Professional Golfers’ Association of America Grand Slam of Golf, which will be contested today and tomorrow at Poipu Bay Golf Course adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort and Spa.
Tiger Woods has won the event the last four years.
Play begins in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf tournament at 9 a.m. Coolers, pets, pagers, cell phones, cameras, weapons, signs, radios, ladders and folding chairs will not be allowed on the course during tournament play.
Parking for spectators will be allowed only along the Po’ipu bypass road, Ala Kinoiki, with free shuttle vans carrying people between the bypass road and tournament entry gates from 8 a.m. until one hour after play finishes each day.
There will be no Grand Slam parking available in Hyatt parking lots, and a roadblock near the intersection of Poipu Road and Keleka Road will enforce that provision.
Only registered guests, those with Anara Spa appointments, and those with proper parking passes will be allowed beyond the roadblock. A dirt parking lot near the main spectator entry gate is reserved for Hyatt employees and Slam volunteers.
Even those who plan to eat breakfast at the Hyatt’s Ilima Terrace between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on golf days will have to park on the bypass road.
Those arriving earlier than 8 a.m. will have to park on the bypass road and walk to the resort.
Hyatt employees are used to temporarily forfeiting their paved employee parking stalls for this event, and have done so even recently when large groups are in the house, said Claire Morris, Hyatt spokeswoman.