With the completion of the makeover of the hotel at Makena Resort, ownership is turning its attention to Makena Golf Course. The golf course is closed for the remainder of the year for a multi-million dollar improvement program, and the opening of an upgraded 18-hole course in 2014. Plans include for design elements to be true to the natural beauty of Makena, with its kiawe forest, indigenous trees, ancient rock formations and natural streams. It will remain one of Maui's only sea-to-mountain golf courses. The re-launch of the Makena Golf Course is expected to be in the first quarter of 2014. Caf on The Green will remain open daily for lunch, afternoon snacks and early dinner throughout the golf course transformation.