Waialae Country Club

Project Location

Honolulu, HI


WATG Honolulu, HI



Case Study: Waialae Country Club

Built in the early 1970's, Honolulu's Waialae Country Club serves a premiere golf club with luxurious appointments, even providing a home for the PGA’s annual Sony Open golf tournament. However, decades of decay and a clubhouse design that made little use of its superb beachfront location in Kahala, necessitated renovations that would lead to the inclusion of a sizable NanaWall installation.

According to Rick Myers, project manager for the renovation with WATG, the client hoped to enhance the experience for club members and guests by bringing the spectacular views of the waterfront setting from the enclosed lanai all the way into the dining room.

A System to Withstand Harsh Marine Environments

The original installation featured wood bi-fold doors to enclose the lanai that had become more difficult to operate over time, mainly due to the corrosion of the hardware. "These doors stayed closed more often than not," recalls Myers. "The client wished to replace them with a more durable product --one that would be easier to operate and could withstand the salt corrosion." Myers and his team concluded that NanaWall's SL73 Thermally Broken Aluminum Framed Hurricane Approved Folding System would best serve the project.

"The client wanted to take advantage of the indoor/outdoor dining experience, and NanaWall helped them achieve that."

Performance and Durability

Though competitor systems might have saved the client slightly in initial outlay, NanaWall's solid, tested construction offered the best long-term performance and cost-effectiveness, largely owing to first-of-its-kind engineering as a monumental folding wall system for low and mid-rise applications with both Miami-Dade and AAMA Hurricane certification.

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