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Casey Nakama Golf Development Center | Waimanalo, HI

The golf professionals who lead the programs are:

Casey Nakama has been a golf professional since 1985, Casey traveled on the Asian Tour during the late 80’s and early 90’s. He was a Ben Hogan / PGA Tour member and a winner of local tournaments including the Hilo Invitational, the Hawaii State Open, the JAL Rainbow Open, the Makaha Open, the Maui Open, the Mid-Pacific Open, and the Waikoloa Open, to name just a few.


Casey has been a golf instructor since 1992 and has mentored many juniors over the years. In 2003, Casey received an honorary distinction by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the top golf instructors for the State of Hawaii. In 2015, he was inducted into the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame.

Kellen Floyd Asao has been a golf professional since 2009.  He was a member of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Golf Team 2001-2005.  Kellen is the 2003 Manoa Cup Champion and 2005 Hilo Invitational Champion.  He previously coached the Punahou Intermediate Golf Team 2008-2010 and is the current golf coach for Hawaii Baptist Academy Intermediate Golf Team since 2013.  Kellen is the owner of Asao Golf, providing golf club repair, golf products & accessories.


Kellen Floyd Asao

We offer private and group lessons for adults and juniors, as well as our Junior Golf Development Program.


We have instructors who are Hawaii's top golf names. Let us help you improve your game!

Casey Nakama

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Philip Chun has been a golf professional since 1995. He is the 1987 State Amateur Champion, as well as the 1993 Rainbow Open Champion. Philip is one of Hawaii’s top golf professionals.

Philip Chun

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Shane Hoshino has been a golf professional since 2002 and was a member of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Golf Team.  Shane is a 2-time OIA Individual Champion, was a member on the 1996 Jr. America's Cup Championship Team and is the 1999 Manoa Cup Champion.

Shane Hoshino