Beginning each year with the tournament of champions, Hyundai, Kapalua, and the PGA host the seasons inaugural professional tournament. Played at the Kapalua Plantation Golf Course, located only ten miles north of Lahaina, this premier event draws a formidable crowd from around the globe. Many Celebrities have been spotted each January as the event was formerly sponsored by both Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz. Apart from this course the professionals also enjoy practicing their games on the other three courses within a ten minute drive. If there is no time for a complete 18-hole round there are also two golf academies offering both short and long-game tutelage.