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Mercedes-Benz Championship at the Plantation Course on January 11, 2009 in Kapalua, Maui

Geoff Ogilvy of Australia hits a shot on the 12th hole during the final round of the Mercedes-Benz Championship at the Plantation Course on January 11, 2009 in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii.

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Maui is a premier destination for golf with more than a dozen courses in superb settings.

Home to historic Lahaina town, once the whaling capital of the Pacific and former capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, West Maui offers 72 holes of excellent golf at two major resort areas - the Ka'anapali Beach Resort and the Kapalua Resort. Of the two, Ka'anapali offers the most predictable weather, where Kapalua can experience both high wind and rain.

Protected from most rain and wind by Haleakala mountain, South Maui is home to two resorts areas - Wailea and Makena. The Wailea Golf Club has three excellent courses. The Makena Golf Course is scheduled to reopen in the spring of 2014, following a year-long renovation.

The other four Maui courses accessible to visitors are located between Pukalani and Wailuku including Maui's excellent Waiehu Municipal Golf Course, which overlooks Kahului Bay.

For those who love to watch golf, but don't play it themselves, Maui hosts the PGA Tour's Hyundai Tournament of Champions each January on the Plantation Course at Kapalua.

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