6 reasons to attend a golf tournament
Whether it’s supporting Team USA at The Ryder Cup or watching The Players Championship, there is a golf tournament out there perfect for you.
Going to a golf tournament is so much more than just watching golf, it’s soaking up the live experience. Hearing the cheers from a roaring crowd after a shot is holed or sitting in the grandstand on the 18th watching the final putt drop is a feeling that you just can’t get from watching at home.
Below, we’ve listed our top 6 reasons why you should attend a golf tournament with Golfbreaks by PGA TOUR.
1. An electric atmosphere
When you think of a golf tournament, you may not think of the atmosphere being one of the biggest draws to the event, however, it is quite the opposite. With grandstands and big screens scattered across the course as well as tented spectator villages, the buzz amongst crowds is electric – and you certainly don’t have to be a golfer to appreciate this.
The 16th hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open has been described as “one big party” and the most exciting hole on the PGA TOUR with grandstands surrounding the 163-yard par 3, transforming the hole into “The Coliseum” and the loudest hole in golf.
When it comes to crowd engagement, nothing compares to the Ryder Cup or Solheim Cup, with the match play format creating the kind of competition and atmosphere you get at other sporting events. With over-the-top crowds, eccentric fan attire, and extreme pressure on matches, there is really nothing else like it in the game. Last time round, fans witnessed an iconic moment where J.Thomas and D.Berger both shotgunned a beer at Whistling Straits Golf Club after taking a 9-3 lead.
2. See the stars of the show make history
Watching your favorite golfers on television is one thing, but there is nothing comparable to being onsite, up close and watching the worlds best create history. Although the leading groups tend to have larger crowds, there are plenty of opportunities to watch your favorite golfer without an abundance of people around.
Head over to the practice ground before your favorites tee off or attend a practice day for a much quieter, relaxed and intimate feel. Or simply, find yourself a spot in a grandstand before the leading groups come through and soak up the atmosphere throughout the day.
3. Something for everyone
Golf tournaments are so much more than just watching professionals play golf, with something onsite for absolutely everyone to enjoy. Whether you are a golfer or not, you will not be disappointed with the number of entertainment options offered at tournaments.
Events like The Open offer a fantastic Spectator Village with kids play areas, large merchandise shops, Champagne tents, giant TV screens and a wide selection of food and beverage choices on offer – making it a perfect event for those wanting to soak up the tournament spirit without too much walking.
4. Socialising with friends & family
With so much to see and do at golf tournaments, they are the perfect way to spend time with family and friends. Unlike many sporting events, there are very few time constraints - you have all day to enjoy the event and soak it up at your leisure.
With golf governing bodies committing to inspire the next generation of golfers, many tournaments that we sell at Golfbreaks by PGA TOUR ensure that children can attend for FREE, and with plenty of onsite entertainment including free golf lessons and golfing challenges, it’s a great day out for all ages.
So, whether it’s sitting in the spectator village with a bunch of friends enjoying a beer and watching on the big screen, or walking the course watching your golfing heroes, there’s no better way to spend time with friends and family whilst enjoying the live golf.
5. The perfect day for networking
As well as being a great day out with friends, tournaments are also a great way to network with clients and colleagues. With a selection of tournaments offering hospitality at completely different price points, there are options for every budget available.
Hospitality options offer complete luxury, with premium views, amazing cuisine and flowing drinks based at key points on the course. There’s no better way to wow clients than experiencing an all-inclusive day of hospitality as you watch history unfold.
However, hospitality at tournaments isn’t limited to corporate groups, so if you’d like to treat yourself and add hospitality to your package, then just speak to our Tournaments Team today!
6. The Golfbreaks experience
When booking a tournament package with Golfbreaks by PGA TOUR, we put together all the components of your trip for you, so you don’t have to. For many of our tournaments, our experienced Tournaments Team are onsite to ensure you have a smooth and enjoyable experience.
Packages can include tournament transportation, drinks receptions, car hire and flights, rounds of golf and of course your accommodation and tournament tickets. All tournament tickets are guaranteed, so there’s no need to worry about entering ballots with Golfbreaks by PGA TOUR!
So, whether you’re looking for a three-day weekday package to The Open or a VIP Package to THE PLAYERS Championship (including hospitality at The Deck) in Jacksonville, Florida – we have the perfect tournament package for you.