Each spring, golf fans from all around the country flock to Palm Beach Gardens for the crown jewel of golf tournaments. The Honda Classic is a week-long PGA tour event that celebrates the sport right in our backyard! With names like Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka competing, you know it is the best of the best. Whether you are a golf fanatic or just looking for something to do February 24 – March 1, this is an event you do not want to miss.
Where is the tournament hosted?
The PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens has hosted the Honda Classic since 2007. The club features five beautiful 18-hole courses, but the tournament is played on the infamous Champion Course each year. This course is best known for “The Bear Trap,” a complex three-hole stretch designed by Jack Nicklaus, nicknamed the Golden Bear.
A Look Ahead at the Fan Experiences…
Here are all the details you need to make the best out of your Honda Classic experience, including hospitality venues, special events, family-friendly activities, concerts, and more:
Corona Premier Clubhouse
New to the 2020 Honda Classic, the Corona Premier boasts spectacular 360-degree views of 5 key holes on the back 9. Come to the clubhouse for great drinks, an upbeat atmosphere, and great company.
Tavern on 16
The Tavern on 16 offers the ultimate craft experience for ticket holders 21 and older. Enjoy craft cocktails, covered seating, premium sight lines to witness all the action on 16, deck views overlooking the 11th hole, and so much more. This 2020 addition will also serve craft food creations by the renowned Salute Market.
Military Appreciation Program
The Honda Classic proudly honors our country’s military personnel through the Military Appreciation Program. It provides free admission to the tournament and a hospitality venue at the 17th hole.
While there is always exciting golf action at the Honda Classic, there is more to look forward to than competition on the course! The Terrace, which overlooks the 9th Green, is known to accentuate the wilder side of the tournament with food and entertainment throughout the day in the open air.
Cobra Puma Golf Village
This high-energy hospitality venue is located next to the 17th Tee and provides additional sight lines of the action at the Signature Par 3 17th. Purchasing this upgraded ticket gives you access to both the Cobra Puma Golf Village and the Goslings Bear Trap, where you can enjoy the sports bar atmosphere with upgraded food and beverages and live television coverage. A variety of covered and outdoor seating is offered.
Goslings Bear Trap
Goslings Bear Trap is one of the most exciting venues of the tournament! It is located between the 16th Green and 17th Tee and has been expanded to give ticket holders access to even more sight lines of the action. In addition to the covered, outdoor, and stadium seating, this exciting venue offers upgraded food and beverages.
Tito’s Stillhouse Lounge
This venue is the epitome of hospitality. Tito’s Stillhouse Lounge features stadium seating and a covered lounge with premium sight lines to the 17th hole and an extended viewing deck on the 10th green. Guests 21 and older are welcome to stop by the lounge on par 3 to enjoy interactive games, a photo booth, music, and excellent bar service.
Garden of Life presents the Oasis, located on the signature par-3, 17th hole with unobstructed views of the 17th tee and green. This venue boasts 2,000 sq ft of luxury, including covered seating, wines from all around the world, and delicious cuisine. The Wine Tour Pack includes access to the Oasis and a complimentary glass of wine.
Lilly Pulitzer Lounge
Catch a front row seat to the 10th hole, enjoy signature beverages, and shop a colorful array of Lilly Pulitzer products at the Lilly Lounge. Proceeds from the limited-edition “The Honda Classic” print will be donated to Honda Classic Cares, the charitable arm of the tournament.
Stadium seating overlooking the 17th hole is the perfect place to observe and relax at the tail end of the Bear Trap. FPL proudly presents the unobstructed, exclusive view of the signature par-three hole bordered by the water.
Citi cardholders can attend the tournament in style with access to the Citi Lounge. This private venue overlooks the 10th Green of the Champion Course adjacent to the Bear Trap. It features a climate-controlled suite with food, beverages, an expansive outdoor seating area, and unbeatable views of live golf.
Cardmembers are entitled to special ticket package options at the tournament. To redeem your special offer, enter the first six digits of your Citi Card in the promo code box when purchasing tickets.
Courtesy of Wright’s Impact Windows and Doors, this hospitality venue is open to the public and is located between the 11th and 17th hole. It features a concession and video board so guests can relax while staying informed on all the action.
The Champagne Lounge is an upscale venue located behind the 10th Tree and serves excellent cuisine from Brio Tuscan Grille. Enjoy The Honda Classic in comfort and style in this lounge, which includes an outdoor observation deck with premium views of the players’ tee shots.
Tire Kingdom Fireworks Spectacular
There is no better way to end an unforgettable day than with live music and a spectacular fireworks display. Be prepared to be blown away on Friday and Saturday nights at The Honda Classic!
The Honda Classic for Kids
Children 15 and under are offered the exclusive opportunity to enjoy the golf action inside their very own seating areas at the 17th and 18th greens. There are so many activities for kids at The Honda Classic, including junior clinic on Tuesday, two nights of fireworks, the Kids Zone, Autograph Zone, and so much more!
How can I purchase tickets?
Ticket options include individual daily and weekly access to the tournament grounds with special options for families and small groups. Children 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Gosling Bear Trap Party Packs are also available for any single day Thursday through Sunday, and provide access onto the tournament grounds and into the most anticipated golf venue of the season. For more ticket information, click here. To order your tickets by phone call: 1-844-8HONDA8 (1-844- 846-6328).
What to Know Before You Head Out
Thursday and Friday pairings are predetermined before the tournament begins, and each golfer will play one day in the morning and the other day in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday pairings are determined based on players’ scores, with the leaders teeing off last. You can find each day’s pairings in the sports section of the Palm Beach Post and on pairings sheets at the tournament entrance.
Spectators should wear casual golf wear with comfortable walking shoes. A wind breaker, hat or sunglasses, sunscreen, and umbrella should also be kept handy.
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