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3 Members Explain Why The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament Of Champions Is The Travel Experience Of A Lifetime

Discover why experiential travel is one of the many benefits of HGV timeshare

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Aerial image of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, Orlando, Florida.

Preparations for the 2024 Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions are in full swing, and many Members eagerly away the ultimate winter getaway. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast itching to see the world’s most talented athletes in ladies’ golf, a snowbird longing for sun-filled days in Orlando or an experience-loving traveler on the hunt for your next great story, this once-in-a-lifetime event has something for everyone. 

Little boy holding "quiet" sign at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, Orlando, Florida.    

Even seasoned professional golf tour spectators agree that the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions is special. 

Truly A Travel Experience Of A Lifetime

“We’ve been to a number of golf tournaments just on our own, and Hilton Grand Vacations puts on a fantastic show,” said William P., a Member since 2012. 

“We were able to get up close and personal with Michael Waltrip this week and sit down with him to chat for about 30 minutes. It’s something you’d never be able to do — get close to people who you see on television — but this way, you get the rub shoulders with them. It’s just a fantastic opportunity. We gave him a golf tip — that all putts break to the left, and he should be used to that because he doesn’t know how to turn right,” shared William with a chuckle.


For other Members, it’s just another opportunity to enjoy their favorite benefit of timeshare: getting together with extended family to make new memories. Ryan M.’s family recently became Members after realizing how much they value traveling with family and friends and not being split up between several hotel rooms. 

“This vacation’s a perfect example. We brought my brother and sister-in-law and my niece, so there are seven of us here, and we got a 3-Bedroom Suite so we can all stay together,” he said.

Of course, there’s always the lure of a new experience, initially drawing DeMarius N. to the event. DeMarius’s family decided vacation ownership with Hilton Grand Vacations was right for them in 2021 after discovering how much they enjoyed traveling with the comforts of home, especially with young kids in tow. 

“The experience of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions was something new. I’m not an avid golf fan or anything like that. It was just about getting away and doing something different — that whole vacation feeling was the biggest part for me,” he explained. 

HGV Live! performance at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, Orlando.    

Bond Over Unforgettable Experiences

Aside from action-packed days on the greens, with LPGA’s best of the best playing alongside beloved celebrities, the fun spills into the evenings. Members can enjoy exclusive concerts*, and delicious food and beverage offerings fit for a foodie. 

“The Hilton Grand Vacations concert last night was amazing. We got in yesterday, so we cut it close, but the Gin Blossoms and the Goo Goo Dolls were performing,” said Ryan. 

“They had a lot of drink and food tents — spaced out very well — and lots of comfortable seating. It was awesome because it wasn’t very crowded. A complimentary shuttle dropped us off and picked us up right where we needed to be. It was great.”

"We’re new members, but now I’m thinking, let’s plan a week-long vacation around this event every year."

— Ryan M., Member since 2012  

So if you’re wondering whether Hilton Grand Vacations or tournament tickets are worth it, consider DeMarius’s perspective on the value of experiential travel

“I’ve always been a ‘moments’ type of person. I like making memories because they last a lot longer than buying something. It’s no longer fun once the newness wears off. You’ll always want something else — the next new thing — but with an experience or a memory you made, that’s always gonna be something you cherish.”

Read “Make The Most Of Your Vacation With Exclusive Events From Hilton Grand Vacations” for another Member's story.


*To attend HGV Ultimate Access events (valued between $500–$3,500), Guests must attend a membership review or timeshare sales presentation during their stay in the same week as the event. If you do not attend the membership review or timeshare presentation, the retail value of the event may be charged to your credit card. HGV Ultimate Access events are subject to availability, nontransferable and subject to change without notice. Experience fee applies, minimum of $99 per event, to be paid at time of booking. Offer dates may change due to event availability. Offers may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

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