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5 Things I Liked About The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament Of Champions

An unforgettable weekend for father and son

Eric Z

The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions is a highly anticipated event for golf fans like me and my son, Aidan. It’s no secret that we enjoy golf vacations. Here are five things we enjoyed about our time in Orlando.

Singer Michael Ray fist bumps a Hilton Grand Vacations Owner at the 2023 Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions 

1. The Challenging Golf Course

The Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando is known for its challenging layout and well-manicured fairways. It’s the perfect venue for a world-class golf tournament like the HGV Tournament of Champions.

The course provided a stern test for the top golfers in the world, such as Annika Sörenstam and the LPGA champions, making the tournament even more exciting for fans and spectators.

2. The Beautiful Surroundings

Lake Nona is surrounded by lush vegetation, crystal-clear waters and breathtaking views of the surrounding area, making it a truly stunning setting for the tournament. It was a memorable experience whether we were watching the action on the course or just enjoying the scenery.

Comedian Larry the Cable Guy poses with thumbs up with the son of a Hilton Grand Vacations Owner at the 2023 HGV Tournament of Champions 

3. The High Level Of Competition

With some of the best golfers, celebrities and athletes in the world competing for a substantial prize purse, the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions provided a high level of competition that was exciting to watch. The players brought their A-game, making for great golf throughout the tournament.

4. The Additional Events And Activities

In addition to the main tournament, there were other events and activities for us to enjoy. These included enjoying live music, tasting the food and beverage options and browsing official tournament merchandise vendors. We attended an Ellie Goulding concert in the evening, followed by a DJ set from Paris Hilton.

There were also opportunities to meet and interact with the celebrity players, making the tournament a truly memorable experience. We got to meet Michael Ray, which I’d never get to do in an everyday setting. We also got selfies with Alfonso Ribeiro, Michael Peña and Larry the Cable Guy.

A Hilton Grand Vacations Owner and his son at a concert at the 2023 Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions 

5. The Friendly Atmosphere

The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions had a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, making it an excellent event for golf fans of all ages. We had a ton of fun exploring everything the tournament offered.

For golf fans, this is a must-see event. With top-level competition, beautiful surroundings, a variety of things to do and HGV’s signature hospitality, it's no wonder that the tournament is one of the most highly anticipated events on the LPGA Tour. Whether you're a die-hard golf fan like me or just looking for a fun day out, this tournament is a unique opportunity to experience world-class golf in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.

Read “6 Hilton Grand Vacations Resorts For Golfers On A Getaway” to start planning the golf vacation of your dreams.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Explorer, Eric Z.

Eric Z

Seasoned Owner and returning Explorer, Eric made his home resort The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations in 2006 and never looked back on life before vacation ownership — quickly climbing the ownership tiers, reaching Elite Premier status. As an Elite Premier Owner, he and his family including, his wife, teenage son and parents, regularly enjoy elevated access to some of the best amenities and services offered to Members, such as extended vacations. 

Over the years, his travel has afforded him unforgettable father and son trips, priceless multigenerational family vacations and even his once-in-a-lifetime destination wedding at Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations in Hilton Waikoloa Village. He's your go-to guide for practical vacation ownership tips and says, "I love Hilton Grand Vacations and the opportunity to share what I've learned over the years."

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