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How The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions Went “Above And Beyond” This Couple’s Expectations

And why they’re excited to attend again next year

Deanna and Mike O
A Member at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions

In January 2023, we attended the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in Lake Nona, Florida — part of the exciting roster of exclusive experiences offered through HGV Ultimate Access*.

A Hilton Grand Vacations Member and Lee Brice at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions 

The tournament pairs LPGA players with celebrity golfers. It was above and beyond anything we ever could have imagined. 

Along with the tournament, there were three evening concerts. There were several packages to choose from that included access to the tournament, concerts or a mix of both. Our package had passes to the pro-am tournament, the first round of golf and tickets to Maren Morris’ show.

As part of our package, Hilton Grand Vacations provided transportation, food and beverages at the tournament and the concert. We also had access to private pavilions at the 9th and 10th greens with covered seating, food and a bar to enjoy.

Two Members sitting with Larry the Cable Guy at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions 

We walked the course and saw LPGA players and celebrities like Lee Brice, Marcus Allen and Charles Woodson. 

Everyone was very gracious and friendly, especially for the pro-am tournament on Wednesday. We could ask for pictures and signatures or just say hi.

Larry the Cable Guy even came to sit with us while he waited for another group to finish and chatted with us.

On Thursday evening, we took a shuttle to the concert. The concert venue was open-air and featured amazing food options at different stations. 

Fire pit and stage at an evening concert of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions 

For drinks, there were bars and speakeasies throughout the venue. Instead of stadium seating, there were cozy sofas and fire pits.

Maren Morris sounded incredible. We decided to take it easy and relax by a fire pit. The large screens gave us an up-close feel from our comfortable seats.

The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions was definitely a top-notch event. We look forward to attending again January 15–21, 2024.

Read “4 Things To Expect At The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, According To Members.”


*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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Hilton Grand Vacations Owners Mike and Deanna pose at the beach

Deanna and Mike O

Mike and Deanna are Centum+ Owners who’ve owned with Hilton Grand Vacations since 2019. Their favorite vacation destinations include Barbados, Orlando, Arizona and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. They enjoy golfing, seeing historical sites and attending HGV Ultimate Access events like the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions. So far, they’ve visited 26 properties — with plans to visit more thanks to HGV Max.

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