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5 Reasons The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament Of Champions Is The Season's Can't-Miss Experience

This once-in-a-lifetime experience has something for everyone, even if golf isn’t your thing

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Celebrity posing with young fans at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, Orlando, Florida.

The science is unanimous about happiness: People who invest in experiences (versus things) are happier. Spending your time dining out with those you love, going back to school or broadening your horizons by attending concerts or traveling, is linked to more long-term happiness. 

How you choose to invest your time in a world brimming with fulfilling experiences is undoubtedly subjective. However, one event worth considering is the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, one of many events offered by HGV Ultimate Access.*

This highly anticipated event kicks off the LPGA season in sunny Orlando, Florida. Here are five reasons to consider attending. 

LPGA athlete taking a swing at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, Orlando, Florida.    

1. World-Class Golf

The tournament’s iconic format brings LPGA Tour winners together with beloved celebrities, athletes and entertainers to share the course for a one-of-a-kind event. For golf enthusiasts in the gallery, an opportunity to watch live as LPGA athletes and celebrities putt their way to the 18th green is time well spent. 

But even if golf isn’t your go-to form of entertainment, don’t count it out. Previous tournaments have featured memorable moments like Hall of Famer Annika Sörenstam’s return to the LPGA Tour and two-time LPGA winner Jasmine Suwannapura’s surprise engagement on the 18th green last year.

Just brush up on spectator etiquette and attire, and you’ll be good to go. 

Tickets for this portion of the event are open to the public and available on the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions website

Paris Hilton performing her DJ set at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions 

2. World-Class Entertainment     

For Hilton Grand Vacations Members, this event is legendary for unique fan engagement opportunities and world-class experiences that extend beyond the green.

In a series of private events, Members and special Guests can enjoy themed international food and drink stations and unforgettable experiences. Sing along with stars overhead while artists perform live on an open-air stage.

3. Prime Florida Weather

With average daily highs ranging from 68 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, January in Florida isn’t just prime winter weather; it’s prime Florida weather, too. Moreover, January is also one of the driest months, affording visitors less humidity and plenty of sunshine. 

The bottom line? When the average temperature in the United States is near freezing, it doesn’t get much better than escaping to the Sunshine State. When you’re not in the gallery or enjoying an outdoor concert, Central Florida offers plenty of ways to explore the outdoors.         

Two women on bikes in Orlando, Florida 

4. Hilton Grand Vacations’ Orlando Resorts

Hilton Grand Vacations will host Members and visiting Guests who have purchased a package at one of Hilton Grand Vacations’ four best-in-class Orlando resorts. Resorts are complete with on-site dining options, green spaces, multi-bedroom condo-like Suites with fully equipped kitchens and more. 

Hilton Grand Vacations’ award-winning resorts offer an ideal place for downtime between tournament experiences and are conveniently located near Orlando’s world-famous attractions. 

5. Renowned Lake Nona Area

In addition to enjoying your resort and watching your favorite celebrities and athletes compete on the course, consider exploring the award-winning Lake Nona community. 

This picturesque, 17-square-mile community is recognized among the fastest-growing and most innovative in the nation, known for its lifestyle-driven amenities. Spend a little time exploring the area, and you’ll see why. There’s something for everyone in this remarkable community — from out-of-the-box dining and entertainment options to sports and recreation. 

Read “I Attended The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament Of Champions Twice, Here’s My Review” and stay up to date with the latest Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions buzz at #HGVLPGA on X.


*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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