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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. 

This highly anticipated event will kick off the LPGA season from January 19–22, 2023, in Orlando Florida. Here are five reasons to consider attending. 

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

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 benefiting charity. 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

World-class Entertainment

Live musical performance at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, Orlando, Florida.    

For Hilton Grand Vacations Owners, this event is legendary for unique fan engagement opportunities and world-class experiences that extend beyond the green. In a series of private events, Owners and special Guests can enjoy themed international food and drink stations and unforgettable experiences. 

Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, Goo Goo Dolls, LeAnn Rimes, Sara Evans and Gin Blossoms will perform in a three-day live concert series. Sing along with stars overhead while artists perform live on an open-air stage.

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 riding bikes and smiling at Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations, Orlando, Florida.    

Hilton Grand Vacations’ Orlando Resorts

Hilton Grand Vacations will host Owners 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.

Additionally, Owner Event Experience package holders will receive complimentary transportation to and from evening events. 

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. 

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. 

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