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It’s Official, The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions Will Be Bigger Than Ever

Everything you need to know about the LPGA event where world-class golf meets world-class entertainment

The Vacationeer

The Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions returns to the green January 15–21, 2024. Members familiar with the tournament and HGV Ultimate Access* are gearing up for an unforgettable experience.

However, if you've got questions, you’re not alone. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions so you're prepared for this unforgettable event. .

LPGA player Brooke Henderson holds up the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions trophy   

What is the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions?

This golf event kicks off the LPGA season with a distinct format: LPGA Tour winners come together with popular celebrities, athletes and entertainers to play side by side.

As one of the most-watched tournaments of the season, spectators have previously cheered on entertainment and sports superstars, including Ben Higgins, Brian Baumgartner, Derek Lowe, Brian Urlacher, Marcus Allen, Lee Brice, Larry the Cable Guy, Jack Wagner, Alfonso Ribeiro and other noteworthy stars.  

Qualifying LPGA athletes will compete for $1.5 million in official prize money on 72 holes of stroke with no cut. Celebrities will join them on the course, competing for their own $500,000 purse using a modified format. Finally, qualifying Pro-Am players will compete along with the stars during official tournament rounds.

The stage and colored lights before an evening concert during the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions   

Beyond the green, Hilton Grand Vacations hosts three nights of private outdoor concerts, themed international food and drink stations, and various best-in-class experiences. Previous concert performers include En Vogue, Maren Morris, Ellie Goulding, Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, the Goo Goo Dolls, LeAnn Rimes, Sara Evans and Gin Blossoms. This year’s lineup is headlined by Pitbull, Elle King, Styx and REO Speedwagon – an eclectic lineup of artists spanning a diverse range of genres.

Where will the event be held?     

Nestled in the heart of Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile community in southeast Orlando, is the Tom Fazio-designed Lake Nona Golf & Country Club course — the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions venue. 

"We’re thrilled to grow this world-class event and are confident the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions will continue to reach new heights at its extraordinary new home, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club."

— Mark Wang, president and CEO, Hilton Grand Vacations

The breathtaking 18-hole course is known globally and is no stranger to hosting professional and amateur golf tournaments, such as the World Cup of Golf, multiple Tavistock cups, the Southern Amateur and more

When is the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions?     

This sought-out event will kick off the LPGA season in sunny Orlando, Florida, on January 15–21, 2024         

How can I purchase tickets for this LPGA event?

Read "Your Guide To Securing Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament Of Champions Tickets" for everything you need to know about getting tickets.

Two attendees relax on white lounge chairs along the side lines of the green at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions   

What if I can’t attend? Can I still watch it from home?

Don’t fret if you’re unable to make it to the live event. All four days will be nationally televised, so spectators can watch live to catch all the LPGA action. 

Watch rounds 1 and 2 (Thursday and Friday) on Golf Channel and round 3 and the final tournament round (Saturday and Sunday) on Golf Channel and NBC. 

How do I meet celebrities?

While the golf tournament is open to the public, the fun off the green — such as world-class entertainment and once-in-a-lifetime experiences — is reserved for Members. Members have an exclusive opportunity to experience the golf tournament as a special guest, and get up close and personal with celebrities and professional athletes.

What should I wear? 

Ben Higgins and Wells Adams waving to the crowd with their arms around their shoulders at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions   

Whether it’s your first golf tournament or you’re a regular fixture on the fairway, attire guides take the guesswork out of event preparation. As a general rule, you’ll want to dress sharp and sensibly.

Most importantly, comfortable footwear is a must. As a spectator, you’ll be walking along the green as the participants play the course. 

For women, this may mean a structured sandal, comfortable flats or tennis shoes. If heels are more your style, opt for wedges to easily navigate the grass. As for men, tennis shoes or comfortable loafers are good choices. Just resist the urge to wear your spikes — unless you plan on taking a swing, of course.

Finally, consider sticking to neutral tones that will keep you cool in the sun, and bring along a hat and additional layers. January in Florida can be chilly. However, keep in mind that whatever you bring, you’ll have to carry it throughout the tournament.          

What should I bring?      

As with any event, it pays to come prepared. So here are good things to bring with you to any professional golf tournament. 

View of the 18th hole at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club during the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions   
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug spray
  • Rain poncho
  • Umbrellas without sleeve
  • Binoculars without case
  • Camera with lens less than six inches (only to use while snapping selfies or during practice rounds)
  • Cellphone (on silent, please)
  • Money for parking, refreshments and souvenirs

To ensure you’re completely prepared, take a moment to peruse the list of prohibited items too. 

How can I stay up to date with the latest event information?

Bookmark the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions website, and check back regularly for the latest news and information — from celebrity and athlete announcements to ticket sales and more. 

Check out #HGVLPGA on X for a sneak peek of what’s to come.


*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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