Food, drinks, golf. Does it get any better?
A lot has happened to Tiger Woods’ annual Hero World Challenge since last December, when Zach Johnson beat the tournament host in a playoff to win the 2013 title.
First, the tournament found a new home, moving from Sherwood Country Club in Southern California to Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida.
And then, India-based Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, signed on as the tournament’s new title sponsor, ushering in an increased level of excitement.
But what does remain the same is the fun that golf fans can expect when they walk through the gates to attend the Hero World Challenge.
From decadent food to games and prizes, and of course great action, the Hero World Challenge has something for everyone.
Here’s a handful of the experiences and specials that fans can look forward to during Hero World Challenge tournament week, Dec. 3-7. Purchase tickets today!
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The 2014 Hero World Challenge will mark the return to golf action for Tiger. A five-time winner of this event, Woods will be joined by the likes of major champions Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley and Justin Rose. In addition, top players like Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar and defending champion Johnson will vie for the title and a share of the $3.5 million purse.
Located between the 18th green and the clubhouse, Fan Village includes a large concession area and plenty of public seating with fantastic views of jumbotrons. It’s the hot spot to sit, drink, eat and watch golf.
The 19th Hole
Golf fans roaming around the Fan Village are welcome to stop by NOLET’S Silver Lounge and JUSTIN and Landmarks Vineyards Wine Bar. Check out some of your favorite spirits as you take in the action.
Quicken Loans Hole-in-One Challenge
Sitting near one of Isleworth’s signature par 3s will be the Quicken Loans Hole-in-One Challenge, where spectators can show off their skills at the Full Swing Golf simulator. If you knock in an ace or are closest to the pin, you could win a year’s mortgage paid for by Quicken Loans, or Nike Golf prizes.
Fairway Fan Zone
Located near the eighth hole, the Fairway Fan Zone offers everything from taste testing of Yonanas frozen treats to a swing analysis from the pros at Golfsmith. There will also be interactive displays from Lenovo and Geico.
Bring the kids
In these days where family outings are more and more expensive, the Hero World Challenge is helping out by offering kids ticket deals. Kids 17 and under are free on Pro-Am Wednesday. On tournament days (Thursday through Sunday), kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Kids’ tickets for ages 13-17 are half price ($39). Kids’ tickets must be purchased the day of, on site at Will Call (4705 South Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819).
At all Tiger Woods Foundation events, honoring members of the military is at the forefront. The Hero World Challenge is offering current and former military members discounted Hero World Challenge single-day grounds tickets. Verify your military status through GovX and save.
Fans on site should keep an eye out for special social media photo ops. Bring your smart phones along and join the conversation, @TWFoundation and #HeroWorldChallenge.
It all adds up to a ton of fun for people of all ages. Don’t wait, get your tickets now.