2018 Honda Classic: Tournament Information


The 2018 Honda Classic will be played February 19-February 25 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, with Rickie Fowler defending his title against a world class field. 

TICKETS 

Grounds tickets, Bear Trap tickets and other hospitality tickets and packages are on sale at thehondaclassic.com or by calling 1-844-846-6328. 

Daily Grounds Passes:

Individual daily passes can be purchased in advance online or by phone or at the gate for an additional charge. 

• Tuesday, February 20 (Practice Round): $20 advance / $30 at gate 

• Wednesday, February 22 (Pro-Am): $30 advance / $40 at gate 

• Thursday, February 23 - Sunday February 26 (Rounds 1-4): $50 advance / $65 at gate 

• Admission into The Honda Classic is free for kids 15 and under with a ticketed adult. Each kid receives a keepsake credential and lanyard (while supplies last), and access to kids only "Kids Zones" located right on top of the action at the 17th and 18th greens. 

WILL CALL 

The Honda Classic offers two Will Call locations, all wirelessly connected, so that patrons can choose to visit the location that is closest to their parking destination. Please note - there will not be a will call location at the general parking lot; Credentials must be picked up at the front admissions gate. The two locations are as follows: 

• Will Call A 

Located next to admissions at the tournament’s front entrance. 

• Will Call B 

Located at PGA National Park - 340 Hiatt Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. From I-95, take Northlake Blvd. west past the Florida Turnpike overpass and turn right on Hiatt Drive. The park will be on the left. If using a GPS device, enter the following address: 340 Hiatt Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418 

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES PATRIOTS OUTPOST 

In honor of the men and women who have and are currently serving our nation, The Honda Classic in partnership with United Technologies offers complimentary tickets for Active Duty, Reservists, Retirees, their registered Dependents and Non-Retired Veterans Thursday through Sunday of tournament week. As an added benefit, each honoree has the ability to purchase up to two (2) discounted guest tickets per day (at $20 per person, valued at $250). Tickets also provide access to the United Technologies Patriots Outpost hospitality pavilion overlooking the signature par-3, 17th hole where complimentary lunch and snacks will be provided each day. Registration for the Patriot's Outpost is recommended in advance at thehondaclassic.com. Verification is required. 

TIRE KINGDOM FAMILY DAY — Saturday February 24 

Saturday at The Honda Classic is filled with activities for kids and families including the Kids Club offering interactive games, contests, and activities. Kids under 15 always receive free admission to The Honda with a ticketed adult, but on Family Day the first 1,500 also receive a giant golf ball for autograph collecting. 

NICKLAUS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL KIDS ZONE 

One of the great features for kids on Family Day will be from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Honda Pavilion where there will be high-energy, interactive fun and games, contests and lots of prizes. Kids must be accompanied by a parent while participating in the Kids Zone. 

MICHELOB ULTRA TERRACE AND AFTER PLAY CONCERT SERIES 

• Thursday – The Spazmatics 

Internationally renowned as “The Ultimate 80s New Wave Tribute.” 

• Friday – Fusion 

Dance band featuring musicians who perform with some of the most famous artists in the industry including Pitbull, Pharrell Williams and Usher. 

• Saturday – Gosling’s After Party featuring Skratch Bastid 

Paul Murphy, better known by his stage name Skratch Bastid, is known for his comfort and versatility in different styles — hip hop, funk, disco, club, rock and just about anything that makes people dance - Skratch Bastid has showcased his skills in over 30 countries. 

TIRE KINGDOM FIREWORKS SPECTACULARS 

On Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., the skies above the Honda explode with the sparkling colors of fireworks, the perfect way to end the day. 

TELEVISION 

• Thursday & Friday, Feb. 22-23 

3-6 p.m. Live on Golf Channel 

• Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 24-25 

1-2:45 p.m. Live lead-in coverage on Golf Channel 

3-6 p.m. Live on CBS 

BEST SPECTATOR SPOTS 

• Hole 1 Tee 

The first tee is a great place to see the entire field begin its round at The Honda Classic all four days with half the field also making the turn there in the first two rounds. There is public bleacher seating for several hundred spectators and a long and straight fairway with spot mounding that provides multiple vantage points. 

• Hole 3 Green 

Fans can watch the pros go for it in two at this reachable par 5. Spectators will see lots of birdies and eagles. There also is a concessions hub nearby. 

• Hole 4 Green 

Just short of the green, there is a hill where spectators can stand and watch all the action on the fourth, plus the sixth hole. 

• Hole 8 Green 

Spectators can watch the approach shots over the water at this par 4. Plus there are upgraded restrooms and extensive concessions and a beer tent behind the green. 

• Hole 9 Green 

There is bleacher seating for several hundred fans plus the top deck of the Michelob Ultra Terrace provides a great vantage point where spectators can also watch the action at the 10th tee as well. 

• Hole 10 Tee 

The Moet and Chandon Champagne Lounge is a great place to hang out at The Honda. This upscale hospitality venue located behind the 10th Tee features premium Moët & Chandon champagne paired with fine cuisine from Brio Tuscan Grille. Open to all ticket holders, the lounge also features an outdoor observation deck with a direct view of the players’ tee shots. 

• Hole 10 Green 

The Citi Cardmember Club allows CitiCard members to watch the action from an elevated hospitality location behind the 10th green that includes an outdoor patio and indoor cash bar. New for 2018, the Lilly Pulitzer Lounge offer patrons a place to shop a wide array of Lilly Pulitzer products, enjoy signature beverages and catch a front row seat to the golf action on the 10th hole. A limited-edition, “The Honda Classic” print, will also be available. Proceeds from the print will be distributed to Honda Classic Cares, the charitable arm of The Honda Classic. 

• Hole 12 Green 

Between the 12th green and 13th Tee, an elevated Terrace provides a great vantage point to watch all the action on those two holes, plus the 14th hole, the 15th hole and the 16th tee. From a pure golf standpoint, it might be the best vantage point on the course. 

• Hole 15 

A 360-degree, 3,300-square-foot viewing platform overlooks the 15th hole which also offers views of the 14th green, 12th green, 13th tee and 16th tee. This location provides a premium hospitality experience for the general admission ticket holder. 

• Hole 16 Green 

Public seating on 16 is left of the green. 

• Hole 17 

The Honda Classic's signature hole provides many great vantage points. Five rows of seating in front of Cobra Puma Village to the left of the tee enclose the tee box and provide a stadium feel. The Devonshire Wine Garden, Tito's Stillhouse Lounge and the FPL Patio all provide public seating between the tee and the green of this challenging par 3. 

• Hole 18 Tee - Ultra Club 

This casual oasis located by the 18th tee offers fans craft beers and mobile device charging stations. They can sit outside on the deck and enjoy the golf or cool off inside an enclosed air-conditioned structure. 

• Hole 18 Fairway and Green 

There is extensive and expanded bleacher seating for the general public in front of the elevated private hospitality areas approaching the green on this finishing hole that always plays a major role in crowning the Honda Classic champion. 

BEST PLACES TO GET AUTOGRAPHS 

• True golf fans know that the Practice Area at PGA National is a must-stop at The Honda Classic. You can grab a spot up against the ropes and be real close to the world’s best as they hone their craft…sometimes for hours on end. Sometimes players will stop and sign a few autographs. 

• A Kids-only Autograph Zone is set up near the Pro Shop area and players visit regularly. 

• PGA National Main Putting Green. There are two of them at The Honda Classic. But when players want extended practice time, they usually make their way to the main putting green behind the hotel. 

• Short Game Practice Area - This area to the right of the first tee offers patrons a front-row view of the players. 

WHAT NOT TO BRING 

• A camera. While taking photos is permitted – encouraged! – Monday through Wednesday, please leave cameras at home once the competition gets underway on Thursday. 

• Banners and radios are also prohibited. 

• There are plenty of places to sit and tons of shady spots, but if spectators want to bring their own chair or umbrella, they should leave the cases or covers at home. Those are prohibited items. 

OTHER SPECTATOR TIPS AND RULES 

• Spectators should display their credentials at all times. 

• Stay behind the gallery ropes and cooperate with marshals at all times. Fairways can only be crossed at designated spots. 

• Do not walk through bunkers or across greens. 

• Hands in the air mean stop and be quiet while a player hits a shot. 

• Remain still and quiet when a nearby player is preparing to hit a shot. 

• Keep loose clothing from flopping and making noise in the wind. 

• Help other spectators to see by kneeling or sitting if you are in the front of a large gallery. 

• Please do not litter. 

• Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. 

MOBILE DEVICE POLICY 

• Phones must be on silent. 

• Texting/emailing is allowed anywhere. 

• Spectators must use "Phone Zones" designated throughout the golf course when making or receiving phone calls (check the course map for Phone Zone Locations). 

• Mobile devices may not be used for video recording at any time during the week. 

• Mobile devices may only be used to take golf action photos Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday-Sunday, fans can take non-action photos. But security will confiscate phones if spectators are taking pictures of live golf action. 

• Devices tablet size and below are allowed on site. 

• Repeated violators face device confiscation or removal from event.


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