* One amateur playing position in the Saturday Pro-Am
* One premium gift packages provided by The Honda Classic
* One invitation for the Pairings Breakfast & Awards luncheon
* Two Saturday Waterford Club credentials
* One Saturday Valet Parking Pass
* Two nights hotel accommodations at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa (double occupancy standard room and tax only)
“This is the chance of a lifetime for any golf enthusiast,” said Jorge Pesquera, the president and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches, the county’s official tourism marketing organization. “To be able to tee off with a professional, while other pros are competing during such a prestigious golf tournament – our Honda Classic Sweepstakes is a golfer’s dream come true.”
Discover has dubbed Palm Beach County as Florida’s Golf Capital. The county has more than 160 public, private and resort golf courses. The area is also the home of Florida’s first 18-hole golf course, Pesquera said.
Even without crowd magnets Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy playing on the weekend, The Honda Classic drew a record-breaking number of spectators this year thanks to picture-perfect weather conditions, organizers said Monday.
This year’s week-long event attracted 202,128 spectators to PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, beating the pervious record set in 2014 – the last time the tournament had perfect weather. The 2014 tournament drew 193,052 people.
The weather was a reversal from last year’s tournament, when heavy rains and winds canceled a day of play and forced a Monday finish. This year’s attendance was 36,928 higher than the weather-plagued 2015 event, which drew 165,200 spectators.
“This is a tribute to the connection that The Honda Classic has made with the community,” Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth R. Kennerly said. “People enjoy coming out to the tournament and they have a great time once they are here. It really has become the place to be every year and people keep bringing more of their friends.”