Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. has announced a multi-year partnership with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) to bring the Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) Tournament of Champions to the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando on January 20-23, 2022.
The tournament, which was formerly known as the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, reflects HGV’s recent acquisition of Diamond Resorts. The strategic combination unites the strengths of the largest independent timeshare company with HGV’s industry-leading brand, culture and premier resort network.
Nicknamed the LPGA’s “Party on Tour,” the tournament’s distinctive format brings LPGA Tour winners together with over 50 beloved celebrities, athletes and entertainers to play side-by-side for an event unlike any other. Past celebrity participants include superstars from entertainment and all major sports, including Jerry Rice, Brian Urlacher, Marcus Allen, Justin Verlander, Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Lee Brice, Ben Higgins, Alfonso Ribeiro and more. The event has quickly become one of the LPGA Tour’s most-watched tournaments of the season and has featured iconic 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.
The Tournament of Champions is legendary for unique fan engagement opportunities and world-class experiences that extend beyond the course. HGV will be announcing new and exciting events this year, including three nights of private outdoor concerts, themed international food and drink stations and indulgent hospitality experiences. New faces and surprise guests will hit the links this year and the fun will continue off the course nightly within the award-winning Lake Nona community with live entertainment, luxurious accommodations and unmatched amenities. Past tournaments have featured performances from chart-topping artists like Boyz II Men, Lee Brice, Counting Crows and more.
The Tom Fazio-designed Lake Nona Golf & Country Club course is home to numerous professional golfers and world-class athletes. Noted as one of the top private golf and country clubs in the world, the picturesque, 600-acre Club is located within Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile community that is recognised among the fastest-growing and most innovative in the nation.
“We’re thrilled to grow this world-class event and are confident the Tournament of Champions will continue to reach new heights at its extraordinary new home, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club,” said Mark Wang, president and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “As one of the LPGA Tour’s premier events of the year, we are committed to delivering the unique and action-packed golf tournament that is widely recognised by golfers and fans alike.”