I love golf. I play (not great, but I enjoy it) and I follow the pro’s each year. The Masters is on the way soon and to me that really is the start when I pay attention to the PGA Tour. But for the past two years I have enjoyed something I never thought I would – that is, being able to attend and watch the pro’s on points in a Sarazen suite that costs $115,000 to rent for the event.
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You can take a peek at my review of the 2015 PGA Championship Whistling Straits the first time I enjoyed a SPG Moments event and the following year the 2016 PGA Championship Baltusrol. Both events were VERY nice.
The tickets normally go on sale sometime mid-April so getting either of the SPG cards with the HUGE increased sign-up bonus would be perfect timing (if you hurry and get the spend done) to get the points to get tickets. In the past they have gone for:
- 10,000 for Thursday
- 15,000 for Friday
- 20,000 for Saturday
- 25,000 for Sunday
That is for two people to attend and included a parking pass, all food and drinks (including adult beverage) and some SPG SWAG as well. What has not been included but I will be asking about this year is the chance to get tickets for the PRO-AM event or other practice days pre-PGA event since SPG gets these as part of the fee for the Sarazen Suite.
Now know this, SPG has NOT yet confirmed they are doing this again this year it is just my speculation but, after the merger with Marriott, if they do it again this could be the last year they include such a golf event on points. Or, they may keep it and change it over to a Marriott event. Who knows but I want a shot to go one more time if I can so I am banking enough SPG points to get that done when and “IF” tickets do go on sale in about 1 month from now as they have in past years.
SPG Points are still one of the most valuable travel currencies in the travel space and if you are talking about sending them to Delta or using them for hotel stays or amazing events like these you can see just why I say this!
Are you hoping to attend the 2017 PGA event on SPG points if they go on sale again? – René