Going to the Honda Classic? Here are 17 spots around the course that will give you a great view of all the action

4 places you’ll want to check out during The Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (SOUTH FLORIDA WEEKEND) - The Honda Classic, one of the most exciting experiences in the professional golf world, returns to Palm Beach Gardens this year!

The PGA Tour event is set for February 20-26, 2023 at PGA National Resort and Spa.

Fans will be able to enjoy a Double Decker Goslings Bear Trap again this year, but this time -- the upper tier has been doubled! The two-level Goslings Bear Trap is one of the most popular spots for spectators to gather and watch all the action on the 16th green and 17th hole. The tournament will expand the  upper-tier this year from 17 to 39 private suites. It will increase the square-footage of the Goslings Bear Trap from 45,000 to 60,000 square feet.

“Every year we look for meaningful ways to improve and grow,” Honda Classic Executive Director Andrew George said. “The transition to multi-level seating and viewing was incredibly well-received last year. We have more than doubled the Bear Trap Reserve hospitality venue and have improved the overall experience by creating additional dedicated food and beverage sections for suite holders to enjoy.”

The following is a compilation of spots around PGA National’s Champion course that will be great for spectating:

  1. Driving Range — The Corona Beer Garden returns with a wide-variety of beers for fans to enjoy as the players practice. The new Coastal Living Outdoor Oasis presented by Universal Furniture is a new place where spectators can watch the pros hit balls on the range. The entire range area is sponsored by Tire Kingdom.
  2. 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. The public bleacher is sponsored by Ideal Nutrition.
  3. 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.
  4. Hole 4 Green — Just short of the green, there is a hill where spectators can stand and watch all the action on the fourth hole, plus the sixth hole.
  5. Hole 8 Green – The Duffy’s Zone @ 8 is an expanded new public spectator spot sponsored by Duffy’s. Spectators can watch the approach shots over the water at this par 4. The zone includes bleacher seating and a food concession with outdoor picnic tables.
  6. Hole 9 Tee — The Corona Seltzer Bar will be the centerpiece of an area that also includes a backdrop for photo moments.
  7. Hole 9 Green – The Seekr.com Terrace at 9 is open to the Public and also will be the location for After Play concerts Friday and Saturday.  A public viewing deck provides a great vantage point for the action and there are plenty of food and beverage options.
  8. Hole 10 Tee – The Champagne Lounge features Taittinger within an upscale hospitality venue located behind the 10th Tee. The separate Tito’s At The Turn offers specialty drinks and a video board with upscale lounge seating.
  9. Hole 10 Green — The Garden of Life Public SeatingThe Honda Classic Cares Pavilion, and Citi Lounge (Citi Card required which is also good for 10% off concession purchases course-wide) all provide great places to hang out at The Honda. This hole can also be viewed from an expanded Tito’s Stillhouse Lounge, which provides covered seating and views of the 17th hole as well.
  10. Hole 11 Tee — The Palm Beaches Cabana will feature upscale seating with a traditional Palm Beach feel that includes outdoor lounge furniture, a video board and food and beverage concessions.
  11. Holes 12-15 — Between the 12th green and 15th green, the elevated Corona Premier Clubhouse provides a great spot to watch all the action on five different holes. From a pure golf standpoint, it might be the best vantage point on the course. And this year there is a closed-circuit video feed from the tunnel below where the players walk to the 16th hole.
  12. Hole 14 Green — There is public seating in front of the Bear’s Den hospitality area.
  13. Hole 16 — The Garrison Brothers Distillery Bunker provides unique food with a distinct Texas feel and beverages to match. There is viewing of 11 green off the back patio and great vantage point to watch all the action on this middle hole of the Bear Trap.
  14. Hole 16 Green – Public seating to the left of the green is sponsored by Jupiter Medical Center.
  15. Hole 17 – The Honda Classic’s signature hole provides a great vantage point. The Goslings Bear Trap and Cobra Puma Golf Village enclose the tee box and several other hospitality areas line the fairway. The Cobra Puma Golf Village includes a public bleacher and there is also public seating at the Tru Green Back Yard and the Drive Shack Public Seating area. The FPL Patio is another area with public seating. The Tito’s Stillhouse Lounge is an indoor/outdoor fun venue with live music and covered seating to watch the action on 17.
  16. Hole 18 Tee — The new Honda Deck provides a public venue with front row tiered seating to watch the players approach the 18th tee as well as their tee shots. Nicklaus Neighborhood is the spot for family-friendly activities that involve the kids.
  17. Hole 18 Green – Carrier is sponsoring public seating along the 18th fairway and green for fans that want to be there to cheer the players home and watch the final putt on Sunday.

This year’s event will be cashless and all tickets and parking will be digital passes. A one-day grounds pass from Thursday to Sunday is $70. You can buy daily tickets at this link.

Round 1 of the Honda Classic starts Thursday, February 23. Get more information here.