One of the most anticipated events of the golf year, The 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. Known for it’s raucous crowds and party atmosphere this tournament has been dubbed “The People’s Open” and it’s the most attended event of the year. Despite the modern antics of these fans in search of fun, The Phoenix Open is well established and has been a tour stop for over 80 years. Here are a few reasons why you should consider joining Elite Golf Experiences’ Golf & Entertainment Tour to The Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona in January into February of 2020.
#1. Fan Friendly Atmosphere.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open sports the largest crowds on the PGA Tour with well over a half a million people attending for the week. The tournament transforms one of the Arizona’s finest golf courses into golfs biggest, loudest and wildest outdoor party. The event has gained legendary status for being unlike any other golf tournament with its rowdy fans. The 16th Hole is one of the most famous and well-known holes on the tour as it is completely transformed into a stadium with enough room to entertain 15,000 screaming fans.
#2 Arizona is a True Golf Destination
With year-round sunshine and mild winter weather, it's no surprise that Phoenix is famous for world-class golf and has become a golf-friendly city. The area includes 185 courses with classy new courses draping all corners of the city. The most recognizable courses are found in the affluent community of Scottsdale, which holds the TPC Scottdale championship course the host of The Waste Management Open. There is a diverse rang of courses in the area where you can play on native tribal land that hold dramatic desert and mountain view. Some golf courses in Greater Phoenix, such as Troon North and We-Ko-Pa occupy desert landscapes where somehow civilization feels a world away.
# 3 Unlimited Fun
There is never a dull moment in Phoenix. The city is a mecca for outdoor activities such as hiking at one of the many beautiful mountains surrounding the city and the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. Mountain biking on the beautiful red rocks of Sedona or rock climbing local landmarks has become a travelers mainstay activity. Looking for some more speed? Take a ATV tour in the desert, river raft and fish outside of Scottsdale, or rent a boat on Tempe Town Lake.
The city's profile as a professional sports center. It fields teams in all four major professional sports leagues: The NFL's Arizona Cardinals, NBA's Phoenix Suns, MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks and NHL's Arizona Coyotes. So, if you want to enjoy a professional sports game, you won’t miss out in Phoenix. In 2019, The 53rd Super Bowl takes place the same weekend as The Waste Management Open so you’ll want to spend time at sports bar to enjoy the game after golf.
If you feel like taking it easy a good round of golf, Phoenix local wines have earned international acclaim and won numerous awards. They have even been served in the White house! A tour to admire the stunning vistas while sipping a fabulous wine from one of the three Arizonan wine trails is a real treat. If you prefer a beer, Arizona is now home to over 30 breweries and this new brewing movement has brought lots of great tasting brews to the Phoenix and Arizona area.
# 4 Excellent Dining & Nightlife
When your average day is 100 degrees yet beautiful and breezy, it's recommended to have a few refreshing cocktails. Arizona’s food and drink scene sizzles the melding of Mexican, Native American and Sonoran Desert influences on menus around the state make for an enticing foodie extravaganza. The Valley of the Sun has more than its fair share of countless excellent restaurants and lounges. Plentiful of them hosts spectacular views to sit back and have a cocktail. How about a cactus cocktail in your lounge chair? The fruit from the cactus is refreshing and cooling, almost watermelon-like in flavor. Try it in a vibrant pink margarita at La Hacienda in the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess resort.
The Valleys club scene is as hot as, well, Arizona in the summer. Scottsdale’s eclectic nightlife has earned it the nickname “South Beach in the desert”. So after enjoying the cities culinary delights there’s an endless list of hot spots to hit. Packed into a few dozen blocks surrounding Old Town Scottsdale, near the corner of are dozens of trendy dance clubs and chic bars. This is where visiting celebrities, wealthy fashionistas, and wannabes all come to party. The area inhales attractive vibe with people cruising around in Porsches and limousines, it's easy to think you're in L.A. While Scottsdale is the nexus of nightclubbing and bars scene the Valley has plenty of clubs and bars to feed anyone’s interest. A perfect spot for the enthusiastic Waste Management attendee.
So enjoy beautiful Scottdale, Arizona with Elite Golf Experiences’ Golf & Entertainment Tour to The Waste Management Open 2020 at TPC Scottsdale this upcoming February. If you don’t want to take our word for it, listen to the lefty legend himself Phil Mickelson, “I think coming down the final four or five holes there’s a feeling in this event that you don’t get at any other tournament, and I think it’s one of the more exciting events that we have on the PGA TOUR".