JTBC Founders Cup debuts new venues, VIP hospitality and family fun

Cheyenne Woods and Shirley Spork (submitted photo)

Cheyenne Woods and Shirley Spork (submitted photo)

The JTBC Founders Cup is less than two weeks away and filled with new surprises for 2016.

With each year the tournament attendance grows and this year is proving to be no exception.  Attendance is predicted to be over 60,000 and with an increased fan base, there is of course an increase of on course activities.

The most visual change is with the addition of the Viewing Deck.  With a view of a portion of the Sonoran Desert, the Viewing Deck is the new and improved way to watch the pros warm up on the driving range, according to a press release.

The Deck will be open to the public Tuesday-Sunday and doesn’t require an additional ticket. The Deck is also available for private functions after the end of play.

Paula Creamer (submitted photo)

Paula Creamer (submitted photo)

If you are looking for a place to catch great action, No. 10 Tee Grandstands is the place for you. The latest grandstand addition is open all week long and the perfect spot to catch the start of the Hall of Fame Round teeing off from No. 10 on Saturday afternoon.

With something for everyone, be sure to bring the entire family.

The Family Fun Zone is stocked with games and activities for kids of all ages. Located between No. 1 Tee and No. 9 Green guests can visit with AWGA, the PGA TOUR Superstore and Wyndham Vacations. Stop in for a game or two and a cool treat as you watch the action all around.

The Family Fun Zone is open Wednesday-Sunday, the release stated.

The Oasis presented by 2GG Apparel is located on the 17th tee and open to the public Wednesday-Sunday. Here spectators will find their own piece of paradise with a front row seat to the 17th tee box, food and drinks, TVs, and the option to practice your swing at the hitting bay.

For those looking for an all-inclusive elevated experience there is a new hospitality option. The 18th Villa presented by the Arizona Lottery is the newest hospitality venue.

Set to player’s right of the green, this elevated area provides front row seats to the action of 18 and offers both food and beverage. The 18th Villa is open Thursday–Sunday and requires a special ticket purchase.

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