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Orange County’s Premier Golf Event: The Hoag Classic 2019

March 1, 2019

Are you ready for the only PGA Tour-sanctioned event in Orange County? Hosted at one of the most iconic greens on the West Coast? We’re talking about none other than the Hoag Classic 2019 at the Newport Beach Country Club, and you’re invited.

This year’s event marks an important milestone, the first time in two decades that Hoag has assumed title sponsorship. From March 6th through 10th, don’t miss out on the action as golf greats including Vijay Singh, John Daly, Bernhard Langer, Mark O’Meara, and more battle it out for the event’s staggering $1.8 million purse.

Here’s what to expect and how to get the most out of this inaugural event.

Friday’s Corporate Kick-Off

Take TGIF to the next level by attending the kick-off to the Hoag Classic Championship Weekend on Friday, March 8th. Corporate Day, sponsored by City National Bank, represents the perfect place to do some professional networking while catching up with your clients and colleagues. If you’re a City National Bank client, bring a bank-related resource (e.g. a debit or credit card) to gain complimentary admission to the day’s events.

Soak up a little Newport Beach sun and the country club’s iconic landscapes while checking out one of the best fields on the PGA TOUR Champions. Watch the first highly anticipated round of competition. Then, when play ends, chill out to live tunes presented by the John Wayne Airport. And don’t forget to leave a little room for tasty California-style hors d’oeuvres and libations.

Saturday’s Salute to the Armed Forces

The Hoag Classic has a long-standing tradition of saluting those who risk the most to keep our country safe. Saturday, March 9th marks Military Appreciation Day, sponsored by CoreLogic. Take this chance to come out and show your support for the brave men and women who serve in our Armed Forces while enjoying another exhilarating day of play.

Complimentary admission with food and beverages will be provided for all members of the military (active, veterans, retired, and reserve) and up to three of their guests. (Use this military verification form to find out more and claim your tickets.)

The day will be punctuated by a variety of patriotic and military-themed events including the Opening Ceremony at the Victory Lounge, the Military Walk (where you can learn more about the four branches of the military), the Memorial Flag Field (where you can purchase and display a flag for a loved one), and the Messages for Military area (where you can leave a message to personally thank active members of our military).

Following the day’s play, sit back and enjoy entertainment provided by “human jukebox” Jocko Deal alongside musical sensation and Hoag Classic participant, John Daly.

Sunday’s Student Day

All of the excitement of the Hoag Classic builds to its monumental conclusion scheduled for Sunday, March 10th. Event organizers invite all parents and grandparents to head out with their kids and grandkids to catch a piece of the action. Students ages 18 and younger will receive complimentary admission to the Classic’s third annual Student Day presented by Kingston Technology.

Besides watching internationally-renowned golf legends take the field for the final day of competition, don’t miss out on family-friendly events that’ll get the whole family enthused about golf.

Hosted by The First Tee of Orange County, the Kids Fun Zone will offer a variety of fun activities starting at 10 am. For youth athletes in Middle School or High School, don’t miss out on the junior golfer putting contest that begins at 1 pm. Get more information and check in behind the 18th green at the Victory Lounge.

What to Know About the Hoag Classic 2019

The Hoag Classic boasts a storied field of top-notch competitors with a history of big wins in live competition. That means compelling play that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. Check out the Classic’s full schedule.

March 8th through 10th, the Newport Beach Country Club opens its gates at 8 am. Approximately 70,000 guests are expected, so arrive early to secure the perfect viewing spot. Play is scheduled from 10 am to 12:30 pm each day although finish times will vary depending on each day’s progress.

The Hoag Classic raises millions of dollars each year for a variety of charitable organizations. In fact, since its inception, the event has raised more than $20 million making it the most heavily supported event on the PGA TOUR Champions.

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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