As part of Tampa Bay Bloggers’ partnership with the Valspar Golf Championship, I did receive complimentary tickets and parking, but this has not affected my recap. All opinions are my own.
Watching golf and having a fun-filled family day may not seem like it goes together, but that’s exactly what the Valspar Golf Championship offered attendees on its final day of the PGA tournament Sunday, March 12. From rock-climbing to eating to a beautiful walk of the stunning grounds, Innisbrook Golf Resort hosted one of the most relaxing and entertaining experiences we’ve ever taken part in at a golf tournament.
Food Truck Rally
One feature that was particularly neat to enjoy at this year’s Valspar Golf Championship was the Food Truck Rally. Just a few of the yummy foodie options included Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Nico’s Arepas Grill and the Pineapple Shack. This on top of the many concession stands around offering hot dogs and sandwiches helped ensure my family wouldn’t go hungry as we walked and played throughout the day.
McDonald’s Family Fun Zone
This area was loaded with fun things to do for the kids. Not only could you do the rock climbing wall, there was a putt-putt course, coloring book station and a life size block building area. All of these activities were included free with admission. And, McDonald’s had a spin-to-win station where every kid (child and adult-sized) was a winner! You could win McDonald’s hats and shirts, or free kid’s meals, value meals and more. There was also a free dessert stand in this area, but as the day was heating up, they ran out of their frozen treats pretty quickly.
Chick-fil-A Tampa Bay Plinko
Not only were two adorable Chick-fil-A Tampa Bay cows on site for some fun photo opportunities, Chick-fil-A was also hosting a Plinko game where you could win a food item or a custom plush cow with your name on it. More chicken sandwiches please! After all, you really should eat more chicken.
Gorgeous Grounds to Walk
The Valspar Golf Championship was held on Innisbrook’s amazing Copperhead Course. This Par 71 course is 7,209 yards, and walking around it provided quite the workout. It was a relaxing walk too though because, in case you didn’t know, you’re supposed to be really quiet during the game. This allowed for a peaceful walk taking in all of the views. The final day of the tournament also had some gorgeous weather making it that much more enjoyable.
Oh yeah! There was GOLF!
There was so much fun to be had it was easy to forget the entire reason we were there was the golf tournament itself. However, watching Hadwin and Cantlay compete to the very end was, well, breathtaking – literally. The crowd gasped as Adam Hadwin’s ball flew into the water at hole 16 nearly costing him the championship as it allowed Patrick Cantlay to tie up the game. Ultimately, Hadwin won at hole 18, but those last few holes definitely kept everyone on their toes.
All in all the final day at the Valspar Golf Championship was a success. We ate, we were entertained, we relaxed, and we watched some stellar athletes duke it out for the win. I would definitely recommend the next golf tournament at Innisbrook Golf Resort as a fun-filled family outing.