Arizona Golf Vacations

The FBR Open: The Greatest Show On Grass

By • Oct 30th, 2008

February for most of us throughout the world means winter storms and extreme cold temperatures. This is the perfect time to take a break, get away and visit warm and sunny Scottsdale AZ. During the first week of February come and enjoy what most say is the “greatest show on grass,” the FBR Open sporting the largest spectator crowds on the PGA TOUR.

FBR OpenWhat makes this tournament so prestigious and elite? If you ask me there are several factors that make this tournament stand out from all the rest. Each year there is record breaking attendance that continues to soar at the TPC of Scottsdale Golf Club. Over a half million spectators attend the FBR Open annually. The tournament brings forth some of the top names in golf such as Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and current champion JB Holmes.

In addition to great golf, the FBR tournament is also known for its many party tents. The Birds Nest is the largest party tent featuring the hottest national and local bands. It’s also a great place to meet good looking singles and/or grab a beer with friends. The Birds Nest will kick off towards the end of the day around 3:30 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. Beforehand, there are plenty of smaller tents open where you could mingle and enjoy a cocktail while watching some of the most famous names in golf; strive towards victory.

Things you should know about the FBR Open

FBR Open

If you plan on visiting the 2009 FBR Open, tickets range from $25 and up depending on the ticket type. If you would like to enjoy the tournament in style there are Skybox and Greenskeeper tickets available that include food and beverages of your choice. These tickets carry a more expensive price tag; however, it’s worth every penny. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance because prices do go up once the event begins.

Parking is also another concern for many visitors that come to watch the tournament. With over a half million fans parking may be a concern. “Where do I park,” people often question. Well, the answer to that is simple. There are plenty of parking lots available within close proximity to the event. Numerous buses and shuttles run back and forth from the main entrance to the parking lot every 10 minutes. Transportation is complimentary and parking is free.