Attending the Phoenix Open golf tournament is a great way to enjoy the desert scenery and join thousands of fans in celebrating one of Arizona’s favorite sports. Here you can find out more about the golf tournament itself, how to get to and from the event, where to eat, and other discounts in the area.
Are you a fan of golf, or those who golf? Always wanted to be a caddy? Just want to be there for the excitement, or hoping to catch a glimpse of a celebrity? In love with a particular golfer? This is your chance to be up close and see the excitement and tension in person without breaking the bank.
When: January 28 to February 3, 2019
Where: TPC Scottsdale
- FREE admission for everyone on Monday and Tuesday, January 28 and 29, 2019
- FREE admission all days for children 17 and under when accompanied by an adult
- FREE admission all days for first responders, active duty, reserve, or retired military – plus one companion (be sure you check out the requirements and register here).
- At the event, active duty, retired, and reserve military personnel plus two guests can also enjoy FREE food and drinks at the Birdies for the Brave Patriots Outpost hospitality tent near the 18th tee box.
Consider your options to avoid driving – getting dropped off by a rideshare can save you time and frustration.
If you prefer to drive, there are two FREE public parking lots that have shuttles to the main gate. Click here for the location of the parking lots.
Food and Drink Nearby
Scroll down for a quick look at where each of these places are on the map.
You can see Four Peaks (the iconic mountains on the horizon to the east) from the course, then you can go have a beer at Four Peaks Scottsdale Grill & Tap. Match the FREE Admission to the Phoenix Open on Monday or Tuesday with Four Peaks’ happy hour food and drink deals from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on those days (and every other weekday).
You can enjoy treats like their Chicken Bombs (pepperoni, chicken, and pickled jalapeno croquettes with pico de gallo and cilantro lime ranch – almost like little golf balls) for just $7. They also have $4 pints and $5 glasses of wine. Here’s the rest of the happy hour menu.
Uncorked is a friendly, unpretentious wine bar, if the beer scene isn’t for you. Monday from 3:30 p.m. to close they have 1/2 price flights and glasses of wine. Visit them on Taco Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to close for another great deal, with $7 Margaritas and Mules.
Check out their food menu for delicious pairings, and don’t be afraid to ask for a recommendation. Also, they have great happy hour deals other days of the week, if you’re in the area – see them here.
Enjoying the weather too much to go inside after the event? Try the patio at O.H.S.O. at their North Scottsdale location. They’re bike and dog friendly, plus they have 36 beers on tap, 24 wines by the glass, and several signature cocktails. There’s a nice long happy hour, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday (and the rest of the week, too).
If you’re springing for the weekend ticket, you can also try their Beer Brunch. It’s on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If all the sunshine and fresh air is just a bit much for you, you might prefer one of my favorites, Skeptical Chymist. (It’s a little hard to find, but it’s tucked in a corner next to Rubio’s. It’s worth looking.) There are great food deals on the schedule. For instance, $6 hamburgers on Monday, and $9 Irish Nachos (potatoes instead of chips – it’s amazing) on Tuesdays. Tuesday is also the day for $4.50 Smithwick’s, Harp, and Guinness Blonde pints.
Their usual happy hour is weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and includes $3.50 domestic bottles and $4.50 well drinks. Also, see the rest of the food and drink deals here.
Did I miss mentioning your favorite North Scottsdale eatery or a great Phoenix Open deal? I’ll add it. Let me know.