There’s nothing quite like playing a good game of golf while Hawaii’s golden sun gleams upon you and the refreshing sea breeze brushes against your skin.
That’s the exact feeling some of the world’s greatest golf professionals seek out when they attend Hawaii’s Sony Open, a charity golf event that has raised over $15 million for local non-profit organizations since 1999.
The event takes place from now through January 15 at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu where there’s no shortage of tropical bliss and gold star camaraderie.
This year, 144 golfers will battle it out to best Fabian Gomez, last year’s winner, for the sole title of Sony Open champion and the grand prize of $1,080,000. Participants include notable golfers Vijay Singh and Ernie Pels, and Hawaii’s own Michelle Wie and Tadd Fujikawa.
Golf enthusiasts also get to experience a taste of the sporting fun by watching the professionals compete against each other in an exhilarating showdown. Season tickets valid from January 11 through January 15 are priced at $60 per person; any day tickets are $20 person. Click here to purchase tickets.
The Sony Open not only awards the winner a hefty prize, it also donates monetary contributions to local charities, including Project Vision Hawaii, which provides vision and health services to low-income and homeless individuals throughout the state.