New Jersey and Metropolitan New York golf fans will get the thrill of a lifetime when they attend this year’s Northern Trust Aug. 5 through 11 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City. The event is part of the annual PGA FedEx Cup Playoffs.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity; for one week only Liberty National Golf Club, which boasts incredible views of the Statue of Liberty and New York City skyline, will be open to the general public,” said Julie Tyson, Executive Director of The Northern Trust. “The other 51 weeks out of the year the private club is frequented by its high profile members. A ticket to this tournament gets you a front-row seat to watch the best golfers in the world…from Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka to Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott…all competing at the peak of their season with a ton on the line.”
The Northern Trust isn’t just for the hard-core golf fan, though. Whether you just want to soak up the social scene with your friends or take your entire family out to the course for a fun day out in the summer sun, there’s a wide range of amenities for everyone. Best of all, attending this tournament won’t break the bank. There are multiple ticket options with price points for everyone starting at just $35.
Fans can expect high tension drama when viewing the tournament. “When the PGA Tour’s top 125 golfers return to Liberty National this August, the pressure-packed drama will be unlike anything previously experienced at this event,” said Tyson. “With the change in the FedExCup Playoffs structure from four to three events, only 70 (compared to 100 previously) will advance to the next event. Every shot counts.”
There is much to experience from a fan’s perspective beyond the golf, with signature cocktails by Grey Goose, hitting bays from TopGolf, amazing food options from local food vendors in Jersey City (Pizza Vita and Torico ice cream to name a few) and NYC and more.
Tyson opined, “As a venue with a tradition of hosting the biggest events in the sport, fans of the game have continuously flocked to Liberty National to take in the action and the stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty and Verrazano Bridge. It’s also the closest golf club to New York City and closest tournament of this magnitude in the tri-state area, so we expect fans to attend from all over the Northeast region and beyond.”
The New York City Skyline can be seen from 15 of the 18 holes at Liberty National Golf Club, hence the nickname “Best Skyline in Sports”. The course’s signature hole is the par-three 14th because the views are simply unmatched. There are so many other good spots–including the public grandstands on the 16th hole, a driveable par-four–that give fans the best views of the action. There will also be youth-only viewing areas as well so kids can get that long-awaited fist bump from their favorite players.
There are multiple ways to get to the tournament: General parking will be at the Newport center shopping mall in Jersey City, which will be limited. (Fans will take shuttles from there to the golf course); You can take a 15-minute ferry ride from Brookfield Place past the Statue of Liberty to Port Liberte; Uber may be the best way to get to the tournament from New Jersey with a dedicated drop-off lot on-site, just steps away from the Garden State Marketplace fan venue in the center of the golf course. For public transportation, visit https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/the-northern-trust/plan-your-visit/transportation-parking.html.
For fans looking for a premium viewing and entertainment experience on-site, key upgraded ticket options include: The Liberty Club located inside the clubhouse offers 360-degree views of the property. Liberty Club is a VIP ticket with exclusive perks, including a custom restaurant style menu with world class cuisine. The Anchor Club Presented by Grey Goose is situated between the par-three second green and par-four 18th fairway. And The Ultra Club is located near the signature par-three 14th green. The Ultra Club blends in the finest amenities for an unforgettable tournament experience, featuring all-inclusive food and beverage, air conditioning, open seating, TVs, private restrooms, and unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty.
Ticket specials include: a Father’s Day sweepstakes to win a Dream Foursome at Liberty National with the purchase of a competition round ticket until June 21. The winning dad and his three guests get to play Liberty National just two days after the tournament; a $150 family plan accommodating two adults, unlimited youth under 18 and meal vouchers, or the option to bring food in clear plastic bags; and free entry for all youth and military members.
For ticket information, visit https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/the-northern-trust/tickets.html.