This weekend I had the privilege of attending the first major of the LPGA season, The Chevron Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods. This was the first time the event was hosted in Houston and it did not disappoint.  Always one for new experiences and cool things around the city, I jumped at the chance to attend and promote the event to my audience.   Here is a recap of The Chevron Championship.

Getting There

Carlton Woods Golf Course

With general admission tickets starting at just $20 and beautiful weather during parts of the weekend, you can imagine this event was popular! Due to the size of the event, guests were instructed to park at a remote lot and shuttle over. I arrived at the lot at the perfect time, about 1pm, quickly found parking and hopped on an awaiting shuttle.  I learned from others that some wait times were a bit longer early in the afternoon, so pack patience! 

It is a short shuttle ride over to Carlton Woods and once you arrive you are greeted by beautiful grounds!  It really is impressive, so I made sure to stop and take photos.

The Setup 

View from the pavilion

I had St. Luke’s Health Pavilion tickets for the event and brought along my friend Shay for the fun.  The Pavilion area gives you close up access to the field while also being in a covered breezy area.  Here, guests can also enjoy meals, a bar and snacks.  This was the ideal way to enjoy a sporting event! 

We made it to the St. Luke’s Health Pavilion at the perfect time too, right as lunch was being served and while the action was nearby too.  For guests with general admission tickets, there were food and drink stands throughout the event too with pretty short lines during my visit. 

What to See

Chevron White Dome

We walked around a bit to get a full view of all there was to offer.  Guests can of course follow the participants along the course (bring your walking shoes) and there are a few other interactive things for you to see throughout the event. 

The large dome near the Pavilion caught our eye so we decided to check that out.  We were pleasantly surprised to learn that it was the temporary home to Prairie View A&M journalism students! They were given the amazing opportunity to report live on the event and interview the players.  The dome also included a golf simulator for guests to try out, sponsored by Accenture, which was created based on elite women golfers.   How cool. 

Prairie View Sign

We also made our way over to the practice area which included additional exhibitions and food vendors.  But the best part, the obstacle course created for young girl golfers!  The LPGA Foundation hosted a clinic for the local Girls Golf members to test out their skills and experience the really cool event firsthand.  I loved it! 

Women golfing at putting green

The Takeaway 

Woman standing in front of gate

Supporting women sports will always be near and dear to my heart so I LOVED seeing so many people enjoying The Chevron Championship.  Best of all, so many families brought their daughters and sons out to the family friendly event.  

I look forward to the event returning next year.  When it does, my advice is to arrive early or midday, wear light colors (I saw so many cute golf outfits) and have fun!