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The Club at Weston Hills to Host Inaugural Tournament for Top-Level Collegiate Golfers

Dallas, TX (Feb. 23, 2024) — The inaugural Arcis HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Collegiate Golf Championship is set for February 24–26, 2024 at The Club at Weston Hills in Weston, Florida. The event will showcase 17 HBCU men’s and women’s golf teams in three rounds of competition.

As important as the high-level tournament play, participants will also have opportunities for social interaction and career development with peers, sponsors, and business leaders. The three-day tournament will also include gourmet dining experiences and entertainment.

“This inaugural collegiate competition holds significant importance for us. Hosting this event reflects a strategic underpinning of our company because our collective success depends on making the game of golf, on-course experiences, supplier relationships, and careers more inclusive,” said Blake Walker, Founder and CEO, Arcis Golf. “We are grateful for the support from our event sponsors and volunteers to help make this a memorable championship tournament for the participating HBCUs and their student-athletes.”

Event sponsors include UKG/Great Places to Work, Skins and Pins, Ahead, Corkcicle, Golf Genius, PUMA, Toro, Under Armour, Golf Galaxy, Winner’s Award Group, as well as golf associations—LPGA, USGA, and AJGA—and countless in-kind contributors.

Arcis Golf—the second largest owner and operator of private, resort and daily fee golf facilities in the United States—provides ongoing opportunities for HBCU golfers to practice and hone their skills at approximately 70 clubs across the country. This ensures HBCU student-athletes have dedicated places to practice and play beyond the tournament schedule and/or their collegiate home courses.

The Club at Weston Hills, which is owned and operated by Arcis Golf, is home to two magnificent 18-hole golf courses created by world-renowned designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr., of which The Players Course will be utilized for the Arcis HBCU Collegiate Golf Championship. No stranger to high-level competition, the club has hosted the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic (1992-1995), the Dan Marino Celebrity Invitational (1992- 2001), the LPGA Chrysler Plymouth Tournament of Champions (1997), and continues to host various USGA qualifying events.

“Arcis Golf is committed to inclusiveness in all its operations and this tournament exemplifies how we can grow the sport for all audiences to help them learn more about the industry and the business of golf,” said Linnet Carty, Corporate Director of Inclusion & Equity, Arcis Golf. “Providing access for these HBCU student-athletes to practice and play on any of Arcis’ private and daily fee courses further demonstrates that commitment.”

Among the firm’s other corporate social responsibility initiatives are golf and hospitality Career Exploration events, Chamber of Commerce inclusion events, and Youth Club in Hand events. The company supports the United States Adaptive Golf Alliance, Women in Golf Foundation Inc., the Original Tee Golf Classic, and conducts an annual “Round Up for Els for Autism” campaign on behalf of the Els for Autism Foundation.

An industry leader in providing inventive programming and unrivaled lifestyle amenities that complement exceptional golf offerings, Arcis Golf has invested more than $100 million in the past four years on property upgrades, new amenities, personnel, training, and systems to create extraordinary experiences and forge emotional connections with members and guests. The company has received numerous honors, including a National Golf Foundation “2023 Top 100 Businesses in Golf.”

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Military and Service Personnel to Receive Complimentary Admission to the 2024 Championship from SERVPRO

Ticket Offerings Include Exclusive Hospitality Access and General Grounds Passes

Volunteer Registration Now Available for 2024 Chubb Classic

NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 13, 2023 – Tournament officials announced today that tickets are now on sale for the 2024 Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO, where legends of the game will come together for Naples’ flagship PGA TOUR Champions event, Feb. 15-18, 2024 at Tiburón Golf Club’s Black Course.

Tickets are available for purchase now exclusively at Children under 18 will be admitted free into the tournament with a paid adult.

Tournament officials also announced today complimentary tickets will be offered to all military personnel (active, retired, reserve and veteran), service personnel (police, fire, EMS), as well as front-line healthcare workers (doctors and nurses) and a plus one to the 2024 Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO. In addition, they will receive admission into a special hospitality area – the SERVPRO Hero Outpost – adjacent to the 17th green. The SERVPRO Hero Outpost will provide complimentary food courtesy of Michelbob’s Championship Rib & Steak, along with complimentary water and soda from Pepsi. Tickets must be reserved online and are available at Reserved tickets and proper identification will be required for entrance into the SERVPRO Hero Outpost.

“The Chubb Classic is a mainstay in Naples and Southwest Florida, giving fans the unique opportunity to watch legends of the game play in one of the top golf destinations in the country,” said Sandy Diamond, executive director for the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO. “We are honored to offer complimentary admission to all military and service personnel to the 2024 Chubb Classic, who have worked so hard in our communities over the past year.”

Ticket packages for the 2024 Chubb Classic include exclusive hospitality and general admission tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. All 2024 tournament tickets are completely digital and will be emailed after purchase. Tickets can be viewed on either a mobile device or printed out to be scanned at the main gate.

There are four ticket options for fans interested in attending the 2024 Chubb Classic (**Ticket prices do not include sales tax**).

Daily Grounds:
  • General admission daily grounds, valid Thursday, Feb. 15 (Pro-Am), and Friday- Sunday, Feb. 16-18 (tournament rounds).
    • Thursday: $20Friday: $40Saturday: $40Sunday: $50
    Ticket prices above will be available Dec. 11 – Feb. 11. All daily grounds tickets will increase by $5 during tournament week (Feb. 12-18).
Weekly Grounds:
  • General admission daily grounds, valid Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 15-18.
    • $100 (Valid all days Thursday-Sunday)
Michelob Ultra Legends Lounge 17th Green Skybox:
  • Semi-private luxury suite offering exclusive views of the 17th green and is the ideal area for patrons to enjoy an upgraded VIP experience. Includes a lunch buffet, afternoon snacks, water and Pepsi products and cash bar. Valid competition rounds, Friday-Sunday.
    • Friday: $175
    • Saturday: $175
    • Sunday: $175
Conditioned Air Club 18th Green Hospitality:
  • Enjoy the thrilling final hole of the Chubb Classic from the best view on the golf course. Open-air, semi-private luxury suite overlooking the 18th green that includes catered lunch options, hors d’oeuvres, afternoon snacks and open bar. Valid competition rounds, Friday-Sunday.
    • Friday: $400
    • Saturday: $400
    • Sunday: $400

A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to local charities throughout Southwest Florida.

The Chubb Classic has proudly supported more than 30 charitable organizations since the tournament’s inception in 1988.

Volunteer Registration Now Open: Volunteer registration is now open to support the 2024 Chubb Classic. Each year, hundreds of volunteers donate their time to serve critical needs such as marshaling, scoring, transportation, hospitality services and many other important roles. In 2024, the tournament is seeking more than 700 volunteers to fill a variety of roles tournament week. The $75 volunteer package includes one official tournament branded golf shirt and tournament jacket, a hat or visor; volunteer pin; one volunteer badge allowing clubhouse access and free parking all week; four weekly grounds passes; and free breakfast and lunch for each day worked. For more information on volunteering at the 2024 Chubb Classic, visit

The 2023 Chubb Classic featured Bernhard Langer recording his second consecutive Chubb Classic title (fifth overall) and 45th PGA TOUR Champions event win, tying Hale Irwin’s all- time mark. He will join an 80-player field competing in the 54-hole championship Friday- Sunday, Feb. 16-18, for a share of the $1.8 million purse.

Tiburón Golf Club, managed by Troon, is the only facility to host a PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and LPGA Tour event in the same calendar year, features two 18-hole Championship golf courses, The Gold and The Black. The Black Course, which opened in 2001, has a very distinctive look with its pine straw-lined fairways, crushed coquina waste areas and undulating greens nestled amidst acres of pine trees and native Florida foliage. The Black Course is designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International to protect and enhance its natural surroundings.

For more information on the Chubb Classic, visit, and on social media @ChubbClassic on X (formerly Twitter), @ChubbClassic on Instagram, and on Facebook at

About The Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO

The Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO has been held in Naples, Fla., since 1988 and features stars from the PGA TOUR Champions competing over 54 holes for a share of $1.8 million in prize money. Past champions include legends of the game such as Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer. The event is owned and operated by Outlyr, a global marketing and event management agency that operates a number of professional golf tournaments, sporting and lifestyle events across the country as well as managing the sponsorship portfolio for several blue-chip clients. Visit for more information.

About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 35 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at, on Facebook, on Twitter (@ChampionsTour), on Instagram (@pgatourchampions) and on TikTok (pgatourchampions).

All events are televised in the United States on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, PGA TOUR Champions coverage is available in more than 170 countries and territories via 22 media partners.

About Chubb

Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New

York, London, Paris and other locations, and employs approximately 40,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at:


For more than 50 years, SERVPRO has been a trusted leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, construction, mold mitigation, biohazard, and pathogen remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 2,200 individually owned and operated franchises spans the United States and Canada, responding to property damage emergencies large and small – from million-square-foot commercial facilities to individual homes. When disaster strikes, homeowners, business owners, and major insurance companies rely on SERVPRO to make it “Like it never even happened.”

About Tiburón Golf Club

Located in Naples, Florida, Tiburón Golf Club, managed by Troon Golf features two 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed golf courses, The Gold and The Black. Tiburón also is home to the CME Group Tour Championship and the Grant Thornton Invitational and is consistently rated among the top 20 golf facilities in Florida by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine. Tiburón’s Gold Course opened in 1998 and the Black Course opened in 2001. Both courses play to a par of 72 and feature five sets of tees. The Gold Course can play as long as 7,382 yards, while The Black Course can play up to 6,949 yards from the championship tees. The 295-room Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón, sits adjacent to the two award-winning courses, while the 450-room Ritz-Carlton Naples is just a few miles away. The semi-private club has been designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International. Tiburón’s 27,000- square foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse features three dining rooms, private member locker rooms and lounge areas, as well as an award-winning golf shop.

About Florida’s Paradise Coast

The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official source for area travel and tourism information about Florida’s Paradise Coast. Located in Southwest Florida, this premier vacation and meeting destination offers leisure and business travelers a variety of exceptional year-round amenities and attractions. Set along a 30-mile Gulf of Mexico coastline ribboned with white-sand beaches, visitors will discover a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere highlighted by a lively social scene, robust arts and culture activities, exceptional restaurants, luxury boutique shopping and plenty of outdoor adventure experiences. Home to over 90 public and private golf courses, sports enthusiasts have access to a variety of championship courses; pickleball and tennis facilities; and water activities ranging from kayaking to sailing charters. Outdoor adventures include exploring the world-famous Everglades – the only sub-tropical mangrove wilderness in the U.S. and home to endangered wildlife and over 350 species of birds. Florida’s Paradise Coast is truly where the high life meets the wildlife. Recent accolades include being named the No. 1 “Best Beach Town in the U.S. to Live In,” No. 1 “Healthiest and Happiest City in America” and “One of the Best Small Cities in the U.S.” Located just two hours from Miami, three hours from Tampa, and four hours from Orlando, Florida’s Paradise Coast is easily accessible by Interstate highway. Travelers outside of the Sunshine State can fly into Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), Punta Gorda (PGD), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Miami (MIA). For more information about Florida’s Paradise Coast, call 800-688-3600, visit, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Media Contact:

Jeremy Friedman

Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO Outlyr


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Golf Coast – Entering a New Era

At Golf Coast Magazine, we’ve been working to reimagine the magazine for the digital age. Times are changing, and we need to adjust with the times.

We are relaunching Golf Coast Magazine as a digital, community driven publication. We will be welcoming submissions from our readers to build a true community. Our goal is to do what we always did best – promoting local golf from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota, Fort Myers, and all the way to Naples!

You’ll see big changes on our website. We are building out a full directory of our local golf courses and highlighting the many great businesses in our community.

We look forward to taking the journey with you, and hope that you’ll continue to look to Golf Coast for the best of Golf on the Gulf Coast!