The Volunteers of America Classic will be bringing the country’s top female golfers to The Colony from June 28 to July 4, 2021.
If you’re traveling to see the pros at Old American, here’s our best insider tips for making the most of your trip.
1. Discover one-of-a-kind restaurants
There are so many great restaurants in The Colony, we suggest exploring all your options. After a long day of watching the nation’s top athletes, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Plan where you want to grab a bite before hitting the green by viewing a list of local restaurants. If you just can’t make a decision, we suggest heading over to the new Grandscape development. There’s multiple unique dining options like Creole-Mexican fusion, Texas mesquite-smoked barbecue, and a northern Italian steakhouse as well as a vibrant nightlife scene. While you’re there, kick back with a brew from one of two microbreweries for a truly local taste.
Be sure to pick up a restaurant discount card from Visit The Colony staff at the VOA Classic admissions gate. This card features over a dozen free menu items and discount offers.
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2. Browse stores big and small
Cool off after a day in the sun with shopping adventures at two of the nation’s largest retail experiences. NFM is more than just a home furnishing store, offering the latest tech products, professional-quality cookware and in-store events. Stop by to browse and you might just leave with some specialty chocolate from See’s Candies or a bottle from The Colony Wine Bar’s pop up shop. A quick drive down the road is the World’s Largest All Sports Store. SCHEELS is a one-stop-shop for all things recreation and outdoors. Browse over 85 specialty departments ranging from golf apparel and accessories to home décor and gifts. Beyond shopping, SCHEELS offers plenty of entertainment for the entire family including the 65-foot Ferris Wheel, 16,000 gallon aquarium, Wildlife Mountain and rollerball alley.
3. See a show or two
With concerts almost every night of the week, The Colony is an unexpected live music destination. Lava Cantina, the restaurant, bar and entertainment venue offers up national acts on their main stage for a rockin’ dinner and a show. Every experience at Truck Yard is unique with free live music on the weekends, rotating food truck fare and a variety of craft brews on 24 taps. Enjoy a truly local taste at Beard Science while listening to regional artists. The sour house offers views of the Truck Yard stage and a selection of kettle and wild sours, fermented using natural yeasts found in The Colony. For jazz lovers, Windmills is a can’t miss experience. The music lounge, restaurant and microbrewery all wrapped into one features artists pushing the boundaries of modern jazz.
Be sure to stick around after tournament play for a concert series at Old American. More details coming soon!
4. Enjoy the great outdoors
If the course greens aren’t enough for you, enjoy miles of lakeside hiking and biking trails. These environmentally-sensitive trails take you off the beaten path to explore native flora and fauna along a combined five mile stretch. There’s even more to explore on Lewisville Lake. Hidden Cove Park & Marina offers boat ramps, watercraft rentals and guided paddleboard tours.
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5. Save time by taking a rideshare
Using a rideshare app like Uber or Lyft will bring you closer to the game. The pick-up and drop-off site is adjacent to the admissions gate at Old American, avoiding traffic and a trip from the parking lot. Make traveling even simpler by choosing to stay in The Colony. The city has a dozen hotels all within 15 minutes of Old American Golf Club. If you have yet to book, explore a list of hotel discounts or find the accommodations that fit your needs.
Pro Tip: Ask the locals
Visit The Colony is your best resource for local happenings. Keep an eye out for our Mobile Visitor Center at the tournament. Our team will be answering questions and handing out guides to the city, fans to keep you cool and discount cards to local restaurants. See you there!