The Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit’s first-ever PGA Tour event to take place June 25-30 at the Detroit Golf Club, unveiled its Area 313 fan experience and competition concept.
Named for Detroit’s area code, this three-hole stretch – including the par-5 14th hole, par-3 15th, and par-4 16th – will be a center of activity both inside and outside the ropes.
Fans in this area of the course will have some of the best sightlines with general admission stadium seating options and upgraded hospitality options.
“Area 313 has been designed to be a stretch of the golf course unlike anything else on the PGA Tour,” says Jason Langwell, executive director of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. “It is an area where fans can watch the action on three different holes, as some of the world’s best golfers make the difficult decision of whether to gamble on going for the green in two on 14, attacking the flag on 15, and pushing their luck on 16.”
Area 313 also will feature a charitable component for the competitors that will give each of the 156 PGA Tour golfers playing in the Rocket Mortgage Classic a chance to win big for local nonprofits.
The first player to score a 3 on Hole 14 (an eagle), a hole-in-one on Hole 15, and a 3 on Hole 16 (a birdie) – scoring a 3-1-3 along that stretch – cumulatively over the four days of tournament play will win $313,000 to be donated to several youth-based local non-profit partners and one charitable group of the golfer’s choice.
“PGA Tour pros are really embracing this fun and unique way to raise money for our local youth organizations,” adds Langwell. “We anticipate that there will be golfers who might make a birdie on the 16th hole Thursday, then eagle the 14th on Friday, so they’ll be gunning to ace the 15th over the weekend and be the first to record scores of 3-1-3. The added drama will be fun to watch.”
Hospitality options within Area 313 include Club 14 and The ULTRA Club at 15 – both corporate/group hospitality venues – and the LendingTree Lounge, which overlooks the 16th green and offers an upgraded experience for individuals and small groups. Tickets to the LendingTree Lounge have already sold out for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and only have limited quantities available for Thursday.
A list of remaining ticket packages is available exclusively at RocketMortgageClassic.com, with pricing options as low as $10 for daily grounds passes at the Donald Ross-designed Detroit Golf Club.